Today’s post is a cave or save on micellar waters. If you are new to my blog my cave or save posts are when I compare a more expensive product with an inexpensive option. These posts are definitely one of my favourite posts to write and today I will be comparing the Byphasse Micellaire Makeup Remover Solution and Bioderma Sensible H2O Solution .
I have personally never heard of Byphasse until I saw it in Chemist Warehouse (an Australian pharmacy). Micellar waters are my go-to method to remove my makeup during the week. They’re quick, easy to use and fuss-free – just take a cotton pad soaked in the micellar water, swipe it over your face and you’re done! The products state you don’t have to rinse your face but I always follow it up with a cleanser. Anyway, onto the comparisons.
The Byphasse Micellaire Makeup Remover Solution is $9.99 for 500ml from Chemist Warehouse however, it is currently on sale for $4.99. On the other hand, the Bioderma Sensible H2O Solution is $29.99 for 250ml from Priceline.
There is no difference in the consistency of these products. In terms of scent, Bioderma is fragrance free and Byphasse does have a slight fragrance but it’s nothing overpowering. After use, the Byphasse micellar water does leave your face slightly tacky however, this doesn’t bother me because as I mentioned before, I always follow it up with a cleanser. Both products would be suitable for sensitive skin and they don’t sting your eyes.
In my opinion, both products are equally effective. I have done trials where I have removed one half of my face with Bioderma and the other half with the Byphasse and I haven’t notice any difference in the way they remove my makeup, the amount that gets removed and how easy it is to remove.
Both products are packaged in a plastic bottles. Bioderma has a flip top lid whereas the Byphasse has a press top lid. You definitely have more control over the amount of product that comes out of the Bioderma bottle. Nevertheless, both are easy to use and I have no qualms with either bottles.
The Final Word
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Byphasse micellar water if you’re after a cheaper alternative. I will continue to purchase this option from now on. Aside from the ingredients which vary slightly, the only difference is that Byphasse is a little tacky after you use it. It is equally as effective and a sixth of the price of Bioderma. The Byphasse micellar water was a great find in my books!
Have you tried anything from Byphasse? I would love to try more things from the brand now!