I might have dry skin but I was compelled to give it a try for myself. Did you know Japan is well know for creating powder cleansers? Read up on my reviews of Softymo Q10 Face Cleansing Powder Wash and Happy Syu Wa Wa Powder Wash for the deets. And let’s not forget that one time E.L.F released a Mineral Face Cleanser.
Biore’s Baking Side Cleansing Scrub performs double duty though as it acts to wash your face as well as gently exfoliates it.
Here’s the deets.
I’d recommend using Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub if you have fairly resilient skin. It has a very high level of fragrance and the formula could potentially break you out. It has a bright, citrus-y fragrance.
This powder is interesting because it is a completely customizable experience that you can dial or down depending how exfoliating or “scrubby” you want it to be. Add a little water for a grainier texture, add a lot of water to thin the formula out and give it a more gentle exfoliating action. Once water is added it foams up a good deal, in a way that’s quite reminiscent of adding water to baking soda. It fizzes up and foams into a thick lather which you can use to gently cleanse and exfoliate your face. Don’t get it into your eyes as it does sting a good deal. I was testing it by using it after cleansing oil as part of my double cleansing routine. It does a very nice job of gently buffing away dryness while whisking away any makeup, oil, or dirt my cleansing oil left behind. The texture has a collagen wash-like feel as you rub it in. It feels sort of slick and hydrating during the application process but it rinses away easily enough. I think it does a mighty fine job getting skin squeaky clean and even leaving skin very smooth and polished afterwards. However, it does leave me very, very tight and dry after use. This was a big of a deal breaker for me sadly!
Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub is an interesting little hybrid formula that cleanses and exfoliates in one go! It would probably be something I’d easily inject into my daily routine if it wasn’t for the dry, tight feeling it left behind. Sad sigh! Combination or oily skin types might find it more suitable for their skin types.