I’ve never been good at taking care of my skin and have always made the same mistakes over and over again. “Don’t go to sleep with your make up on!”, “Don’t pick at your spots, Natalia”, “Remember to always put sun cream on your face when leaving home”. These were some of the sentences my mum would always repeat to me when I was younger – and when I was not so young as well – but I always failed to do so.
However, lately I’ve been trying to force myself to take more care of my skin as I know that this will pay off when I’m older. Therefore, I did my research and looked up for products or brands that would be perfect for my type of skin. After reading several of my favourite blogs I found out about Bioderma. Well, to be more precise, I had heard about this brand before but never tried any of their products. So when I was in Barcelona during the Christmas holidays, I headed to my usual pharmacy and bought two products from the french skin care brand. The first one was Sébium H2O, a micelle solution for combination or oily skin – yep, you’ve read well, I have combination to oily skin – and the second product was Sébium Pore Refiner, a corrective concentrate for dilated pores.
I will first start talking about the micelle solution. What should I say? Hmm… It’s ok. It does its job or tries to. If your looking for a glorious product that will make your make up disappear in one go, this is not for you. Honestly, I had the feeling that I was using just water to take clean my face… And you know that this can be very painful. That’s the reason I really cannot understand all the raving about this product some years ago. Why would you use this product when there are loads of other ones that are much better and leave your skin feeling perfect?
On the other hand, the Pore Refiner is worth the money. I usually put it on just after lathering my face with my La Roche-Posay Effaclar K(+) and I can immediately see that it matifies my skin and tries to minimize my horrible pores. And it lasts for a long time, which is always good! So thumbs up for this one!