Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Micellar Solutions Sensibio H2O by Bioderma Review

Hello dear make-up enthusiasts~! ^___^

Do you have sensitive / intolerant skin and still haven't found the right make-up remover yet?
If so, fear not!

Today i'm gonna review an amazing product which might be the answer for you! This product is sold worldwide every 5 seconds! How cool is that? :D

Meet the 1st cleansing water : the micellar solutions Sensibio H2O from Bioderma

Have you heard of "Bioderma" before? It's actually a pretty well-known brand overseas. As in Indonesia, it has just started to be available in Guardian Stores since September 1st, 2013 and unfortunately not all of the products, only the Sensibio H2O. If they sell well, then the Bioderma team will bring more of their products later on to Indonesia.

Since many Indonesian people are not familiar yet with Bioderma, here are my conclusion on the product knowledge taken from the official website to enrich your information.

What exactly is Bioderma?

Bioderma is an independent laboratory based in Lyon, France, develops and markets, in close collaboration with dermatologists and renowned institutional research centers (CNRS, INSERM, CHU, Universities, etc.), dermo-cosmetic products intended for medical prescription and medicinal consultancy. Bioderma is among the most frequently prescribed laboratories by French dermatologists and is now present in more than 70 countries.

What is Sensibio H2O?

* At the cutting edge of innovation, Bioderma has pioneered micellar solutions. Specially formulated for sensitive, normal to dry skins, the Sensibio H2O micelle solution gently cleanses face and eyes. It removes water-resistant make-up.

* The micelles contained in its formula effectively micro-emulsify impurities while maintaining the skin's balance (soap-free, physiological pH).

* Soothing and decongesting active ingredients prevent the feelings of irritation often caused by cleansing.

Sensibio H2O guarantees excellent cutaneous and ocular tolerance (tested under ophthalmological supervision).

* Fragrance-free. Alcohol-free. No Phenoxyethanol.

How to Use Sensibio H2O?

* Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H2O and cleanse the face and eyes to remove any make-up, repeat the application until the cotton pad remains clean.

* Sensibio H2O needs no rinsing, however it is essential to dry your skin by dabbing your face with a clean towel.


Do not apply Sensibio H2O by hands to remove make-up from your face, always use cotton pad. It's designed to be used with cotton pads as you can see on the picture below, when you sweep off your face with Sensibio H2O applied on the cotton pad, the oil, dirt and make-up will all be lifted and stick on the surface of the cotton pad instead.


Sensibio H2O is available in 2 sizes, 100ml dan 250 ml. Mine is 250 ml. The packaging is made from a quality light-weight plastic material. The bottle is simple and transparant so it's easier for us to see the amount of product we have left inside.

The bottle comes with a flip-top pink colored plastic cap.

Texture, Color, Scent

With no fragrance, colorant and alcohol added, Sensibio H2O really resembles mineral water. Very watery texture with no color and scent at all.


250 ml - 180.000 IDR

100 ml - 110.000 IDR



Cleansing Power Test

When i attended Bioderma Skin Class, Mr. Tan Yi Chieh (Bioderma Asia Pacific Trainer) explained that many Indonesian people might not believe how powerful Sensibio H2O is because of its water-like texture but he convinced us that the product is really gentle and powerful indeed.

I did a test to prove its cleansing power! Let's see~ :D

I applied various make-up products onto my hand, from BB creams, foundations, eyeliners, eyebrow pencils and lipsticks all from Asian to Western brands.


First thing first, this product is really, really gentle!!! It surpised me. (\(O__O)/)
I don't have sensitive skin BUT most make-up remover products will usually leave my skin not comfortable, but this product is different. This is the real deal. No kidding! *love love*

As for its power, i'd say it's pretty powerful, but not too powerful. By the first swipe it's capable of getting rid the BB creams and foundations, most lipsticks on the second and the eye products on the third. There are still some better products when it comes to power than this product BUT this is really the gentlest one!!!

I did another test on my face. This time, i used make-up for 12 hours straight from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Now let's see how well Sensibio H2O getting rid of my make-up!

It only took me 3 cotton pads to get rid all of the make-up. Whoa~ Super easy and gentle! >__<

All clean and ready to sleep! :)

Conclusion of Overall Performance :

Bioderma Sensibio H2O really suitable for those with intolerant skin and even sensitive skin because it's really gentle. It doesn't contain any harmful ingredients, fragrance-free, alcohol-free and colorant-free. Simple packaging and really easy to use. I really recommend this product as your daily make-up cleanser. As for those who often use heavy make-up, you might want to use a more powerful make-up cleanser. All in all, this is simply the best make-up remover i've ever tried, i use this product regularly now!

Pros :

+ Balanced pH
+ Soap-free. Fragrance-free. Alcohol-free. Colorant-free
+ Fast and simple (non rinse)
+ Suitable for even those with sensitive skin
+ Easy to get (available on Guardian stores)
+ Pretty affordable

Cons :
- Do not suitable for getting rid of heavy make-up (not that powerful)

Thanks a lot for visiting dear beauty enthusiasts!
Until then, take care! :D

~ Nita Desilia Tannawi (@nitartstudio)


  1. lagi booming nih bioderma, harganya brp sih nit?
    jd penasaran jg meskipun ud apakai shu uemura T_T

    1. yg 250 ml 180 rb, yg 100 ml 110 rb, Wie :D iyaaa wajar lg booming banget, baru masuk indo sih... cleansing oil shu lebih kuat kayaknya ya? tp ini lembuuuut banget beneran, ayok cobain, ga bakalan nyesel. hehehe~ XD

    2. Bisa untuk kulit sensitive donk kalo lembut.
      Kok di kotaku ga ada yang jual ya. udah aku chek di guardian kmrn.

    3. Bebe : iya bisa, emang formulanya khusus dibuat untuk kulit yg sensitif sekalipun kok :D kamu tinggal di kota mana? setau aku Bioderma baru available di Jakarta aja, kota2 besar lainnya di Indonesia katanya akan segera menyusul, sabar ya dear! :)