Review: Keana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Powder Facial Wash

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)

“Goodbye Keana (pores)!”  Sounds promising!

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!

Pros:
- 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

Cons:
- 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!

Tips: 
- 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!

xoxo, K

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15 Thoughts on “Review: Keana Nadeshiko Baking Soda Scrub Powder Facial Wash

  1. oh, this is very similar like the etude house baking powder too…. :)

  2. Dermalogica has a exfoliator just like this (Daily Microfoliant)~ I enjoy using it a lot, and it lasted for a really long while!

    Strawberry nose is a common term over here, but I have never heard of orange peel pores! What a cute term for such an ugly sight LOL

  3. ohh if you do the DIY version, let us know how it goes.. i am very curious!!!

  4. This sounds really interesting!
    There’s a facial cleanser net? lol

  5. Sounds so great! I’m going to get baking soda to try now :D

  6. Wow, this looks really good! I want to try this now! :)

  7. Ohh…too bad the product isn’t as good as it sounds, but I will try putting baking soda in my regular cleanser now and see how that goes.

    I’ve never heard of a facial cleanser net..please share. =)

  8. I’m familiar with strawberry nose, but orange peel nose is a new one! I used to add baking soda to my cleansers before – not sure why I stopped, but it was a nice DIY method to add a gentle exfoliant while cleansing my face! I think rice flour would also work :)

    facial cleanser net…like the tiny mesh bags that have like a pink/blue/white mesh sponge in them?

  9. how interesting! it kinda reminds me of the Amore Pacific Enzyme Peel, except that one is more of an exfoliator and this one a face wash. But I quite like the powdering kind of face products, they are so easy to travel with and kinda fun/easy to use! Plus you can store it for a long time. But that’s interesting that you can add baking powder to your face wash, I should give that a try :p

  10. thats interesting, this reminds me of the fancl washing powder, wonder if they serve the same purpose?

    but if adding baking soda to cleanser works, i would not consider buying this as for the price think i can get a big bag of baking soda lol

  11. I remember a time when my mother used nothing but powdered cleansers, or was it my gma… hrmm… But I’ve used some powdered cleansers before too.

    Haha! Strawberry & Orange!! That’s soooo what I have!

  12. Hehehe, I love the strawberry and orange terms! I’m a little wary of using baking soda on my face though…

  13. I think i have both strawberry and orange on my face :P I have not tried powder cleansers before, i shall look more into it :)

  14. this reminds me of fancl ! i actually really liked fancl, it made my face feel super smooth and clean .

    you dont know how much it means to me that my rambling actually helped you out . it really made my heart warm up when i saw your comment and it made me smile . you made my day that day . :) whatever youre going through, i hope you make the best out of it and try to get something out of that situation so that when you look back some time down the road, you’ll be glad rather than anything negative !

  15. by adding baking soda huh? haha i’m definitely going to have to try it out :)

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