Dry Skin’s New BFF | Bioderma Hydrabio

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According to Bioderma, dehydrated skin is the most commonly cited skin problem. Women want smooth, radiant, plumped up skin. With this in mind, Bioderma developed the new Hydrabio range, and I was pretty damn excited when I got the invitation to attend the launch.

The Hydrabio range offers intense hydration properties due to a Vitamin P and Apple seed extract which claim to “stimulate the activity of Aquaporins, the natural channels allowing water flow within the skin”.

Hydrabio Perfecteur SPF 30

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Initially I was a bit confused as to the actual function of this Smoothing moisturising care and Radiance Booster. As I deduced from the name and by using it, I decided that it’s basically a lightweight moisturising cream with SPF that has a slightly pearlescent, skin blurring effect (thanks to soft focus, fine powders of pearl). It gives a subtle iridescent finish to the skin and doesn’t leave skin feeling dewy, which is what I associate with a slight shimmer. Because of that I was able to use it as a primer and it worked well too. It gets the thumbs up from me as a fancy sunscreen – not only does it protect your face from UVA and UVB rays, it also provides a blurring effect. The tube is nice and hygienic, with a pump that dispenses the optimum amount of product for use each time so no wastage! I love clever packaging.  R319.95 for 40ml.

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Hydrabio Crème – Riche 

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This moisturising cream is for dry to very dry, sensitive skins. As face creams go, it’s okay. It gave me a few pimples and I didn’t see much in terms of hydrated skin. R319.95 for a 50ml jar.

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Hydrabio Masque

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This moisture mask is the business and I would recommend it as the standout product in this range. I took it with me to use on holiday (I always take some form of face mask in case me and my family want to get rowdy with a face mask party) and was super impressed. The directions say to use it every day for the first week and then once or twice a week thereafter. I followed the instructions diligently and used it as per the recommended time of 10 minutes, sometimes even leaving it on for longer. Then I had a brilliant idea to apply some organic rosehip oil to my skin first before applying the mask. Well, this just enhanced the way it performs and it’s the only way I use this mask now. When all the goodness has soaked in, just dab off the excess. You don’t have to go rinse it off. R249.95 for 75 ml.

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Hydrabio H20

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Along with the face mask, this product is a superstar. I actually stopped using micellar water a while ago because I felt that my skin was too dry, and the micellar water was contributing to said dryness. I love a good micellar water cleanse because its quick and painless and was quite bummed to be doing away with one of my favourite products. When I laid eyes on Bioderma’s Micellar Water for Sensitive Dehydrated Skin, I swear my eyes turned into little hearts. hydra6

I love this micellar cleanser, because it does what the beloved Sensibio H20 variant (the one with the pink cap) does, but is for dry, dehydrated skins. And I can use micellar water now! R199.95 for 250ml or R299.95 for 500ml.

Bioderma is vailable at selected Clicks & Dis-Chem stores, independent pharmacies and Dermatologists.

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