Bioderma | Is it worth the hype?


If you haven’t heard of Bioderma, chances are you’ve been living under a rock. Between YouTube videos and blog posts, nearly every beauty guru and their granny have talked about the Micellar Solution.

It’s not available in Ireland, so after hearing about it for the 15678th time, I decided to pick a bottle up on Escentual. It was pretty affordable, at around €12, and has lasted quite well considering I got it just three weeks ago.

Although I really like the product, I can’t help but think to myself, “Is it worth the hype?”

With a huge range of cleansers available to buy in Boots, it would take something pretty special to make me order online each time I needed a new cleanser.

The product itself is like a water, with little to no fragrance and is very gentle on the skin. It isn’t oily or harsh, and works effectively at removing the bulk of your makeup, including mascara. I’ve been using it in the morning on a cotton pad to cleanse my skin, and at night to remove the heaviest of my makeup.

My skin is blemish prone, and while I don’t think that Bioderma has worsened the condition of my skin, I can’t say that it has helped it to improve.

I love how it’s free of strong fragrance, and doesn’t strip the skin, but to be honest I amn’t blown away by the product.

The idea of a Micellar solution is fantastic, but with many more such as Garnier and L’Oreal available on the market I wouldn’t have my heart set on purchasing Bioderma again.

I’ve really enjoyed using it, and have had no problems with it, but considering the amount of hype it has gotten I was slightly disappointed.

Although I’ll continue to use it, and repurchase the product itself or other Micellar solutions again, I honestly don’t think that the product is worth all of the hype.

So if you’re interested in picking up a Micellar solution and Bioderma is available, I’d recommend giving it a try. But if you’re happy enough with your skincare routine as it is, I really don’t think the purchase is necessary.

Have you tried Bioderma before? Did you think it was worth the hype?

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  1. 25/03/2014 / 12:35 pm

    I suspect I will have the same reaction to this product when I finally get to try it some day. I can’t imagine what can possibly be so amazing about it, but I’ll definitely still want to try it out! Hehe… until then you never know, right?

    • 25/03/2014 / 2:56 pm

      It’s definitely worth trying out, but I just don’t think it’s as life-changing as all of the hype has made it out to be! It’s a good cleanser, but there’s a million other good cleansers out there, it’s nothing too special I think! X

  2. 25/03/2014 / 1:32 pm

    Absolutely love it as a makeup remover. Probably the best one I’ve used.

  3. 25/03/2014 / 9:13 pm

    It seems to be a lot more gentle than other cleansers – no need for rubbing and potentially damaging skin, makeup seems to just slide off on my cotton balls without effort. Especially great for waterproof makeup. That said, I still use a cleanser just to make sure I got everything off. I like it but I plan to try out the L’Oreal one next.

    • 26/03/2014 / 5:35 pm

      I totally agree with you there, it’s great to get the heaviest of your makeup off! The L’Oreal one has had some good reviews, I’d love to try the Garnier one as well! x

  4. Adele
    25/03/2014 / 9:32 pm

    I like bioderma to remove makeup at night, but that’s all I use it for. I have blemish-prone and oily skin as well and find that using a really gently makeup remover such as this one helps reduce irritation and over stimulation. After using bioderma to remove my makeup I’ll follow with a cleanser to really deep clean my skin, sometimes an exfoliant, spot treatment, serum and moisturizer. Bioderma is just one small element in my skincare routine.

    • 26/03/2014 / 5:36 pm

      It definitely makes removing makeup less irritating to the skin! Some cleansers can be so harsh. I’m the same, I use Bioderma like a pre-cleanse before I go in with a full cleanse! x