I don’t have any skin issues, and I’m not a beauty blogger so why am I writing about Bioderma skin care products?
Why am I writing about Bioderma Skin Care
I learnt about the Bioderma skin care range at a small seminar put on by the company at the Culinary Boutique in Jumeirah. I’m genuinely interested in maintaining good skin for me and the family and I know Bioderma has a good reputation. Breakfast at a new (for me) venue was thrown in so there was nothing to lose by attending.
I was impressed by the reasoning behind the products Bioderma has developed and I’m also very aware of the extreme conditions of weather we have in Dubai and how that may be impacting our skin. One of my two daughters is at uni in the UK where it’s much colder than Dubai, and both girls love their make up so I’m very aware of maintaining good skin.
What’s the philosophy behind the Bioderma products
The main focus of the seminar was on Atopic or very dry skin that can result in eczema potentially on a very severe scale. Consequently the technology Bioderma has developed serves to combat or much reduce the flair ups of very bad eczema with minimal use of the dreaded but necessary corticosteroids.
So Bioderma comes from the philosophy of using the biology of the body to treat the dermatological issues that may come up, hence the name Bioderma.
How does Bioderma work
There are “magic” ingredients in their creams called sucroesters that act as an anti stick material. This means any nasties from the air just can’t stick to the skin’s surface. Another new ingredient – lipigenium helps to restore the skin barrier and it also boosts the production of proteins and lipids. This acts a type of skin cement.
So strengthening the barrier results in stopping bacteria that cause infection and inflammation. This new technology was developed over 5 years of research with a team of 50 scientists across the world.
More severe cases of eczema or atopic skin can use the new Atoderm intensive baume to rebuild the skin’s protective qualities.
I was impressed at the statistics that show using the Bioderma creams in association with corticosteroids really reduced the problem. And after a few cycles the severity of the condition also decreased with much longer remission periods.
What am I using right now
Luckily I don’t have eczema but I do notice my skin can get very dry after a shower or a swim here in Dubai. Add to that the amount of time we spend either in the ac and or the sun and we end up with even drier, slightly duller skin. I’m also aware that using soaps and shower gels can dry out the skin even more because of the harsh chemicals they contain and of course our water is desalinated here too.
So I tried the Bioderma shower gel instead of my usual soap and then tried some of the moisturising lotion just over my arms and legs after showering.
I really liked the shower gel, it doesn’t have a strong, perfumed smell and my skin didn’t feel dry at all, but I LOVED the moisturizer. It blended in easily and it lasted the whole day. By that I mean my skin felt softer and it looked more transluscent.
Perhaps it was the knowledge I had of the technology but I felt more protected. I’m going to use the shower gel and the moisturizer on a regular basis now. If I was ever to suffer or knew anyone that had very dry or even eczema type skin then I wouldn’t hesitate to use and recommend the Atoderm intensive baume.
Cost of the Bioderma products in AED
|ATODERM CREAM PUMP 200 ML||99|
|ATODERM CREAM PUMP 500 ML||149|
|ATODERM SHOWER GEL 200ML||33|
|ATODERM INTENSIF 200ML||89|
What can you do to care for your skin
Take shorter, warm or cool as opposed to hot showers
Wear cotton natural fibers
Drink water and plenty of it
Include foods rich in Omega 3 plus in your diet
Use non harsh soap
Incorporate emollients into your routine to provide a protective barrier
Thank you Monica.