The weathers finally starting to get warmer which means I’m on my own personal mission to start cutting down how much makeup I wear. There’s nothing worse than spending an hour applying a full face, only to walk outside and it literally melts off. I’m someone who can happily go out without any makeup on, but only when my skin is clear. Luckily, Bioré has stepped in. Were these drugstore products about to change my skin forever?
I’ve suffered with acne for a very long time now, and I can honestly say that it is the only thing I get super self-conscious about. When Bioré got in contact with me and asked if I would like to try out some of their new products, targeted to fight acne, I pretty much jumped down their throats (well, email).
Bioré’s famous slogan is ‘Free Your Pores!‘ and if you suffer with acne, this is exactly what you want to do.
Goodbye congested skin. Hello supermodel complexion.
Bar cleaners seem to be getting more and more popular recently, and in all honesty, I’m not too sure how I feel about them.
Whilst I love how travel friendly they are, it does give me major flashbacks to when I used to wash my face with any old hand soap on the side of my sink.
Along side the pizza face I wear often, my back feels left out and decides to produce some acne here and there. As much as I dislike it, there is no way in hell I’m spending an extra 15 minutes in the morning, plastering on foundation on my back, just so that Fred from my local pub doesn’t get offended.
Whilst I don’t use this on my face (I’ll explain why when we get onto the next product), I do love this for my body.
The charcoal is one of the best natural substances to help fight acne (hence why it’s being added to so many different skincare products), and the little jojoba beads gently exfoliate your skin.
I adore how when I use this, I know I don’t have to faff around with trying to find a separate body scrub. Get yourself all wet, massage this into your skin, rinse off and job’s a good’un.
Not to be dramatic or anything, but if I could marry this, I would.
Whilst I haven’t been using this for the longest time, it’s quickly made itself to the top of my favourite cleansers list.
This little Bioré beauty here is the reason I don’t use the charcoal bar on my face.
This was actually the first product I tried out of the three, and dare I say it, is the favourite as well.
The cleansing foam can be used morning and night, but I tend to just stick with using this in the mornings only, as I’m still using the hot cloth cleanser that I mentioned a few posts back.
I recently had a big endometriosis flare, and it really took its toll on my skin. Every morning I was waking up with another whitehead and cystic acne. Thanks women organs.
I’ll admit that my skin was slowly starting to clear before I tried this, but after using this just once a day for a few days, my breakout had almost cleared up completely (minus a few scars).
The one I have (and the one that’s linked and shown in the photos) are aimed for combination skin types, but they also have a range of other cleansers, suitable for different skin types.
Yes. I’m that girl who looks like she has freckles.
Only they’re not freckles.
I wish I was joking when I say that the only place I don’t have blackheads is my jaw.
You name it, I’ve tried it to get rid of them. Scrubs, masks, strips and even some dodgy DIY’s involving PVA craft glue.
I’ve seen these Deep Cleansing Pore Strips all over social media, but I’ve never actually given these specific ones a go.
The same day I received these, I ran a bath and slapped one onto my nose.
When it dried, I peeled it off and inspected the strip, expecting to see a strip that looked as if I had poured grit all over it.
Whilst it did have a few blackheads on the strip, I’m a little disappointed.
We’ve all seen the videos on Facebook of people peeling theirs off, and being shown an extreme close up of their strip, littered with worm looking blackheads.
Where was my satisfying, but ultimately disgusting strip?!
I’m not too sure if the steam from the bath had something to do with why it didn’t remove as many as I was expecting, but I won’t be in a rush to use these anytime soon.