Want a Spa Facial at home on the cheap? Try out the new Biore Steam Activated Cleanser!
Ok, let’s face it, I was skeptical about this from the start. It contains menthol, know what else contains menthol? The L’Oreal 360 Cleanser….and we all know what a nightmare that was for me.
The good news?
Biore Steam Activated Cleanser rocks the menthol! I’m going say I likey but one thing I’d change, tell you about that in a sec.
What is it?
Biore Steam Activated Cleanser works with the steam in your shower for a deep clean. Hop in your hot shower, let your pores open up, and proceed to clean up good with a little of this. This is a mint infused cleanser that contains “SteamActiv” beads to pentrate deep into your skin and cleanse away dirt, oil, and makeup…mind you I don’t hop in my shower with a face full of makeup but dirt and oil? I’m on board.
What’s the low down?
It’s a gem. I actually really like it. I dunno if it’s the in shower experience or what but I didn’t notice tight, dry skin after use. My skin felt extra soft, super cool (as in tingly cool thanks to the mint) and refreshed, plus my makeup was kinda happy going on after use.
The formula is a thick gel which a fresh scent, I was kinda hopeful it would smell minty, but it simply smells fresh and typically like most Biore products. One thing I do suggest is don’t apply directly to your face. Pump into your hands and work up a lather there prior to applying to your face as I find that it doesn’t lather up as nicely when applied directly to your skin.
What I’d change about it?
I’d totally dig if they slapped a scrubby on with this a la the L’Oreal 360 Cleansers. I ended up using my scrublet that I kept from one of the 360′s I tossed in the garbage and it works a treat but I’d love if Biore included one with this.
Sensitive skin types might wanna be aware prior to use as the menthol does cause a burst of coolness and tingling on the skin so just keep that in mind prior to use. I think the main reason it works so well is it doesn’t contain salicylic acid which was the culprit for drying my skin out like the Sahara desert when I originally tried the 360′s.
Overall, I very NICE addition to the Biore family and well worth a little hauling particularly if you like an in shower cleansing experience. As for me, I kinda dug the overall experience and felt like it really created a good working canvas for my makeup, kinda weird to hear that about facial cleanser, but it’s true!
Nice one! Muse Approved for purchase!
Available now from Drugstore.com or your local drugstore for around $7.99 or less!
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