Published on September 17th, 2013 | by The Perfume Expert
Bioderma Micellar Cleansing Water: Sensibio H2O Review
Micellar cleansing waters are the NEXT BIG THING in facial cleansing and rightfully so as the simple technology and minimalistic ingredients to this concept make it a no-brainer as one of the most effective cleansers on the market!
Since the beginning of humanity we have been cleaning our skin with water and we have managed thus far; but this is water seen in a whole new light! You may scoff at the idea of spending money on water, but until you read the innovation that has gone into this product, you are missing out on one of THE best cleansers you will ever try.
Like everything in life, I tend to consult the source, the innovators, the inventors, the orginators, the first people to….. And this is a good example of why going to the originators pays off!
Bioderma, a French skincare company, were THE FIRST to harness the Micellar technology and hence the first to produce a Micellar cleansing water. Leave it to the French to come up with the best in beauty and skincare!
For years, chic Parisians and French women around the country have been using the Bioderma Sensibio H2O cleanser religiously. And as of late, women all around the world have been clamoring for this product. In fact, it’s now just as important to jet setting Europeans to make a Paris-run for Bioderma cleansers as it is for macaroons or foie gras!
(This cleanser is only sold in a few select retailers and is difficult to source)
BUT you can buy it right now on Amazon here
Bioderma not only makes some of the world’s most effective skincare products, but they are especially good at catering to skin that needs special care, like sensitive, rosacea, acne, severely dry and other troubled or damaged skin.
Originally intended to be a prescribed dermatological skincare brand, Bioderma now sells their products over-the-counter to the general public while still maintaining the same quality, strength, and innovation in their products. Working with the first ever independent skincare labratory, Bioderma is known for their innovation, research, and cutting edge product development.
What does Micellar mean?
Bioderma were the first to invent and produce a cleansing system using Micellar technology. Micellar technology means that it uses small molecules called Micelles which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water. Don’t worry, there is nothing oily about these cleansers, instead they feel literally like water!
Scientists at Bioderma found that these tiny molecules do a number of important things:
First, they are highly effective at inactivating other molecules reducing the irritancy of detergents/soaps. This makes the Micellar technology especially important for those with sensitive skin. Micelles are also exceptional at trapping additional molecules of oil which make them perfect makeup removers or cleansers for sopping up excess sebum on oily skin.
But most importantly, these little molecules, when disturbed by wiping onto the skin, break apart momentarily and then re-form around dirt/makeup/oil etc, trapping the unwanted into little spheres that are then wiped away! This makes for an outstanding cleansing system. A system that eradicates the need for water or toners when cleaning your face. Just apply the cleanser to a cotton pad and swipe away the day!
What makes this Bioderma Micellar cleanser better than the rest is that not only is it the original and the most proven and trusted of Micellar technology, it also is the most reputable and most effective for ALL skin types.
Many of the other Micellar cleansers on the market are only weaker versions of this technology and have countless number of other ingredients that make your skin feel sticky, oily, or too dry. The Bioderma Sensibio H2o leaves your entire face squeaky clean and makeup free without drying, or disturbing the natural phospholipid barrier of the skin or leaving any sort of residue whatsoever!
Who is it for? Which skin types can use a Micellar cleansing water?
EVERYONE and EVERY skin type will benefit from using a Micellar cleanser!
It is great for those who have dry skin as it doesn’t strip the skin of natural moisture. Ideal for combination skin as it is the perfect balance of deep clean but non-stripping. And it’s also great for oily skin as the micellar technology traps oils!
And because it is so safe and gentle it is even perfect for those with sensitive skin and for children.
This cleanser is Hypoallergic and contains no Alcohol, Parabens, and is Fragrance-Free. This makes it one of the most effective cleansers for those who suffer from skin conditions or have extremely sensitive/reactive skin. In addition, because of it’s gentleness, it can be used after clinical treatments.
What are the benefits of using a Micellar cleanser?
1. To cleanse morning and night (this is a no-brainer and an obvious benefit)
2. To refresh. One of the few ingredients in the cleanser is Cucumber, a decongesting active ingredient to prevent irritation and that soothes and cools skin making for a refreshing experience.
3. Eye makeup remover. In fact, the Bioderma Sensibio cleanser is the most effective eye makeup remover I have ever used. It easily takes off eye makeup, even waterproof makeup, without leaving an oily residue or leaving my eye area tight or irritated.
4. Ease-of-use. Because you don’t need to rinse with water, and because it can be used over the entire face including the eye area, this cleanser is the EASIEST cleanser to use! No need to fuss with foam, rinsing, or getting your sleeves wet anymore!
5. It can be used ANYWHERE! Great for travel, at the gym, or at the office! It especially useful in situations where you don’t have easy access to water or towels, such as on the plane, when traveling, when camping, at work, or at the gym! Trust me, coming from someone who spends their life traveling, this cleanser is a must! Especially, for long-haul flights, for freshening up on the train, or for use in cities around the world that don’t have idea water conditions.
(This cleanser is only sold in a few select retailers and is difficult to source in North America)
BUT you can buy it right now on Amazon here
The Bioderma Sensibio H2O Cleanser is the only cleanser that I have found that I could recommend to anybody and EVERYBODY! No matter what your skin type, nor what your skin trouble, this cleanser will be the most important product you own!
[Bioderma also makes the Micellar cleanser in a version for oily/combination skin (this however, could not be used on the eye area), and a version for redness/rosacea that inhibits rash and regulates the biological factors that cause vasodilation.]
The Perfume Expert Rating
Summary: This is not only the world's best cleanser, it is also the most respected and effective Micellar water cleansers on the market. Highly effective at removing makeup, dirt, and oil without stripping your skin or leaving a sticky, oily residue. Safe for even the most sensitive skin this cleanser can also be used on the eye area making it a perfect eye-makeup remover. And being a no-rinse formula this cleanser is easy to use and super convenient for traveling, on the plane, at work, or after the gym!