Bioderma is an European brand sold worldwide that is known for their fragrance-free, non-irritating skincare products, especially their renowned micellar water. Recently I was sent a bottle of their Atoderm Creme, which is part of a line of cleaners, moisturizers and skin treatments formulated for dry to very dry skin. Now, I love me a good rich body moisturizer, so this was right up my alley. After having tried a couple of lighter body moisturizers, my skin was crying out for more. Even though Vancouver is heading into summer weather, and therefore you'd think I would want a light moisturizer, that's actually not the case. For one thing, it doesn't get so hot here that the humidity makes you detest anything heavy on your skin; secondly, the sun and dry air actually dries out my skin, so I still like a rich lotion to even me out.
Bioderma's Atoderm Creme promises to provide "80% more moisture" in just one application and over time will help your skin resist moisture loss for longer lasting soft and supple skin. The Atoderm Creme also claims to be hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, although there is a fragranced version should you want one.
The primary ingredients in this lotion are:
- Mineral oil - a common emollient
- Glycerin - a moisturizer
- Cetearyl isononanoate - an emollient
- Mannitol - a humectant
Other ingredients of note are laminario ochroleuca extract (algae extract, moisturizing) and silicones (cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane).
Price & Packaging
A 500 ml bottle retails for around $20-25 depending on where you purchase it. That may seem a little pricey, but with such a huge bottle, you will be using this lotion for quite awhile. I've been using mine for about a month and have barely used up anything. You can purchase the Atoderm Creme in drugstores wherever Bioderma is sold, such as Shoppers Drug Mart.
The packaging of the Bioderma Atoderm Creme is, like all Bioderma products, clean and simple. The bottle is translucent so you can see how much product you have left, which is a nice touch, and it comes with a standard pump dispenser.
As mentioned, I love a rich body lotion and the Bioderma Atoderm Creme does not disappoint. The texture of this lotion is deliciously rich and creamy. Thanks to the silicones in it, this lotion spreads easily and absorbs quickly, leaving behind a velvety, slightly sticky residue. This cream is so rich that I don't even need to apply it everyday and instead I only need to apply every other day. Just as it claims, after one application, my skin already felt significantly softer, smoother and more firm. Is it strange to say that I love to touch myself now because I feel so silky? There is also no fragrance, which is another thing I love as scented body lotions often are very artificial smelling and leave you with a headache.
Buy - affordable and very effective. This body lotion has minimal irritating ingredients and is fragrance-free. Must have!