Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution Review

While checking for reviews on IMBB, I was extremely surprised to see that this product had not yet been reviewed. Bioderma, A French pharamacy brand, is known for its revolution art Micelle solutions which have taken the beauty world by storm. The better known versions in this range are the fragrance free Bioderma Sensibo and Bioderma Crealine. Bioderma Sebium is again a Micellar water. However, it is targeted towards oily skin.
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The Product:

Purify and cleanse your imperfection-prone skin with the BiodermaSebium H2O, a regulating, non-rinse micellar water cleanser.
Designed for those with combination to oily skin, the soap-free formula can be used on the face and other imperfection-prone areas of the body, such as the chest and back. Sebium H2O cleanses the skin in depth, and improves the quality of sebum production with the patented Fluidactiv® complex.
The non-comedogenic cleanser removes impurities using micelles, which micro-emulsify and remove impurities without drying the skin out. It guarantees perfect cutaneous tolerance, leaving the skin is left looking clear and feeling fresh.
Use twice daily, in the morning and in the evening. Soak a cotton pad with the Sebium H2O solution, and cleanse the face and eyes. Repeat with more cotton pads until they come away clean. The solution is no-rinse, but you should gently dab your face with a clean towel after use.

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AED 69 = INR 1250 approx


It comes packaged in a transparent plastic bottle with a snap-on lid. The lid cannot be screwed open, which I found out once my little one poured half the bottle in a mug and I couldn’t put it back in! So it is leak proof and safe for travel. The spot is fairly wide,  so one needs to manually control the amount of liquid pouring out!

My experience with Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution:

The runny blue tinted liquid looks just like water and does the work of a water-less makeup cleanser and toner. You take the product on a cotton pad and wipe off makeup. Since it has fragrance, it is not the most ideal of products to be used around the eye. However, the instructions on the packaging do not dissuade one from using it around the eye area. It removes all makeup very effectively. However, waterproof mascara takes way more effort than is tolerable. Since I do not prefer to use waterproof mascara, I was okay with this. But for someone who does, this is not the best choice for removing it.
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The product, as I mentioned earlier, is targeted towards oily skin people as it does certain amount of sebum control. The product did not break me out. Nor was it too harsh on the skin.

I tried using it regularly initially, however, I find using cleansing oils as a more calming, quicker and effective way of removing makeup. So I stuck with my cleansing oils and used this for removing swatches from arms or lipstick from face (while doing pics for the upcoming reviews). It leaves a strange yucky taste on the mouth, a big turn off;  though it is extremely effective in removing the most stubborn of lipstick stains.

This product has fragrance ; however, the fragrance is not an appealing kinds, its more medicinal kinds. So, I really don’t know why they bothered putting it there in the first place.

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To sum this up for you:

Pros of Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution:

  • Extremely effective in removing stubborn makeup like waterproof range of makeup or lipstick stains – except waterproof mascara.
  • Easy to carry – travel friendly bottle
  • Does not break you out
  • Isn’t harsh on the skin
  • Non-greasy – no residue is left on the skin
  • Works as a toner as well
  • Works towards controlling sebum – minimally
  • Alcohol free!

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Cons of Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution:

  • The fact that it has fragrance may be a turn off fr some. Also, not ideal for eye-makeup removing.
  • Ease of availability

IMBB Rating: 4/5

I found the product just okay; maybe as I love cleansing oils as opposed to this way of removing makeup. However, having said that, I feel it does do a pretty decent and effective job of removing the makeup and managing your skin.

Will I repurchase Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution?

Honestly, I’ll probably try the Sensibo or Crealine range instead of this as they are fragrance-free.

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7 thoughts on “Bioderma Sebium H2O Micelle Solution Review

  1. I have never tried any kind of micellar water, I want one and I want one cleansing oil too
    which one do we get here in India?
    And pouring it into the mug! phew!

      1. For Micellar water – try the Bioderma Sensibo – the small bottle is available on Nyka.

        Cleansing oil – There is Bobbi Brown, MAC, Sephora, Clarins (I personally don’t recommend Clarins coz it has mineral oils which can break you out) in India. I would suggest you to try MAC – its fairly good. And if you ever get your hands on it – try Shu Uemura cleansing oil – thats THE Best!

    1. Sumera, I have deducted points for the fact that it didn’t work effectively on waterproof mascara and that it had a weird taste on the lips. I can’t deduct points for the fragrance since its clearly marketed by the Company stating that it has fragrance! But it definitely is effective. I would like to try the other 2 variants too – Crealine and Sensibo.

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