12 January 2013
You've obviously heard the Bioderma name before. It's pretty rare to find a beauty blog that hasn't at least sampled the cult micellar water, I for one saw it as a little over hyped. So, I will instead sing the praises of another Bioderma product, their tinted moisturiser with green colour correcting concealer.
The Sébium AI Correcteur was a spur of the moment purchase while on a prolonged trolley dash around a French pharmacy - another beauty blogger cliché, in a beautiful place with gorgeous scenery and atmosphere yet we hide away in a medicinal store for hours.
Over faced with shelves en francais, I picked the one thing I vaguely understood - the fool proof pictures on the box may have played a part here - a teint for acne prone skin.
The product itself verges on a little too dark for my skin - one shade fits all - but it's nothing a little Xen Tan can't fix. It's a thick lotion, with an impressive coverage for a tinted moisturiser. It has the soothing scent of tea tree somewhere in there, blending out into a dewy finish and lasting for hours.
The lid houses a tiny mirror and a green concealer, perfect for blurring any redness. I apply this on extreme red cases, before layering a skin shade concealer over top. It's not going to completely fool anyone on its own, but with a blend of flesh tone over the top - it gets one step closer.
I don't favour the consistency over my beloved Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector, but it definitely paves the way for clearer skin (working as a treatment as well as a cover) and has earned a spot in my tinted moisturiser favourites.
So when in Paris, ignore the Seine, Pont Des Arts and of course, the Eiffel tower and instead make regular pit stops and max out your under 100ml allowance.