Bioderma Crealine/Sensibo H20 Review!

Ever since my adventure in Paris with my girlfriends in November, I’ve been on a hunt to get my hands on a bottle of Bioderma Crealine/Sensibo H20 solution.  My uni friend Jess stocked up on a few bottles whilst we were out there and gushed about how incredible it was at removing makeup and even mentioned that it is all that is used backstage at catwalk shows to remove the models makeup – so I couldn’t resist!

It sounded like a miracle cleanser so I popped it on my Christmas list, in the hope that Santa would bring me a few bottles of this magic water.


And he did! Santa (my Mum) bought this online (I gave her a few links to online French chemists & eBay stores where it was available) and I jumped for joy when I opened this pressie.  I was ridiculously excited to try this out and even considered putting loads of makeup on, just so I could take it off again (how sad!). 

I have been using it for two weeks now and I must admit that it is love.  I was very wary at first because the main ingredient is in fact water and it says H20 in the name, so I thought it might be a con because its practically just a bottle of water, but I was wrong.  Even though it has no fragrance or colour, it is more than water because it removes all of my eye makeup incredibly well, without irritating my sensitive eyes.  I squeeze out a splurge of this liquid onto a baby-wipe or cotton wool pad and soak my eyes in it for a few seconds and then gently sweep away.  It normally takes about five small squirts to remove one eye of heavy makeup (mascara, black eye liner, eye shadow, glitter) – if I’m just wearing mascara it takes about four squirts to remove both eyes. 

One thing I love about this is that it is so perfect for sensitive skin and how it literally does feel like water – I don’t feel like I’m using any harsh, pore clogging ingredients when I use this, yet it still manages to remove eye makeup better than any other cleanser that I have tried.  Normally my eyes feel quite sore and irritated after removing my eye makeup in the evening, but with this my skin feels really fresh and smooth. 

The only con I can find with this is that its only available in French chemists, which means that it is very difficult to get hold of – of course you can purchase it online, but for a price.  In France (I think) this retails at about 9 euros for two bottles (if you find a good, cheap chemist), but you are looking at about 15 euros per bottle if you buy online.  My advice would be to get a French friend to ship you some over, or stock up next time you visit on holiday.  My sister is going to France in March with her boyfriend so I am going to try and convince her to bring me back a few bottles for when I run out. 

Have you ever used Bioderma’s famous cleanser before?  What is your favourite eye makeup remover?




  1. January 7, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    I've never used Bioderma makeup remover before but I have seen a lot of blog posts about this so I am probably going to give it a try! 🙂 x

  2. January 7, 2012 / 5:10 pm

    I've been wanting to try this for AGES, your review has just confirmed to me that I need to grab a bottle :).

  3. January 7, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Ah I want this so bad too! I am going to Paris in February so will definitely be bringing some back with me 🙂

  4. January 7, 2012 / 5:19 pm

    I may have to try this, considering I can't use any eyemake-up as removing it makes my eyes swell up! Great review, x

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:28 am

      Oh my! That must be so annoying! Let me know if you try it and if it works for you 🙂 xx

  5. January 7, 2012 / 5:42 pm

    looks amazing! but must be a pain if it's only available in france

    chlo @chlowitty blogs
    having a little giveaway too!

  6. January 7, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I really want to try this. I keep reading so many good reviews recently, I am tempted to buy it online!
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  7. January 7, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    That cleanser sounds amazing. I need to research into trying to get my hands on it.

    My favourite cleanser for getting rid of eye makeup/face makeup has deffinatly got to me the famouse liz earle cleanse and polish, hot cloth cleanser.

    Great post!

    My fashion/beauty blog.


  8. January 7, 2012 / 10:44 pm

    I saw this in one of our drugstores not long ago. I only didn't buy it because I wanted to use up similar products that I already own. I can't wait to buy a bottle to try! So glad to hear you like it. 🙂

  9. January 8, 2012 / 1:25 am

    yes! i'm using it at the moment and I love it sooo much. I went to Paris and bought 2 of the Bioderma bottles. and i regretted; i should have bought more!

  10. January 8, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    The more I read about this the more I want this product in my life. I wonder if it qualifies as a good enough excuse for a little weekend trip to France, though?

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:31 am

      HAHA YES! Weekend trip to Gay Parreeee to stock up on wine, cheese and Bioderma! I can't imagine anything better!xxx

  11. January 8, 2012 / 8:23 pm

    I would love to try this stuff as I've heard soooo much about it. I just wish it was easier to get hold of here in the UK!


    • January 12, 2012 / 11:30 am

      They should bring it out in Boots, I can imagine it doing SO well there! xx

  12. January 9, 2012 / 12:38 am

    I freaking love Bioderma Sensibio H2O. It is the best I ever used. You can also buy it in Poland. That's were I get it from.

    ♥ ♥

  13. January 9, 2012 / 1:26 am

    I am desperate to try this, I really need a new eye make up remover because for some reason my Liz Earle still leaves me with dark circles when I wake up 🙁

  14. January 10, 2012 / 7:53 pm

    use this, very cool, is at us in the pharmacy fortunately (Hungary)

  15. January 10, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    It is also available in Poland in chemists. I am Polish and I buy a few when I go to visit my parents. Let me know when you need some and I can get them for you next time I go 🙂 xxx

    • January 12, 2012 / 11:29 am

      Ah amazing! I might just have to hold you to that, haa! xxx

  16. January 11, 2012 / 12:02 am

    I live in the UK but in fact I am french so I know quite well Bioderma.
    And even though I used to love Crealine H2O for years and found it quite gentle with my sensitive skin, I stopped using it because it dried out my skin too much. It was impossible to hydrate my skin, especially the eye area.
    Have you ever tried using oil based make up remover ? They are very efficient, don't dry out or clog the skin, and are gentle with sensitive skin.

    Claire and the Frog fashion blog

  17. January 14, 2012 / 11:31 am

    No problem 🙂 Love to help a fellow Bioderma lover 🙂 x

  18. January 18, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    I use Bioderma Sebium H20 and I like it very much.

  19. January 22, 2012 / 12:20 am

    i'm english and i have lived in france for almost 8 years now i'm starting up my beauty and home baking blog in french at the moment (i will give you the address as soon as i have launched it) if ever you want me to send you a few bottles or any other french products you would like to try. don't hesitate to ask maybe in exchange you can help me out by getting hold of products only available in england?

  20. February 26, 2012 / 1:00 am

    My favorite products to have a clean skin after a day wearing make-up. I'm lucky to live in France 🙂 you can easily find in Paris 2x500ml bottles for 20 euros

  21. May 22, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    I just bought my first bottle on ebay. 🙂

  22. May 31, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    Hey! Have you seen this video about skincare and makeup? The result is really amazing!

  23. January 19, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    am i the only one in the world to think that it does have a scent? I have the crealine h20 and I think it smells metalic, I wonder if any of the other versions are like this?

  24. May 20, 2013 / 10:20 am

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  25. June 12, 2013 / 9:28 am

    Thanks for sharing this great article! I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. It is extremely helpful for me. I hope you post again soon

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