You all know that I am super picky when it comes to skincare. I use micellar water and skin toner on a daily basis and that’s basically it. Only recently, I was going on errands in DM where I stumbled upon BIORÉ – a multinational brand from Japan who features a skincare series that involves baking soda to #freeyourpores. Yes you heard right – it’s baking soda for your skin. Of course the skincare combines a ph-neutral mix of baking soda and additional special ingredients that guarantee a mild cleansing process. However, super curious me did some research and found out that baking soda is a natural substance aka sodium bicarbonate that usually comes in powder form. It can help to resolve even persistent sebbum blockages that are usually quite resistant to common facial cleanser. In this sense the white powder really can help to exfoliate and consequently help towards a more healthy and radiant skin in a persistant but gentle way. Back in Japan BIORÉ currently is one of the leading brands for facial cleanse.
I know what you think now since I thought so too: Where’s the beef? And why do I hear of this only now? All the info sounded just neat which is why I decided to give it a try and test the award-winning BIORÉ Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub and BIORÉ Baking Soda Pore Cleanser for a couple of weeks.
I used the products two to three times per week in addition to my skincare routine. At this point as usual please be careful with the usage of new products ergo if you have fairly sensitive skin go first check with your dermatologist if the products are right for you. Back on topic, I varied cleanser and scrub but really fell in love with the scrub. BIORÉ Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub looks like the baking soda you usually use to bake cake but incorporates a mix of special ph-neutral ingredients to nurse your skin. It is meant to be mixed with water and applied on your skin. Once you have added water the substance produces a gentle foam that you can massage onto your skin. You can vary the intensity of the scrub: The more water you add, the softer the scrub will become. After a short period of time you can rinse it thoroughly et voila. My skin felt cleaner and a little more vibrant though I came to realize that if I left the texture on my skin too long (longer than about one minute) this caused mild irritations and redness. Overall, I am very happy with the products since they added a deep cleanse aspect to my facial routine that I couldn’t reach by using micellar water only. If you are curious to test the BIORÉ products, you can get them at DM in Austria. Let me know what you think!
* in friendly cooperation with BIORÉ