Bioderma Review: 11 Best and Worst Products

Is Bioderma a good brand? Why is it recommended by Dermatologists all over the world? Has this thought been on your mind? Then this post is for you. This post features some of the Best Bioderma Products you’ll need to try. We’ve tried even one of the products mentioned in this post.

Bioderma Brand Overview

Bioderma is one of the leading French Pharmacy Skincare brands whose formulations are gentle and effective. The brand is based on eco biology whose principle is to preserve and strengthen skin health. It’s a dermatologist-recommended brand and its products are available worldwide. They have high-quality targeted skincare and haircare products that you might not want to miss out on.

Bioderma has specific ranges that target specific skin types and concerns.

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  1. Sebium – Oily, Combination, Acne-Prone Skin.
  2. Sensibio – Normal & Sensitive Skin.
  3. Atoderm – Normal to Dry, Very Dry, Sensitive, Irritated & Atopic Skin.
  4. Pigmentibio – For Hyperpigmented Skin.
  5. Cicabio- For Damaged & Weakened skin.
  6. Photoderm – For photoprotection.

All the products reviewed are purchased by us. Some of the deluxe sample-sized products are bought from Smytten App.

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Bioderma Products Review

1. Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant

Bioderma_Sebium-Gel-Moussant

Product Type: It’s a gel-based face wash to gently remove impurities from the skin.

Ideal For: Combination & Oily Skin Types.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Methylpropanediol, Disodium Edta, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Peg-90 Glyceryl Isostearate, Lactic Acid, Laureth-2, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance.

Texture: A bright blue color, moderately thin gel wash.

Fragrance: Strong aquatic fragrance that resembles men’s grooming products.

My Experience:

I certainly liked using this face wash. It’s a refreshing, evening face wash that cleans the skin well. It’s non-drying on my combination skin and I love how instantly it makes my skin soft and fresh. The face wash produces a mild lather, yet just a pea-sized amount was enough to clean my face. It washes off easily and doesn’t leave behind any slippery residue. The Gel Moussant is said to be Non-comedogenic, Paraben Free and Hypoallergenic. It contains SLES, I don’t mind it though. Overall, it’s a pretty great face wash that serves its purpose perfectly.

Rating: 4/5

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Price*: ₹404 for 45 ml | $9.99 for 3.38 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

2. Bioderma Atoderm Gel Moussant

Bioderma Atoderm Gel Moussant

Product Type: It’s an ultra-foaming, soothing gel cleanser that relieves skin issues caused by dryness while purifying it for a fresh morning.

Ideal For: Dry, Irritated, Sensitive, Atopic Skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl, Glucoside, Peg-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Disodium Edta, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose.

Texture: It’s a runny cleansing gel. The Atoderm Gel Moussant contains Copper Sulphate like the Sebium variant as well, giving the gel a beautiful sea blue color.

Fragrance: It’s a fragrance-free product.

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My Experience:

It’s very gentle, non-stripping, and soothing on the skin. It foams up nicely with just a tiny drop of the gel. The gel is very runny hence you need to be careful while squeezing the tube. Otherwise, you end up with more product which isn’t needed. Performance-wise, it was pretty much similar to the Sebium Gel Moussant. It cleans well, washes off easily, and leaves the skin soft to the touch.

The Atoderm variant is fragrance-free, paraben-free, and additionally contains Niacinamide to strengthen skin barrier function. The Sebium variant can be a tad bit more purifying than this. As suggested by the brand, I would say pick the Sebium variant if you have oily-combination skin and the Atoderm variant if you have dry sensitive skin.

Rating: 4.5/5

Price*: ₹599 for 200 ml | $9.99 for 3.38 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

3. Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant

Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant Face Wash

Product Type: It’s a gentle, soothing, soap-free cleanser to clean your skin of impurities.

Ideal For: Sensitive Skin Types

Ingredients: Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Propanediol, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Citrate, PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate, Laureth-2, Fructooligosaccharides, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate

Texture: Clear runny gel, similar to the sebium gel.

Fragrance: Fragrance-Free.

My Experience:

Just like the other two, this also cleanses the skin without drying out the skin. It gives a clean soft skin finish. In terms of gentleness, this stands in between the two. So anyone with any skin type can use it. This is also the cheapest among the two for the quantity they offer. I’ve used this face wash throughout the year and thoroughly loved it.

Honestly, all three face washes from Bioderma are so good. Get the one based on your skin type and the season. For summers and oily skin, sebum is perfect. If you have sensitive and extra dry skin, get the Atoderm Moussant. This Sensibio Moussant Gel can be used by all skin types.

My Rating: 4.5/5

Price*: ₹449 for 100 ml | $10 for 3.3 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

4. Bioderma Sensibio H20

Bioderma Sensibio H20

Product Type: Sensibio H20 is a fragrance-free, alcohol-free water-based micellar water. It is formulated with soothing micelles, DAF-patented complex, and cucumber extracts.

Ideal For: All skin types including sensitive skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Disodium Edta.

Texture: It’s just like water. Clear and Runny.

Fragrance: The product is formulated without added fragrance. It has a barely detectable chemical scent.

My Experience:

This is the most popular of all Bioderma Products. Most of them associate the brand with Micellar Water. It’s a water-like clear solution that’s highly effective in removing all sorts of makeup, sunscreen, and skin impurities. It’s a heavy-duty cleanser but is extremely gentle on the skin.

I just soak a cotton pad with the micellar water and gently wipe it on my facial skin. It never irritated or tingled on my skin. It can remove waterproof makeup as well, provided you let the micellar water work for a second or two. Unlike others, this doesn’t dry out the skin and is perfect as a morning cleanse as well. No doubt, this is definitely one of the Best Micellar Waters out there that can be used as a part of Double Cleansing. I’d highly recommend it.

Rating: 5/5

Price*: ₹509 for 250 ml | $12 for 6.7 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

5. Bioderma Sebium H20

Bioderma Sebium H20

Product Type: Sebium H2O is a micellar water designed to purify the skin and eliminate excess sebum.

Ideal For: Oily, Combination & Acne Prone Skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Sodium Citrate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Sulfate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cetrimonium Bromide, Fragrance.

Texture: Water-like runny liquid. It has a pale blue hue to it, due to the Copper Sulphate in it.

Fragrance: It has a fresh cucumber-like fragrance. Nothing overwhelming sorts.

My Experience:

It works similar to the Sensibio H20. It’s great at removing makeup and cleanses the skin as well. The main differences are this has fragrance (a nice one though), color (due to copper sulfate), and Zinc Gluconate which is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that is great for oily and acne-prone skin. This micellar water helps to keep your pores clean and leaves your skin fresh and matte. I liked both. Sensibio is a bit more gentle than this. Pick one that suits your skin type. Both are equally good.

Rating: 4.8/5

Price*: ₹499 for 200 ml | $12 for 8.4 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

6. Bioderma Atoderm Creme

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Creme

Product Type: It’s an ultra-nourishing face and body cream to soothe and repair sensitive skin.

Ideal For: Normal, Dry, Dehydrated & Sensitive Skin.

Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Myreth-3 Myristate, Steareth-21, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Xylitol, Mannitol, Rhamnose, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Niacinamide, Glucose, Fructooligosaccharides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract.

Texture: A white cream with a medium thickness. Spreads and blends into the skin easily.

Fragrance: It’s a fragrance-free product and doesn’t smell anything in particular.

My Experience:

This is a really good dry-skin moisturizer. It instantly tackles roughness and dryness and leaves the skin intensely nourished. I like to use this on my dry skin days in my PM routine. It helped me wake up with soft supple skin. The cream has both occlusive and hydrating properties. It locks in moisture and prevents Transepidermal Water Loss.

The cream is very emollient and has an initial tacky feel on the skin. But that subsides in a few seconds. I love that this is both a face and body cream and can be used by anyone – babies, children, and adults. The formula is Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free, Non-Comedogenic, and Hypoallergenic. Its pricing is also much better than other new Indie skincare brands. If you plan to use this solely as a face cream, it’s going to last you for a year as just a pea-size is enough for each use. I’d recommend this no-fuss moisturizer for dry skin types.

Rating: 4/5

Price*: ₹660 for 200 ml | $17 for 6.7 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

7. Bioderma Sebium Hydra

Bioderma Sebium Hydra

Product Type: Sebium Hydra is a soothing and moisturizing cream for skin that is weakened by dermatological treatments.

Ideal For: Acne-Prone skin, undergoing acne treatments like Retinoids, Tretinoin, Benzyl Peroxide, etc.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Bis-peg/Ppg-16/ 16 Peg/Ppg-16/16 Dimethicone, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 80, Disodium Edta, Allantoin, Fructooligosaccharides, Mannitol, Propylene Glycol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Ceramide 3, Rhamnose, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Dodecyl Gallate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Fragrance (Parfum).

Texture: A white, thick creamy gel-cream formula. The silicone base is quite prominent.

Fragrance: It claims to contain added fragrance. There is a barely detectable scent. It could easily pass off as a fragrance-free product.

My Experience:

This is yet another popular cream from Bioderma. Its texture is much lighter than the Atoderm Crème. While the cream had a nourishing skin feel, the Sebium Hydra has a notable silicone feel to it which gives the skin a soft-to-touch finish. It gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t have a sticky finish. The finish is comfortable and perfect for daytime use on dry skin.

This is not for oily skin types as it would be heavy and greasy for them. The Sebium Hydra has soothing Ceramides, Allantoin, and Vitamin E. It is targeted for acne-prone skin that’s dry and irritated from harsh acne treatments. I am not using any such treatments. But I felt that this was less nourishing and I doubt if it’ll soothe the skin compared to the crème. At the end of the day, both had similar moisturizing abilities.

The price of the Sebium Hydra is crazy expensive for the function it performs. It’s a nice cream overall, but it’s not worth the price. You could easily get the Atoderm Baume if you need something with Ceramides.

Rating: 3.8/5

Price*: ₹1195 for 40 ml | $24 for 1.3 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

8. Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume

Product Type: It is an intensely nourishing balm that relieves itching and irritations rapidly

Ideal For: Atopic, Dry and Damaged Skin.

Ingredients: Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum/​Mineral Oil/​Huile Minerale, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Sucrose Stearate, Canola /​ Canola Oil /​ Huile De Colza, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Beta-Sitosterol, Xylitol, Zinc Gluconate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Palmitamide Mea, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Rhamnose, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide NP, Mannitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceramide AP, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Ceramide EOP

Texture: Thick creamy texture that absorbs fairly well.

Fragrance: No scent.

My Experience:

This is one of the best ceramide creams when it comes to repairing damaged skin. It took just a couple of uses to heal my over-exfoliated skin. I would call this a miracle product. Excellent to be used in conjunction with harsh medicated acne treatments, chemical exfoliators, and retinol. It soothes and reduces redness & irritations caused by those products.

It’s also insanely good at tackling dryness and flakiness – given that it’s loaded with humectants and emollients. It can be used by all skin types, except oily and acne-prone skin as they may find it to be heavy. Otherwise, it’s safe even for delicate baby’s skin and recommended by dermatologists all over the world.

My Rating: 4.8/5

Price*: ₹786 for 75 ml | $22 for 16.7 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

9. Bioderma Cicabio Arnica+ Cream

Bioderma Cicabio Arnica+ Cream

Product Type: Bioderma Cicabio Arnica Cream is a skin treatment cream that quickly reduces feelings of discomfort on the skin.

Ideal For: Inflamed, Irritated Skin

Ingredients: Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Propylene Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Capryloyl Glycine, Cetyl Palmitate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Zinc Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Apigenin, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phospholipids, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-3, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate

Texture: White, thin texture that is quick-absorbing and lightweight.

Fragrance: Fragrance-Free.

My Experience:

This is an underrated gem, in my opinion. Recommended by my Dermatologist For Damaged Skin, this cream provided instant relief as it claimed. It reduced inflammations caused by chemical exfoliators, repaired damaged skin barrier,s and restored the skin to its natural state. It also reduced the redness of my angry pimples and calmed them down.

The texture of this cream is more pleasing to use than the Baume – as it’s light on the skin. But then it’s not very hydrating, so you should use a separate moisturizer with this cream, unlike the Baume.

If you are looking for an Arnica Cream For Instant Relief of any kind of damage to the skin, this is the best. Arnica is a natural ingredient that has excellent wound healing, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. This cream also contains Zinc which is good for fighting acne-causing bacteria and Apigenin which is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging ingredient.

My Rating: 4/5

Price*: ₹1,099 for 40 ml

*price at the time of publishing

10. Bioderma Pigmentbio Foaming Cream

Bioderma Pigmentbio Foaming Cream

Product Type: It’s a brightening cleanser that promotes the reduction of dark spots.

Ideal For: Pigmented Skin.

Ingredients: Aqua/​Water/​Eau, Citric Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Magnesium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Cellulose Acetate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Methylpropanediol, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Benzoic Acid, Propanediol, Acrylates/​Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lysine, Azelaic Acid, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Fragrance (Parfum)

Texture: Pearly cream with teeny tiny gritty particles.

Fragrance: Floral soapy scent.

My Experience:

This is an exfoliating cleanser with Azelaic acid. Azelaic acid is great for reducing pigmentation. But in a cleanser form, I don’t think it would do much.

The Pigmentio Face Wash cleans the skin well and gives a nice refreshing cleansing experience. Skin feels instantly fresh and bright. But that’s about it. The particles in the cleanser can be a bit harsh if you put more pressure while massaging. It’s not good for everyday use.

I used this as a weekly clean-up cleanser but I don’t see myself purchasing it again.

My Rating: 3/5

Price*: ₹878 for 200 ml | $19 for 6.7 fl oz.

*price at the time of publishing

11. Bioderma Node Fluid Shampoo

Bioderma Node Fluid Shampoo

Product Type: It’s a gentle everyday cleanser that respects the hair and scalp balance to bring back shine and suppleness.

Ideal For: All Hair Types for everyday rinse.

Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylyl/capryl glucoside, Peg-150 Distearate, Peg-6 Caprylic/capric glycerides, Peg-15 Cocopolyamine, Sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, Lactic acid, Sodium citrate, Caprylyl glycol, Quaternium-80, Propylene glycol, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fructooligosaccharides, Sodium hydroxide, Fragrance.

Texture: It’s a honey-colored runny liquid. It gives you the notion to use more products but then you don’t need to. I had six 10ml packs. So I could easily use one pack for one wash for my mid-length hair.

Fragrance: It has a unique scent for a French pharmacy product. Some may like it and some may not. I loved it. It smells fresh and nice. Strange I know, but it smells a bit like Vetiver and reminds me of Soultree Shower Gel that I used years ago.

My Experience:

Well, it’s a gentle sulphate free shampoo. It produces a mild lather when mixed with a bit of water. I took like 30 ml of water poured the entire sachet and mixed it. After wetting my hair with water, I spread the liquid all over my scalp and massage it gently. That way you won’t need a lot of product yet still give a nice cleaning effect. It rinses off fairly well. Sometimes I do feel a film left behind like those moisturizing gel face washes.

The shampoo is meant to not strip your hair of oils and it does that. It’s very gentle and don’t expect it to give squeaky clean results if you are prone to have dandruff, lots of dirt, or oils on your hair. It’s a mild cleanser for sensitive scalp. I would say it is exactly what it claims. So pick this, if its claims are what you need for your hair. It’s good for someone who washes their hair quite often and needs a gentle shampoo. To me, it’s quite expensive and not easily available, so I might not buy it.

Rating: 3.5/5

Bottom Line

No doubt, Bioderma is a great brand with amazing products. Especially those with sensitive, damaged, and irritated skin types should try out their products. Their sunscreens are known to have high PPD and are highly efficient in protecting the skin. If you are someone with skin issues, I’d say, not to experiment with newer Indie brands and pick this solid French pharmacy brand.

Have you tried any products from Bioderma? Share your favorites and your experience with their products in the comments section below.