Today I am sharing with you my review of the new Biore Banking Soda Cleansing line! I tried out the Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub and the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser. I received the products complimentary of Influenster; a product review program, however, all opinions are my own. Baking soda has always been known for deep cleaning, there are so many DIY cleanser for face, clothes, anything revolving baking soda on Pinterest. Last year, baking soda was featured in many Asian makeup/ skincare brands; for example, Etude House has the baking powder face cleansing line too! Anyways, I'm excited to see the Baking Soda cleansing line from Biore, because it is much more accessible for us in North America!
Quick Notes on my skin
- Dehydrated otherwise normal
- Occasional oily t-zone
- Occasional flaky nose
Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub
It starts with just powder, then you add water to it. It turns into foam like magic!! It has a minty scent when I use it, not tingly but the scent is really refreshing and not overpowering. After I rinse off my face, my face is really soft, I literally feel like I have a clean face! It also wakes me up! The scrub is very gentle but it works!
A few downside though, it took me a bit longer to make sure I rinse my face thoroughly. What I meant was, my face feels slippery so I wasn't sure if there was any residue. Also, after I pat dry my face, my face feels a bit dryer than usual. It does not bother me too much because I use this once a week for a deep cleanse plus I moisturize after I cleanse anyways!
Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
I love a good pore cleaning cleanser! I love the little scrubbing beads, they are so gentle but I can totally feel them working. It has a refreshing scent which helps to wake me up in the morning. This is a great daily morning cleanser for me. It is also great for anyone who applies moisturizer or makeup in the morning. First, it cleanses out any residue makeup from the night before. Second, it allows my skin to absorb the moisturizer much better. Third, it allows my foundation to go on smoother and not flake off.
I usually like to remove my make up with my night time cleanser. I don't recommend using this to remove residue makeup, especially on the eyes. It stings!!!!!!!! I will continue using this as a day cleanser and not use this around the eye area, other then that I really like it!
This is marketed for combination skin, so I let a mystery tester (aka. Mr. A) try it out too. He like that there's no perfume scent to it. It made his skin feels awake and refreshed. He also commented that his face does not feel dry after using it. He has combination skin so it works even better on his skin!
Scrub: Around $12 CAD 128g
Cleanser: Around $8 CAD 200ml
From: London Drugs/ Shoppers Drug Mart/Walmart/It's everywhere!
I really enjoy both of the products. While I do not have significant combination skin, both products still worked well on my skin. Extra moisturization is necessary after deep cleansing, so even though the scrub dried out my skin a bit, it does not bother me that much. If you have really dry skin, I don't think this product is right for you, at least don't use this too often. I really appreciate that there are no chemical/ perfume scents to both of the products, I will continue using the scrub, once every week or every two weeks depending on the weather and my skin condition. As for the cleanser, I will only use it in the morning, maybe once every two day because I have other cleanser to go through!
Have you tried any of these products before? Let me know what you think!
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