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Review: Bioderma Hydrabio

Monday, 20 April 2015
I have long been obsessed with the cult favourite Bioderma Micellaire so I was very keen to try out more from the range. I was lucky enough to be invited along to a brand PR breakfast a while ago and to meet the lovely team behind Bioderma Australia. It was really interesting to chat to them about the really high quality standards and complex scientific development of the brand. There is a very good reason this is one of the best selling skincare brands in France and I think Australia has only just scratched the surface of the awesomeness that is French pharmacy skincare.

The recent expansion of the Bioderma range has now seen it split up into three main skin types; Sensibio for sensitive skin, Hydrabio for dehydrated skin and Sebium for oily skin. Within each skin type there is a range of micellaire no-rinse cleansers, exfoliators, toners, moisturisers, etc. Basically, you can get a full range tailored to your skin concerns. If you have never tried anything from Bioderma I would of course recommend you start with the original micellaire which is still better than any of its competitors and one of my hands-down favourite products ever, but there are certainly a lot of other Bioderma products on the market to try.

I have been using these three products after removing my makeup with the original Bioderma Sensibio Micellaire and cleansing with my Clarisonic Mia 2 and the Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel. 

Bioderma Hydrabio Tonique 250mL $29.99
I always love to use a toner to refresh my skin after cleansing and to clear any residue left from my cleanser. This one is particularly nice because it is especially good for dry skin and doesn't have alcohol (which is in most cleansers) so I know it will actually moisturise my skin instead of stripping more moisture. I also like to use this on a cotton pad by itself as a refresher when I'm not wearing makeup because it just feels really nice. 

Bioderma Hydrobio Sérum 40mL $42.99
The first thing you need to know about this entire range of moisturisers is that they are designed to be lightweight and fast absorbing but also to pack in a lot of moisture. The serum is designed to be used after toning and before moisturising as an added source of moisture but it can be used by itself without following up with a moisturiser. Ideally though, you should use both for maximum effect. Unlike a lot of the other oilier serums, this one is a clear gel that soaks in really quickly making it perfect for use under makeup in the morning as well as at night. It also has a pleasant light fragrance that isn't to strong. I highly recommend that if you want to try this range that this be at the top of your list to try out. It is the most expensive but it is also the most moisturising and pleasant on the skin. 

Bioderma Hydrabio Légère $39.99
There are two moisturisers in this range; a light cream and a rich cream. I was sent the light cream but I have also tried the rich cream and am happy to report that it is as light and fast absorbing as the rest of the range and not at all heavy. The light cream is, as the name would suggest, a lighter lotion type moisturiser that is very refreshing and definitely pulls its weight. I used it both alone and under the serum and it worked really well both ways though of course my skin was a lot softer after using both. I also particularly like how quickly it soaks in so I can use it under makeup without waiting for it to absorb into my skin. It is almost instant and leaves me with a very moist, smooth base. 

So there you have it. Clearly, I am quite a big fan of this range because it is tailored to try skin like mine without being heavy or greasy which is a pet-peeve with many skincare products targeted at dry skin. I think this will particularly good as a staple during summer because it is so lightweight but it could definitely work year round as well. Basically, I love Bioderma and I am yet to find a product I don't like. If you haven't already tried the original micellaire I would highly recommend you start there but definitely don't ignore the rest of the range which as just as amazing.

Stay Rosy.
2 comments on "Review: Bioderma Hydrabio"
  1. I have noticed we are starting to get a lot more of these products in Priceline. I also love bioderma micellaire and will try some more of their skincare. Now, if only La Roche Posay would send us Aussies some Serozinc!

  2. It's great to know Bioderma do skincare so well! The toner and light moisturiser sound amazing.

    Daniela |


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