28 June 2012

Product Comparison & Review: Bioderma vs RoC

Hi everyone!

You'll probably have noticed that I haven't blogged in ages, if you look at the date of this post and compare it to the one beneath it. I've had a rather long blogging break, for no particular reason, other than having lost my mojo a little bit. But it's back and I've got many interesting posts planned!
For now though, I have a make-up remover comparison.
RoC Double Action Eye Make-Up Remover 

for Sensitive Eyes and Removes Waterproof Eye Make-Up
I used to only ever use make-up removing wipes. such as the Garnier ones, and the occaisional liquid remover, but while working at the pharmacy back in January, I was given this RoC make-up remover. I felt like my wipes didn't remove as much eye make-up as I'd like to, so I decided to give it a try. But after almost a month, I had to give up. It was SO greasy, obviously because it's an oil and water combination so as to remove waterproof make-up, but I'd never had such a bad problem with oily make-up removers before. And apparently it works for all skintypes. I used it on cotton pads, after shaking well, to remove my eye make-up before cleansing, toning and moisturising my face, and after all that, I still had greasy eyes. And it didn't stop there, the grease would travel down my cheeks, and it felt horrible. It's safe to say this product was not for me, despite liking the idea of using a liquid make-up remover. I'm well aware products, especially skin products, suit different skin types well, so I'm not saying this product is rubbish, but it's definitely not for me. I'm glad I didn't have to pay for it, to be honest. I'm  not sure how much it costs, but I've seen it one the internet for around 10€ for 125ml.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire 
for Sensitive Skin, for Face and Eyes
This product is no stranger to the blogging world, but to be honest, I never really wanted to try it out. I'm not sure if I thought the hype made it a bit overrated, but I just did not feel like trying it, despite the fact that even my sister raved about it. Eventually, after the whole RoC fiasco, I decided it to give it a go (that, and because my mum came home one day with 4 bottles of it (two of which were for my sister). The moment I used it, I realised what a great product it was. Again, I put a bit on a cotton pad, and took of my make-up, letting it sit on the eyes for a bit. It really does feel like I was taking off my make-up with pure water, but it has the same effect as an oil/water combination, which is great! There was no grease in sight, so I was extremely happy. I must admit, I'm a Bioderma convert now. And the best thing about it is, it lasts for ages! The downside is, it's quite pricey, 15€ a bottle I think (my mum found a special offer in Auchan, 2 for one, I think!). But for 500ml, it's only 5€ more than the RoC remover, which is half the size. I definitely reccomend it to anyone who wants a better make-up remover than an oily make-up remover. And you can use it on your face as well as your eyes, which is a bonus, because I wouldn't dream of using the RoC remover on my whole face! 

I hope you liked this comparison, and if any of you use either of these products, let me know your experiences!


  1. I'm glad you're back :) I'd love to try that Bioderma water! x

    1. aww thanks! :) I've missed blogging and reading blogs! It's amazing, definitely give it a try :) xx

  2. I HEART BIODERMA! Yes it's pricey but it lasts absolutely ages. I even sometimes pour it into my hands when I run out of cotton pads and it still lasts a long time. Definitely a holy grail product in my eyes! xx


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