Biore is a personal care brand developed in 1887 by Japanese chemical and cosmetics company Kao Corporation. It is well known as a skincare brand with products aimed at unclogging pores; one of it's best-selling products are pore clearing nose strips.

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5,725 reviews

60% would repurchase

Recent Bioré Reviews

Treatments (Face) -Bioré -Pore Cleansing Strips - Nose


I use pore strips regularly. They help but they don't remove everything from all the pores, it's very hit and miss. Currently, after several years on and off usage, I now only use midweek and on the weekend - hoping that what isn't pulled out of my pores on a Wednesday, does get removed on a Sunday! It takes very little time, you just lightly dampen your nose, apply one of these, pushing any air bubbles out and leave to dry for 10 minutes or so. If you're in a rush - turn on a fan or fan heater and face it so that the air blows straight at your face. It will dry stiff in just a couple of minutes! Oh and whatever you do, don't allow these to fold onto themselves as they are impossible to separate, no matter how small the area that has stuck onto itself.
I do keep reading that these are not good for the skin on your nose when used long term, but until I find something more effective, I'll stick to using these twice a week. They're not too expensive, although price has gone up in recent years and they're very easily available.

Selena x

~ My HG list ~

(As I've sampled many 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, I thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective. I love constantly trying out new stuff - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora)

1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: 'Nuxe' - Reve De Miel Lip Balm
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Paula's Choice' - Skin Balancing Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Foot File/Callus/Heel Treatment - 'Microplane' - Colossal Pedicure Rasp Foot File
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

Scrubs -Bioré -Pore Unclogging Scrub

on 1/9/2019 8:25:00 PM


I've only been using this for about a week and so far I like it. It very, very gently exfoliates and I can use it every day if I want. It's like a minty and tingly cream cleanser with a decent amount of soft beads in it. I don't know if the formula just recently changed but people seem to think it has plastic microbeads in it but it actually has synthetic wax, which biodegrades. I probably wouldn't have bought it but it was on sale and I had a coupon so I had to. I've never had any luck with Biore products but I like this.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Sunscreen -Bioré -UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++

on 12/29/2018 11:36:00 AM


Okay, this is my HG suncreen. I've been using this daily for the past 4 years, and I've repurchased this over and over again. I hate sunscreens that are greasy or that leave a tacky or oily film on your face, and this does a great job of just sinking into your skin without leaving a trace. I can't feel it once it dries! It leaves my skin feeling hydrated, but not tacky or oily. Its formula is slightly watery, and is very easy to spread across my face. It also dries pretty quickly and does not leave a white cast in photos. It is, however, not particularly useful for events in which you will be perspiring a lot (you might want to get a more heavy-duty sunscreen for that!). For day-to-day use, it works well and gives you a good base to apply your make up.

It's not too expensive here in Singapore and each tube lasts for about 9-10 months. There are no cons about this, and I will probably use this sunscreen forever and ever as long as they are producing it :')

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Bioré -Facial Cleansing Cloths

on 12/28/2018 9:54:00 PM


These are a pretty decent way to cleanse your face. They did a decent job of getting most makeup off, but I always preceded it with a separate eye makeup remover, and followed it up with a splash of water and an astringent. It worked really well when I followed it up with a face wash (Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean). The only issue i had is it would burn when used around my eyes. But I would definitely purchase it again to use when traveling or in a pinch.

Treatments (Face) -Bioré -Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips


I would not recommend these to anyone. These did not remove any blackheads... and I have very large clogged up pores on my nose. The strips also leave black marks on your nose after removal. The original pore strips are great, but not these.

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