Biore Charcoal Cleanser, Self Heating MasK and Charcoal + Baking Soda Scrubs
This year my focus had shifted from caking on thick layers on foundation (and making myself up to the point I am unrecognisable - even though my partner feel this was never the case, I did) to ensuring I have clearer, healthy and glowy skin.
My focus is now to have clear and good skin, which means cleansing... a lot of cleansing and good skincare. I was recently sent a selection of Biore cleansing products. Cleansing items are probably one of my MOST frequently used products so I was excited to trial them.
To find which is my hero product and why, read ahead.
BIORE CHARCOAL ACNE SCRUB - $9.99
I have been using this product 1-2 times per week. It comes out in a grey gel like formula with small orange granules. I like to massage the content on my face with my fingers in circular motions. This product gives off a very strong minty-cooling effect, I have seen a lot of charcoal products but have not used enough of it, so this was definitely an interesting experience. I would recommend for user to avoid eye contact and ideally stop below the orbital bone. I went higher than the orbital bone once and it was so minty my eyes couldn't handle it. While I no longer experience regular break outs on my face, I would still occasionally experience acne on my back so I have been using it as a back scrub! It does help dry up my back acne but it comes back every now and then. Not sure if it's a hormonal or dietary thing.
BIORE BAKING SODA ACNE SCRUB - $9.99
Baking soda is a fantastic powder, as a teenager, a lot of people had recommended me to use baking soda with honey to rid my acne. Instead I went with an aspirin mask and regretted it immediately.
This scrub is similar to the charcoal acne scrub however will not give you the same minty/cooling effect. I find this scrub to lather and bubble up better than the charcoal scrub and more gentle on the skin. I imagine this would be a good product for those with more sensitive skin.
While both products provides a decent scrub, I still need to use a chemical exfoliant to rid the dead skin that collates over the week.
BIORE DEEP PORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER - $10.99
I love that this cleanser come in a pump bottle, it is just easier and more convenient for me to use as I do most of my cleansing whilst I am in the shower (it's all about being efficient, right?). This charcoal cleanser will give off the a minty/cooling effect, it contains small and lesser granules than the scrub. It also foams/lathers better than the charcoal scrub. I feel that this product is more effective as a second cleanse when all your makeup is washed or cleaned off so it can reach your pores. As a cleanser I feel that it did an ok job, I liked the cooling effect and it's decent considering the price point for everyday use.
BIORE SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK - $7.99
This is hands down my favourite product out of the lot. The single satchels are always a win, the pack will allow you to create a nice thick layer on your face. Once the product is nicely spread, massage with your fingers for a minute. The content self heats upon contact!! How cool is that!? The mask itself feels a little bit tacky and thick, but once I was ready to wash it off my face, I stepped into the shower and the mask washed off with ease. My skin and pores felt clean and refreshed! I wish there were more satchels in a pack, out of all products, this is my hero product.