If it seems that many women suffer from sensitive skin, you’re right. A Bioderma-led study in 2001 found that 62 per cent of women in Asia, particularly China and South Korea, have sensitive skin due to increased work stress and city pollution.
The brand says your skin can become sensitive at any time in your life – work stress, air pollution, UV rays, temperature changes, and your hormones all weaken skin’s moisture barrier. The result: skin inflammation, breakouts and skin ageing
The most important skincare step
The first thing to do to help your skin – before you pile on any serum of cream – is to pay attention to cleansing.
We never really think about it but when we remove our makeup (along with dirt, bacteria, sweat, dead skin cells and pollutants) at the end of each day, we’re actually giving our skin a reset so it can fully absorb the good stuff from our skincare.
The micellar water that will rescue skin
The first product you should reach for is Bioderma Sensibio H2O micellar water. The brand created this revolutionary product in 1995 – the first of its kind for makeup removal.
It’s so effective in removing makeup and impurities, playing its part in keeping skin healthy and strong, that it has been loved by makeup artists and women all over the world for the past 25 years.
Sensibio H2O contains highly purified water and glycerol ester, an active ingredient similar to the composition of your skin, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. The formula is a step up from other micellar waters because it removes pollution particles from PM 2.5 to PM 1, preventing pollution from penetrating and damaging skin’s natural barrier.
It’s a must even if you don’t use makeup. And it isn’t just for night use either. Skin renews itself as you sleep, leading to an accumulation of dirt and impurities, which need to be removed when you wake up. Used as a morning cleanser, it refreshes skin, prepping it for skincare and makeup application.
Something for everyone
Bioderma H2O takes care of every skin type. With one bottle sold every two seconds around the world, Sensibio H2O, the world’s first micellar water, is ideal for sensitive and intolerant skin. It soothes irritation while removing even stubborn waterproof makeup.
For dry and dehydrated skin, Hydrabio H2O hydrates the skin to bring it back into balance. If you are acne-prone, Sebium H2O cleans, purifies and mattifies skin, and regulates sebum production.
You can use Bioderma micellar water on babies too. ABCDerm H2O is specially formulated to gently cleanse the skin of babies, including newborns, without irritating their delicate skin.
Bioderma skincare products are available at Guardian Health & Beauty, Robinsons, Unity, Watsons, Welcia-BHG and online at Lazmall.
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