It used to be that you had to go to France to score a bottle of the cult micellar cleansing water, Bioderma Sensibio H2O (known as Créaline H2O in Europe).
Then the cleanser finally launched in Canada a couple years ago, and the NEW thing to stock up on in France were the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Dermatological Wipes. That's right—the cleansing water in a face wipe version.
Scarlett Johansson is perhaps their most famous fan. "Every night before bed, I use Bioderma face wipes and put this Australian ointment [Lucas' Pawpaw Ointment] on my lips," she told Lucky in an interview last year. You see, she lives in France now with new husband Romain Dauriac, so she had easy access.
But now we do, too. As of last month, the face wipes are available in Canada—and God, they're good. Especially if you have sensitive skin (which is, after all, the whole raison d'être of the Sensibio line). Alcohol-and soap-free, they're ultra-mild and can be used to cleanse the skin and remove makeup, even waterproof makeup. I like them better than any other wipes I've used in memory because they do the job, but are gentle.
Of course, you can always just team up a regular bottle of Sensibio H2O Solution Micellaire with a cotton pad (I recommend Shiseido's Facial Cotton, reviewed here). But sometimes it's nice to have a wipe version when you're feeling extra-lazy, or for travelling. Have you tried these?
Where to Buy
Find the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Dermatological Wipes at the following retailers: