While not sponsored, this post features a product included in a subscription box that I received as a press sample.
When I first saw the contents of the June 2015 BDJ Box*, in my head, I asked — Why are the samples so tiny?
I had a feeling that many people will not appreciate that the box contains mostly 5ml tubes of moisturizers. But being the moisturizer junkie that I am, I felt happy that I can now try out other products that Bioderma has to offer. Prior to getting the box, the only Bioderma stuff I’ve used are two variants of their micellar water cleansers.
For most of August, I will be road testing most of the Bioderma products in the box. I’ve actually already started around the 3rd week of July and have finished the Sensibio DS+ Creme, which I loved.
Sensibio DS+ Creme is one of the few products that first caught my attention. Based on the Bioderma website, the cream should be able to combat the proliferation of irritants, reduce redness, soothe irritated skin, and eliminate scales. My bare face doesn’t look like it’s struggling with all of those right now, but I am a tretinoin user. I’ve been using the latter for years and my skin has already built tolerance, however, my face still looks a taaad pinker compared to my neck and still occasionally gets dry and irritated.
When I first used it, I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t as heavy as I expected it would be. I was expecting that it might be like Physiogel Cream which is quite thick and really emollient. Sensibio DS+ Creme has a cream-gel consistency and it sets fast. In less than a minute after application, I could no longer see a layer of moisturizer sitting on my skin. My face looks like there’s no moisturizer on it, but it looks really really supple.
It also made my face feel velvety to the touch. It’s not exactly as soft and smooth as baby’s skin but really close! I also noticed that I had been waking up to a significantly less oily face and I didn’t get post-moisturizer application sweats.
As far as moisturizing effectiveness goes, I can’t really assess how good it is
for dry-skinned people because I have oily and relatively hydrated skin most of the time. What I can say for sure is, it reduced the redness around my nose and my overall ‘facial pinkness’. It also minimized the appearance of micro-flakes (that usually appear when I accidentally over apply tretinoin, retinol, and other chemical exfoliants.
This moisturizer complements the rest of the skin care products I regularly use. If I didn’t have a hundred other moisturizers to finish, I would purchase a full-sized tube ASAP.
Nonetheless, I looked for it in SM Beauty just to see how big (or small) the regular tube is. Unfortunately, SM doesn’t carry it. It’s also not available at Zalora. So, I’m guessing I could only find this at dermatologist clinics. Know that I am willing to go out of my way to look for it if it ever happens that I would badly need a moisturizer for flakes and redness.
If your skin is oily and you need a moisturizer for irritated skin, I highly recommend this.
Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, PIROCTONE OLAMINE, GLYCERYL UNDECYLENATE, CLIMBAZOLE, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, CETYL ALCOHOL, CARBOMER, SCLEROTIUM GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL. [BI 488V2]