I’m pretty sure I had one of those moments with the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser recently where I was all like, “OMG it tingles that means for sure it is working…!”
Logically speaking just because the new Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser tingles doesn’t mean it is getting my face any cleaner but I’m delusional from time to time and I’m positive I convinced myself the tingle means I am so clean that I glide!
Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser is one of a few new Biore products popping up at drugstores for Spring 2014.
Charcoal is actually something that makes an appearance in many nose strips and skincare products across the board in Japan and Korean. Biore even has a few charcoal nose strips available in Asian countries. I guess the trend is finally finding its feet here in the US of A because I’m noticing more and more products promoting it.
At first glance I thought, “well hey here’s a product that might be an awesome dupe for MAC Volcanic Ash or Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask or even Lush Dark Angels Cleanser!”
Mmm naaa not so much.
It looks grainy in the bottle but actually it’s one of those slippery bead type cleansers that every single brands from Aveeno to Garnier to Clean & Clear puts out. I’ve come to the conclusion that those beads are as EVIL AS PEEPS!
For the record be it in facial cleanser or shower gel I DO NOT LIKE those little scrubby beads or whatever you wanna call them. They are annoying, they are hard to wash off, they do not melt down, stop putting them in facial cleanser and especially stop putting them in shower gel because I’m scared one will slip into my butt or something when I shower. Oh..I typed that out loud didn’t I? But these are my fears….! I also worry one will slip into my ear or up my nose when I clean my face.
Unlike the rather nifty grainy texture of the new Garnier Invigorating Daily Scrub this formula is more of a gel with tiny charcoal-like pieces aka evil beads in the mix. It’s not going to exfoliate skin and it only lathers up very little when applied. Apparently charcoal actually traps oils and dirt and draws them out of your skin.
This tingles when I’m washing my face with it. I like tingling facial cleansers as I mentioned above that means they are working (take that with a complete grain of salt).
Actually, I dunno if it is or isn’t purifying my pores because I don’t have larger pores that need cleanser. I will say it removes makeup nicely and gives my face a nice, fresh feel that’s very squeaky clean and matte after I finish using it. Now..I do have dry skin and this is oil free and does contain fun stuff like menthol so if you’re sensitive it might not agree with you. Although it has glycerin I still feel like it strips every single drop of oil out of my skin even the oil that isn’t there. Thankfully I don’t feel too tight after use but this is probably more suitable for warmer weather use JUST in case. It does have a heavy fragrance as well.
I imagine if you have oily skin it’ll be a god sent.
Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser seems like a nice little cleanser but I don’t necessarily recommend it for drier skin folks!
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