I Finally Tried The Raved About Bioderma H2O Micelle Solution

Ever since I tried Caudalie’s Cleansing Water, I’ve wanted to try Bioderma Sensibio H2O as well. I wanted to know the difference. So when I was in Singapore end of last year and saw these at their pharmacies, I had to grab a few. There is none to be found in this country, so why not, even though it’s quite pricey there? The one with red cap is Sensibio which is suitable for sensitive skin types and the little green one is Sebium, which is for combination / oily skin.


Bioderma Sensibio H2O

Bioderma is the pioneer of micellar solutions. The Sensibio H2O micelle solution can be used for both face and eyes and it claims to remove water-resistant makeup. The texture is just like water, and there is no detectable scent unlike the Caudalie Cleansing Water. There is no residue whatsoever on my skin after using this and it’s a bit different compared to Caudalie. I find that Caudalie Cleansing Water does leave a thin film of residue behind, so it took me some time to get used to that. I also realised that the claim to remove water-resistant makeup is different to WATERPROOF makeup. It’s a pain to remove waterproof mascaras, so I have to use a separate oil based remover for that.

If you are used to using cleansing oils, then be prepared to take more time to remove makeup using this micelle solution. I usually wet my cotton pad with this then wipe my face gently. It is easy to remove powder makeup, but when it comes to liquid foundations, I find that I have to go through 2 to 3 rounds to make sure everything is off. I will then follow with my face cleanser to make sure all traces of makeup is gone. I know I don’t have to, but I’m a bit paranoid and anal when it comes to a clean face. From my experience, a clean face is important to prevent breakouts. I also like to save this for the weekends when I wear minimal makeup. On weekdays, I prefer my cleansing oils to really get rid of all the dirt and grime.


Bioderma Sensibio H2O1


The Sensibio H2O is suitable for those with sensitive skin and is soap free. I have yet to try the Sebium H2O but I read that it can be drying. They are now easily available online at StrawberryNet but sometimes it goes out of stock. I dare say the hype raised my expectations, and while it didn’t blow my mind away, I’d still rate it a 8/10. It’s a good one if I’m in a hurry, and for weekends, it’s light and easy. Have you tried this? Do you use any micellar solution to remove makeup?


xoxo Lily



  • This will always be my go to product for removing makeup. So gentle and works even on waterproof makeups.

    • I just can’t seem to use this to remove waterproof mascara. Maybe I’m impatient 😛

  • Charlotte

    I’ve tried this, I’d say it is a decent makeup remover. Like you, I only use this to remove my foundation (3-4times needed too!) and a seperate make up remover is needed for my eyes, i.e. Biore (love love love!). The price of the Bioderma is quite steep considering the amount that I need for a clean face everytime. So, I prefer the Bifesta make up remover, which does the exact same thing as Bioderma (IMO at least). In addition to that, Bifesta is definitely cheaper and can be purchased from local drugstores! 🙂

    • I haven’t tried Bifesta before. I might go have a look when I have the time. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I find I really have to follow with a cleanser, otherwise this stuff breaks me out. I know the whole idea is that you can use it without water, but meh. It’s a great product and I’ve gone through a few bottles in the past, but it’s just so hard to get here, for the price I won’t repurchase… I’m favoring just plain jojoba oil recently

    • I like to follow this with cleanser too! I like to know my face is really clean 🙂

  • Wow I’m behind but is there a Caudalie version too? I looove the Bioderma one, I went through three bottles already and that says a lot for me because I barely use anything up here, lol! ^^

    • For me though, I prefer cleansing oils when removing liquid foundations. When I use powder, this is enough.

  • Aww I’m so sorry to hear this isn’t mind-blowing for you! This is my first micellar water, and I’ve tried some other brands but ended up repurchasing it in bulk. That’s how much I like it! I like how I can remove my makeup relatively fast and fuss-free when I get home, because I can’t always be bothered to do the all proper removal thing right then. I don’t think this replaces proper cleansing, but for the convenience I just haven’t found anything quite comparable.

    • You are so right that this is convenient, Sunny. I forgot to mention it in the post, but I like to keep a small bottle in my office, to wipe my face clean before I go for my swim. It’s good that I don’t exactly need to wash it off, but I’m a little anal when it comes to that. Haha!

  • Bugs

    Is this good for a quick cleanup step, for example, we get home and wanted to clean our face from dirt n makeup but not yet time to hit the shower and do a proper face cleansing routine ?

    • Definitely Bugs. You can just wipe your face, do your own stuff then hit the shower later. I do that on weekends so I don’t walk around the house with makeup on!

  • Nida Moughal

    I love Bioderma Sensibio works wonders for me.

    • Glad you like it too!

  • I haven’t tried these, either. It does sound like they require a little bit of extra work.

    • They do. Extra work compared to cleansing oils 🙂

  • I’ve never used a miscellar solution (shock horror, I know). I’ve really been into oil cleansers in the last few years and everytime I’ve gone shopping for a cleanser, instead of being adventurous I get another oil cleanser. Thank you for marking the difference between how deep cleaning it is compared to oils, because as everyone raves about it, I thought it must be super deep cleansing!

    • No problem Sofia. I think if you’re happy with cleansing oils, just stick with it. You might not like the extra work associated with micelle solutions.