Review: Bioderma sensibio light cream [The best non comedogenic moisturizer, hands down!]

Review: Bioderma sensibio light cream [The best non comedogenic moisturizer, hands down!]

Finding a good moisturizer when you have super sensitive skin is not easy. For me, Bioderma Sensibio Light Cream has truly been a game-changer. In this review I will tell all about it and why this gentle and non comedogenic moisturizer is so suitable not just for sensitive skin types. But also for all of you that has combination skin, or any other skin type for that matter.

I’ll explain what makes Bioderma sensibio light cream special. How and when I use it. And I’ll also give a short explanation about what non comedogenic moisturizers really are.

This is what I’ll cover:

The facts about Bioderma Sensibio Light Cream

This is a non comedogenic moisturizer developed for normal to combination, and sensitive to intolerant skin. Even though I would say it suits most skin types.

According to Bioderma, this moisturizer strengthens the skin’s resistance ability, as well as its tolerance threshold.

They call this product a biological breakthrough for sensitive skin types. And have a patented ingredient complex that inhibits inflammation and therefore makes the skin less reactive. This is accompanied by their other patent, DAF, that is explained in my review about their gel cleanser

Bioderma sensibio light cream also contains the ingredient called Glycyrrhetinic acid. A very exciting compound that is not just anti-inflammatory but also a powerful antioxidant. Especially against blue light (read this article about sunscreens and harmful sunrays to learn more). 

If you want to see the whole ingredient list, here it is: 

AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ISONONANOATE, ISOHEXADECANE, GLYCOL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, TRICETEARETH-4 PHOSPHATE, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, RHAMNOSE, LAMINARIA OCHROLEUCA EXTRACT, GLYCOL STEARATE, PEG-2 STEARATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE

It is completely free from fragrances, silicones, parabens, and comedogenic ingredients.

I will talk later about what non comedogenic moisturizer really means. And when it comes to silicones, I mentioned in my previous post that I do not tolerate some of them. If you are suspecting you are sensitive too, then I recommend you read that post.

Finally, when it comes to texture, the company claims this light cream makes the perfect make up base. Since its extra-absorbent silky texture makes the skin soft and supple.

My skin and Bioderma Sensibio Light Cream
My favorite choice of non comedogenic moisturizer. It calms my super sensitive skin and gives a healthy glow at the same time. It is also free from silicones, parabens, fragrances and phalates.

My own experience

Yes, first of all, I do agree with the claims that this cream really does absorb nicely and gives a soft and smooth finish. If it’s a good makeup-base I have not tried. Since I always apply my sunscreens directly afterward. 

When it comes to the other claims about the anti-inflammatory effect of this cream and its strengthening of skin’s tolerance, I totally agree. It does work wonders in calming the skin, at the same time as it provides a healthy glow. I simply fell in love the first time I used it.

I have a skin type that is highly sensitive and most products, even other hypo-allergenic moisturizers can make my skin turn red. This one does not. Instead, it calms my skin when I feel irritated in any way. And it has never given me any breakouts what so ever.  

During this year of usage, I have every now and then tried other brands. But quickly gone back to this one.  And just to be totally clear, this is not a sponsored post in any way. I even tried one of Bioderma’s other moisturizers, but quickly stopped since it did not work for me.

The one I tried was the Rich formula of the same brand and series. But that one made my skin slightly irritated and it did not give me the same smooth finish either, as the light formula. 

It’s the light version that works for me and the one I personally would recommend for anyone searching for a gentle and healing cream that also strengthens.

I also love love love the fact that it contains the powerful antioxidant Glycyrrhetinic acid. As mentioned before that ingredient is not just an anti-inflammatory agent. It also gives protection against blue light. Something that not every sunscreen does.

I use another product with this ingredient (see this post) but a little extra of Glycyrrhetinic acid from my moisturizer is indeed a great bonus! 

The last thing I love about this cream is that it contains no ingredients that can interfere with other active serums that you might use.

For example, I use a retinol serum most evenings (see my previous post), and a vitamin C and astaxanthin serum at day time. And using too many active products can cause your skin more harm than good. And it’s especially not a good idea if you are prone to get sensitive (or breakouts).

My favorite non comedogenic moisturizer from Bioderma
Even though Bioderma Sensibio Light Cream is without any silicones. It is still one of the best moisturizers I’ve used when it comes to texture and smoothness.

How I use it

I use Bioderma sensibio light cream every day of the year. Two times per year most of the time, but in the summer I only use it at night. The humidity is higher in the summer and I feel that using my sunscreens after my serum is really enough for me. 

Before applying the cream I also cleanse thoroughly with my gel cleanse from the same series. Followed by my micellar water from Filorga that I love as well.

In the daytime, I also use my astaxanthin and vitamin -C serum, and in the evening my retinol serum. Certain days I skip the serums all together and just go for the cream.

I always follow up with sunscreens (yes I use more than one, this post will explain why) in the daytime.

Recently I have started to use an eye cream for daytime use from this same brand. I will write a review of it after using it for a few months. Love it so far for sure 🙂

Where to find it

*Please note, this post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you purchase through any of those links. It doesn’t cost you any extra and I only recommend products I truly love and use myself. You can read my full disclosure here.  

This nonexpansive and non comedogenic moisturizer can be found at Dermstore by using this affiliate link. They also give 15 % off if you subscribe.

What is non comedogenic moisturizer anyway?

This phrase shows up so often that I thought I would explain what it means. And also what to be aware of. 

Non comedogenic simply means non-pore-clogging. Which you can see as an indication that a product has been formulated to avoid acne and blackheads.  

Some of you may wonder if someone with acne-prone skin should use a moisturizer at all. And for some people (depending on climate as well) that can work. But be aware of the fact that if your skin becomes dry, your body can start to compensate with producing more oil. And that extra oil may clog your pores even more. 

Now, when it comes to the non comedogenic statement, the truth is that there are no guarantees whatsoever that the product itself really won’t cause clogged pores and breakouts. 

There are simply no regulations from the FDA about the use of the words non comedogenic when it comes to moisturizers and makeup. So just have that in mind. I have personally used several mild and non comedogenic products that has made me break out and/or become irritated. 

Besides the ingredients that are usually considered to be non-comedogenic, some people, such as myself, can have sensitivity against Cyclopentasiloxane. I mentioned this in my post about my favorite retinol serum (you find the post here). And this silicone is used in a lot of products that call themself non comedogenic.

Something to be aware of if you have tried many of these kinds of products and still get breakouts. Read my previous post to learn more. 

Bioderma Sensibio light cream has been a game-changer for me when it comes to moisturizers. It gives me no breakouts, no irritations, no discomfort at all. And it is also, of course, free from Cyclopentasiloxane. 

Summary

  • Bioderma sensibio light cream is my personal favorite of non comedogenic moisturizer. I have been using it for over a year and have not found anything better for my super sensitive skin.
  • This light cream is free from fragrances, parabens, phthalates, and silicones. And it is developed with two patented ingredient complexes that will strengthen your skin barrier.
  • It has a light and easy to apply consistency and gives a soft and smooth finish. 
  • I use this moisturizer two times per day, every day of the year. Except for the warmest summer months when I feel my skin doesn’t need it daytime. 

If you want to try this nonexpensive product you can find at for example Dermstore by using this link. They will offer 15 % off if you subscribe.

And just a reminder. Always always always follow up with sunscreen in the daytime. If you want my advice on that topic, then read my blog post about sunscreens for anti-aging purposes.

Choosing the right kind of sunscreen and learning how to use it properly, is the single most preventive action against aging skin. If you’re interested in learning the basics of preventing wrinkles, then I also suggest this post.


That’s it for this time! Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions regarding Bioderma Sensibio light cream. Or any other questions about moisturizers in general.

Until next time, love your skin!

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Carolyn

    I may have to give this a try. I have ultra-sensitive skin and am allergic to many many facial moisturizers, even those that claim to be gentle (like, red scaly skin, eyes-swollen shut allergic). My skin is also ultra dry, so I definitely have to moisturize a lot every day. I might try this stuff…if I’m not allergic, it may be a gold mine for me. Thanks!

    1. Ann

      Hi Carolyn, yes I hope you give it a try. I am just as sensitive as you are so truly grateful for this one 🙂

  2. Cassie

    Going to try this for my 20yr old son who gets constant breakouts esp aft shaving. He can have great skin occasionally. It’s so depressing for him. Looking for a good scrub too as he does get black heads too. He has always had a very good attitude to skin care and cleanses with cleanse and polish and or ceptaphil then moisturises in morning. He uses mario badescu on his spots overnight. He steams once a week. Am so upset for him. Thinking he may need a doc.

    1. Ann

      Hi Cassie!

      Yes, I cannot recommend this cream enough! It is healing and soothing, and I think it will do wonders for his skin 🙂 I also think that the micellar water from Filorga can be of great help. See my other post. Good luck!

  3. Linda Purcell

    Wow, thank you for the recommendation. My daughter has such sensitive skin.

    1. Ann

      You’re very welcome Linda 🙂

  4. Gina

    This sounds perfect for my daughter. She has sensitive skin and seems to break out easily.

    1. Ann

      Yes, this cream would be perfect for her 🙂

    1. Ann

      You’re very welcome Betty 🙂

  5. Dannie

    I use 1% priscription retinol 3 times a week and glycolic acid other nights and the vit C you suggested in the mornings. My skin is peeling a bit but still a bit oily in the t zone. I still have blotchy textured skin with some redness. Maybe I should try this cream. I just thought for 40 and over your supposed to use night cream they fight wrinkles. What do you think? Thx 😁

    1. Ann

      Hi Dannie!

      I suppose you are using Retin-A 1 %? That is the most common prescripted retinoid 🙂 It can be highly effective over time, but also very irritating for the first months. And some people, like me, just don’t tolerate it at all. If your skin is peeling a lot I suggest you go back to just using Retin-A twice a week for a while. Or switch to the serum I am using since it will give you the same benefits.

      Also, using glycolic acid too often can increase the irritation you are having from the Retin-A. So I also suggest you use it less often 🙂

      Let me know how it goes!

      1. Ann

        Also, I truly recommend the moisturizer I wrote about in my latest blog post. Is it amazing when it comes to calm irritations and heal the skin barrier. I suggest you use it after any retinoid product 🙂

  6. Kimberlie

    Bioderma Sensibio sounds amazing and I’m even more excited it works for sensitive skin and works well when combined with other products. Thanks for sharing this amazing moisturizer find.

    1. Ann

      Hi Kimberlie!

      Yes it sure is a great product 🙂 You’re very welcome!

  7. Lisa Alioto

    I NEED this ESP after all this indoor time. Thank you

    1. Ann

      You’re very welcome Lisa 🙂

  8. Shantel

    I’ve been hearing so many great things about Bioderma for years now!! I have oily skin but this moisturizer does sound like a gem!

    1. Ann

      Hi Shantel!
      Yes this product is perfect for oily skin 🙂

  9. Lindsay

    I’ve never heard of this moisturizer but I am always on the hunt for non-comedogenic products so I will have to add this to my list of must trys!

    1. Ann

      Hope you like it Lindsay! 😀

  10. Sabika

    This looks perfect for my friend. She has a very particular type of skin and not a lot of products suit her. Will refer it to her, thanks.

    1. Ann

      Hi Sabika, yes please do 🙂

  11. Kelly

    So glad I stumbled onto your blog post. I could really use this brand of moisturizer. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as non comedogenic. Excited to see if this helps my skin, too!

    1. Ann

      You’re very welcome Kelly! 🙂

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