Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The one where I sell my soul to the Devil - or 'Step Away from the Bioderma'


If you are a regular reader of this blog - you will know my feelings on wipes, only ever using cleansing water, general laziness over effort.

However: *breathe* I know that some of you for numerous reasons - need something quick and easy for occasional use. Occasional. Use. I'm talking airplanes, hospitals, kids face paint and drunken nights out that would otherwise result in you sleeping in your makeup.

Products like Bioderma originally came to the fore because makeup artists used (and still use - obvs) it backstage to get a full face of heavy makeup off a model in 10 seconds flat. It's great for doing that. It doesn't mean you use it every day and every evening in the real world. Unless you are Helena backstage at D & G - You need to wash your face.

So, at the Natural and Organic Show in Olympia recently I came across these. While I wouldn't advocate using them regularly - they seem to be gentle and very quick - in essence...


If you must use something to remove eye makeup in a hurry - you could do worse.

I don't hate them. That's about as good as it gets from me on the instantaneous removal issue.

Available in Waitrose and organic shops.

By the way - don't think it escaped my attention that when you google 'organic facial cleansing pads' - Liz Earle and Olay (!?!) pay for the two top advertising spots.

You are not organic. And false advertising should be illegal.

Rant over. Thank you for listening.

8 comments:

  1. I will admit to occasional use of wipes (the Bioderma ones aren't bad) and I agree that sometimes using wipes is better than the alternative of sleeping in ones makeup. I will keep an eye out for these in Waitrose.

    As an aside, I love Waitrose for the interesting beauty brands they stock. I often go in there to get shampoo and body wash for the small people.

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    1. I too, love a bit of Waitrose :)

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  2. I hate wipes or anything that cleans your face without water,
    I feel like they just move stuff around and dont clean properly and all the ones I have ever tried irritated my skin, even Bioderma Crealine. Also for me its not a timesaver by the time you've got everything off your skin you could have just washed your face

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  3. haha you are SO funny... seriously! :D I LOVE to read your blog posts... :)

    I admitt to using Bioderma occasionally (pls pls don't cancel my comment yet!!!) I have fibromyalgia... and when I'm in a lot of pain (or fatigue) I have to use something before putting a moisturizer!!!
    Actually, this would make a good post for you, or a good question for the clinic:

    When we (and by "we" I mean: ppl suffering from chronic pain disorders) are in a lot of pain or fatigue, what can we use to: 1) "clean" the face, even if we have no eye make up; 2) put on after cleansing if we don't have energy for our usual skincare routine (I LOVE my current skincare routine, but I struggle w/ this sometimes...)

    Thx :) and keep up w/ the GREAT work!!
    Raquel

    @BeingRaquel

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    1. Ah this is such a great question!! I honestly find I invest a lot into my skincare but my fibromyalgia is crippling, I can barely get out of bed most days I'm in so much pain/so fatigued but my skin feels dirty. I don't know how to take care of it when I can't devote 10 minutes of time to my face because I can't get to the bathroom sink.


      xo
      Sara

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    2. Ah this is such a great question!! I honestly find I invest a lot into my skincare but my fibromyalgia is crippling, I can barely get out of bed most days I'm in so much pain/so fatigued but my skin feels dirty. I don't know how to take care of it when I can't devote 10 minutes of time to my face because I can't get to the bathroom sink.


      xo
      Sara

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  4. I love your blog and all the information on it! (I refuse to use wipes btw! =) ) Thanks so much for doing what you're doing! =D

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