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Thursday, June 4, 2015



I love it when a new product launch comes out because there's the excitement of which I can't contain within - especially when it comes to new beauty products being launched such as Bioré, I'll tell you guys about the event I attended later on throughout the post, but for now I would like to share what I thought of using their new Charcoal Pore Minimiser in 92ml. Before I begin, did you know that Bioré is the number one facial cleanser in Japan? 

The Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimiser is supposed to really exfoliate your skin and face while removing any impurities of dirt and oil. It's been colour coded blue for a reason and you will notice that Bioré have undergone a new product packaging revamp. Their packaging is more funkier and fresher looking. Their new design features a more colourful label at the front of their products. The main ingredient that will be the talk of the review is in fact, charcoal! 

What are the benefits of charcoal then? Well....it's really made so that it really sucks up the dirt which is trapped deep down in your skin. Saying this, it then looks to remove any dirt, grime and impurities from beneath the skin's surface. 
Bioré have said "We like to think of it as a dirt-magnet" 
Back to the Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimiser, I've found this to be a really effective type of exfoliator for my skin because it looked to remove the dead skin cells on my skin and reducing any dry flaky bits on my face. There are small, natural micro-looking crystals (assuming this is the charcoal natural bits) blended in with the product. As I rubbed this against my skin, I could feel my skin becoming smoother and more gentle. I started to dispense just one pump onto my palm and lathered this all over my face, making sure that I covered the hard to reach areas such as my nose, T-zone and the sides of my cheeks. When you add water to the cleansing process, you'll find that the product lathers up with minimal bubbles. After massaging it all over my face for a good 3-4 minutes, I ensured that I rinsed off using really lukewarm water. The results was that my face (especially the T-zone of my face) felt really smooth and the pores on my nose looked cleaner as if the pores were thoroughly cleansed. (No more clogged mores!) 

You can really see the micro-crystals seeping into your pores whilst cleansing, but don't worry it's only doing its job by trying to draw out the dirt and oil stuck deep down in your pores. The product also had a pleasant smell to it so I had no issues with the scent of the product. It smelt nothing like charcoal so don't worry guys, you'll be amazed at the scent. If you're looking for a good exfoliator then this is certainly trending right now for me because it made my complexion more smoother and gentle. Clogged pores is my worst nightmare, especially when it comes to my nose area, so it's great that this product actually works deep down into pores and clears all of the gunk out. (Score!) 

As an exfoliator product, I would look to use this about 2-3 times a week and look to moisturise really thoroughly afterwards. My skin felt so clean and smooth afterwards and my gosh, it seriously gave my face instant looking results by minimising the look of enlarged pores too. I'd say with more uses of the Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimise, you can look to get more minimised looking pores which is a great investment for those who are prone to large pores. My thoughts of the main ingredient of "charcoal" being use in the product is that I am glad Bioré are actually looking to be more innovative and creative with their products. I remember using my first charcoal based product in the form of a mask, and the results was also positive because charcoal itself is like the most effective ingredient when it comes to cleansing your skin and removing clogged pores. (Think of a magnet concept!) 
I cannot wait to test out more more Bioré products which I will be discussing in my further posts. So stay tuned for more Bioré new product reviews!

The Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimiser packaging comes in a 92ml tube which expels product once you press onto the lever at the top. It reminded me of one of those cylindrical looking toothpastes which brought back many childhood memories. (Ahhh) It's definitely unique for Bioré to present it in this type of packaging - best of all, it's not easily knocked over and it stands well on your bathroom cabinet. When trying to pump out the product, the process is very easy as you only need to press down once and an adequate amount will be squeezed out of its nozzle. (Pretty cool watching it come out from its nozzle!) It's so convenient and easy to use which definitely won't be messy for you when you are cleansing your face. I enjoyed using this Pore Minimiser and with continued use in the long run, I can definitely see my pores being minimised gradually - especially around my nose and both sides of my face. 

  • Infused with natural charcoal and micro crystals (this replaces your usual micro-beads) but these feel very gentle on skin. 
  • Clears out pores by drawing out the oil and dirt trapped under the pores with its charcoal based product. 
  • To simply use this, just add water and massage onto skin. 
  • Skin feels more smoother! 
  • Pores are cleared and cleansed.
  • ZILCH! 

  • Wet hands first and then blend the product with water onto face and T-Zone. 
  • Dispense one pump into your hands. 
  • Look to massage thoroughly all over your face, including your nose area. 
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water. 
  • RRP $10.00 
  • Priceline
  • Target 
  • Big W
  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Selected pharmacies
  • Or you can check their website for further information here.

Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimiser product itself. You can actually see and feel the natural micro-crystals if you look closely,

And now for Biore's unveiling of the 2015 products.....


Thank you to the team at AWPR for organsing such a beautiful Biore event at their Sydney head office. It was a lovely day and it was great to meet you all!  And also thank you to Kristina at Biore for talking us through the amazing presentation for the new Biore products for 2015. Charcoal is certainly trending in our beauty market and what better way to use effective products that can benefit our skin by making it more cleaner, smoother and less clogged. Best of all - minimised looking pores! Just think of a magnet sucking all of the dirt and oil deep down in your pores..this is what charcoal can do for your skin. 

The room was filled with many new and amazing Biore products showcasing their new product packaging look. (Lights, Camera, Action, Pose!) They're definitely more fresher looking for the brand itself. Now you can recognise Biore products from their dark blue background and either with an orange, green, pink or blue labelling for their new charcoal based products. 

Yum! look at all the delicious food on the Biore product launch table. Amazing! 

Hope you enjoyed reading all about Biore's latest launches and stay tuned for more reviews of their other products which I will be releasing soon onto my beauty blog. 

Happy reading! 

Livia xo

Thank you  BIORE + KAO for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Biore and wish I could have been there - if only they held an event in Melbourne too haha! I can't wait to try these products! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

    1. Hi Jasmine! Great to hear from you and of course who cannot forget Good ol' Melbourne :) I was there last year checking out the Apostles. I too, can't wait to try their other products such as their charcoal nose pore strips! Amazing stuff xx