10 January 2018

Bioderma Hydrabio Masque Review

Dia daoibh!
If you follow me on >Snapchat< or >Instagram Stories< you will know that I have been suffering from dehydration - my lips are cracked, my skin is tight and my body is, in general, lacking in the H2O department (I blame the Christmas and New Year celebrations....).  I've been using the Bioderma Hydrabio Mask and wanted to share my thoughts as there are not as many masks available for dry or dehydrated skin as there is for say the likes of oily or blemish prone skin. Here we go.
So, first up; the claims.  Bioderma state that the Hydrabio Mask provides deep-down, long-lasting moisture during periods of extreme dehydration. Second on the list of ingredients is Glycerin (also known as "glycerol" if you want to keep an eye out for it when you're buying a new skincare product) - an ingredient that attracts water to your skin from the air around you and locks it into the skin. It's a skincare ingredient that is compatible with all skin types and people of all ages so I was delighted to see it was high up in the list of the Hydrabio Mask.  Although the mask does contain fragrance, there is no offensive smell (barely detectable in fact) and thankful didn't seem to have a negative effect on my skin.
It is advised to use the mask daily for the first week and then as often as you need it after that.  It's advised to be used regularly at the beginning so that something called the "Aquagenium biological complex" can re-train the skin to generate the hydration essential to its natural balance and to lock it in on its surface..... Now I don't know about all that.  In my opinion just whack it on for a few goes in a row and see how your skin is feeling after that.
Personally, the mask reacted very well with my skin.  Please keep in mind that skincare will work differently on my skin than yours so don't take this as me swearing that it will work for you!!  It left my skin feel super soft and looked and felt plumped and thankfully it eased the tight feeling of my skin..  It's advised to apply a thick layer and leave on for 10 minutes.  The thing about this mask is that is doesn't "set" or harden on the skin.  The consistency of the mask is a mix between a lotion and a cream so it stays feeling moisturised whilst on the skin.  It basically just looks like a moisturiser that isn't fully rubbed in yet!
You can remove any excess with a cotton pad.  Personally, most of the mask actually absorbed into my skin (I'm tellin ya.... dehydration central over here!!) but after about 2 weeks of using it on and off there has been a bit left over afterwards.  In the application instructions it says to remove any excess product with a cotton pad but I really didn't like this as it seemed to go bitty on my skin which I hope you can see in the image above. If I do want to remove it completely from my skin, I wipe it off with a warm facecloth and moisturise after.  The mask is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic so is suitable for those with sensitive skin also.
The Bioderma Hydrabio Masque is priced at a quite reasonable €13 and is available in most pharmacies nationwide.  You can buy online from >Cloud10Beauty<


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