This is a review of the Keana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Powder Facial Wash! (毛穴撫子重層スクラブ洗顔パウダー)
What it does: A powder facial wash with baking soda to eliminate “strawberry pores” and “orange peel pores”. The baking soda acts as a scrub to declog your pores of excess sebum and to gently exfoliate the dead cells around your pores.
*strawberry pores: clogged pores which make your nose look like a strawberry
*orange peel pores: pores which are so big you can see them, like the peel of an orange
Both of these phrases are fairly common in the Japanese beauty world!
Price: 1260 JPY / 100g (about $14) This may seem pricey, but it is a pretty normal price range for a Japanese drugstore product!
- This is a facial cleanser in powder form, but it still foams up very well
- The baking soda particles don’t fully dissolve, and are a good gentle exfoliator
- I could make this myself, by adding baking soda to my facial cleanser
Would I repurchase?
Probably not. I really liked what this cleanser did, so I’d probably add baking soda to my facial cleanser!
- Always take off your makeup first, as Japanese facial cleansers are not made to remove makeup unless it is specified in the claim!
- Use a facial cleanser net (a tool to foam up your facial cleanser) so that you can get enough foam. The bubbles should be touching your face, not your fingers. (Should I do a review on a facial cleanser net? I’ve seen some blogs where the girls use them incorrectly…)
- This product also comes in cream form
Yes, this product was slightly pricier than other facial cleansers, but not overly so. Actually, this lasted A LONG TIME!!! 100g of powder is A LOT! I really did like this product and it helped to clear out my pores. I still recommend a pore strip to get all the gunk out of your pores! Like I said above, I could probably get the same effect by mixing baking soda with my facial cleanser. I love to find cheaper alternatives!
Hope you enjoyed my review!