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Bioderma Sebium Hydra Moisturizer Review

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My sister introduced me to this brand a few years ago. I have used a couple of products in the past from this brand including their famous Sensibio H2O Micellar Water, but after reading reviews on the internet, I tried their Sebium Hydra moisturizer. This is my review of the moisturizer.

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About Bioderma

In 1977, pharmacist Jean-Noel Thorel started the Bioderma brand, and Bioderma has come a long way since then. Throel came up with a skincare line in collaboration with renowned biology and dermatology specialists. The idea behind the skincare range was that the product should not treat the skin, rather the range should work with the skin's biology to repair and improve the skin's function. Today, Bioderma has over 50 patents.

What Is Bioderma Sebium Hydra?

The Sebium range is designed for people with combination to acne-prone skin. The formula has a Fluidactiv™ patent. The formula helps fight against sebum thickening, "to keep pores from becoming clogged and to minimise the risk of blemishes appearing". The brand claims that the product keeps the skin moisturized for 24 hours. The Bioderma Sebium Hydra is non-comedogenic.

Ingredients

The product has the following ingredients:

AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, XYLITOL, BIS-PEG/PPG-16/ 16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/ SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYSORBATE 80, DISODIUM EDTA, ALLANTOIN, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE, CERAMIDE 3, RHAMNOSE, GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT, DODECYL GALLATE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). [BI 217]

About the Ingredients

FunctionIngredientsWhat Exactly It Does

Antioxidant

Tocopheryl Acetate, Dodecyl Gallate

These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.

Skin-identical ingredient

Glycerin, Ceramide 3

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.

Soothing

Allantoin

These help decrease the discomfort on the skin.

Antimicrobial/antibacterial

Cetrimonium Bromide

These ingredients help control the growth of micro-organisms on the skin.

Chelating

Disodium EDTA

These ingredients help keep the formula stable.

Emollient

Paraffinum Liquidum/​Mineral Oil/​Huile Minerale, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bis-PEG/​PPG-16/​16 PEG/​PPG-16/​16 Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.

Emulsifying

Bis-PEG/​PPG-16/​16 PEG/​PPG-16/​16 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Cetrimonium Bromide

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.

Moisturizer/humectant

Glycerin, Xylitol, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Propylene Glycol, Rhamnose

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.

Perfuming

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum)

Add fragrance to the product.

Preservative

Cetrimonium Bromide

These help maintain the longevity of the product.

Solvent

Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Paraffinum Liquidum/​Mineral Oil/​Huile Minerale, Dipropylene Glycol, Isohexadecane, Propylene Glycol

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.

Surfactant/cleansing

Bis-PEG/​PPG-16/​16 PEG/​PPG-16/​16 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Cetrimonium Bromide

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

Price of the Product and Packaging

The product is priced at INR 1135 (USD 18.90) for 1.33 Fl. Oz. (40ML). It comes in a plastic tube packaging. The packaging is very minimalistic and travel-friendly.

The Product

The moisturizer is extremely lightweight, white in color and has a very light fragrance. The fragrance reminds me of any other medical moisturizer. It is not at all overpowering. On application, the moisturizer immediately blends into the skin, and you can feel the difference almost instantly. The moisturizer doesn’t feel greasy on the skin after application, which is a major advantage. After application, the skin feels softer and hydrated.

How to Use the Product

I generally like to apply the moisturizer after using cleanser and toner and before applying sunscreen in the morning. The moisturizer can be used both in the morning and night skincare routine. I use the moisturizer at night time after I have cleansed and toned my face.

Pros:

  • The moisturizer is extremely moisturizing and lightweight.
  • The moisturizer is non-comedogenic.
  • The effect stays on for almost 8-10 hours on my face.
  • It blends into the skin almost instantly and is non-greasy.
  • The packaging is travel-friendly.

Cons:

  • I couldn't think of any cons with regard to this product.

Personal Opinion

The moisturizer makes my skin feel very soft after use. I think it is extremely hydrating and lightweight. The moisturizer is specially designed for people with combination skin, so without causing any acne, the product is able to make a difference on my skin.

I can feel the effect of the cream for about 8–10 hours after use which is also a great deal. It is a great moisturizer for my skin type, which is a combination skin type. I give this product 5 out of 5 for its instant moisturizing effect.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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