Champagne or Beer? | Bioderma vs. Simple (Cleansing Waters)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Up until recently, Bioderma Sensibio H2O was difficult to get in the US. Now it's gotten a big launch here and you can get it on Beautylish.

In the motherland (Canada), I was able to find it in pretty much any drugstore and never went without it. I have talked about it about previously in my Night Time Skincare Routine. I still had a large bottle with me when I left, but as time went on, I ran out!

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I was debating just getting it online, asking a friend to ship me some or tough it out until next time I was home. And then I thought to myself, why not just try something new? 

I am a HUGE fan of the Simple Skincare line and when I saw they came out with their cleansing micellar water, holy jesus was I excited. It was like a sign from the heavens. I picked it up on sale too and I just knew in that moment, somewhere (maybe up there) someone loved me.
a picture of Simple Cleansing Micellar Water (review)
Bottom line ; I paid $6 (198ml) for the Simple, whereas the Bioderma is around $14 (250ml). However, depending where you are, and if you get a bigger size of the Bioderma, the gap might not be as big. But my reality right now is that Simple gives the better deal.

Basically, depending on your skin type, it can be anything from a makeup remover to a cleanser to a skin refresher. I love to have a product like this on hand as a makeup remover for days when I am wearing light makeup (no more than BB cream and mascara), on days where I'm not wearing makeup to refresh the skin, or when I haven't been wearing makeup but have cleansed in the morning, and want to "start fresh" before getting ready for a night out.

Now to compare the two ; honestly they do the same freaking thing. So there's not much to score up or point form for detailed comparison. But here are some slight differences : If anything, I'd say the Simple leaves my skin feeling/looking a tad better as it claims to hydrate. On the other hand, the Bioderma, I believe is gentler on the eyes. Not that you should remove heavy duty eye makeup with this but they can remove regular mascara and such. I feel the Bioderma was gentle enough to really get in there (I would run the cotton pad on my water line to remove eyeliner sometimes) and the Simple will sting a little if it gets too close to the eye. Nothing tragic, just you know...

Final verdict : Garçon! Crack me open a can o' beer!

I'm really loving the Simple Cleansing Water, probably a bit more than the Bioderma, which is a win for me. However, if you can get a better deal on the Bioderma, you will not be disappointed!

Do you guys use micellar solutions? 

Talk to you soon,



  1. I love all your reviews of skincare products and your champagne or beer segment is by far my favorite. Keep 'em coming! Also, I'm on a budget. So GARÇON, bring me a cold one!

  2. Yay! I'm glad you like it! Try to get this baby on sale if you can. My guess is it's probably around 13$CA...And you can get the 500ml Bioderma for 26$ So you know? But I do prefer the Simple one...

  3. I'm going to check out the nearest pharmaprix! :)

  4. Or if ever you go to Walmart...It would probably be the best deal :)