19 April 2012

Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub

A month or so I popped down to Bristol Cribbs Causeway as I had some errands to run. As an obsessive human of beauty products, I thought I'd take a lil nosey in Boots, see what offers, products were available in this store (my local store is very small, doesn't stock a lot). After spending a good 40mins (yes . . 40mins) browsing the store I left with my Origins Mega Mushroom lotion (which I have previously reviewed here), but I also picked up the Bioré Pore Unclogging Scrub. 

Our gentle yet effective face scrub uses perfectly spherical beads—not jagged edges—and the pore-unclogging power of salicylic acid to deep-clean clogged pores. The scrub unclogs pores by cleaning away impurities. Show the door to nasty pore-cloggers with this face scrub and get ready for beautifully clean, smooth skin.
{Oil Free} (Bioré, 2012)

My skin at the moment is somewhat in a complete and utter mess (hormones all over the place) and I wanted something that would unclog the pores, prevents the spots from rupturing and reduce the redness of the spots, which is what led me to picking up this scrub in Boots. I have given this product a good 2months trial and the verdict? I'm not so keen!

The overall packaging of the product is nice; it's see through so you can monitor how much product is left, and it has a flip top cap which makes dispensing the product easy. The container itself has lots of product information, including the ingredients and generally has a pleasant appearance; light and fresh.

The first thing I noticed with this scrub was how thick it was, which indicated to me that you only need a small amount to do the face and neck. Adding a bit of warm water or wetting the face first helped to lather the product even more, to get that deep cleanse of the skin. A lot of scrubs on the high street are heavily scented nowadays and I was expecting this one to be the same, but it wasn't too bad. Whilst gently massaging my face (ensuring the beads covered ever inch of my face/neck) I began to notice a slight tingle, which was a sign that the Salicylic acid was working. At first I did find it a little ''woah'' but after a while I got use to it. I used this scrub 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) which seemed to have been ok for my skin.

Unfortunately having used this for 2months I see absolutely no difference, change in my skin. I am still getting painful spots, the pores are still clogged and the complexion of my skin is no different to how it was before I started, if anything, it's a little worse. Considering the cost of this scrub I thought this product would have made a little difference to my skin, but unfortunately it's not for me. 

Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub RRP £4.99 and can be purchased from the following places:
*Boots, Asda, Sainsburys, Superdrug.

If you'd like to find out more about this product or Biore, then please click here.

*This review is as always 110% honest, genuine and true. I have not been compensated in anyway shape or form, and was purchased with my own 'moolah'.


  1. I wont try this brand :P Looks a bit ick! Love my soap and glory face wash with beads in too much!


    1. Serenity of Beauty20 August 2012 19:35

      URGH, I didn't like it at all, didn't do a thing for my skin whatsoever.

  2. Disappointing! I've been using the Garnier Pure Active Blackhead Clearing Scrub for a few months now and find it really good.
    Ps I've awarded you a blog award, head over to my blog for details. Happy Sunday!
    Meg xx

    1. Serenity of Beauty20 August 2012 19:35

      Very disappointing indeed, I expected it to be amazing, work quite good, but na'da = nowt!

  3. Lizzums - BeneBelle27 April 2012 21:40

    Might be worth trying Clean & Clear? I used to use their black head clearing scrub daily and it really helped. Now it's a bit much for me though...

    1. Serenity of Beauty20 August 2012 19:36

      Clean and Clear I use to use when I was younger, but I am keen to trying anything again, as my skin back then was still changing and etc.