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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Skincare for Dehydrated Sensitive Skin: Bioderma Hydrabio Range

One drastic change to my skin after taking Roaccutane (acne medication) was that my skin turned from combination skin to dry/dehydrated skin, and now needs a lot more hydration as compared to previously. I've been trying out different skincare products to look for an optimal skincare range that can provide me with the hydration my skin needs, and I found Bioderma's Hydrabio range!

I'm sure you already know of Bioderma through its famous Micellar Cleansing Water, but you probably didn't know that Bioderma has been a pioneer in skincare since the 1970s, and have a strong focus on biological solutions to formulate highly-effective skincare products.

I've been a fan of Bioderma's Sensibo H20 Makeup-Removing Micelle Water for the longest time, because it is so fuss-free and easy to use! I carry around a small bottle of it whenever I travel, and a huge bottle of Bioderma Micelle Water sits on my dressing table. It is consistently the first makeup remover I reach out for, especially especially on very lazy nights when I reach home tired and just want to clean off my makeup in the fastest possible way.

I've been trying out the Bioderma Hydrabio skincare range for the past few weeks and I love these products!

The new Bioderma Hydrabio range aims to deliver hydration deeper into the skin, thanks to a brand new emulsion base technology inspired by the skin structure. It's known as the Physiological Lamellar Emulsion base technology, an oil-in-water-in-oil structure that fuses with the skin to allow for restoration of the skin's barrier and deeper penetration of active ingredients.

With the help of this new technology, exist active ingredients that form the Aquagenium patent (a feature of all Bioderma Hydrabio products) help to benefit the skin more than ever.

I'm going to share my thoughts and review on the Bioderma Hydrabio products that I've been using for the past couple of weeks.

Bioderma Hydrabio H20 
($14.90 for 100ml, $26.90 for 250ml, $40.90 for 500ml)

My holy grail Bioderma cleansing water gets even better when it's especially formulated for dehydrated/sensitive skin. This blue version of Bioderma's cleansing water feels even more gentle on the skin, and it biologically activates the skin's natural hydrating ability thanks to the Aquagenium® patent.

My makeup is removed thoroughly and effectively with Bioderma Hydrabio H20, and I love it that my skin doesn't feel tight or dry after I remove my makeup with this. On days that I'm super tired, I literally just use Bioderma Hydrabio H20 and fall straight into bed! (Though I highly recommend you follow through with the rest of your skincare products, hahaha.)

Bioderma Hydrabio Tonique
($38.50 for 250ml)

After cleansing, sweep this moisturising toning lotion across the face to prepare the skin for your daily moisturising regimen.

I usually saturate a cotton pad quite liberally with Bioderma Hydrabio Tonique before I lightly sweep it all over my face. Nowadays, I tend to prefer toners without any alcohol content in it because alcohol can be very drying to the skin, and what I like about Bioderma Hydrabio Tonique is that it feels so mild on the skin.

*NEW* Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme
($41.90 for 40ml)

Despite its light and refreshing gel-like texture, Hydrabio Gel-Creme offers powerful hydration capability, making it the perfect daily moisturiser for intense and lasting radiance. Suitable for normal to oily, very oily skin, or those who prefer a more lightweight treatment moisturiser. It is formulated with moisturising agents (hexydecanol, rapeseed extract, glycerine and squalene) as well as anti-free radicals (Vitamin E, rapeseed oil and malachite extracts) for premature aging, and salicylic acid to smooth the skin's surface.

What I particularly like about the Bioderma Hydrabio range is the incredibly light-weight texture. The Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme has a very light gel-like consistency that literally melts into my skin, and it gives my skin instant hydration.

Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme is more suitable to be used in the day time especially for hot and  humid weather like ours, and is suitable even for normal to very oily skin due to its super light-weight texture!

For night-time though, I use the following product instead:
*NEW* Bioderma Hydrabio Creme
($44.90 for 50ml)

Bioderma Hydrabio Creme is more suitable for dry to very dry sensitive skin, and offers heavy-duty moisturisation for up to 8 hours! It is enriched with powerful hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, sunflowers oil, rapeseed extract and squalene. This is perfect for night-time use, especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room at night.

The formulation for Bioderma Hydrabio Creme is heavier than the Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme, but surprisingly absorbs well into the skin and and doesn't leave any uncomfortable sticky or film-like residue like some heavy-duty moisturisers do. I found it very hydrating and I love that feeling of hydration penetrating deep into my skin.

Bioderma Hydrabio Serum 
($49.90 for 40ml)

Bioderma Hydrabio Serum is a light-weight hydration booster that works on even the driest skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and an exceptionally high concentration of glycerin for immediate and intensive hydration.

Again, the texture of Bioderma Hydrabio Serum is amazing! The gel consistency absorbs straight away, and used together with the Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme (in the day time) or Bioderma Hydrabio Creme (in the night time) helps to really seal in all that moisture in my skin and delivers this boost of hydration that I'm loving.

*NEW* Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF30 PA+++
($49.90 for 40ml)

This is Bioderma Hydrabio's latest star product, and I can totally understand why! With the Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF30 PA+++, you get the same skincare technology as with the other products in Bioderma Hydrabio range, and in addition, it gives a velvety finish with a rosy tint! Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur also contains soft powders and mica to give a blurring effect and cover micro-wrinkles and imperfections. 

It's a perfect multi-tasker as a moisturiser with UVA/UVB protection and a make-up base!

Don't be fooled by how its texture looks here, Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur actually spreads very well on the skin, and you just need one pump for the entire face.

Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF30 PA+++ works marvellously for me on days that I know I'm not going out into the sun for too long (if not I'll slather on my SPF50 sunscreen instead) and it acts as a moisturiser, sunscreen and makeup primer all together at the same time.

It really does give my skin a smoother and more radiant look with its rosy tint and blurring effect!

Bioderma Hydrabio Gommant - Exfoliating Cream
($32.90 for 75ml)

The last product from the Bioderma Hydrabio range that I've been trying out is this Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream: It's made for sensitive, dry and dehydrated skin and is gentle to the skin with a cream-based hydration formula. Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream helps to reveal a smooth, more radiant complexion.

A reminder for ladies with sensitive/dehydrated skin to not use exfoliating creams daily as over-exfoliating actually makes the skin even more prone to sensitivity and dryness!

I exfoliate just once to twice a week whenever I feel that my skin is getting a little dull, and Bioderma Hydrabio Exfoliating Cream does a good job of gentle exfoliating, without drying out my skin. 

My verdict on Bioderma Hydrabio range: I love these products! They've been doing a fabulous job at keeping my skin healthy and moisturised, and the light-weight consistency and textures of Bioderma Hydrabio products are perfect for our sunny and humid Singapore climate.

I would highly recommend those with sensitive/dehydrated skin to give these products a try, in particular Bioderma Hydrabio Gel-Creme and Hydrabio Perfecteur, my two favourite products in the range. 

Of course, I always prefer to use the entire range for any skincare products as I feel that it helps to improve the efficacy of the skincare ingredients in general, which is what I would suggest for the Bioderma Hydrabio range too.

If you're on the look-out for good skincare products for sensitive and dehydrated skin, give these Bioderma Hydrabio products a try, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Just some snaps from my weekend spent doing promo performances for Hear Me Sing SG: Yesss I am now officially in the Top 4 with these three talented ladies! 

Got quite a few compliments on my glowing skin and I'm pretty sure Bioderma Hydrabio skincare products and especially Bioderma Hydrabio Perfecteur played a big part to give me that smooth and radiant skin hehe.

It's been a hectic period for me, but also very very fulfilling and exciting at the same time! If you happen to be free, come catch us sing at the following dates/venues!

Hear Me Sing Top 4 Promos

Wed 8/6 9PM - Unplugged @ Dempsey
Thurs 9/6 9.15PM - Shuffle @ Clark Quay
Fri 10/6 6.30PM JCube (JAvenue)Fri 10/6 8PM Switch @ Bras Basah
Sat 11/6 5PM Bugis Junction
Sat 11/6 9PM O Bar @ Punggol


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