One of my favorite things to do during shoots with multiple makeup artists present is looking through each other’s kits (with permission of course!). When I was still affiliated with a brand, we did a beauty editorial for Metro featuring each participating brand’s Fall looks, and we had to take shifts because we were sharing models (poor model! LOL.).
Barbi Chan (crazy funny Barbi) went ahead of me (she was still with Maybelline back then) and before turning over the model to me, she asked if I wanted her to remove the model’s makeup before she left. I offered to do it since I knew she was in a hurry, but she insisted and I was glad she did because it was through her that I discovered the magic that is Bioderma. “Mabilis lang ‘to, sis!”, she said, pulling out a few cotton pads and what looked like a bottle of water. True to her word, it took only a few quick swipes of a cotton pad soaked in Bioderma to erase what was easily two inches of makeup (you know how Fall collections are all about dark eyes and bold lips).
The best part? The cleanser didn’t leave the model’s face all slick and oily the way other heavy duty makeup removers would—making reapplication of makeup difficult—yet it was able to cut through all those layers of makeup as if it were made of oil (oil is the number one enemy of makeup, that’s why hardcore makeup removers are mostly oil-based and why those with oily skin end up with no makeup at the end of the day). Barbi raved about the cleanser and said I would love it, too, leaving behind her bottle for me to keep since she had hoarded bottles from her last trip (hoarding goes hand in hand with being a beauty junkie).
Digital Traincase is selling the 500 ml bottle for P1,200.
Thankfully, our days of hoarding Bioderma from Hong Kong/France/Amazon are over because it is available at Digital Traincase (I hear it is selling out fast, so you may wanna buy while you can or wait for them to restock). Sol thoughtfully sent me a small bottle, which fits perfectly in my downsized makeup kit (something I’ve been meaning to write about, too), although I think I’ll have to buy an industrial sized bottle soon because I love this so much that I’m loath to put it in my kit (mine! LOL).
Even if you don’t pile on the makeup, this is a good bedside cleanser to have especially if you’re prone to laziness like I am. You can use this to wipe your face clean if you’re in bed already and are too lazy to go to the bathroom, turn on the tap and wash your face (the label says “sans rinçage” = no rinsing necessary). I like how it makes my face feel “washed” and doesn’t leave a filmy, sticky residue that still makes my face feel unclean typical to no-rinse cleansers (I’ve never gotten used to using no-rinse cleansers because of this).
From the label:
Créaline H2O garantit un nettoyage en douceur du visage et des yeux. Les micelles permettent une élimination des impurétes tout en respectant l’équilibre cutané. Les actifs apaisants et décongestionnants préviennent les sensations d’irritation. Excellente tolérance. Sans parfum.
Créaline H2O assures gentle cleansing of the face and eyes. The micelles (formed when soap/detergent molecules are bound to water) allow removal of impurities while maintaining skin balance. Active ingredients soothe and declog pores without irritating skin. Excellent (skin) tolerance. Fragrance-free.
Imbiber un coton. Nettoyer/démaquiller le visage et les yeux. Sécher délicatement.
Apply product to cotton, clean/remove makeup from face and eyes. Dry gently.
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