For those of you who complained about how harsh and alkaline this product is, please look up Zo Obagi Oxfoliating Polish ingredients list.
I am not sure who decided that baking soda was good for the face but I highly recommend just purchasing a product with an exfoliater in it or a microdermabrasion. I buy Mary Kay's microderm b/c its not that expensive and I get a lot of uses out of it. Try that instead. I have tons of it so if someone wanted to try it I would be willing to put some in a container for them to try and mail it to them.
Are you people serious>??
Baking soda should NEVER, I repeat NEVER be used on the skin, not even for 2 seconds, it's way too Alkaline and could damage your skin's acid mantle,, perhaps permanently if you use it enough as an exfoliator, or anything else. Besides using it on teeth or cleaning certain areas of the house I really do not recommend it. It is not PH balanced, it goes all the way to the right of the scale of what is between acidic and alkaline.
For the reviewer above me, should know because I took Chemistry courses, and did relatively well, I assure you you that most of your cleansers, creams, ct.. is DEFINATELY NOT more alkaline than Baking Soda
I initially used this mixed in with my cleanser a couple times a week to exfoliate. It didn't irritate my skin and left a smoother, more even skin tone. However, I experienced some SERIOUS dryness issues with my skin. I would not recommend this on your face, sugar does just as good a job and less harsh. However, I use this daily when I brush my teeth and it leaves my mouth clean and teeth whiter. A must for someone addicted to her morning coffeee.
i love this! makes my teeth so white. and i have used this as an exfoliater.. omg it made my face soooo soft and it didn't irritate it and i have really sensitive skin!:) i would buy this again
Amazing cleanser, deoderizer, teeth whitener, degreaser (for hair and skin).
The most amazIng thing that I have found is that baking soda mixed with warm water will release a blackhead from a pore better than anything I've ever used. Steam with a hot washcloth... then make a thick paste with water and baking soda and rub into blackheaded area. The best skin decongestant ever!
A word of caution: When using this in shower on hair or body -- use caution -- as sodium bicarbonate becomes quite slippery when mixed with water. Use caution!
Since I moved out, money has been really tight, so I'm all for home skincare remidies. I read about this one and thought since I have it anyway, I might as well try. The reviews were great on MUA, so I gave it a whirl. I'm really shocked I liked it. I think I used too much water, because it wasn't really thick, so next time I'll have to try more powder. The mixture felt amazing to wash with. I hope this works out for me, it'd be a great replacement for other expensive face cleansers!
I haven't used this on my skin or hair, but I only use this for my teeth. I don't use any tooth paste at all anymore, just baking soda with a little water... my teeth are getting soooo white! I started doing this just before Christmas, and this has been the best thing for my teeth. My husband is using it now after seeing my resulst. I'm so please :)
I love this for getting stubborn grease buildup out of my hair! Every now and then, I get so much gunk that even clarifying shampoos won't cut through it. Just mix this in with your favorite clarifier, and VOILA! Yes, I'll admit that it does dry out your hair some. But sometimes, it's what I need to get my hair totally clean!
I usually go through a box of baking soda every month (a 50 cent miracle product). I use it for just about everything--tooth brushing, face scrub, bath soak, hair scrubber. It is such a gentle scrub, and I don't get broken capillaries from it. I like to add a box of it to my bath water, along with soured milk, plain yogurt, and corn starch--it will soften a rhino's hide.