This really needs no introduction if you’re a beauty addict. For those who don’t recognise this bottle, then this is the elixir of make-up removers. And it’s found in French pharmacies.

My friend at work went to Paris last weekend and very kindly got me my first bottle of Bioderma. Upon my advice, she wisely picked up one for her daughter too (who hopefully won’t be rushing to buy a very expensive cleanser she had her sights on after she’s tried this).

So this is the mother of all make-up removers – gentle, quick and effective at tackling the most stubborn cosmetics without causing irritation or making a mess. It looks like water, feels like water, is fragrant-free…and my first impression is you beauty fiends were absolutely right. The micellar water-based a make-up remover lifts off even the most stubborn of cosmetics in seconds and you don’t need much of it either. What is ‘micellar’? It’s the combination of oil and water that we are starting to see a lot of in similar products and together they break down the particles in make-up.

There are variants of Bioderma depending on your skin type though this has meant me referring to my French A Level skills to translate some of the words emblazoned on the label. I’m not sure what ‘crealine’ means but I am pleased I’ve not forgotten the French for ‘face’ and ‘eyes’.

Now some beauty bloggers like Beauty Geek have confirmed Bioderma will be available in the UK from April. How’s that for the strong influence of social media and to a certain extent, blogging?

Other bloggers have told me you can purchase Bioderma through Harvey Nichols and some online places, the latter which whacks on a hefty delivery charge. I think it was 13 euros for this 250ml bottle (I know there is a jumbo sized one at 500ml). I hear about £10 is the price point proposed for the UK. Will it be sold at Boots? I hope so!

I’m really pleased this cult beauty product is coming to the UK – about time too. The ladies will go mental for this and the French won’t know what’s hit them.

Until Bioderma sets foot in the UK, I am hoping this supply will last me until then.

Are you excited about trying Bioderma?


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