Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile De Douche Review
Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile De Douche is our most popular cleansing oil here at Landys Chemis because it is great for dry skin and atopic eczema/dermatitis. This cleansing oil belongs to Bioderma’s Atoderm range which specifically caters to people with very dry and/or sensitive skin, and it is safe enough to be used by the whole family, including babies.
With the growing emphasis on self-care routines, incorporating shower oils into your bathing and skincare routines has become increasingly popular to add to your wellness experience.
Is a shower oil better than body wash?
The main difference between shower gels and shower oils lies in their formulations and intended benefits. Shower gels, being water-based with surfactants, are geared towards cleansing the skin, providing a refreshing and invigorating experience. In contrast, shower oils, enriched with nourishing oils like almond or jojoba oil, focus on moisturising and hydrating the skin. Therefore, shower oils are specifically beneficial for dry, sensitive, and atopic skin types because they deliver deep hydration, helping to lock in moisture, leaving the skin feeling smooth and comfortable. Traditional cleansing soaps and shower gels can be quite drying and aggressive on the skin compared to shower oils.
Bioderma’s Atoderm Huile De Douche Cleanser Ingredients
Bioderma Huile de douche shower oil has ultra-nourishing and soothing ingredients such as niacinamide and rhamnose which has been shown to help increase epidermal thickness and collagen production. It also contains lecithin which is a natural humectant (meaning it attracts and retains moisture) that leaves the skin hydrated, soft, smooth, and comfortable after use.
The star ingredient when it comes to the effectiveness of Bioderma’s shower oil is their patented Skin Barrier Therapy patent which reduces excess bacteria on the skin, a key player in worsening skin conditions such as atopic eczema. Their D.A.F patent complex focuses on strengthening the skin’s resistance and tolerance towards external stressors which are known to make the skin sensitive and reactive to the environment.
Benefits of using Bioderma Cleansing Oil:
Bioderma’s shower oil is versatile and can benefit all types of skin ranging from very dry to oily, combination skin. If you have dry skin, this formulation will help to lock in moisture and keep your skin hydrated for longer. Whereas, if you have oily skin, this shower oil can be used on the face to unclog pores and prevent blackheads and breakouts.
Restores the skin’s barrier function
Bioderma Huile de douche shower oil helps to maintain the skin's natural barrier function and restore lipids in the skin, which is crucial for protecting against environmental stressors and retaining moisture to improve dryness, itchiness, atopic eczema, and other signs of sensitivity.
Soothes the skin
Bioderma’s cleansing oil contains ingredients like niacinamide that have soothing and calming properties which help to calm inflammation and reduce irritation associated with dry skin conditions.
Hydrates the skin
Huile de douche cleansing oil is designed to support the skin in maintaining its natural moisture balance, helping the skin cells to lock in moisture to prevent the skin from excessive drying.
This formula is suitable for the sensitive skin, including babies and children. This formula is soap-free, does not sting the eyes, and can be used on both the face and body. Bioderma’s Huile de douche is a creamy and silky oil that will leave your skin feeling refreshed with its ultra-light foaming action.
Does not clog the pores
A common assumption with cleansing oils is that they will clog the pores. This formula contains non-comedogenic ingredients that will not clog or block the pores in the skin. This benefits oily, blemish-prone skin types, as oils can penetrate deep into the pores to remove dirt and excess oil to prevent blackheads and breakouts.
How do you use Bioderma shower oil?
Bioderma Huile de douche cleansing oil can be using twice daily, whenever you have a bath or shower. Apply Bioderma Huile de douche to wet skin and massage into the skin, then rinse off and apply Bioderma’s Atoderm skincare products if you have very dry or atopic-prone skin.
Is shower oil better than soap?
When it comes to very dry and atopic skin, shower oils are much better for the skin than soap. Unlike soap which can strip the skin of its natural oils and exuberate dry skin conditions, Bioderma’s shower oil cleanses whilst preserving the skin’s natural moisture balance.
Can I use Bioderma cleansing oil on my face?
Yes, Bioderma Huile de douche can be used on both the face and body, and can be used on all skin types.
Does Bioderma shower oil remove makeup?
Yes, Bioderma’s shower oil can effectively remove makeup, including waterproof formulations. This is because their formula contains emollients that are able to break down and dissolve makeup particles.
By Rhysa Phommachanh, BA (hons) Specialist Hair and Media Makup, Head of Digital