Beauty Buzz: Atoderm by Bioderma (plus WIN!)

As a family we seem to struggle more than most with dry skin. I blame my husband! It’s definitely his genes that have meant both my kids struggle with eczema and dry skin issues – because so does he! There is always someone scratching, itching or moaning about their skin being cracked and painful!

As my kids have got older I’ve really tried to teach them how to take responsibility for the health and condition of their own skin. I’ve spent countless hours applying various lotions and potions to their bodies over the years!

Finding the right products to treat very dry, sensitive skin or atopic skin conditions, such as eczema, can be incredibly difficult and the idea of testing out new products that could irritate it further is often what puts people off trying anything at all!

The Atoderm range from Bioderma is all about intense nourishment and hydration for very dry, eczema prone skin. The full range consists of 12 products for tackling dry skin flare-ups. Atoderm restores the hydrolipidic film biologically (and lastingly), thanks to its dermo-patented formulas with SkinBarrier Therapy, while the Skin Protect Complex stimulates the skin to create its own hyaluronic acid and rebuild its barrier function. Designed to be used on the face and body, this full range of cleansing and care products is tailored to dry, very dry or atopic (eczema-prone) skin, offering instant relief and long-term results. This range can be used by everyone in the families, from babies to grannies and everyone in between making it a very easy option for those on a budget. All products are paraben-free, fragrance free and hypoallergenic.

The past few winter months have not been very kind to their dry skin and Atoderm has been a great solution for our whole family! Yes, even my rather stubborn, cream-adverse husband!

Atoderm by `Bioderma

Dry skin is characterised by tightness and a lack of suppleness that is often combined with itching, rough patches of skin.

Atoderm is a full range of cleansing and care products for the face and body that is tailored to dry, very dry or atopic (eczema-prone) skin

The range of products can be used for daily maintenance ensuring comfortable, smooth skin. They can also be used alongside treatments for eczema.

Our family has been trying out 3 Atoderm products over the past few months, below are our thoughts.

Atoderm Intensive Gel moussant

Bioderma Atoderm Soothing Gel

This is a daily cleansing gel that can be used by those with very dry, irritate or atopic sensitive skin. Designed to respect the skin’s natural balance, this cleanser won’t strip your skin of the good oils it needs. The rinse-off formula is soap-free, unfragranced and anti-itching. It is so gently that it can be used for face and body by the whole family, even newborns (except premature infants).

This product has been formulated according to the ecobiological approach of the NAOS Laboratories. At the heart of this product is the principle that bacteria are naturally found on the skin’s surface and are necessary for its balance. In the event of atopy-prone skin, excess levels of certain bacteria can cause its condition to worsen. This patented complex limits the adhesion of these bacteria to the skin’s surface that aggravate skin dryness. Formulated with purifying agents and Vitamin PP, Atoderm Intensive Gel Moussant relieves discomfort and irritation and helps to strengthen the skin barrier biologically.

Use this cleanser in the shower every morning and/or evening on wet skin – lather then rinse thoroughly. The product has no scent and lathers up nicely, getting rid of dirt while causing no irritation at all and leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. This is definitely a cleanser worth investing in if you suffer from very dry, sensitive or atopic skin. Say goodbye to tight, itchy skin after showering! Follow up with the Atoderm Intensive Baume.


Atoderm Intensive Baume

This unfragranced balm is suitable for very dry, itchy skin and is perfect for the whole family as it provides intensively anti-itching and replenishing care with it’s ultra-soothing and ultra-nourishing formula.

Often prescribed by dermatologists due to its’ clinically proven efficacy, the cream has a non-sticky, non-oily texture that can be used on the face and body. It calms the discomfort of itching, soothing the skin and reducing the urge to scratch, while also providing long-lasting relief. It intensely nourishes and restores lipids and makes the skin feel more comfortable. Over 72% of  regular uses report no skin flare ups in 6 months of continued use.

The exclusive Lipigenium® complex, composed of biolipids naturally found in the epidermis, durably reconstructs the skin barrier by biologically stimulating the synthesis of lipids and proteins that make up the intercorneocyte cement. The anti-pruritus dermatological agent PEA rapidly relieves itching and reduces the urge to scratch. While the Skin Barrier Therapy® patent prevents the adhesion of bacteria that cause irritation on even the driest skin.

As I mentioned above one of the hardest aspects of treating dry skin in kids is their aversion to using creams that they don’t like using, the good news is that this moisturising cream has a great texture which is instantly absorbed and both my kids have enjoyed using it and haven’t complained about their skin feel sticky after application. I’ve now invested in an easy 500ml pump bottle for each of their bedside tables and have give them this info on how to apply the cream daily…

The 3.6.9 method has been developed in order to indicate the right dose of Atoderm Intensive Baume to use, and then to create a routine and systematize application of the cream for better results in the long term and for a better observance.

  • 3 pumps for a BABY: 1 pump for face, neck and chest – 1 pump for both arms and back – 1 pump for both legs.
  • 6 pumps for a CHILD: – 1 pump for face and neck – 1 pump for chest – 1 pump for back – 1 pump for both arms – 1 pump per leg (x2).
  • 9 pumps for an ADULT: – 1 pump for face and neck – 1 pump for chest – 1 pump for back – 1 pump per arm (x2) – 2 pumps per leg (x2).

The morning after my 10-year-old daughters FIRST application she excitedly called me to her room first thing to “come and feel my baby skin” Now that is a great testimony to the efficacy of this product!


Atoderm SOS spray

Looking for anti-itching relief with immediate effect? The Atoderm SOS Spray offers occasional targeted skincare for very dry, sensitive and atopic skin. A spray infused with cream this product has an ultra-light texture. It is unfragranced, non-comedogenic and does not stain clothes.

Containing Ambora and Green tea extracts, combined with the renowned soothing dermatological active ingredient Enoxolone, the technology blocks the biological process responsible for itching right from the start and directly targets each of involved pathways protecting even the driest skin from the bacteria that causes itching to intensify.

The skin is immediately soothed and the urge to scratch is reduced for a lasting effect. The unique Skin Relief technology promises to soothe itching in 60 seconds for 6 hours of efficacy.*

Spray into the palm of the hand before applying to the face. Do not inhale. May be used on newborns, with the exception of premature infants.

  • Spray onto clean skin from a distance of 20 cm.
  • Spread if necessary.
  • Leave to dry.

Since my kids discovered this product they have been spraying it on every itch they have! It can be used on the face or body as often as needed and is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. It also comes in a handy 50ml bottle to keep in your handbag or hand luggage – – providing instant relief on the go!


The Atoderm range is all about intense nourishment and hydration for very dry, eczema prone skin.

Ultra-Soothing Foaming Gel (R249.95)

Ultra Soothing Balm (R310.95)

Atoderm SOS Spray 200ml can (R320); 50ml travel size can (R160)

Bioderma uses different lid colours throughout the Atoderm range. The blue lids are for normal to dry skin while the products with white lids are for very dry to atopic skin.

Find Bioderma’s Atoderm range at Clicks and DisChem stores throughout South Africa as well as on select online stores.


Win an Atoderm hamper from Bioderma

To win a hamper of 3 Atoderm products from Bioderma worth R500 head on over to my Instagram and find the photo of this range. Then follow the steps below…

  • Tag 3 friends who would love to win this hamper in the comments for one entry. More tags = more entries.
  • Follow @biodermasouthafrica and @becomingyou on Instagram
  • Share the post to your story using the hashtag #saveskinandmore

 The competition runs on my Instagram page until 10 Oct 2020. I will then be posting the winner in the comments of that Instagram post,


Please also take note of the following terms and conditions:

1. This competition is only open to South African residents with a local delivery address who are members of @biodermasouthafrica’s Facebook and Instagram page.

2. No NAOS employees or their immediate family may enter this competition.

3. By entering this competition, you agree to receive the NOAS newsletter..

4. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.





Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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