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 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.
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?