Monday, 22 July 2013

Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 - Reviewed!

When you have oily finding a good facial SPF can be a bit of a nightmare. This Summer I decided to be prepared a do a bit of research on finding the perfect one, there are surprisingly a lot on the market these days. The french skincare brands definitely seem to offer the best range of SPF for oily skin, Bioderma especially. 
The Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 claims to be  a mattifying fluid with high protection. Although it is little frangranced with a citrus scent which is very pleasant it is paraben free. 
The packing is nice and simple which makes it very easy to dispense the product. The cream itself looks like a classic sun screen, a thin white cream. 

 I apply a generous amount all over the face, it does sometimes give a slight white cast however this goes after a few minutes. The cream is definitely matte as it sets after it is applied which makes it great if you have oily skin. Even though I apply a lot of product, normally twice as much as shown above to make sure I have a full protection all over the face, this never feels heavy on the skin. 

All in all I am very impressed with this SPF, it feels light and mattifying on the skin and I haven't burnt at all since using this, even with this hot weather recently. It is great to use under makeup or on it's own. I also haven't broken out in any blemishes since using this. 

Bioderma Photoderm AKN Mat SPF 30 retails for £13.70 (Currently 20% off at £11.96).

What is your favourite facial SPF?


  1. Ooh! This sounds great, might have to give it a go! How is it with makeup on top? Does foundation/powder go on ok with this underneath? Also have you noticed if it causes breakouts at all? Sorry for all the questions!

    C x
    Lux Life Blog

    1. No it's fine, I mentioned it in the post that it is great under makeup because it doesn't feel heavy on the skin. I've had no breakouts from using it either :)

  2. Great post...i absolutely love Bioderma goodies :D thanks for sending your link over at #bbloggers chat :D

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