Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review Bioderma Sebium Purifying Cleansing Foaming Gel

“Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review purposes in exchange for my honest opinion after trying it out.” Complete disclosure here  

Hello, lovelies~ I always advise those who are just starting out in skincare to always include a facial cleanser in their skincare routine. This is important to make sure that you always have a clean face before hitting the hay. Wouldn't want dirt and oil blocking those pores, right?

With that being said, I'm back with another review of a facial cleanser that will be available in the Indonesian market this coming April. Please meet Bioderma Sebium Cleansing Gel!

The cleansing gel is packaged in a transparent plastic bottle with a secure pump as the dispensing method. It can be locked to prevent accidental spills.

As with most cleansing products, it contains sodium laureth sulfate that helps creates bubbles. It uses zinc sulfate and ginko biloba leaf extract to help reduce future occurrences of acne. It claims to be free of colorants, so I'm not sure what causes the blue color. It still uses fragrance, but it is devoid of any parabens.

The product itself is a blue gel that is a bit hard to lather when I use my hands. I would normally dispense one pump onto my hands and rub them together to get foam, but it's a bit hard to create thick bubbles or foam. This can be seen as a good sign as it doesn't create too much foam that tends to dry out the skin. 

After washing my face with this cleansing gel, I notice that it doesn't 'pull' or make my skin feels tight, unlike other face washes that's meant for oily/combination skin. I wouldn't use this solely to remove makeup because it simply isn't meant to do such things. 

Sadly, this remarkable cleansing gel did not work for my oily, acne prone, sensitive skin. Within three days of using it, I broke out on my right cheeks and chin. Continued using it for two and a half weeks only to have the same result.

To sum up, I like that:
♥ it will soon be readily available in most drugstores
♥ it doesn't leave a tight feeling afterwards

Unfortunately, it:
- broke me out terribly
- still has fragrance, making it unsuitable for people with sensitive skin
- doesn't produce a lot of bubbles

This cleansing gel from Bioderma didn't make it into my repurchase list because it broke me out. Also, I don't like the idea of spending over Rp 100,000 for a foaming cleanser, just because its sole purpose is to cleanse the skin from dirt and excess oil. For now, I will stick with my tried and true foaming cleanser from the drugstore. ^_^

What about you? Have you tried this cleansing gel from Bioderma? Let me know what you think about it in the comments below. Until then, I'll see you later~

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  1. Wah padahal claimnya buat kulit combination/oily ko bisa gk cocok ya ci. Wah jd ragu sm ini. Soalnya kulit mukaq 11:12 sm km ci cocok2an make barang. pas jerawatan ada pake produk jerawat yg ada malah makin breakout.

    Ci, kl bioderma cm di guardian tertentu ya? Soalnya aq tinggal di solo udah ngubek2 semua guardian di solo gk nemu bioderma dimanapun. Hiks… Padalah kepengen nyoba yg cleansing waternya

    1. Memang suka cocok2an kalo skincare di aku, jadi aku ga terlalu merhatiin juga buat jenis kulit apa selama ga ada bahan yang bikin aku jerawatan sih, oke go~ ^_^

      Setauku sih Bioderma baru masuk Guardian Jabodetabek deh, belu keluar pulau Jawa. :(

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