In this post, I want to share on my trial of the Bioderma’s Sebium Range new products- Bioderma Sebium Mat Control (moisturiser) and Bioderma Sebium Lotion (new toner). For two weeks, I had set aside all other products that I regularly use (mainly toner and moisturiser) and diligently follow through a regime using just Bioderma’s Sebium Range.
The products are non-drying or too strong for my skin which makes it suitable for daily use in the morning and/or evening after cleansing my face. Since my face is a combination of oily and dry (T-Zone) area, I am particularly careful when it comes to application of facial products.
Firstly, a simple introduction of the Sebium Range, Bioderma’s FluidactivTM Patent is the only patent in the market that biologically regulates quality of sebum similar to that of healthy skin and stops the process which causes pimples and clogged pores to form.
What actually affect our skin’s sebum?
- Factor 1- Hormones
- Imbalances and changes in hormonal activity can result in the excess production of sebum
- Risk of qualitative sebum abnormality
- Having thicker sebum that has a more difficult time flowing out of the follicle, which increases the risk of clogged pores and pimples
- prevents damage to skin immune system and preserves antioxidant reserve
2. Factor 2- Improper Skincare
- Using skincare products that are not suitable for your skin can irritate and worsen acne-prone and oily skin
- For example, the use of aggressive cleansing products can lead to skin barrier issues, pH instability and reactional hyperseborrhea, where skin produces even more sebum to compensate for the removal of all the sebum from skin’s surface
3. Factor 3- Lifestyle
- Diet and stress are some factors that can influence the production of sebum
- For example, a high-glycemic diet (sugar, flour, rice etc) and high stress levels elevate hormones that increase the activity of sebaceous glands, contributing to the formation of acne.
There are of course other reasons that could affect our skin’s sebum, while this list is non-exhaustive, every individual is different and improvement have to be observed gradually. Therefore a simple skincare tip is: Be patient with a targeted treatment programme, use appropriate products from a dermocosmetic range that’s created just for your skin type. As I am concerned with oily and blemished skin, i am truly grateful that I have never gotten major pimple outbreaks or acne be it during puberty or in the later part of the years. However, I do face blemishes probles as well as clogged pores that can be troubling at times. The dream of having zero shine comes so dearly thanks to my combination skin.
As mentioned earlier on, Bioderma’s FluidactivTM patent is a key ingredient inside the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control. A daily moisturiser that provides the right balance of shine control and hydration, it regulates the excess oil, while aiding to soothe the skin and prevent and dryness. When using it in the evening together with my evening facial regime, Bioderma Sebium Mat Control provides 12-hour hydration with glycerin. In the morning, before I put on any make-up I apply the Bioderma Sebium Mat Control as a base, as it promises 8-hours shine control and smooth effect thanks to Matt and Smooth Technology that includes mattifying micro powders and silicones that help to instantly reduce shine.
All in all, in 7 days, Bioderma Sebium Range seeks to ensure clear complexion and smooth skin as a result of Zinc Gluconate and Vitamin B6 which reduces sebum production and helping control shine in the long run. It also minimises the appearance of large pores with Mushroom Extract’s astringent properties.
For the Bioderma Sebium Lotion, it has been formulated to soothe and treat oily skin, specially fitted for Asian Skin. It has a blend of active ingredients that helps balance skin’s pH, reducing excess oil and keeping skin hydrated. The Lotion also gently exfoliates and refines skin’s texture with Salicylic Acid. Which is generally a safe component that helps to clear acne temporarily. It is highly encouraged to be used concurrently with Sebium Mat Control for optimal shine-control and hydration.
Application of Bioderma Sebium Range
Bioderma Sebium Lotion: Pour onto cotton pad and sweep across skin in an outward motion, or what I like to do is with clean face and hands, I pour onto my palm and pat into skin with fingertips. This will help to “waken” the skin cells and also encourage better absorption of the products. Avoid eyes and lip area.
Bioderma Sebium Mat Control: Squeeze out sufficient amount and apply on skin in an outward motion, this can be used as a makeup base as well. I noticed that a small dollop can give good coverage for my whole face.
One small characteristics of the Sebium Mat Control that I want to highlight is the “braille” printing on the side of the box. Unfortunately for me, I am not able to decipher the meaning so I can only assume its the name of the product itself, how cool is that? The size is also perfect to pack on the go with me when I am travelling!
Now for the best part of this post, where can you get them?
The Bioderma Sebium Range will be available island wide from 1 June 2018 onwards, retailing at S$36.90 (Bioderma Sebium Mat Control, 30ml) and S$33.90 (Bioderma Sebium Lotion, 200ml) respectively.
!! PROMOTION!! (With Guardian)
Sebium Mat Control: https://www.guardian.com.sg/bioderma-sebium-mat-control-30ml/p/608271
Buy 1 get 2nd item at 50% off
Do share with me, how does the products work for you, my socials are IG: @zsiti_ or you can leave your comments down below 🙂