Spring may officially be here and the temperatures may be slowly creeping up, but one thing that isn’t changing is the dry, damaged skin winter left me with. I tried nearly a dozen different creams and serums that promised to protect and keep my skin hydrated, but to no avail. Thankfully, a little over a month ago I was introduced to Bioderma and their Hydrabio line, and all that changed. Not only did it help me combat the dryness common to cooler months, but it also gave me a rich youthful glow as an added bonus.
The idea behind the Bioderma Hydrabio line is scientific in nature, as it’s designed to stimulate the skin’s cellular capacities and reactivate the natural hydration process that is disrupted by weather, pollution and stress. I used a total of five products from the Hydrabio line, and after a 4 weeks of adding them to my facial regimen, I honestly wouldn’t give up any one of them. Here’s a quick look at my routine using the products, to help give anyone looking for healthier, more youthful skin a leg up in the never-ending battle against aging.
To begin, I start by cleansing with Bioderma’s Hydrabio Milk, an extremely gentle yet effective cleanser that despite its prowess as a dirt and makeup remover, still leaves your skin feeling soft and full of moisture.
After cleansing, my next step is to lock in the moisture with Hydrabio Serum, which instantly soothes and relieves any tightness or dryness you may have. The serum again utilizes Bioderma’s Aquagenium biological patent that retrains the skin to activate its natural moisturizing capacities. I recommend using Hydrabio Serum both day and night right after cleansing. You can use the serum alone as a base under your makeup but I choose to use a secondary moisturizer to further reduce any possibility of dryness.
Following the serum, I use either the Hydrabio Light or the Hydrabio Rich. The Hydarbio Light is for normal to combination skin and the perfect base for makeup. I generally use the light in the morning for all day protection from the elements. For nighttime use, I use the Hydrabio Rich, designed for dry and very dehydrated sensitive skin. After a full day in cold windy weather, nothing mosturizes like Hydrabio Rich. Unlike so many other mosturizers I’ve tried, after a full day up against the elements or a full night of sleep, both the moisturizers stays put, penetrating deeply but also leaving a protective layer that keeps your skin feeling soft and radiant.
And while I may be discussing it last, Sensibio H2O is one of the best products you will ever add to your beauty routine (and unlike anything you’ve ever tried). Sensibio H2O micellar water lets you remove even the most stubborn makeups, but unlike other makeup removers, it does so without irritating or drying your skin. Simply soak a cotton pad and gently rub over your face and eyes and re-apply until you cotton ball comes away clean for Sensibio H2O to work its magic. I generally use it in the evening after a full day of makeup wearing as it instantly refreshes my skin. It can, however, be used in the morning, evening or even in the afternoon if you need a quick refresher. There is no need to rinse after use either, so it is ideal to take with you wherever you travel to ensure you keep your skin clean and clear.
If you’ve never tried Bioderma or any of their products, I simply can’t recommend them highly enough. Each product line has a specific purpose that’s designed to work with your skin to combat environmental stresses, aging, and other factors that alter the biological makeup of your cells. Each Bioderma product fulfills its purpose perfectly, both in the short-term and long-term, and they fully exceed expectations. To learn more about Bioderma and their Hydrabio line, head over to the official Bioderma website.