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Skincare for acne prone oily skin: Bioderma Sébium

I have suffered from acne prone skin for the majority of my adult life. I admit I have jumped around and used different kinds of products for lack of knowledge. It has taken several trials and errors, several skin reactions and burns to finally discover the right types of products that are appropriate for my skin type. A a makeup wearer and lover of all things beauty, taking care of my skin and using the right oroducts for my skin type is very crucial “Snatched skin equals snatched makeup”.

Finding the right products that adequately removes dirt and still keeps your skin looking hydrated and moisturised is difficult but never fear, I am here to help.

Am sure you thought to yourself “what in the world is Sébium?” after reading the title of this blog post. Never fear, let me break it down.

“Cambridge dictionary defines “SEBUM” as an oil-like substance produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin that makes hair shiny and prevents skin from becoming dry”

Bioderma describes Sébium as “Oily blemished skin”. “The skin changes during puberty; it becomes thicker, shiny and less soft. The more or less significant blemishes that appear sometimes continue through to adulthood.”

The Bioderma Sébium range directly acts on Sebum quality thanks to the “Fluidactiv patented complex. This range consists of moisturisers, toners, face cleansers for that all round daily routine. These products are specific to “skin weakened by drying treatments, acne prone skin, blemished skin, combination or oily skin”.

Bioderma Sebium H2O

This product is designed for combination, oily or blemished skin. It is a cleansing and makeup removing water that gently removes dirt and purifies the skin. It has a little bit of a scent to it but nothing off putting, it is hypoallergenic, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.I especially love this product because it:

  • Cleans the skin without drying it. It even cleans stubborn mascara
  • Purifies pores and leaves the skin feeling refreshed

It comes in 100ml, 250ml and a 500ml bottle and can be found on Lookfantastic website.

“Sébium H2O is the 1st specific make-up removing micellar water for combination or oily skin that mimics the natural composition of the skin for perfect make-up removal and total respect for even the most sensitive skin.

Thanks to the Fluidactiv patented sebo-correcting complex, it biologically regulates sebum quality to keep the pores from becoming clogged and clear up the skin.

Enriched with purifying agents, zinc gluconate and copper sulphate, Sébium H2O purifies the skin and limits sebaceous secretion.

In my opinion, this product works far better than the Garnier Micellar water because It cleans deeper and feels kinder to the skin. I have run through 2 bottles of this product already, that goes to show how much I love it.

Bioderma Sebium Purifying Cleansing Foaming Gel

I must say this is my favourite face wash of all time and trust me I have used a lot in my life time. This foaming gel is a soap free formula for acne prone, combination and oily skin types. It limits the formation of blemishes and regulates sebum quality plus it is very gentle on the skin. It has no off putting smell and it comeswith a pump.

“Enriched with the brand’s proprietary sebo-correcting Fluidactiv™ complex, the Sébium line offers treatments that directly act on sebum quality. Harnessing the powers of purifying agents Zinc Sulphate and Copper Sulphate, the soap-free foaming gel helps to regulate and limit sebaceous secretions and unclog congested pores without stripping or drying out skin.”
  • It is formulated with non irritant substances
  • It can be used on other imperfection prone areas of the body such as the neck, chest and the back
  • It is soap free, colourant free, paraben free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
  • It comes in either a 200ml or 500ml bottle. Definitely get the 500ml bottle if you are interested in this product as you will need to use it morning and night. This product can be purchased from Lookfantastic website.
Bioderma Sebium Mat Control, Shine Control Moisturiser

This product basically does what it says on the tin. It is a mattyfying moisturing treatment for oily, acne prone skin. It keeps your skin looking mat and smooth whilst keeping the oils away by directly acting on sebum quality.

This 8-hour Mat & Smooth Technology treatment acts on the skin tobiologically regulate shine, refine the skin texture and tighten pores. TheFluidactiv™ patented complex regulates the sebum quality and also prevents the appearance of blemishes.

You get 30ml of product, it is paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. If I had to moan about one aspect it would be the quantity of oroduct you get. I wish this product came in a larger size as it tends to run out quite quickly.

Overall verdict: the products I mentioned above have been tried and tested and I fully recommend them. Bioderma also has a range of products for dry skin types, pigmentation and sun famed skin and off course normal skin. Definitely check out the full Bioderma range here and please share your thoughts below.

Thank you to Bioderma and Chase Pr for Gifting me these items, I love them so much.

Until next time, thank you for stopping by.



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