Honestly speaking, my pores are quiet okay. They are almost invisible with proper face base! But like any other Filipinas, I worry about sun damage that may enlarge my pores in time.
One obsession that I have is products that claims to deep cleanse pores or tightens pores- literally anything that focuses on the improvement of pores. I saw this facial wash from Althea Korea and I know instantly that I need to get it.
According to the label:
Formulated with baking powder to gently exfoliate skin and penetrate pores for a thorough cleanse
How to use?
Wet face and dispense small amount onto hands. Lather and apply foam to face. Massage. Wash and rinse with warm water.
The product is housed in a big tube. It contains 170ml! That is actually a lot of product, girl!
It has the same lime/citrusy scent I find to be common in korean products. I don’t bother because the scent does not linger and fades away while you massage it to your face.
The facial wash has a bit texture on it. I can say that it’s in the middle of being foam and a scrub.
Also, it is not really BAKING POWDER guys. It is baking soda. I don’t know why they don’t change the name or description because it is two completely different products. It can be so confusing for some!
As you can see in the photo, I swatched some makeup on my arm. The foundation and the blush were removed completely. It left a little stain for the lipstick though. I didn’t rub it as hard to show how effective it can be with gentle use.
Honestly, there are a lot of things to love about this product. I like that it effectively removes makeup. This is perfect when you are into double cleansing because it will surely wipe out the impurities left by the cleansing oil. Also, the tube can last a long time because you need only a small dot to foam up your face.
I think it is also suited for gals with oily skin, but don’t expect that it will really remove your blackheads.
No breakouts experienced while using this.
Overall, it is a good facial wash especially if you are concerned with deep cleansing your pores. My mom liked it too and ask if I can buy her a tube. Since I have other facial wash in my stash, I let her have it instead.
Price: Php270, Althea Korea
Etude House has a complete line dedicated to Baking Powder (soda). I will definitely check it out and update you guys.