Simplifying my skincare routine with the Bioderma H2O Micellar Water

Written by Jenny Wu
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  1. Deborah says:

    Ahh I love micellar waters! I have eczema so they’re the only things I trust to clean my skin without having that dry feeling on my skin! Bioderma is the best but I’ve also found Garnier makes pretty decent micellar waters as well. Have you tried those?

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting Deborah! I haven’t tried Garnier micellar waters yet but I do hear great things about them. Maybe I’ll give them a go once I finish with Bioderma :)

  2. Ive used micellar water for a long time when I was younger, don’t know why I stopped using it! I think like you said that we don’t know for sure if all the dirt is away with “water”. The pink bottle was something I really wanted to try out but now I see they have two others I would prefer the one for oily skin. We don’t have Bioderma here but Garnier instead which also offers almost the exact same ingredients. Maybe I should give it a try because my current micellar water is almost empty (I use it when I’m too lazy to walk to the sink ;p). Great review and all the information are so well presented!

    X, An |

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you An! :) For evenings I still use a second cleanser for those exact reasons, but it works perfect for mornings!

      I hear a lot about the Garnier one, makes me want to try it and see how it compares!

  3. Ela says:

    I know it’s wrong, but I still equate that squeaky-clean feeling to actual cleanliness of my face :( I’m gonna finish up my Pond’s facial wash then I’m going for a milder cleanser.

  4. I was using Bioderma but then I switched it to Garnier because it worked just as well. These days I’m starting to be more careful about the ingredient list and I plan to switch back to Bioderma as soon as I’m done with my current Garnier micellar water. I still do double cleansing though but with a sulfate free cleanser. The one I am loving now is Boscia Purifying Cleanser.

    • Jenny says:

      I’m pretty curious about the Garnier one myself because people compare it to the Bioderma one! The ingredients are slightly different though, so there is always the concern that one of them might irritate my skin.

  5. Elisa says:

    bioderma is the thing eveeeryone raves about when it comes to removing makeup. i personally have never tried it and my first micellar water is one from corine de farme; it’s huuuge and i’m making it my mission to finish it because i don’t really like that micellar water even though it says it’s for dry to sensitive skin (and yet i sometimes get this uncomfortable sting when i use it). i’m planning on trying garnier’s next though because i’ve heard youtubers say that garnier is a more budget friendly alternative to bioderma.

    i do want to try bioderma someday though and now i’m even more confused than ever on which bioderma i should choose. hm… i’ll probably go for either the hydrabio or sensibio though just because i have this mindset that if a product is meant for sensitive skin then it’s definitely super duper gentle. i think even if it does remove waterproof makeup very well, i’d still my trustworthy maybelline eye makeup remover just because bioderma isn’t the cheapest micellar water in my local drugstore :P *cheapskate mode on*

    just curious, between cleansing oil and micellar water, which one do you like best? i’m torn between cleansing oil, milk and micellar water. cleansing oil gives that non-squeaky cleansed face and sometimes i’m confused whether all my makeup has been removed or not hahaha

    • Jenny says:

      Ok, what the heck, I know I definitely responded but for some reason the WordPress app didn’t save it? I’m so sorry, I just realized this now!

      Anyways. I’ve heard a lot of comparison between Garnier and Bioderma as well, but since I haven’t tried Garnier, I’ll refrain from commenting. From the ingredients though they do use different cleansing agents, just FYI. As for which bioderma to choose, I think the sebium one might be a good fit for you. It doesn’t have alcohol or anything drying, plus it has a few ingredients that can help balance the skin. The sensibio (original) is always a good option too due to its super clean ingredient list :D For eye makeup I’d definitely use an eye makeup remover as well, they just work so much better for stubborn eyeliners and mascara!

      Between cleansing oil and micellar water, I think I prefer the latter (and by that I really mean Bioderma) due to its ease of use and texture. Their cleansing abilities are about the same, and the issue with oil is that if it doesn’t emulsify properly it can leave traces on your skin. That’s not a big deal if you double cleanse, but it’s an extra risk. Neither really strip your skin, so if you’re used to the squeaky clean feeling, you might be confused either way :P

  6. Huh, that seems like a cool product! May have to try that!

  7. I can’t actually remember if I’ve already tried the original Bioderma H2o Micellar water or not, the light scent sounds familiar but I could be mistaken! They sound really nice and I’m not one of those who complain about the ‘film’ on the skin anyway since I always do a second cleanse after using a micellar water! Great review!

  8. Yiota says:

    I haven’t tried a Bioderma micellar water before but I keep hearing and read great reviews about them. Another great review from you and thank you for sharing! x


  9. Cat L. says:

    Jenny, what a great post! I am a fan of micellar water and have tried the Original Bioderma (the one with the pink cap) but never knew the brand has more options to offer. Now I’m very tempted to try this particular one you reviewed as my skin is dry and dehydrated this time of the year when the air is cool and dry. It sounds very gentle, yet effective. I also really love niacinamide in skincare so this definitely gets a bit thumbs up from me! Great review and beautiful photos as always! Keep us posted on how you get along with the other two Biodermas.

    ~ Cat L.

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you so much for reading Cat! I’m very curious about the Original Bioderma as well, as it has the least number of ingredients and I think it’ll be very refreshing on the skin. Might be a while until I get to the other 2 bottles though, as they’re quite large :P

  10. I’m glad it passed your stringent review! I have long been fan of Bioderma’s Micellar water but have branched out a little bit to try other brands’ offerings. I wasn’t aware that Bioderma has niacinamde in it because that’s been something I’ve been obsessed with (Thanks to The Ordinaries!) Have you tried Deciem’s The Ordinary? It might be something you might be interested in!

    • Jenny says:

      Haha, thanks Stephanie! What can I say, my skin is super finicky :P I haven’t tried The Ordinary, but I did just buy the Hylamide SubQ anti-aging serum, which has a lovely texture! While The Ordinary has great prices, I’m a little worried that the texture might not be a nice. Have you tried any of their products?

  11. I’m a huge fan of Bioderma Micelle waters and I especially love the Hydrabio H2O; it’s my favorite of all the others though I own and use them all. I love how gentle and effective they are on the skin and one or the other is a part of my daily skincare routine. Great review babe! xx

    Ann-Marie |

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