A while ago, Biore released two new products - so of course, I had to grab them. The new products were part of a "baking soda" line, which I found very intriguing. I've been using them now for the past few months so I thought I would share my thoughts.
I got both of the new products, the Baking Soda Pore Cleanser and the Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub. At this stage, there are only the two products in the Baking Soda range.
I was a tad concerned when I saw these products used baking soda, however, as I had read a lot of interesting information about baking soda being a good exfoliant for the skin but also not being super healthy for the skin long-term. I believe that their baking soda products are pH balanced, though, which is good news as it's the high pH levels in baking soda that usually create problems. But, in saying that, I'm not great at the science side of stuff so I'll just share my honest opinions about the products.
The Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser was my favourite out of the two. Almost always I find that a regular cleanser doesn't do much for my skin and I need some kind of exfoliant afterwards, but this one is good to go all by itself. I use it with my Clarisonic and it works a charm. My skin feels incredibly soft and smooth afterwards. It gently exfoliates while it cleanses too, which is probably why I don't need any other products with it. This one is actually oil-free, which means it's perfect for combination skin. I've actually almost finished off this bottle.
The Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub was a lot of fun. It's a totally unique product in that it's actually in powder form. The packaging is designed brilliantly so that no water can leak in providing you keep the lid closed. Just add water - and this stuff foams up. It's a pretty good scrubby scrub, which as you all know I love. But in saying that, it wasn't my favourite scrub. I still use it from time to time, but find it to be almost too harsh on my skin. I'm not sure if it's the baking soda coming into play or if my skin is sensitive to something else in the ingredients. I have saved this for when I feel like I need a deep cleanse and scrub and will use it lightly, but for regular use, it's not for me.
Overall, I've been loving the cleanser and been so-so with the scrub. I think I'll definitely be grabbing the cleanser again when I run out, but will more than likely pass on the scrub as I already have a lot of other alternate products that work better for me personally.
I would definitely recommend giving them a go and seeing if they suit your skin - if you have combination skin then you're the perfect candidate. I feel these products wouldn't be great if you have dry skin, though.
Have you tried the Biore Baking Soda products? If so, what are your thoughts?