My Love affair with @BiodermaFr Micelle Cleanser


I loved watching Bill Nye the Science Guy when I was just a wee little one. In fact Bill was the reason I asked for my very first camera at the young age of 8 going on 9.


I felt so lucky when I opened my presents on my 9th birthday and Dad had bought me my very first real camera. Back in the old days when camera’s didn’t have SD cards. I loved my first camera and still have the first photograph I ever printed….fond childhood memories.


Unfortunately as much as I loved watching Bill, my science took a turn for the worst and did not make it to my list of subjects I chose to take to Matric so when I say I am in no way scientifically inclined, you can believe me when I say the closest thing I know about chemistry is my everlasting obsession with television series chemistry. Start a conversation with me about Ross and Rachel  or Mcdreamy and you will have me hook, line and sinker.

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I do however make up for my lack of scientific knowledge with my audacious insatiable curiosity and when it comes to products that I use on my face, I do like to know a little about the chemistry and science behind the products.

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Recently I discovered a product that has now become a non-negotiable addition to my makeup kit both personally and professionally. There is a certain je ne sais quoi about this product. For those of us who are not quite well versed in French, here is a short French lesson:

je ne sais quoi
[zhuh nuh se kwA] Show IPA
  an indefinable, elusive quality, especially a pleasing one: She has a certain je ne sais quoi that charms everybody.

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Don’t say I don’t ever teach you anything. Lol. The product I am referring to has literally changed my beauty regime. You see, I have extremely sensitive skin, so much so that I burn in the shade thanks to my porcelain fair skin tone. My love and passion for all things beauty has undoubtedly resulted in my obsession with purchasing the latest and greatest cleansing products that promise to be gentle and effective, that clearly state “suitable for sensitive” skin. I can honestly say since my early years experimenting with makeup on Saturday nights, I have tried countless makeup removers and skin cleansers.

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You can read about the product that I now evangelize about regarding face wash here but this post is to introduce you to a French sensation, a cleanser that is so pure and gentle , once you try it, you will never look back.

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I have finally found a product that not only removes my makeup which includes water resistant makeup, it gently cleanses my skin as well and the best part about it is that there is no need to rinse afterwards unless of course you want to.

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As a professional makeup artist, clean water for cleansing clients faces is not always readily available on sets and this product works perfectly for these kind of situations. It is also suitable for contact lens wearers as well as people who have extremely sensitive skin. Its water base make it refreshing and since it’s a micelle solution, it works wonders as a cleansing solution.

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I approached Dr. Buzz to help me understand what a micelle solution is.  Many molecules do not like being immersed in water, for example oils, so the molecules sit above the water.

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However a micelle solution has some molecules that like being immersed in water and some that do not so when you use the cleansing solution, the cleansing molecules will open up and do the cleansing part all whilst being immersed in a water solution.

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This is what makes this cleanser so effective and gentle. Not only is the Sensibo solution gentle and effective, it is the perfect companion for travelling or after a late night out when washing your makeup off is the last thing you want to do. Keep your solution handy next to your bed with some cotton pads and you won’t ever need to go to bed waking up looking like a panda bear.

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This awesome solution is available from Clicks pharmacies and Dischem as well as leading pharmacy’s nationwide. Price wise, this product is quite reasonable and a full size bottle should last you a full month using it at least once a day as you don’t need a huge amount for the magic to happen. The perfect eye and makeup cleanser, skin refresher and cleansing solution, I’m not surprised this product comes from a French lineage.

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Till Next Time

Au Revoir


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