I have been meaning to write this for some time but never got around to it. Fortunately, a special offer at my local Beauty Boutique counter that includes the Sensibio micellar solution, wipe and moisturizer in one reminded me of it so I thought I’d write a comparison between the two products and let you know which one I prefer and would recommend.
Today, I’m bringing you a quick chat comparing the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution that comes in 100ml, 250ml, and 500ml sizes as well as the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Wipe that comes with 25 sheets, enough to last a month. I’ve used both over the last couple of years, but really do have one preference over the other. Interested in finding out which one I like and prefer?
Both the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution and the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Wipe do a great job at removing your makeup at the end of the day. For most, it comes down to preference and convenience – it’s a lot easier to pack makeup wipes rather than a bottle which not only takes up space, but if you plan on bringing a carry-on only, you have to keep the 100ml restriction in mind all the time, but some like the gentler feel of removing makeup with makeup remover rather than the occasional “scrubbing” motion of using a makeup wipe. To make it really simple, I’ll break down the pro’s and cons of both options.
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution
Trusted, and beloved by pro makeup artists, and models around the world since its inception 20 years ago, you know that this product is the “real” deal. It is a constant presence gracing backstage and forever glued on the hands of makeup artists around the world should give you an idea as to why it’s such a beloved item. And you would think such a popular product would cost and arm and a leg, but fortunately, the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution is incredibly inexpensive and nowadays, are so much more accessible with distribution at Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall. A couple of years ago, you would have to book a trip to Paris, and purchase 6 double packs to last you until your next trip to Paris, but not anymore!
|Available in a variety of sizes so that you can pick and choose for different occasions||Requires using a cotton pad or makeup remover cloth which is an additional cost|
|Removes makeup gently, and minimal “rubbing” or “wiping” motion required||Larger sizes may prove challenging to travel with if bringing a carry-on only.|
|No odour/smell||Starts at $19.95/bottle for an everyday size|
|Removes all kinds of makeup, including waterproof makeup|
|Leaves the skin feeling even more moisturized|
Bioderma Sensibio Makeup Wipe
The popularity of the liquid version meant that a more convenient, and travel-friendly alternative was very much in demand. So when I spotted the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Wipe, I was super excited. I am a big fan of using makeup wipes because I travel often, and I like to use the wipes to spot clean my brushes daily as well. Being a big fan of the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution, naturally I had to purchase the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Wipe as well.
To be quite frank, I was a little disappointed by this product as it doesn’t deliver the cleanliness, and superior result with minimal work the way the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution did. I still bought it a couple of times but I felt that I had to complement using this product with the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution
|Available in 1 size only, a 25 sheet count||No additional makeup removal tool required! No cotton pads or makeup towels needed.|
|Ideal for travel with minimal risk of spilage||Does not remove makeup as effectively, particularly on waterproof and long-lasting makeup formula|
|Great to spot clean makeup brushes after being used on the face||Makeup wipes are a bit “dry” and requires a little more force when wiping the makeup off, or at least using another makeup remover to wipe excess makeup|
|Has a slight scent/odour|
Do you have a preference between the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Solution & Wipes? Which one do you prefer and why?