Guest review by Akanksha (Skin type – Combination, Skin tone – Medium)
Claims : A cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin. Combines performance and very high tolerance, Cleanses and removes make-up from the face and eyes, Soothes and clears up irritated skin, Produces a feeling of instant freshness. Non-rinse. Even removes water-resistant make-up. Fragrance-free formula, Alcohol-free, Paraben-free, Hypoallergenic
Instructions to use : Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O. Gently cleanse and/or remove make-up from your face and eyes. Re-apply until the cotton pad becomes clean. Lightly dab your face with a clean cotton towel.
Ingredients : Water (aqua), peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, mannitol, xylitol, rhamnose, fructooligosaccharides, propylene glycol, disodium edta, cetrimonium bromide.
Packaging & Availability : The product comes in a transparent plastic jar with a bright pink cap. Simple and fuss free with no leakages. Bioderma is easily available at pharmacies and online at Nykaa.
Formula : As the name suggests, the micellar water has the consistency of water. The solution is transparent with no discernible smell. It isn’t greasy like cleansing oils and also does not sting while removing eye makeup. I have acne-prone skin but it did not exacerbate it.
Effectiveness : The solution is very gentle on the skin, does not dry it out or cause any breakouts. It is excellent for removing regular makeup on a daily basis. For people who want a fuss free makeup remover this one is pretty great. I like it more than the cleansing wipes I’ve used in the past because it is better at removing all traces of makeup and requires less effort. No rubbing or tugging, only few gentle swipes and poof ! And the best part is that no rinsing is required later. It can also be used as a cleanser or if you use heavy duty makeup, it can be used in conjunction with a cleansing balm / oil. In the swatch below, I’ve tried to remove regular bullet lipstick, liquid eyeliner, eyeshadow and transferproof liquid lipstick. The transferproof lipstick needed a couple of swipes but the rest came off pretty easily. Sadly, it is not that effective with waterproof mascara.
- Lightweight, fragrance free formulation
- Does not contain alcohol or parabens (does not dry out skin)
- Effective in removing makeup from face and eyes
- Suited for sensitive skin
- No need to rinse face post removing makeup (no residue / stickiness)
- Not effective in removing waterproof mascara
Verdict : A +
Price : Rs.660 / 100 ml and Rs.945 / 250 ml
Recommendation : It is a bit expensive but totally worth it. If you’re lazy with removing makeup at the end of the day and have been using cleansing wipes, ditch them and try Bioderma Sensibio H2O. The only negative is that it doesn’t remove waterproof mascara but if you don’t use that, you’ll love this.
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