Dry, sensitive skin? Try this skin saviour

The world and its mother has been singing the praises of Bioderma Sensibio H2O but I haven’t heard much about the other Bioderma products. Something has caused my skin to go haywire again lately (breakouts, dry, tight, uncomfortable and flaky) and none of my traditional products were working, so I set off to find some serious sensitive skin soothers.

I headed to Dischem because their Clarins products are a lot cheaper, and immediately grabbed an Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream for sensitive skin and a HydraQuench Rich Cream to combat the dryness. I’ve been using HydraQuench for a while but I have the one for normal to dry skin and it just wasn’t winning the battle. Then while browsing around, hoping to spot some Decleor, I discovered the Bioderma Sensibio Soothing Mask for sensitive and intolerant skin.

This mask is an intense soothing and moisturising treatment for dry, tight, sensitive skin. You apply a thick layer and leave it to work for about 15 minutes, then rinse or remove the excess with cotton wool. I found my skin drank it up so entirely that there was basically nothing left to remove, so I just gave my skin a wipe with the Clarins Extra Comfort Toning Lotion and applied my new face butter (aka the HydraQuench Rich Cream, which has the thickness of margarine…I will do a review).

The mask helps to soothe redness and tightness, helps re-build the cutaneous barrier and raises the skin’s tolerance threshold. It did an amazing job of immediately eliminating the dry, tight feeling and my skin felt properly moisturised for the first time in days. It says to use this once or twice a week, but I have been using it every second day (roughly three times a week) as an intensive treatment. If your skin is sensitive I really recommend this product to calm and soothe your woes away. And at R159 it is really great value for money as well.

*All products available at Dischem. Bioderma is also available on Rubybox and Style36. Just a note, I paid R260 for the Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream and R460 for the HydraQuench Rich Cream at Dischem.

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6 thoughts on “Dry, sensitive skin? Try this skin saviour

  1. Pink Peonies says:

    I used to have dry, sensitive skin a few months back when I was on meds. Bioderma is the only brand I could use, all the other skincare products I owned (L’Oreal, Clinique, Garnier) burnt my skin like crazy. It was horrible. I absolutely loved their Atoderm Nutritive Nourishing Cream, did wonders for my skin!

  2. Loren says:

    I sometimes get that dry skin feeling – like its so dry that you scared to smile/laugh in case your face cracks 😦 I’m definitely going to give this a try now! πŸ™‚

  3. StefanieOdile says:

    I use Hydra Quench and that same toner and love it! Combined with Clarins Alpine Herb cleansing milk my skin has been transformed. Good to see it works for other people too, really speaks for Clarins as a brand πŸ™‚ x

    • Mother City Mom says:

      It really is the only thing that works for me, no matter what else I try. Strangely the HydraQuench has so much fragrance but it doesn’t bother my skin at all, even though it is sensitive. And I am in love with the smell of it πŸ˜€

      • StefanieOdile says:

        I agree, I was weary of the scent in all their products but it doesn’t seem to irritate most people who suffer from fragrace sensitivity. I don’t even suffer from it but it’s generally something to be careful with I suppose. Yei clarins!

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