I’ve always had quite the journey feeling good in my skin, having to manage both sensitive and dry skin throughout my entire life. And now I have a mini me who has been on a similar skincare journey: Think itchy, irritated skin and dry patches that if left untreated leads to inflammation (family, friends and my naturopath saw this firsthand). That means skincare in my family is taken seriously—especially nourishing ourselves both inside and out. Drinking plenty of water is a must, but so is finding the right products for the fam. We heard that Bioderma Atoderm’s cleansing oil and ultra-soothing balm were great for dry, atopic skin for anyone older than six months, and I knew we wanted to give a try.
Since I have very sensitive and dry skin, I’ve been primarily using shower oils my whole adult life. The first thing I noticed with the Cleansing Oil is that after rinsing it off, there was no greasy feeling and moisture was locked in even after towelling off! While the product is described as an oil, it did not leave a thick layer of oil, which I’ve experienced with other products, and I didn’t have to worry about myself or my kids slipping because of any leftover residue in the tub. Though the oil is not scent-free, it does have a mild fragrance that my son Maxwell likes—and because it’s a cleansing oil, it doesn’t lather and foam like a regular body wash or soap would. An extra bonus for me is the bottle comes in family size, meaning it’s huge and will last us for months.