The cold weather season comes or we just have sensitive skin and we have to find gentle products to create a skincare routine that won’t mess up our face. It wasn’t a easy year and most of us are facing changes in our skin due to the stress and change of life habits, for example mine used to be combination and it has been quite dry lately, which obviously made my rosacea even worst and have to fight against of my hormonal acne so I have to be really careful with what I put in my face. So if you have sensitive skin, redness- rosacea prone skin here you might have a solution for your face.
Now many of you probably now Bioderma is a well known French pharmaceutical/dermatological brand which it basically means that their different ranges are created for different skin types and target certain conditions and issues, the Sensibio range is for sensitive to redness prone skin, but how do we know if our skin is sensitive? Symptoms of sensitive skin include tingling, overheating, tightness, feelings of discomfort, and diffuse or localised redness.
SENSIBIO GEL MOUSSANT
Starting with cleaning our face, the Sensibio range actually has three different cleansers: the cleansing gel Sensiobio DS+ created for seborrheic dermatitis as it helps to prevent extreme redness and scales or at least keep them controlled, this is mostly for people diagnosed with dermatitis eczema and psoriasis, they are not a type or condition but chronic skin diseases. Another cleanser is the famous Sensibio Micellar water, I haven’t tried any of them but If I have a chance I will share a simplistic skincare routine for severe eczema and psoriasis.
Now this is the foaming cleanser gel which is mostly for sensitive skin and rosacea. The key on keeping the redness a bit more under control and avoid your skin becoming far more sensitive and reactive is to use very gentle cleansers, this basically means: soap free, Non-comedogenic, unfragranced and free from drying ingredients, in the same sense many of us use make up and SPF, we could do a double cleanse but is not ideal in this case if any as previous step you can do the first cleanse with micellar water, but this foaming gel is enough, the way to use it is to apply over the wet skin and the texture would allow us to start melting the make up while we stimulate the lymph on our face, the gel would turn into foam and then we rinse it off
AQUA/WATER/EAU, SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, PROPANEDIOL, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, CITRIC ACID, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, SODIUM CITRATE, PEG-90 GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, LAURETH-2, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, LECITHIN, ASCORBYL PALMITATE. [BI 722]
Pump bottle of 200 ml retails from £10,80 and 500 ml retails from £17,80
From my personal experience I really liked the cleansing power it has and how it leaves the skin with a moisture feeling, I managed to keep the rosacea away same with the constant itchy feeling, and while I used it I didn’t need to double cleanse. And just to keep in mind sensitive skin and rosacea don’t affect only people with normal or dry skin, many people with combination and oily skin can actually have very sensitive skin this range also can be used by those type of skin.
Plenty of times I heard people complaining about how some eye creams tend to irritate their eyes, this cream doesn’t contain fragrance which can cause irritation, is a gel texture than keep the eye area with a proper moisture without any greasy touch, I had good results mostly in the moaning with the puffiness when I wake up.
WATER (AQUA), GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, POLYEHTYLENE, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL COCOATE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, CAFFEINE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, RHAMNOSE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2- HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ETHYLCELLULOSE.
Tube of 15 ml and retails from £15
Apart of the moisture properties this ye cream has two main ingredients than help a lot to fight fine lines and wrinkles: hyaluronic acid and caffeine, the last one also helps a lot with congested skin.
When it comes to moisturiser the Sensibio range has far more options just to name them quickly we have the Sensibio AR (reduce redness) Sensibio AR BB cream (BB Cream with colour), Sensibio DS+ (for psoriasis and eczema), Sensibio Tolerance+ (for highly sensitive and allergic skin), Sensibio Light (for combination oily skin) and Rich which is the one I tried for dry and very dry skin.
WATER (AQUA), MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM), GLYCERIN, TRIDECYL TRIMELLITATE, GLYCOL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRICETEARETH-4 PHOSPHATE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, XYLITOL, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, RHAMNOSE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, GLYCOL STEARATE, PEG-2 STEARATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
Tube of 40 ml and retails from £15
I really wish I had this cream back in my teenager years when I was taking Roaccutane for my acne, literally my skin was cracking of how extreme dry it was and it was painful to even smile and this is something that many people taking medication or other medical treatment have to deal with. What I loved about this cream is how powerful it’s to keep the skin nourished and well moisturised without becoming heavy and greasy, is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores, it doesn’t has fragrance and between all the nice ingredients it has Glycyrrhetinic acid that instantly soothes sensations of overheating and tightness. Always remember to use an SPF on top of this during the day.
So far the Sensibio range offers real solutions for the type of skin I mentioned before, I had a nice experience using them and is worth paying for them.
All these products can be purchased at Boots, Naos Store, Escentual, Feel Unique and LookFantastic.