I am a huge fan of Bioderma, a French Pharmacy Brand so just that fact might have swayed me a little, because the French take their Beauty seriously! One of the first posts I wrote on this blog, two years ago was a review for the Sensibio H2O and in the years that have passed have seen me try various offerings from Bioderma. So after finishing my previous face-wash I decided to take Sebium Gel for a ride.
Product Description & Claims
- Sébium Gel moussant gently cleanses and purifies the skin without drying it :containing zinc sulphate and copper sulphate, it cleanses the epidermis, reduces the number of blemishes, and limits sebum secretion.
- Its ultra-gentle, soap free formula respects the skin’s balance : the physiological pH is maintained and the hydrolipidic film is preserved to maintain moisture in the skin.
- The patented natural complex raised the skin’s tolerance threshold.
- Suitable for Combination or oily skin
- Limits sebum secretion
- Keeps pores from becoming clogged
- Guarantees good skin and eye tolerance
- Soap-free cleansing base
- Sébium Gel moussant can be used as a shaving foam
- Scented formula
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Methylpropanediol, Disodium Edta, Mannitol, Xylitol, Rhamnose, Fructooligosaccharides, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Peg-90 Glyceryl Isostearate, Lactic Acid, Laureth-2, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).
I have combination skin and during the monsoon season due to the humidity it becomes slightly more Oily. So I thought this was the ideal time to test this face wash as it claims to control the sebum secretion using their patented formulation called Fluidactiv™.
Intended for acne-prone skin, the Fluidactiv™ patent acts on one of the main causes of acne: thickening of the sebum. This Fluidactiv patented complex biologically limits the thickening of the sebum and regulates its quality, thereby preventing the formation of pimples, blackheads and blemishes.
I have the 2oo ml variant in a pump bottle, and if you have been with me for a while you know how much I love pumps over tubes & tubs! Its easy convenient & hygienic. The pump is engineered in a manner that the press action is fairly controlled and not a lot is dispensed unless you want to!
The presence of fragrance in this product is unnecessary and I am not a fan of fragrance in skincare products. Moreover this one has a very overwhelming; overtly strong fragrance – kind of like the drugstore men’s face/ body wash! I dislike it and despite repeated usage have not been able to become used to it. This is especially surprising because the other ranges that I have tried (Sensibio/ Hydrabio) both had a very subtle & understated scent!
The formula is of thin gel consistency and is a bright blue in colour which I think is the attribute of the ingredient – Copper Sulphate. I need only a pea size amount for my face and neck. It doesn’t foam much but has a great slip to it so spreads over the skin very easily.
It cleanses the face well if you have already done a good job of removing your makeup before hand. If there is makeup on your face this by itself will not work and you would need a second cleanse. I don’t wear makeup often but I do wear sunscreen everyday and I feel this does a fairly good job of get rid of the remnant sunscreen and dirt at the end of the day. The face feels fresh and clean but slightly dry afterwards; not very dry but I have used face wash’ that are gentler as compared to this one so I can tell.
Efficacy wise I felt it did a average job especially since it claimed to control Sebum and in my case I feel there wasn’t any effect on the sebum production because my T-zone by midday was just as shiny with or without the support of this product.
- Effective Cleansing Action
- Non-comedogenic & Hypoallergenic
- Tolerated well by various skin types.
- Overwhelming Fragrance
- Not ultra- gentle as claimed.
- Did not limits sebum secretion
- Uses SLS
- Need more product & effort to remove some high adherence waterproof products
It didn’t wow me as much as I expected it to! Over all I feel this did not work for me because it is not the right product for my skin type. If you have oily to very oily skin which is acne prone this might be worthwhile for you but if your skin despite being oily is sensitive I would not recommend this due to the overwhelming fragrance and slight dryness this brings about.
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31 thoughts on “Bioderma: Sébium Gel Moussant Face Wash | Review”
Great review, thanks for being so honest and detailed. I love the color of this face wash as weird as it sounds lol.
I never heard about this product before. I usually use mainly Korean or Japanese skincare products for my skincare routine.
I’m curious about this product. I’m very basic when it comes to skincare, as long as I have my musthaves, and for cleansers I really don’t like it when they’re too fragrant. So this is noted.
Facewash is really a part of routine hygiene.
This product looks great and I am definitely going to try it.
Samar, glad you stopped by. It also makes for a great shave gel – Now who doesnt love a 2in1 !!
I love bioderma! It is a very high quality pleasant brand, I am very much fond of it
Lyosha, I can totally understand why – their micellar water is definitely the best!
Product looks good. May try it. Bioderma is a good company. Facewashes are a regular use hence its essential to use the right one
A good cleanser can make or break your skincare routine.
It looks like a good product for skincare. It’ll be interesting to see if those patents get granted.
They claim that it works well as a shave gel and yes I would definitely be interested in learning more about the patent claims.
Love your truthful review! I appreciate your Ingredients label image as well. This is the way to write the product review!
Thanks for noticing 🙂
I’ve never heard of this brand, but your in-depth review made me interested. Seems like an affordable option for quality skincare.
Such an amazing product review, you’re so honest. I’ve heard a lot about this brand before. Will consider it next tine.
Alexandra, Thanks for swinging by. I would love to know your opinion when you do try the offerings from this brand.
I’ve heard so much about bioderma face wash. My friends using this and introduce to me. I always wanted to try this
I would love to know your thoughts when you give this a shot!
Bioderma is a must try product. I always wanted to try this and I have heard a lot about this before and been looking for this one.
Amy, thanks for stopping by… be sure to let me know what you thought about it.
One of the things I look for in skincare products is whether or not it works for oily and dry skin. Honestly, whenever you find a good product, cost will always be on the higher side.
Dana, you have a valid point there and I do agree – you pay for what you get.
I have yet to use this, but I do like their other products. Like the shampoo, its so good x
I didn’t even know they made a shampoo! I should check it out.
I really love learning about new skin care product so I will definitely give this a try.
Stuart thanks for coming by… FYI it makes a great shave gel. I am not making that up … lol… they claim to do that!
I’ve always been taking are of my skin especially my face. This products seems to be great based on your review. Will look on this.
Be sure to tell me what you thought about it. ❤
Be sure to tell me what you thought about it. <3
Emily, I am glad to know that you are interested. Let me know your thoughts.
Great reead thankyou