Scrub-a-dub that grit and grime with the Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser and Cleansing Scrub. With its ability to deep clean and exfoliate, baking soda also dissolves dirt and oils (yaaasss!) making it great for combination skin. If, like me, you’re plagued by ritual blotting, then get ready, Freddy, to meet your new bestie à la baking soda.
Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
A daily, hypoallergenic liquid cleanser, the consistency is less of a liquid and more of a gel. One pump is all it takes and contained within its semi-translucent, gel-like formula are what appear to be baking soda particles* (or so I am assuming). One of the first things I noticed about the Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is its scent, which is grapefruit-y and generally smells good enough to eat (but don’t).
The Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean and, best of all, fresh and FIERCE (the fierceness is totally imagined). This product does, however, contain sulfates which I find makes my skin a little tight though this is quickly relieved with the use of moisturizer. Nonetheless, it’s an effective cleanser that, while I wouldn’t recommend for dry skin, is highly effective on combination skin as it promises.
*I later discovered that what I thought were baking soda particles (lol, but actually) in the Bioré Baking Soda Pore Cleanser are in fact microbeads! Combined with SLS this product is not environmentally friendly nor is it skin friendly. I have since discontinued use.
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub
If nothing else the Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub is fun. Thankfully, it’s more than that. This concentrated powder scrub foams with water to create a gentle exfoliant. A little goes a long way, about a quarter size per use is all that’s needed.
But let’s talk about its ~awesome~ blackhead butt kickin’ power. I concentrate most of this product on my nose and chin (where my blackheads are worst) and bam, baby, does this stuff really deep clean! It starts off fine and powdery then dissolves with water – the more water added, the gentler it will exfoliate. I will say, however, that is fairly drying however my skin does feel so, so smooth post-use.
I’m a huge fan of this product, but I do wonder if it’s possible to use straight baking soda in its place. In any case, the Cleansing Scrub certainly smells better than its more basic cousin.
Have you tried the Bioré Baking Soda line? Or, if you haven’t, will you show your skin a little #BioreBakingSoda love? Let me know in the comments below!
These products were provided to me by Influenster and Bioré for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions written here are honest and my own.