What You’ll Need
Bioderma 100ml bottle
Needle Point Syringe
As a makeup artist, there are two things that bring happiness to my life: Bioderma Crealine and travel sized containers. Unfortunately these two things do not play well together, because for some reason Bioderma has designed their bottles making it impossible to remove the lids. Not only that, but the dispensing hole is so incredibly tiny that regular funnels and syringes won’t fit inside of it, and even if you seal off the edges it still ends up just bubbling over.
This empty travel sized Bioderma bottle has been sitting on my counter for a week taunting me. If I lived in France I could run to the pharmacy and simply buy a new one, but since the United States doesn’t sell Bioderma, I’ve been forced to get creative.
I tried rolling miniature funnels out of packing tape. I’ve searched children’s medical aisles for smaller tipped contraptions. Nothing was small enough. Eventually my Google searches led me to an “ah-ha” moment.. needle tipped syringes! Unfortunately, I then discovered how difficult these can be to buy and depending on where you live, you might even need a prescription.
More problem solving was in order. I found myself perusing several illegal drug forums for ideas on obtaining syringes (don’t judge me). I even read an article called “How to Make a Syringe in Prison,” which was not helpful at all, as step one consisted of stealing from a fellow, diabetic inmate. If my internet history ever gets checked, how will I explain that I was simply desperate to refill my makeup remover bottle?
Finally, I discovered a wholesome Ebay store dedicated to crystals (link here). Among her list of items for sale was a blunt needle tipped syringe made for gluing on nail rhinestones. It was perfect, and only $3.50 with free shipping. I do wish it was a little larger but it gets the job done.