Saturday, April 2, 2011

Review: Biore 2 in 1 Cleansing Wash

Okay, first off. I know I have only used this once, so this review may not be the best one out there, but I'm still gonna do it anyway. I couldn't bear the thought of using it for a whole week to be able to review it. So, it's up to you whether you still want to read this particular review, I'm not forcing you to ^^. Again, this is just my opinion, so, don't bash me on it, 'kay? Let's all be civilized and more open-minded, is just what I'm sayin'. Yeah, I'll stop with the cheesy intro now and start the review. 

Biore 2 in 1 Cleansing Wash

Combining a makeup remover and face cleanser in one easy step. It's a liquid that's easily foam-able, easy to rinse off and not sticky.

Feel the comfort of removing makeup; foundation, sunscreen, base makeup and also dirt and grime with one single, easy step! There is no need to wash repeatedly to get a fresh and clean face.

  • Protects the skin from hazardous particles with green tea extracts and rosemary extracts.
  • Moisturizes the skin with a build in moisturizer.
  • Prevent the skin from looking dull from the excess makeup build up
Water, Myristic Acid, Glycerin, Decul Glucoside, PPG-7-Buteth-4, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycol Distearate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Alcohol, Fragrance, BHT, Etidronic Acid, Polyquaternium-7, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

I personally don't want to have alcohol as one of the ingredients in my skin care or makeup products. Aside from the fact that they sting my face, they dry my skin out severely and I've read that alcohol can break down the quantity of collagen and elastin in the skin. That, ladies, can lead to premature wrinkles and saggy face. I don't want that! Again, I'm not forcing everyone to stop using alcohol-based products immediately. No, no, no. Everyone has their own choice and opinions, mine is to simply stop using alcohol-containing products.

How I Use It

I squeeze about a half a teaspoon of product on the palm of my hand. 

I, then, add a touch of water and rubbed my hands to create a foam. Afterwards, I just apply it to my face in circular motion all over my face.

What I Like About It
  • It's readily available in Jakarta at Watsons
  • It's cheap as it retails around the IDR 30,000 range
  • The packaging is efficient with the flip-cap top
  • It foams up easily 
  • I'm not typically someone who likes scented products, but I like this floral scent in this product.
  • It removes all of my face makeup (foundation, blush and bronzer)
What I Hate About It
  • It contains ALCOHOL. 
  • The green tea leaf and rosemary extracts are the last two ingredients in the list. I think it wouldn't be as protective as it claims since it is waaaayyy down the list.
  • It stings my face, especially around the edges of my mouth and nose.
  • It dries out my face after I wiped my face dry.
  • I know I like the scent, but I wish it doesn't have one because products are just better off scentless. It's better for the skin as well ^^.
  • It doesn't remove my waterproof mascara. Plus, I tried washing of my eye area and it just stings.
This is a hard product since I do like how it takes off all of my face makeup (which is the type of makeup I usually use) without any difficulties. However, since it does contain ALCOHOL, I have to put this in my BAD LIST, boo hoo T^T. 

Also, I don't think the green tea and rosemary extracts will do anything for the skin because it is positioned as the last two ingredients. Typically, the farther down and ingredients is placed in the ingredients list, the less their quantity is in that product. So, with that theory I would say that it might not be enough to act as an active ingredient.

I wouldn't recommend this to people with sensitive skin because it does contain alcohol and fragrance. Those two ingredients are usually an enemy for people with sensitive skin.

Final Rating
Availability : 1/1
Packaging   : 2/2
Ingredients : 0/3 --> point deduction for the scent, the alcohol and the stinging sensation.
Price             : 1/1
Effectivity    : 2/3 --> point deduction for not being able to remove eye makeup

SIX out of ten


  1. use this as your brush cleanser instead then... i've tried and it worked ^^

  2. Hi Lotus! Yeah, I finally used it as a brush cleaner. Lol. Sure does a pretty good job.. ^^