IS IT WORTH IT? || BIODERMA MICELLAR WATER DUPES.

If you have been following my blog since the beginning, you all know that Bioderma is like my Holy Grail skin care product. I just can’t stop talking about it. Even Maya [jokingly, obviously] called me, “Bioderma Brand Ambassador”.

People always said that Bioderma’s products are too expensive so they are hesitate to give it a try. And look, I admit that their products are on the pricey side. That’s why I’ve been hunting for the drugstore versions of it. And I’ve got three drugstore brands so far.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – 125 ml

Product Information:

This All-in-1 cleanser is surprisingly powerful yet gentle to skin. It is specially formulated to effectively cleanse, remove makeup, and refresh skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing, leaving skin perfectly clean, and refreshed without over-drying.

Ingredients:

AQUA / WATER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, POLOXAMER 184, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE, FIL B162919/3

Price: Rp. 32.900,- at Indomaret [Convenience Store]

Maybelline Micellar Water – 95 ml

Product Information:

Water-based formula that removes makeup, cleanses, tones, and moisturizes with just one swipe; soothes and hydrates skin as it removes all traces of makeup, oil, and other impurities; fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and oil-free for no-sting cleansing

Ingredients:

AQUA / WATER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, BHT, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, POLOXAMER 184, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANID

Price: Approx. Rp. 55.000,- at Watson

L’oreal Micellar Cleansing Water – 250 ml

Product Information:

For normal to dry skin, basic cleansers can strip the skin causing dryness. L’Oréal Micellar Cleansing Water for Normal to Dry Skin removes makeup and completely cleans skin in one step, leaving it feeling hydrated and soothed.

HOW DOES MICELLAR WATER WORK? Powered by micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no rinsing or harsh rubbing.

Ingredients:

AQUA/WATER, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, POLOXAMER 184, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE, F.I.L. # B54894/1

Price: Rp. 129.000,- at Sociolla

Out of the three products I mentioned above, I personally like the one from Maybelline. It has similar feeling that I have with Bioderma. It doesn’t tingling (or slight burn sensation) and it doesn’t really have fragrance to it unlike the other two. BUT, when it come to no rinsing, I still don’t trust these products. I just don’t want to risk it. I’m not saying they are bad products. A lot of people are actually preferred Garnier/L’Oreal over Bioderma. My skin is just reacted to those three products differently than most people.

 I ended up using them as a make up remover. Which is good, because now I don’t have to buy separate make up remover and they did a decent job at removing my make up.

CONCLUSION

If you want to try them out, go ahead. Is it worth it? From their price point, they are pretty affordable. They did take off my make up quite nicely, but I suggest to not use them as a “no rinse” cleanser as they claimed to be. Just to be safe you know.

Bioderma Travel Kits

 

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Watsons is having a 35%  discount for Bioderma Travel Kits. There are Hydration Travel Kit and Sensitive Skin Travel Kit. Of course like a true Bioderma sucker that I am, I bought the Sensitive Skin ones. Besides I don’t have money to buy both, their Sensibio H20 Micellar Water is what works better for my skin. I’ll tell you why  in another post.

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The other reason why I bought for the Sensitive Skin was because I got a lot more products (that I haven’t try before) with the same price. So no brainer.

Inside the Sensitive Skin Travel Kit:

  • Sensibio H20 Micellar Water 100ml
  • Sensibio Tonique 10ml
  • Hydrabio Serum 5ml
  • Sensibio Light 15ml
  • Photoderm MAX SPF 100 5ml

Everyone and their mother knows that Bioderma products are a bit pricey. So make sure you wont pass up this opportunity.

But now even better,

because Bioderma Indonesia will send you a free product by joining MyBioderma!

HOW?

Easy, just take a picture of your receipts and include your User_ID  >  Upload the picture  >  wait for validation email and you’ll get 1 purchase  >  collect 6 purchases and you could choose your free Bioderma Product!

Go to http://www.mybioderma.co.id/ for more information. This is Indonesia only. I’m so sorry for my international reader 🙂

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Skin Care Review: Bioderma Hydrabio Brume

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Hydrabio Brume is the new product from Bioderma—a face spray precisely dosed refreshing cleansing water which soothes and enhances the comfort of the most sensitive skin types. It also suitable for all ages, yes even babies.

Benefit:

  • Relieves the sensation of burning, itching (sunburn, razor burn, irritation, post dermatological procedures etc.)
  • Instantly refreshes
  • Facilitates make-up removal
  • Removes the excess of a treatment mask
  • Guarantees perfect tolerance

Ingredients:  AQUA/WATER/EAU, ZINC SULFATE, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SODIUM CITRATE, CALCIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, NITROGEN. [BI 472]

How To Use: Pretty simple. Just spray it on your face but give some distance or you’ll end up with a wet shirt :p

I’m so happy when Bioderma Indonesia contacted me if they could send me this new product. As a loyal Bioderma costumer I immediately said, YES YES YES.

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Living in a tropical country, face spray always comes in handy. Especially in this holy month where I’m fasting and can’t drink water as much as I want to keep my skin hydrated. One spray and my skin feel refreshed in instant. The different with Hydrabio Brume and Evian (because that’s the only brand that I have used before Bioderma) is the particles in Bioderma are really small and spread widely, so with a soft pump, it would cover your entire face and Hydrabio Brume dries quickly. So you don’t  need to dab it afterward.

After been using it for a week — three times a day,  in the morning, afternoon and evening after I clean my face using Hydrabio H20. The difference that I feel is my skin now less oily and no more dry patches that often appear because of my dehydrated skin. But now, bye bye dry patches! See you never!

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Now my Hydrabio H20 has a friend 🙂

You can purchase Hydrabio Brume 50ml at Sociolla for Rp. 99.000,-

or other drug store such as Guardian, Watson, etc.

First Impression: Curél Ultra Healing Lotion

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Come meet my new savior for my dry skin, Curél Ultra Healing Lotion ! I’ve never heard about this product before, but the reviews I saw on the internet are so great! People are loving it. I’ve been using this product for three days and already fell in love. What I love about it is this product absorbs really fast. Unlike other lotion that will leave you that greasy feeling. Even when you wash your hands, you  feel the lotion still there on your skin. Ugh I hate it when lotion does that. Like my Victoria Secret body lotion. Its so thick that i prefer to use it before bed so the grease doesn’t bother me because I’m sleeping. LOL. Curél is so perfect for daytime lotion. I applied it on both my hands and face in the afternoon, and my hands still feel smooth in the evening. I don’t really notice the different on my face though. Oh, I have this bumps or some kind of acne on my thigh. It hurts when I walk or sit. So I applied Curél on that bump thingee. It doesn’t hurt anymore the next day and the bumps not magically disappear, but it was getting smaller. Woot!

I even used this on my lips. Its moisten up my lips sooooo much. Oh and thank god this product doesn’t have that weird tastes or scents. So that’s okay to apply it on my lips. I even read that we can use it on our hair! So I tried that too. But I can’t tell the different because i use other products to my hair as well.

Is it worth it? YES! Will I repurchase it? Maybe 🙂

For those who live in Jakarta you can find Curél Ultra Healing Lotion at Grand Lucky Store.

Price: Rp. 65.000,-

 

Bioderma Sensibio H2O

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I’ve been seeing lots of Beauty Gurus on Youtube talk about great things of this product. Like how is this their Holy Grail. Its only available in France or certain place in England at first, and also its called “Bioderma Crealine H2O” instead of “Sensibio H2O“. Its basically just the same product with different name. So, I found this baby at Guardian in my local Mall and I was like ‘OH MY GOD! I have to buy this!’. It was about Rp. 179.000,- (or about $16,3) which is a bit expensive for me, but I decided to buy it anyway.

I’ve been using it for a week now, and I already loving it! It removed my make up really well or dirt on my face and soothes my skin. My acne prone skin loves it!! I love how its feel on my skin, it feels like water, doesn’t have fragrance in it, and doesn’t sting on my eyes. So basically like you clean your face with water. Its good when you are on a trip, so you don’t have to bring so much cleansing products. Or when you being a lazy bum after a tiring day and don’t want go to the bathroom to clean your face and this product is a good solution. I would definitely repurchase this 😀

Review: TonyMoly Eggpore Shiny Skin Soap

I was in need of new facial soap (because before I used a product from my skin doctor). So when I saw this new TonyMoly outlet in my local mall aaaand I don’t know that this product is quite famous (lol). So I went inside and holy crapiola the stuff they have there is so friggin cute!  ALL OF IT. But they’re a bit pricey since its from Korea. Anyways, back to my mission to find a new face soap, I picked this one because I have oily skin (LIES! I picked this one because of the packaging alone at first. lol) and the lady who works there said that is okay for my skin type.

Lets talk about the packaging first, it came in two eggs-shaped soap in an egg container (HOW CUTE IS THAT?!).

ImageSurprise, Surprise! When I went to the cashiers, the Lady said that this product is on promo ‘buy one get one free’. So, Yay Me! But, I don’t know how this product going to work on my skin, so I decided then to give the free one to my best friend. Because who needs 4 face soaps?!? Clearly not me.

ImageUse the white one in the morning and brown one at night. The white one to brighten your skin and the brown one to tighten your pores.

I LOVE how this soap on my skin. It leaves my skin feels so soft after using it. It has strong scents too. But it doesn’t last on your skin which is another plus. I don’t realize the difference after using this product, but I received a comment from my friend that my skin indeed look brighter. It doesn’t break out my skin either. I mean this product doesn’t magically stop all the acne, but it keep my acne under control. Especially during that time of the month. 😉

I would recommend this to everyone that has oily skin. But i wont repurchase this because like I said before, its a bit pricey here. For my Indonesian fellow, you could find these product at Pondok Indah Mall 1, Mall Taman Anggrek, etc. For you who doesn’t have TonyMoly in your place you could order online here.

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Make-up Remover & Facial Cleanser

Hey guys!

Today I wanna review this product I’ve been using for the past of couple weeks St. Ives Fresh Skin Make-up Remover & Facial Cleanser with extract Calming Chamomile.

First of all, I knew this product because I’ve been watching Ingrid or Missglamorazzi using St. Ives on her video. So I decided to buy it, because Ingrid and I have the same skin type. But, my local store doesn’t have the one Ingrid has; St. Ives Green Tea Scrub, so I bought this one instead. My skin love it soooo much. It doesn’t breaking out my skin, doesn’t make it dry or itchy. Before using this product, I’ve been using a cleanser from doctor, that is why I kinda skeptical to try a new product. Even my mom and my brother said, that my skin looks better than ever. Less acne and acne scar, and doesn’t looks dry. Wohoooo

BUT

yeah there’s BUT.

I DO NOT LIKE THE SMELL. ugh.

I don’t know maybe it just me, but after washing my face with it, I smelt something weird. At first, I thought it was the smell of my cat’s litter. But no, it was my face. So yeah, my skin loving it, but my nose doesn’t. Tho the smell doesn’t last long, which is GREAT because I don’t want my face to smell like cat’s litter all day.

Besides the smell, i love this product. I would totally buy it again. Because it has great ingredients, cheap price (it was only $4.8!), Dermatologist tested, and Paraben-Free.

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Let me know in the comment box below if you guys ever tried this product. I would love to hear your feedback 🙂

See You!