All posts tagged: bioderma

The 3rd Annual Skincare Dundies: Stud & Dud Cosmetics of 2017

This year has been different for me in a variety of different ways, including skincare. I was not nearly as experimental with new products, I found myself returning to cosmetics that were familiar & loved. I minimized my routine, not even bothering with it some of the time. I took a different approach to the 2017 Skincare Dundies, it will not be as extensive or feature the latest cosmetics as in years past. The focus will shift to my absolute tried & true favorite cosmetics of each category, accompanied by the most loathed product I have ever slathered on my face. Let’s try something new together, shall we? Oil Cleansers Loved: Tosowoong Apricot Seed Cleansing Oil This cleanser was included in one of my very first blog posts nearly three years ago now, that’s hard for me to even believe. I praised it highly in a post where I compared multiple oil cleansers, however this year was the first time I had repurchased it in quite some time & I am questioning why I had …

Review: Bioderma Photoderm Spot Cream SPF 50+

I decided on my adventure of testing Western sunscreens, I would try a local brand of my current surroundings: Bioderma. Bioderma was innovated by French pharmacist, Jean Noël Thorel, in the 1970’s & reached skincare noteriety by 1985. The company caters to a wide variety of skin types, they are well-known for hair & scalp treatments as well. The company became dedicated to socially conscious innovation in 2009, the first campaign was providing pharmaceutical aid in Cambodia & Vietnam. PURPOSE This is a chemical sunscreen that offers UVA & UVB protection. It is strong enough for normal daily activities, but does not claim to be waterproof or sweat resistant. This product is designed for sensitive & problematic skin, specifically protecting scars & preventing hyperpigmentation like age spots. ROUTINE PLACEMENT This type of product is for AM routines only & it would be applied towards the end of a skincare routine. There is some debate whether chemical sunscreens should be applied before or after moisturizer, certain chemical sunscreen compounds are shown to be activated by skin contact & …