August 3, 2016

Biore Put Baking Soda In My Cleansing Scrub

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Biore Put Baking Soda In My Cleansing Scrub

If you can put charcoal into skincare why not baking soda? Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub was created with combination skin in mind and uses natural baking side to remove dirt and oil.

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.

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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.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • sharon

    I’m really confused by this product. I thought the skin’s natural barrier is acidic so our skincare and cleanser needs to be at a low pH. Baking soda is obviously not acidic so I don’t see how this will be beneficial to our skin.

  • Stephanie G

    Hmm. I wonder if using plain old baking soda would work just as well?

  • Chanty

    I just recently started using this and I really like it! I’ve been using the baking soda facial cleanser and it’s become my favourite cleanser yet!

  • Greta

    I do have oily skin and love this cleanser. The texture is nice and the smell is fabulous. Like you said, I do think other oily/combo people will like it.

  • Silver9

    I’ve been mixing baking soda with coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil to use as a natural and inexpensive scrub. Very exfoliating and moisturizing!

    • anne

      Silver9, I need to try your scrub this weekend! I use coconut oil and baking soda for EVERYTHING but never together. Yet.

  • sleepybirs

    Do you think this could maybe be a replacement for Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant? Love that stuff but it’s so spendy.

    • Lin

      I wondered the same thing, as I am a huge fan of Daily Microfoliant but hate the price tag. After trying the Biore scrub, I’d say they are fairly similar, but not dupes. The Biore cleanser seems a bit harsher to me and feels a bit different on the skin. It foams up a lot more too. My skin is pretty resilient, so the harshness wasn’t a huge deal. I still prefer Daily Micorfoliant, but I switch off between the 2 now to make it last longer. You can’t beat the price of Biore!

      On another note, I’ve also tried straight baking soda as a scrub before, and it is very different than the Biore scrub. It was much too harsh for my skin. I wouldn’t recommend it

  • Stephanie

    Do you not get an intense cooling fewling with this product? Or maybe I’m taking too hot of showers…