For years now, I have loved trying out new skincare - my skin naturally isn't the best and so I do have to take really good care of it. I have recently been trying out the Bioderma Pigmentbio skincare collection, which has been created to reduce the appearance of dark spots and prevent their reappearance. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and the products target melasma, hyperpigmentation, lentigines and age spots, as well as brightening the complexion at the same time. Let's get into the products themselves...
The first step you would use is the Bioderma Pigmentbio Brightening Micellar Water* (£10.80 for 250ml). Both morning and night, apply this onto a cotton pad or reusable pad and swipe it gently across the skin. Micellar Waters are great for removing makeup, toning and refreshing the skin, but don't fall into the trap of not using a cleanser as well, as micellar waters do remove makeup and residue from the skin, but they don't cleanse it. The formula is enriched with depigmenting active ingredients and micelles to free the complexion from impurities whilst also brightening and soothing the skin for restored, natural luminosity. I find this the perfect wake-up call in a morning as it feels super refreshing as soon as you apply it to the skin, prepping it for further cleansing and hydration.
For the actual, deep cleansing step in your routine, the next product is the Bioderma Pigmentbio Brightening Cleanser* (£15.00 for 200ml). This product is multi-use and can be used on both the face and body to gently lift and wash away dirt, grime and bacteria to ensure it can help to start evening out the skin tone. The Brightening Cleanser contains AHAs (Citric Acid) which are renowned for their exfoliating properties to get rid of any dead skin cells, thus evening out and smoothing the skin. When you apply this to the skin, you can feel the little tiny micro beads which are what help to gently exfoliate the skin and I noticed immediate brightness and a healthy, even skin tone. The formula is enriched with Coco Glucoside and Glyceryl Oleate which adds hydration to the skin to leave it feeling silky soft and supple - and that is before we have added an actual moisturiser! I would recommend to use wet skin, both morning and evening, and you can even apply a thicker layer and leave it on the skin for longer as a face mask.
For morning moisturisation, I then use the Bioderma Pigmenbio Brightening Daily Care SPF50+* (£18.50 for 40ml). This comes in a tube with a push-down applicator so you can control the amount of product you are dispensing. This daily moisturiser combats uneven skin tone, dark spots and age spots, powered by LumiReveal technology, which regulates the skin's production of melanin. Excessive melanin production is what causes irregularity in skin tone, forming dark patches and imperfections, so this works amazingly well at reducing that, and not only reducing it, but stopping it from returning, with continued use. I think it is fabulous that Bioderma have made this an SPF50+ formula, protecting the skin from damage from UVA/UVB rays, as here in the UK we so often forget to add sun protection. I love how glowy this makes my skin look after each application and the formula is lightweight but hydrating and so it sinks into the skin almost immediately and keeps it moisturised throughout the day. This is to be used in the morning after cleansing the skin and I found that my makeup sat a lot better on it, and it worked a little like a primer, so that is always a bonus!
For a more concentrated skin treat, I would recommend using the Bioderma Pigmentbio Brightening Pigmentation Corrector* (£23.00 for 15ml). This brightening, Vitamin C serum uses the LumiReveal technology to target the three biological stages that cause hyperpigmentation and boosts the skin's resilience to that process. Addressing melanin-filled cells as well as areas of inflammation, the technology regulates the melanin production for a more even skin tone. The Corrector comes in a little glass bottle complete with a pipette-style applicator and on the first use, you press it firmly to release the Vitamin C powder and then shake for 10 seconds to mix the formula. You then apply five drops every evening to the face and neck after cleansing in the evening, and before you apply a night cream. It is a lightweight gel to cream formula that glides effortlessly onto the skin and gives up to eight hours of hydration, keeping it locked in and super soft.
The final product in the regime is the Bioderman Pigmentbio Brightening Overnight Care* (£20.00 for 50ml), a gel cream formula that comes in a pot. The Overnight Care Face Cream is full of nutrients that work overnight whilst you sleep, as this is when your skin is most receptive to repair and regeneration. The formula prevents the skin's melanin production from going into overdrive, especially after being outside in the sunshine and is enriched with Vitamins C and E that act together to boost brightening and protect the skin's barrier. Much like the Brightening Cleanser, this too has a gorgeous, cooling sensation on the skin as soon as you apply it and even though it is a thicker formulation, it still absorbs instantly in the skin, which I love as I hate that tacky, sticky feeling you can get with some skincare products. This is obviously the final step in the routine, so you use it as the last product, whether you are using the Pigmentation Corrector or not. When you wake up in the morning, your skin will look and feel so much brighter, fresher and healthier.
You can find the Bioderma Pigmentbio collection online at Naos here.
All the Loves,
*These items were gifted to me, but all opinions are my own