I’ve finally gotten around to posting this long-overdue unboxing post. I badly wanted to post this as soon as it arrived at our doorstep, but my sickly state got the better of me. I did, however, got the chance to try the most products before drafting this June 2015 BDJ unboxing so I have a better gauge of my feelings about this Bioderma samples box. 🙂
If I’m not mistaken, Bioderma was only launched recently in the country. Bioderma’s line of skincare products are known for being highly effective but gentle enough to use even on the most sensitive skin. I’ve always wanted to try their products but they’re quite expensive, and I can’t justify spending that much on something I’m not sure would go down well with my skin.

  This particular box has garnered a mix of feedback from Bellas. Some expressed their dismay because majority (all except one) of the products are just samples, some of which can only be used once because of their non resealable packaging. The recent BDJ Boxes were very promising; the boxes were as big as the Elite box and they contained quite a lot of full-sized products. So I guess a lot of the subscribers were expecting something like that for June as well. I can’t really blame them. Maybe this box is just isn’t for them, but then again, that doesn’t mean it’s didn’t deliver its promise of diversifying our reach when it comes to different beauty products.
On the other hand, other Bellas [myself included] were thrilled that this BDJ box allows us to try an up-and-coming, high-end brand without shelling out too much. This is rather important so that we don’t have to commit into buying an expensive skincare product only to find out that it doesn’t work out for us. This is a sure-fire way to test top-of-the-line products without really committing to them. This, more than anything, is the reason why I love subscription boxes. So for me, last month’s box is a big win. <3
Bioderma Sebium AKN (30mL, Php 1038| Deluxe Sample) – “This non-comedogenic treatment cleanses the pores in depth while slowing the overproduction of sebum. It also smoothes the skin’s texture over time, ensuring that it looks clear and more uniform. Soothing ingredients reduce irritation and diminish the appearance of redness, and hydrating agents to make sure the skin is comfortable and soft. The light texture is rapidly absorbed and makes a great make-up base.”
Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner (30mL, Php 1468| Deluxe Sample) – “This targeted daily treatment works to tighten pores that are dilated, prevent imperfections, and mattify the skin both immediately and over the long term, thanks to the astringent and pore minimizer property of Fomes Officinalis (muschroom extract). Antioxidants boost the skin’s radiance and protect it from external aggressors. The lightweight, fluid formula melts into the skin instantly, and creates an excellent base for make-up application.”
Bioderma Atoderm Intensive (200mL, Php 1418| Deluxe Sample) – “When skin is atopic and dry, it can be extremely irritable, itchy and uncomfortable. The Intensive Soothing Emollient Care is created with Bioderma’s exclusive Skin Barrier Therapy® complex, which restores the integrity of the skin barrier, prevents the penetration of allergens and enhances suppleness and comfort. Added Zinc and Betasitosterol provide intense anti-inflammatory care, and helps to stop the itch.”
Bioderma Atoderm Preventive (200mL, Php 1998| Deluxe Sample) – “Limit the aggravation of very dry skin from birth with a delicate formula created for infants and children. It has been developed to intensively restore the integrity of the skin barrier by strengthening and protecting young skin, ensuring that the evolution from dryness to atopic dermatitis in childhood is prevented. With its quick application and ultra-comfortable texture, skin is soothed swiftly and durably.”
Bioderma Sensibio Eye Contour Gel (15mL, Php 1248| Deluxe Sample) – “Restore the youthful brightness of your sensitive eye area with this gel. The lightweight hydrating gel works to decongest this most delicate area of our skin, reducing puffiness and smoothing line lines with its rigorously selective active ingredients. Immediately, eye skin is soothed and protected, and becomes resistant to external attack thanks to the patented TolĂ©ridine® complex.”
Bioderma Sensibio Tonique (250mL, Php 1658|Deluxe Sample) – “The soothing active ingredients calm and decongest the epidermis, while moisturizing agents improve comfort. The patented natural D.A.F. complex raises the skin’s tolerance threshold. Pure, light and transparent, it leaves the skin soothed and hydrated, and ready for the application of a skin care cream. Soak a cotton pad and apply over the face and eyes after cleansing with Sensibio H2O.”
Bioderma Photoderm Max (40mL, Php 1348| Deluxe Sample) – “With maximum anti-UVB and extreme anti-UVA performance, it guarantees optimum protection against sunburn, sun intolerance and premature ageing. Exclusive patented Cellular BIOprotection complex effectively shields the skin against risks of cell damage. The melting texture feels very comfortable on the complexion and is perfectly colourless when applied, leaving no trace of white marks or a greasy film.”
Bioderma Sensibio DS Cream (40mL, Php 1628| Deluxe Sample) – “This is an intensely calming moisturiser with a lightweight texture. Designed for those who have sebhorrhoeic dermatitis, its soothing formula works to relieve high colour and smooth the skin using a dual anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory action. It uses a targeted action to boost the skin’s healing process, while the patented natural D.A.F complex improves the skin’s tolerance threshold. Its pleasant, non-oily gel-cream texture provides instant comfort.”
The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain (8mL, Php 795) – “This dual-purpose stain from The Body Shop gives your lips and cheeks a healthy-looking glow with one wash of color, or builds up for a richer, deeper coverage. Used alone, it’s a sheer stain, but can also be used as a great base for lip and even cheek products for a longer lasting flush. Its moisturizing formulation helps to condition the skin with Vitamin E. Dab onto lips or cheeks straight from the applicator, then blend using clean fingertips.”
Towards the end of my unboxing posts, I usually try to compute how much the actual box is worth compared to its Php580 monthly subscription price. And more often than not, the total peso value of a BDJ Box is roughly around 3 times its subscription price. However, because this June 2015 box is mostly samples, I don’t think I could come up with a reasonable estimate except for the Php795 price tag on the only full-sized product in this box; The Body Shop Lip and Cheek Stain. But that alone is worth more than the subscription price so I guess this box is still not a total lost even if you put more value on the amount of product as opposed to the experience of trying a new (and quite expensive) brand that is Bioderma. 🙂
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