So Influenster gave me the amazing opportunity to test out some of Biorès new products! I’ve been a fan of their pore cleansing strips for a long time now, so I thought it wouldn’t hurt to try out some new products to switch up my routine.
The wonderful package showed off some amazing things.
Influenster and Biore were kind enough to send me two different products. First, the Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleansing Scrub for daily cleansing use. Secondly, I was sent the Biore Baking Soda Scrub. You can get these pretty much anywhere now for a decent price, like Shoppers, Wal-Mart, etc.
First, The Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser
I want to start off these reviews by saying I have been using the same face soap since I was basically born. My whole family uses Neutrogena, but the plain ‘ol orange bar (which feels practically impossible to find anymore in Canada now anyways). So I was pretty ready to try something new. I have sensitive skin when it comes to cleanser, so I decided I would alternate using this cleanser and my regular one so my face wouldn’t go crraazzzyyy.
The first time I tried this cleanser, I realllly liked it. I enjoyed how it cleaned my face, gave a little scrub, had a tiny bit of a citrus smell to it so it didn’t smell like pure baking soda. My face didn’t feel really oily (which it tends to) the rest of the day. My face smelt smooth and soft afterwards. However, I didn’t feel as though my pores were ‘smaller’ even after using it for a couple of days. I was a bit hesitant to wash my makeup off with the scrubbing balls around my eyes. My face didn’t seem to really react and breakout to this cleaner.
Moving forward a week, I got my lovely monthly visitor and I broke out. Like extremely broke out. Normally, I don’t break out that bad, a pimple here, a pimple there, easy to hide. This break out was everywhere, my forehead, my T-zone, my cheeks, my lips. It was bad. I don’t know if this is from the cleanser or other issues going on, but I decided to hold off on using the scrub until it cleared up. Switching back to my normal face soap helped clear it up.
My rating: If you’re looking for something new for an oily face and sensitive problems, I would definitely recommend. Now, is this product for me? Maybe not. I am still going to use it for some trial and error purposes. It does help with the oil (which my current soap doesn’t help a ton), and it didn’t make my face go nuts after a couple of washes which most products tend to do. Maybe it’s the winter time reaction with my skin, or some other issues. It also didn’t seem to dry out my face. I don’t want to scratch the product just yet though.
I would give this product 4.5/5.
Biore Baking Soda Scrub
I really enjoy this product. I still use it every now and again, since it is a facial scrub to use 2-3 times a week, and not recommended for daily use. I don’t feel as though the scrub made my pores seem smaller either though, but I don’t use it super consistently. My face felt smooth and soft after using this product since it has a bit of a scrub to it. I also like that you don’t leave it on your face for a while then have to go wash it off. You only need a super small amount. It comes as a powdered substance that you put water in your hands with, “lather” (not really lather but not another word really for it) it with the water, use on face while gently scrubbing with the texture of the powder, and then rinse off.
Now, going back to what I said about the Pore Cleanser, could it be that the combination of the two made me break out more? Possibly. However, like I said, I’m not throwing in the towel just quite yet for these two products. I really like this product and have been using this one still while I have temporarily stopped using the Cleanser. Overall, I would continue to use this product as a weekly scrub instead of my regular face mask I do 1-2 times a month in the winter months.
I would give this product a 5/5.
Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them, or the brand Biore itself?
“I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.”