What does the company claim?
Bioderma SÉBIUM MOUSSANT foaming gel gently cleans, limits the secretion of sebum, and purifies the epidermis. The exclusive fluidactiv* complex rectifies and regulates sebum quality. The patented natural D.A.F.** complex raises the skin’s tolerance threshold. Good cuntaneous and ocular tolerance.
• A gentle cleansing base without soap
• It gently cleanses the skin without stripping ensuring excellent coetaneous and ocular tolerance.
• Complex Fluidity ®
• It helps regulate sebum production and sanitize the skin.
Day after day, your skin has a gentle cleansing that also regulates excess sebum to help leave skin clear and radiant.
Directions for use:
Apply on wet skin, work into foam. Rinse well and gently dry. Use morning and evening. Can be used as shaving foam
This product is packaged in a thick transparent plastic with a pump dispenser. Since it is transparent, you can see how much is left. It has a very alluring look about it, but nothing very special. The pump delivers a very little amount of the product, which is enough for one-time wash. This is a standard 200 ml bottle. It is not very travel-friendly as the pump dispenser doesn’t have a cap, so it might spoil your bag.
The pump dispenser:
Aqua, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl palmata, PEG-40 Glyceryl Cocoate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Sulfate Coceth, PEG- 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Copper sulfate, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Sodium Chloride, Xylitol, Fructo-Oligosaccharides, Mannitol, Rhamnose, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance)
My take on BIODERMA Sébium FOAMING GEL 200 ML
My mom’s dermatologist is a big fan of my skin. He doesn’t forget to admire the texture of my skin each time I take my mom to his clinic. So this one time he handed over this face wash to me – not for free though. My mom was totally against buying it as she asks me to use natural products and not expose my skin to chemicals. However, since the doctor admires my skin, I didn’t listen to my mom and bought this anyway.
According to the instructions, you’re supposed to foam a small quantity of this ‘Purifying Foaming Gel Sébium’ in hand and apply smoothly. Massage on damp face. Rinse thoroughly. Finally, dry your face without rubbing but by dabbing with a towel. I followed the instructions very well.
The doctor said this face wash would keep my skin glowing for at least 7 hours. I have a very normal skin, which tends to get a bit oily in summers. The first time I used it my skin felt pretty dry. It was stinging. Such issues tend to occur when you use new skin care products. So, I gave it the benefit of doubt and kept using it every day and night religiously.
On the third day of usage, I started seeing some changes in my skin. I was happy, as usual. However, the next day when I woke up, I was looking like “Om Puri.” You guys know Om Puri, right? His skin has pits on his skin. It was a nightmare for me. I literally cried a lot that day. In addition, my mom was showing off her “I told you so” behaviour. Anyway, that’s really irrelevant.
This product broke me out. I wonder how come I always come across such products. My skin took more than a few weeks to recover but, truth be told, my skin has lost its originality. 🙁 Now I seriously wish I could throw this on my dermatologist’s face. It might be a good product but it just didn’t suit my skin. Still, I cannot recommend it to anyone after this appalling experience
Would I recommend?
Based on my experience with this product, I will not be able to recommend it to anyone.