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This post is way overdue. My reason? Products need to be tested overtime before you can talk about them, especially if they are for sensitive skin, like mine.

Bioderma products don’t portray themselves as skincare. Instead, they address themselves as a dermatological laboratory. It claims the know-how for sensitive skins, sensitive dehydrated skins, dry skin, oily and mixed skin, hair and scalp, baby skin… There’s more, but you get the point. It caters to a variety of skin types and different areas of your body that are usually susceptible to skin problems.

I would love to try their hair and scalp products as the weather in this part of the world, with humidity levels reaching 80 percent, can severely harm your scalp.

I must mention why I am writing this post. When it comes to my skin, I have seldom trusted products that aren’t backed either by medicine (herbal or otherwise), come recommended by my dermatologist, or have earned sufficient credibility in its tenure as a skin product to reckon with. That is why I was interested in trying their products and sharing with you what I thought.

There are too many over the counter (skin) products that claim to work. But, you have to resist falling into that trap.

In this post, I am going to talk about Bioderma products that attempt to take care of severe dry skin, sunscreens and a cleanser called ‘H2O.’ The Bioderma Nourishing Cream for very dry sensitive skin and the Bioderma Ultra-rich Soap for Severe Cutaneous Dryness does what it says – takes care of dry skin. Long after your shower, the soaps still seems to be doing its magic. I have my mom, who, with age, suffers from more dry skin than myself. She too, liked the soap. She approved the cream too. Unlike most creams, it works all day long. One go in the morning, and you are good for the rest of the day.

Next is the Photoderm Max — sun protection by Bioderma. We tried the SPF 50 Ultra-fluid Suncream and SPF 100 Suncream which boasts of very high protection from the sun for intolerant skin. What I liked about these two products is that they are non-sticky. I am not very happy soiling my handbag and car seats with oily sunblocks (needless to mention that they spill over from your arms). This one stuck to me.

Then again, some doctors (dermatologists) say that you don’t need more than SPF 20 to protect your skin. If you plan to be out in the sun, you have to slather sunscreen every couple of hours anyway if it has to work. So, I am going to stick to the SPF 50 Ultra-fluid suncream.

The last product is the cleanser — Sensibio H2O by Bioderma, which is a cleansing solution. It really feels like you are cleaning your face with water. I currently use a heavy cream-based make-up remover by a mass produced brand. And, I have also tried a very strongly fragrant make-up remover by a high end one, which really doesn’t feel right to use on my skin only because it smells so strong. It feels wrong to put something on your face that smells like perfume, you agree?

The H2O by Bioderma is a good cleansing option compared to the one that I currently use for sure. My skin mantra is either use products that are as close to nature as possible (Ayurveda or herbal products). If not, use products backed strongly by the science of dermatology.

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  1. Maher October 8, 2012

    thanks for the clarifications on BIODERMA products line

    my wife asked me to get her some H2O Sensibio Cleanser
    but i couldn’t find this product in near by drug stores … do you know where this product is available (in Abu Dhabi..)
    the one she has had been purchased fro a lebanese beauty shop in Beirut.

    hope you can help me find that product

    Maher Fayez EL – Daouk

    1. shwetadembla October 11, 2012

      Dear Mr. Daouk,

      Thank you for visiting Dubai in a Frame. BIODERMA products are available in most pharmacies here (in Dubai). However, please allow me to get back to you on where she can buy it in Abu Dhabi. It should ideally be available in most pharmacies there too. May I email you on the email address provided?
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      Best Regards,
      Shweta Dembla

      1. Happyflying April 17, 2014

        Where can I buy H2O Sensibio Cleanser Pink bottle in Dubai ?
        My friends got it for me from Paris but
        I m running out of stock 🙁
        Id like to purchase in Dubai if you sell 🙂
        Thank you

    2. shwetadembla October 17, 2012

      Dear Mr. Maher,

      I found out about the BIODERMA products in AD.They are available in Boots and Bin Sina in Abu Dhabi.

      Hope you get it!

      Best Regards

  2. Happyflying April 17, 2014

    Where can I buy H2O Sensibio Cleanser Pink bottle in Dubai ?
    My friends got it for me from Paris but
    I m running out of stock 🙁
    Id like to purchase in Dubai if you sell 🙂
    Thank you

  3. Ngah Derick July 27, 2014

    Hi thanks for the explainations I am in the united states now and will be moving ovrr to work in dubai for sometime I do use the bioderma lotion but don’t know exactly where I can get it while in dubai.if u could please find it out for me .thanks

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