So when I think of Biore I think of the pore strips I used back in the 1990's but the brand is so much more than that these days...
Their new charcoal range is very exciting and is 30 years in the making. As well as their famous pore strips, Biore has launched a Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser and a Self-Heating One Minute Mask.
Charcoal is a natural ingredient to draw out all the toxins and impurities in your skin to leave it clear and glowing. What's not to love?!
First up, the new cleanser. Don't let the black colour put you off, it claims to trap twice as much dirt than a regular cleanser so it's incredibly effective.
You use around two pumps to wet skin, lather it up and rinse to leave fresh, deeply cleansed (yet not tight as Biore's Skin Purifying Technology leaves your natural moisture level intact) skin. Perfect for oily skin.
Next the heating face mask...
Now this has the charcoal to extract all the dirt in the skin, as well as menthol and zeolite. The heat means that your pores open up a little bit so the mask can penetrate deep down and be the most effective it can possibly be! When it says it's heated, don't be scared that it feels like burning, it's a very gentle heat that feels really nice.
I love that this only takes one minute. A Sunday evening face mask has become a bit of a ritual but those you have to leave on for 10-20 minutes are a little bit of a chore. I'm a bit too impatient for that so this is perfect.
Overall this is a super effective cleansing range. I wouldn't expect anything less from Biore. If used alongside their pore strips, they claim the products altogether give a 9 times better clean - amazing.
The products are also incredibly reasonably priced. The Charcoal Cleaner is £4.99 and the Self-Heating One Minute Mask is £7.99 for four packs, available at Boots and Superdrug nationwide. Check it out further here
P.S. Here's my name in Japanese, don't know why but I just love this!