If you have issues with redness on your skin, I’m excited to introduce you to Bioderma Sensibio AR! I’ve had issues with redness on my skin for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I would turn into a tomato whenever I do sports! The redness on my cheeks have actually gotten better in the years or maybe I’m more skilled with applying foundation. Either way, it’s still a feature I try to minimize when I do makeup.
About the Bioderma Sensibio AR Collection
The Bioderma Sensibio range is made for sensitive skin and has been around for quite a while. However, they recently introduced two new products with “AR” in the name and this stands for anti-redness. The main technology is the “Rosactive” patent which reduces the inflammation related to redness. The active ingredients in this patent includes Green Tea, Soya Bean and Ginko.
Redness on the skin is caused by dilated capillaries and triggers can be as common as extreme hot or cold weather. It can also be aggravated by eating hot and spicy food, and exposure to UV. So if you have redness that flares up, try to keep a log on what triggers your skin.
Bioderma Sensibio AR CC Cream
I was really excited to see a CC Cream ($25.90 at Shoppers Drug Mart) as part of the anti-redness collection. On a daily basis, I usually wear just primer with a dab of concealer or a very light coverage foundation. I have dry skin so I prefer liquid and cream formulas as opposed to powder. This product is especially perfect in terms of timing because it has SPF 30 and it’s almost summer time! There is only one shade though so it’s not going to be for every one.
The shade was a lot darker than I expected. Although it’s a light coverage product, it will be hard for fair skinned individuals to wear this as it gives off a warm, bronze color. For me, it is a tad darker than my skintone but once blended, it still looks natural and as if I got a bit of a tan.
To combat redness, this product has the Rosactiv compound to reduce the sources of redness. It also contains a few soothing agents which instantly reduces heating sensations on the skin. Since Bioderma is mainly a skincare brand, they made sure to also include moisturizing ingredients in this CC cream.
I’m really impressed by how this formula sits on the skin. It has an interesting velvety texture and provides a satin finish. There is a light fresh scent that is only faintly reminiscent of sunscreen. Usually I like to apply this with a stippling brush (I’ve been using this ELF one that I’ve had for ages). The finish is so beautiful and natural. I find that this does even out my skin tone and enhances my natural radiance.
Bioderma Sensibio AR CC Cream Demo
Here is a before and after photo of my chin area. I’ve been dealing with a lot of small brown marks, acne pigmentation, and small redness bumps as well. As you can see, it has a pretty good smoothing effect but still a light coverage.
Bioderma Sensibio H20 AR
If you wear makeup, you are probably familiar with micellar water. I usually associate Bioderma as the original producers of micellar water. On a side note, they also make the most adorable travel sized micellar waters that I always use when I’m on vacation. I love using micellar water as it removes my makeup effortlessly and I don’t have water dripping down to my elbows.
You may already be familiar with the regular H20 but this version has the Rosactiv patent which reduces redness.
Another Bioderma collection that I love is the Bioderma Hydrabio collection. This is one of my holy grails in the winter time and gets rid of my flaky dry skin. I’ll have to use these two Bioderma AR products on a more long term basis to see if it actually reduces redness. But I enjoy using the CC Cream as a light weight every day foundation either way.