I believe most of you are already aware of the skincare brand Bioderma, especially for their HG product, Bioderma Sensibio H2O water based makeup remover which I also love and have reviewed before here.
What I’m introducing today is their range of sunblocks; Bioderma Photoderm!
Bioderma’s Photoderm range aims to protect all skin types.
I put Photoderm Max SPF50+ and Photoderm Spot SPF50+ to test and for review.
Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF 50+ DRY TOUCH formula boast to be super effective sun protection with high anti UVA and UVB filters and a dry touch finish perfect for our humid weather. PLUS the entire Photoderm range boasts to include“the Cellular Bioprotection patent which protects 99.8% of cellular DNA to prevent free radical damage, protects and activates the immune system cells and protects cell integrity.“
Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+ is colourless on skin after application. No greasiness and also dry finish as touted yet without being drying, flaky or cakey. Yes, it is impressive for a sunblock.
I used the Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+ and tested it with a few of my other usual skincare routine products and found out that it is 1) best used after my water based moisturizer as it will apply on even smoother. 2) It applies smoothly on bare skin but I prefer it with a layer of moisturizer before. 3) I didn’t like it when I apply it above a layer of serum, perhaps because my serum was slightly gelish in consistency and the sunblock felt a bit too much above the serum.
Therefore my verdict and recommendation is that it can be used on bare skin but better with a bit of moisturizer before.
I enjoyed using this sunblock and I would recommend it especially for athletes or anyone who works under the sun often and want something that protects your skin while being gentle and non-comedogenic (not acne causing).
Bioderma Photoderm SPOT SPF 50+ is also white and milky. For comparison, it is also slightly thicker and greasier than the MAX version above.
After application it is clear and leaves a slightly greasy feel that most strong sunblocks leave, in my opinion.
This Photoderm SPOT SPF50+ was specially formulated for brown spots and scars, it “prevents the appearance of pigment spots thanks to galbridrine, which is capable of inhibiting melanin synthesis.” So I use it mainly/only on my acne spots/pimples as it usually leaves a brown spot after.
I included this duo in my morning routine:
Yes you can use these on foundation free days, as I did. 😉
What’s your favourite sunscreen when you need extra production out in the sun? Let me know. 😉