Summer Skincare Safety: Before and After-Sun Care with Bioderma

After all the negative publicity we’ve read on Neutrogena about the toxicity levels in its sunscreen, we wanted to seek out an alternative line of suncare to try this summer.

Introducing Bioderma’s new line of suncare: the Photoderm collection.

Bioderma SPF 40 Photoderm Spray

bioderma spf 40

Although Bioderma’s SPF 40 Photoderm Protection Spray isn’t mentioned in the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) list of evaluated skincare products, we looked up its active ingredients and cross-referenced it with EWG’s ingredient database.

We were happy to see that Octocrylene, Bisoctrizole and Avobenzone, the three active ingredients in the Bioderma Photoderm Spray are all rated under 3 for on a scale of 1 to 7 (with 7 being the most hazardous),  are all rated under 3.

The bottle doesn’t specify whether this is for the face or only the body, I’ve been using it on my face because of its ultra-light non greasy texture. (It is a bit awkward to spray directly onto your face, so I would recommend spraying into your palm first).  According to Bioderma, all the products in the Photoderm line utilizes the Cellular Bioprotection patent, which is a biological solution to protect the skin’s cells and DNA from risks of cellular damage and combats premature cutaneous ageing (wrinkles, pigmenting, dryness, etc.).

Bioderma Photoderm Refreshing After-Sun Milk

bioderma after-sun milk

For application after sun exposure, Bioderma also offers a Refreshing After-Sun Milk in its Photoderm collection.  This product soothes the skin after sun exposure and preserves an optimum level of moisture in the epidermis.  It’s hypoallergenic and suitable for dry, sunburnt, or otherwise sensitive skin.  The product is lightly scented, and I really liked how quickly it absorbed into my skin.

With these two sun-care products in my beach bag this summer, I’m ready to face the Vancouver sunshine knowing that I’m protected with Bioderma.

For more information on Bioderma and its Photoderm line, visit


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