Just when you think you're in the clear with acne outbursts, the first signs of aging start to develop. Pimples and fine lines — double whammy! If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing something that's known as transitional skin. So far, the market for this unique skin type has been largely untapped, until now.
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out a new line from Biore called the Preservation Skincare collection, which targets those during that in-between phase. It comes out soon, and promises to reduce fine lines, increase radiance, strengthen the skin's barrier function, and neutralize free radicals. But does it work? Find out what I thought, along with a list of the products when you read more
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While perusing the site, I noticed that many of you are fans of the Biore line of products judging by the high star ratings, and when I noticed the brand's Daily Cleansing Cloths had yet to be reviewed, I knew it was time to add some stars of my own.
Packaged in a sturdy resealable covering, these go anywhere cloths are sure handy for travel and wonderful for those lazy nights when doing the whole face care routine is just not gonna happen. Perhaps a few too many martinis, eh?
These pre-moistened cloths immediately passed my "white glove" (white cloth, in this case) test quite nicely. Black waterproof mascara? Foundation? Peach gloss? Yep, they were all there after a few swipes, without having to do the chafing of the eyes rigamarole. To read more about what I liked/didn't like, read more
I am somewhat obsessed with unclogging my pores, and over the years, I've tried tons of products that claim to do this, from blemish extractors to Pond's Clear Pore Strips. Though I'm always looking for new tricks, I now have an arsenal of unclogging products I use in combination, and one of those is the Biore Self-Heating Mask ($6.99 for eight masks).
This "one-minute facial" is a great way to prep your skin and open up your pores before using a blemish extractor. Plus, unlike some more indulgent and complicated masks, it's very quick and easy to use, so you have no excuse not to. For more on why I like this product, read more
Is there any beauty ritual more cliched than the face mask? In movies, it seems that anytime a boyfriend catches his girlfriend unawares in her pajamas, she's in the middle of her face-mask treatment. I have to admit: I don't really like to be seen carrying out this rather indulgent activity either. That is why I love the Biore Self-Heating Mask, which takes less than two minutes from start to finish. You just wash your face, squeeze the gel-like solution out of its packet, massage it into your face for 60 seconds, then wash it off with water.
As the name suggests, this mask feels warm as it goes on, and despite its drugstore origins, it works better than almost every other face mask I've tried. The warming effect opens up and clears out your pores and leaves your skin feeling smooth and buffed. Plus, it’s over so fast that no one has to know about your stupid beauty rituals but you. You can buy a box of eight treatment capsules here for $6.99. Better yet, a little of this stuff goes a long way; you'll probably only need to use half of a capsule each time.