Micellar waters are definitely here to stay, with more and more brands (including drugstore!) putting their options into the ring. While I have found some budget buys that I really like. Bioderma still reigns supreme in the micellar world. Their Sensibio (aka the red one) Micelle Solution is the most popular, but they do make two other ranges- Sebium (green) for sensitive/acne prone skin, and Hydrabio (blue) for sensitive/dry skin. Today, it's all about the blue Hydrabio range, as we'll be chatting up the Bioderma Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution, Serum Moisturizing Concentrate, and Light Cream. Interested? Read on!
"Hydrabio H2O is the 1st and only dermatological micellar water perfectly compatible with the skin. Its fatty acid esters, the constituent elements of micelles, are similar to the phospholipids of the skin cell membranes and naturally help rebuild the skin's hydrolipidic film. Thus, Hydrabio H2O guarantees unrivalled tolerance and comfort for optimum make-up removing efficacy. Moreover, its Aquagenium exclusive biological patent retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturising capacities by stimulating the production of aquaporins, water channels in the skin, and retain the water it needs to be balanced."
Just like the beloved Sensibio H20, the Hydrabio H20 Micelle Solution is perfect for removing makeup. The gentle solution melts away makeup with ease (well, save for waterproof mascara) without the need for tugging and pulling. What makes the Hydrabio version different, is that it's formulated to retrain dry skin and activate it's natural moisturizing capacities. I love that the micellar makes quick work of makeup removal and really does act quickly while being gentle on delicate skin. Really. the only thing lacking from the Bioderma miceller options is something that can do away with waterproof mascara.
Bioderma Hydrabio Serum Moisturizing Concentrate 40 ml $42.95 CAD | Bioderma Hydrabio Light Cream 40 ml $33.95 CAD
The Hydrabio range also includes an array of skincare options for sensitive and dehydrated skin. Serum is covered with the Hydrabio Serum Moisturizing Concentrate which is a serum lover's dream. Well, a dry skinned serum lover. The gel-like texture is light feeling and instantly absorbed by the skin with a super clean feel. The effect however, is amazing! It feels like a light lotion, as it instantly gives skin a boost of hydration and a smoother feel. Like the micellar from this range, it treats while retraining skin and activating moisturizing capabilities.
Obviously, you're going to want to follow that serum with a bit of moisture. The Hydrabio Light Cream offers deep hydration with a feather-light lotion formula. The light lotion has a creaminess that sinks into skin with ease, leaving it softer, smoother, and nicely hydrated. The combination of the serum and cream makes for a perfect does of hydration for drier skin, but also makes a really nice (and smooth) base for makeup as the hydration is instant but also lasting and keeps skin from getting parched throughout the day.
Overall, I really like this range! Having skin that tends to fall on the drier side of the spectrum, I appreciate that these products not only hydrate well (and keep skin comfortable) but also works to correct the issue all together. Are you a fan of Bioderma micellar waters? Have you tried anything from the Hydrabio range? Thoughts?