02.26.2013
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Daily Cleansing Cloths
Rating
60 cloths for $9.49
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansing Cloths
Last Updated:02.26.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

These textured cloths help exfoliate and cleanse normal to dry skin not prone to breakouts. The Indian ginseng extract (listed by its Latin name of Withania somnifera) has irritation potential, so ideally you’ll want to rinse your skin after using the cleansing cloth. Otherwise, these work fairly well to remove most types of makeup, an effect that’s similar to what you’d get using a washcloth with a cleansing lotion.

Claims

Pre-moistened Bioré® Daily Cleansing Cloths help remove a whole day's worth of dirt, oil and make-up and leave skin vibrant and glowing. Unique dirt-grabbing cloth fibers trap surface dirt, oil and make-up and help dislodge stubborn, pore-clogging grime. Recharge skin any time you need a little lift with these portable face cleansing cloths.

Ingredients

Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-32, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Methicone, Sorbitan Oleate, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Fragrance

Brand Overview

Biore At-A-Glance

Strengths: Provides complete ingredient lists for every product on the company Web sit; improved cleansers.

Weaknesses: Known for their pore strips, which aren't as helpful as they seem; lots of products that contain alcohol and/or menthol, neither of which improve the look or function of pores; the sole sunscreen option lacks the proper UVA-protecting ingredients.

This drugstore line wants you to know it is serious about keeping your pores unclogged. They pledge that their products will rid your pores of the dirt, oil, and grime that can cause them to enlarge to "manhole-sized proportions." Although that size is clearly an exaggeration, most of the claims Biore makes also stretch what's possible. For example, neither their products nor the manner in which they function take into account the fact that pore size is more often than not genetic and controlled to a large extent by the oil glands that lie beneath the skin, which are themselves controlled by hormone activity, and none of that can be affected from the outside in.

None of the Biore products can shrink the oil gland or help keep it unblocked, and that is the only surefire way to reduce pore size. One of the bonuses of taking prescription Accutane for acne is that in most cases the patient's pore size becomes remarkably smaller due to the manner in which this potent drug works internally. We are not suggesting anyone should take Accutane simply to shrink large pores. But we do suggest it would be better to stop believing that skin-care products that claim to do so are the answer. Effective skin-care products (including some items in the Biore line) can remove or absorb excess oil, which makes pores less noticeable, and a well-formulated cleanser will remove grime and surface oils without drying skin, which temporarily makes pores look slightly smaller. And believe it or not, sun protection plays a role in pore size. As skin becomes more sun damaged, it becomes thicker and unable to exfoliate normally. The buildup of dead skin cells coupled with thickened skin can make pores expand. This can be remedied by using a well-formulated AHA or BHA product along with daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen—products that Biore lacks.

That's the extent of it, which is why to a large extent (no pun intended) pore size is something that you must learn to live with, because beyond avoiding sun damage and trying Accutane, there is little that can be done to change it. However, the outlook isn't as bleak as it may seem. With conscientious skin care and proper use of makeup, you can successfully minimize the appearance of pores and prevent them from enlarging any further.

For more information about Biore, call (888) BIORE-11 or visit www.biore.com.

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