A skincare brand I had wanted to try for some time was Biodermal. This is a Dutch skincare brand that is great for sensitive skin or so they claim. I already tried and reviewed the infamous P-C-LE Fluïde which I didn’t like. Will I like the Sensitive Balance eye cream better?
This review is for the Biodermal Sensitive Balance eye cream. Now I am a tad confused because this retails for vastly different prices depending on where you look this up. I just got this from my local drugstore where it was a lot more expensive, just as a heads up.
Skincare review: Biodermal Sensitive Balance Oog Gel-Crème
My main reason for wanting to try Biodermal is the fact that this is a brand that is raved about for sensitive skin by many. I had just never tried them. Mainly because they are not cheap. I bought it from Kruidvat and this eye cream retails for €29.95. It is definitely on the high end price point for drugstore skincare.
What does this eye cream have to offer?
The claims on this aren’t too wild. Just that it is fragrance free and contains prebiotics to help keep skin hydrated and moisturized. It should be perfect for the eye area for those reasons as well. Here are the ingredients:
Aqua, Glycerin, Canola Oil, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Xylitylglucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Anhydroxylitol, Sorbitan Olivate, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Sucrose Stearate, Xylitol, Maltodextrin, Glucose, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Lactobacillus, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chrysin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
While this doesn’t look too bad, the ingredient list also isn’t super exciting. The main ingredients are water and glycerin, common skincare ingredients. there are some silicones, sugar derivatives and some butters and oils but the exciting prebiotics aren’t there until halfway through the ingredient list. So how effective this is beyond just the bare basics? Let me tell you how I have experienced using this the past few months.
Should you buy the Biodermal Sensitive eye cream?
The answer to that question would be no: you don’t need this. And not because this is a bad product, but because it is expensive for what it is. I have tried cheaper eye creams that are more effective than this. De Tuinen Aloe Vera eye serum comes to mind as a great alternative.
Why do I think this is expensive for what it does? Because this is quite possibly one of the most basic eye creams I have ever tried. Is it nice? Yes. Does it do a whole lot? No.
This eye cream is best for people who just need their eye cream to do the bare minimum. If you have any other needs, this will not cut it.
To me, that is nothing new. One of my main gripes about many ‘great for sensitive skin’ products is that they may be great for not getting an allergic reaction, but they simply don’t do enough for me to find it worth it.
Needless to say, I will not be repurchasing this as I have found eye creams that can do what this does at half the price point.