Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume and Atoderm Huile de douche Review | Samantha Jane

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume and Atoderm Huile de douche Review

It officially feels like winter, no more surprise warm days, the snow has begun and any moisture in the air has left. That means it's time to load up on products that make my skin feel less lizard-like. If you know anything about me you may know my face is incredibly oily and I have quite a time keeping it matte. The rest of my body is another story, very dry. New to the Bioderma skincare line are the Atoderm Intensive Baume and Atoderm Huile de douche. Bioderma is readily available in Canada, on their website you can enter your postal code and it will show you where to find it. In the US, you can find some items on Beautylish. 
The Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume is an "ultra-soothing balm" created for very dry to atopic skin. I had to Google "atopic", basically it means a hypersensitivity on the skin in the form of a reaction. It retails for approximately and contains 500mL. This balm claims to sooth itching, irritation and biologically repair the skin's barrier. It's safe for the whole family and to use to use on both the face and body, and alongside any dermocorticoids. As to be expected with a product like this it's formulated without fragrances and parabens along with being hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. 

Personally, I have no experience with atopic skin, but as someone with dry skin I like this! It is something I reach for at night to apply to the driest parts my body, my knees and elbows. It has a great thick, balm/cream hybrid texture without being too sticky. This is definitely going to be a nightstand staple for Winter 2017. 
The Bioderma Atoderm Huile de Douche is an "anti-irration shower oil" created to sooth very dry to atopic or sensitive skin. It retails for and comes in a GIGANTIC 1L bottle, that has a pump. Similarly to the above balm, it's safe for the whole family to use on their face and body. It claims to give 24 hour hydration, be ultra-nourishing, reduce irritation, cleanse skin and restore lipids. I don't know how to fully explain how this stuff works on my own so I will quote the website, they do a much better job! "Vegetal biolipids soothe the feeling of tightness, increase the resistance of the skin by recreating the protective film of the skin." "The Skin Barrier therapy™ patent biologically prevents the binding of the bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) responsible for aggravation of skin irritation." This is formulated without soaps, colouring, preservatives, and is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. It also claims to not sting the eyes, I have yet to test that out though - this is the kind of product I prefer on my body over face.

Personally, I like to use this as a follow up after my regular shower gel. Once I've washed my body, I like to put the 
Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil all over and then comb out my hair. This allows it to sit on my skin, and then I will lightly rinse, leaving a slight residue on my skin. Nothing that feels greasy or sticky. I've been enjoying adding this step into my shower routine, it not only helps to add moisture to my skin but it feels luxurious as well. My only issue with this product is the size. Perhaps if I was a family of 5, all with incredibly dry skin. It's just myself and my boyfriend (and my cat) in my 600 sq ft high rise apartment. I know my boyfriend will probably never take the time to use this so it just feels cumbersome. I wish it came in even a 500mL size. Not a bad thing I guess, but you get me. 

Overall, I'm very happy with these new additions to Bioderma's Atoderm line. If you have sensitive, irritated or skin reactions this could really give you some relief. For my dry skin it does great things too! 

*These products were provided for my review. 
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  1. These sound like amazing products! I love Bioderma so I'm going to check if Beautylish has them to see if they'll help my eczema. Thanks for the review.

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    1. I think these could be perfect for eczema!! I know my boyfriend has issues with it and he also loves the aveeno for babies :)

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