Bioderma Crealine H2O

Monday, March 24, 2014

I'm definitely no stranger to micellar waters. I've made my way through the UK's various offerings over the past couple of years and while I've enjoyed using them, Bioderma has always sat at the very top of my to-try list. Unfortunately, it's not the easiest thing to get hold of in the UK (although it is starting to pop up in some pharmacies, especially in the South!), so I made a mental note to grab a bottle during a recent trip to Paris. This stuff is a cult favourite in the beauty industry and has a very loyal following, so I was excited to finally put it to the test myself.

Bioderma is a gentle, water based cleansing makeup remover. To use, you simply soak a cotton pad and wipe over your face - fuss free and easy! For more stubborn eye makeup it takes a little longer - it helps to hold the cotton pad down for a few seconds to help dissolve the makeup before swiping away, but generally this stuff does a great job of ridding my eyes of even waterproof mascara. This is a makeup remover rather than a cleanser, so I make an effort to follow up with a more traditional cleanser to make sure my face is squeaky clean. However, for lazy (or slightly tipsy!) evenings, the Bioderma alone does the job well enough.

For me, Bioderma beats other the micellar waters I've tried because it's so ridiculously gentle yet effective at the same time. Other offerings have been either a little too harsh and stung when I've used them around the eyes, or been gentle but not quite up to par in terms of makeup removal. Using Bioderma feels exactly like using water, except much more effective. My only wish is that it was more readily available - I'd love to be able to pop to Boots to stock up when my current bottle starts running low, the way I do with my L'Oreal or Vichy versions - however it's easy enough to find online. I'm pretty sure that it works out cheaper to buy from France (I think I paid around ten euros for a 500ml bottle from City Pharma), so I'm kinda kicking myself for not filling my suitcase full of the stuff when I was in Paris! I think it's safe to say that I'm definitely a Bioderma convert. 

You can find Bioderma online at Escentual, Amazon and John Bell & Croydon, among others. Prices vary.  


  1. I love Bioderma! Super gentle yet affective xx

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  2. I am a die hard Bioderma fan, that being said I have just started using the Garnier version and I have to say it's pretty good!
    xxx Claire

  3. I'd love to try Bioderma, heard so many good reviews about it. Currently using the L'Oreal Micellar Solution which I do like, so that one must be even better.
    Becka | This Is My World

  4. I love Bioderma, but I personally think that some of the dupes coming out at the moment are just as effective! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  5. This is on top of my wishlist, I am currently using the L'oreal micelair water but I am not quite a fan of the bottle. This looks just great :)

    Melane | Oh Sweet Remedy

  6. I wish I loved this as much as everyone does. I prefer Taaj or the L'Oreal micellar solution because I found Bioderma slightly soapy but thinking about that experience now, I think it might have been because I used the one for combination/oily skin.

    Maybe the original formula is better suited and more effective. I should probably give it a try.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?


  7. I love Bioderma, I've tried a few different ones but I think it's definitely my favourite although I'm not sure why!

    Jennie xo |

  8. I've been using Bioderma every day since I got it over a year ago. I love it! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  9. I love bioderma, although the l'oreal version works great for me too (: xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  10. i know it's such a blogger staple but there's a reason for it! it's still my favourite millar water/eye makeup remover i've tried. i do like the vichy one as well though, but the garnier one, while it's a lot more affordable it definitely doesn't remove eye makeup as easily as bioderma. while i like trying new things i think i'll always keep some bioderma around because it's so reliable.

    little henry lee

  11. Bioderma is the only micellar water that I have tried and I have been using it for years. I just don't see the need to try another one, especially now that it is easily accessible in Australia.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  12. This sounds brilliant - although I've only recently tried the Nivea Micellar Water.

    Laura - Laura's All Made Up ♥

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  13. I've heard so many good things about Bioderma! I wish we had access to this in the states! Lovely post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  14. I've heard so much about Bioderma but haven't tried any of the cleansing waters yet...I know I'm a bit behind but I will get there! :)

    Layla xx


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