January 19, 2015

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil Review

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil is one of those confusing product that you might automatically assume is a cleansing oil, I know I did. But actually, this is a deep pore cleansing oil that works in a very, very interesting way.

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Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil is one of several Soda Pore Cleansing products that the brand released a while back ago. I actually purchased the Cleansing Oil because I thought it was a makeup removing cleansing oil.

It is not.

It’s actually a massaging oil of sorts that deep cleanses pores. It’s made from a blend of oils and works to unclog pores and loosen blackheads. I’m honestly to impatient to use products like this as they recommend you massage it on your face for yp to two hours. Wait, what? What happened? Two hours? Eh? How much? Yeah so, as dedicated as I am to taking care of my skin I simply do not have the time nor the patience to sit around for two hours massaging oil onto my face.

It’s specifically formulated to deep clean your skin so it does in fact remove makeup and BB Creams, etc…it contains grapeseed, olive, and argan oils as well as mineralized spa water. It has a very thick texture, a bit thicker than I’m used to in cleansing oils. It is not eye safe so don’t try applying it to your eyes the way you would other cleansing oils. It burns, you’ve been warned!

Holika Holika Soda Pore swatches

I don’t have clogged pores nor do I have blackheads aside from pesky ones on my nose. This was designed to loose up dirt, oil, and blackheads and bring them to the surface of your skin. Honestly, Clarisonic does that in 30 seconds so the idea of spending two hours to massage this in and around my face had me at a point of hell no. I did spend 30 minutes with it though….I actually washed my face and removed all my makeup prior to trying it.

You want your face to be dry prior to using it! I pumped three squirts in my hands, switched on PBS, started watching Antique’s Roadshow, and gently massaged my face with it. If you’ve used peeling oils in the past like Skinfood Pineapple Peeling Gel this kinda sorta reminds me of it. It’s very slick and feels very hydrating on my drier skin. It’s oily yes but it rinses clear away. As you massage it kinda sorta gets bit of a gritty texture to it. I’ve read reviews showing the palms of people’s hands after massaging it on for an hour and you can literally see little blackheads on their hands. Personally that didn’t happen for me. I paid special attention to my nose as this is where I have blackheads but I didn’t see much in the way of them being dislodged or even loosened up. I did feel like my skin was very tend after massaging it for 30 minutes and it was kinda of patchy after I rinsed off. When I applied moisturizer after I did have a slight stinging sensation so beware if you have sensitive skin.

After growing tired I rinsed with cool water. The oil emulsifies and turns milky. It rinses clear away and doesn’t leave my skin greasy or oil but it does leave it feeling a bit dry!

I wouldn’t say it did much for me. I’ve read raving reviews about how well this works declogging pores. Personally, I’d rather just stick to my Clarisonic because massaging this for two hours onto my face just seems like a lot of time to waste on one product. If you have blackheads on clogged pores it MIGHT be worth trying out if all else has failed for you. Personally I didn’t see anything incredible happen during my use but as I said I don’t have clogged pores and my blackheads are limited to my nose area!

It’s probably worth checking out if you’ve tried many products and haven’t had success with them because it is raved a good deal across the board with oily skin types prone to blackheads and decongestant skin issues.

Have you tried Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil?

What sort of results did you have?

Do share!

You can get Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing BB Deep Cleansing Oil from E-bay F2plus1 or from their online shop at beautynetkorea.com.

I purchased this item.

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  • Carol

    First we have a makeup you can wear to bed and now we have a skin care product that takes two hours of your life to use. What’s next? Rabies shots for the Easter Bunny?!? 😉
    This is ridiculous…

    • Isabella Muse

      haha i know I simply don’t have the time for it but admire anyone who does 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      haha mine isn’t even sensitive and I was kinda tender and dry after!

  • Quinctia

    I have a bottle of this that I use every now and again. I’ll use it if I’m doing the nice, long, hot soak in the bath thing. I’ll only work it around for 10-15 minutes, though.

    Question, though: do you get actual blackheads on your nose, or is it just perhaps sebaceous filaments? The latter tend to come back and don’t ever turn into any sort of white head/zit, they can just look kinda meh. Because that’s all I’ve got, and yeah, I’m not getting any spectacular results from a decongesting oil because I don’t have major skin issues going on.

    It’s just like a spa facial thing I do occasionally, like putting on a clay mask or something.

    • Isabella Muse

      sebaceous filaments for sure as they just don’t go anywhere, it’s just a clogged black pore. very hard to get to come to the surface without extraction. i like the idea of sitting in a bath and doing this, the steam likely helps too! although two hours seems absurd but 10-15 I can cope!

  • bebe

    Two hours?? What on earth were they thinking? I have some old Kracie cleansing oil from 2013 that can probably do the same thing in 15 minutes. 😉

    • Isabella Muse

      haha 🙂 apparently the massage plus the oil with declog pores but no, no time for that lol!

  • Littlecreek

    Grrrrr…..I got this in a memebox and was very excited. It was going to become my nightly cleansing oil, but maybe not. 🙁 When I run out of my current oil I’ll give it a shot, but it doesn’t sound like this is what I’m looking for.

  • T

    I got this in a memebox and have totally been using it wrong! I use it as an oil cleanse before a regular face wash. I might try it on the bath but not for two hours. Sheesh! What were they thinking?

    • C

      That’s how I’ve been using it too! I just checked on Roseroseshop and the description says that as well