March 20, 2019

Budget-Friendly Skincare Routine for Combination Skin

This post is sponsored by Bioré but all content and opinions expressed here are my own and that of The Caro Diaries.
One of the hardest things about having combination skin is finding the right products that work for you. I've tried just about everything – both drugstore and high-end – and it still feels like it's impossible to find the balance that's needed to treat both the oily and dry patches of my face. Some products dry me out even more, while others don't even begin to treat the oiliness, and it's a serious problem.

I've been a fan of Bioré's products for a really long time, as you know, so when I heard about their new line of Blue Agave & Baking Soda products, made especially for those with combo skin, I was dying to try it! I picked up the line's Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask and the Balancing Pore Cleanser, and it's safe to say I've added it into my regular routine pretty quickly!
I wasn't sure exactly why the combination works perfectly on combo skin, but if you're smack dab in the middle of oily and dry, this is your skin's secret weapon! Baking soda is known to deep clean and get into your pores to remove all the guck, and it can be very harsh on your skin, so the Blue Agave, which is known for it's conditioning benefits, helps to soothe and nourish the skin! The combo makes it possible to target both the oily and dry patches, which is a very hard balance.

And even though the products are perfect for those with combo skin, they also have tons of benefits for those who don't consider themselves to have combination skin – which means that these are the perfect addition to basically everyone's skincare routine! Each product is priced at under $7, which makes it affordable and attainable for just about every budget – who says skincare should be expensive?

I tried the Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask, and it's the best for feeling like you got deep down in your pores and cleaned everything! The mask has menthol in it, which gives you that intense, pore-tingly sensation that feels amazing (and makes your skin look it too!). It's a whipped texture that applies so smoothly onto a wet face, and in only 3 minutes, my skin felt drastically cleaner! (Instructions say keep them on for 3-5 minutes, and no longer!) I will say, if you have sensitive skin or you're sensitive to menthol, this product may not be right for you as it might cause short-term flushing of your skin. But to be honest, my skin is fairly sensitive, and I had no reaction to it!

The Balancing Pore Cleanser is definitely the newest addition to my every day routine because it was a great face wash that exfoliated (it has jojoba beads!), deep cleans and leaves my skin feeling smooth, refreshed and just all-round clean! I used it in place of my regular face wash at night, and really felt like it removed all the guck and impurities from my pores and took off the remnants of makeup trapped in my skin. I can definitely see how using this product long-term can make my skin softer, brighter and healthier! 
I ordered these online through Walmart, but they're available in stores all over (check here to see where it's available), online through Walmart, Target or even Amazon!

While it's no secret that I'm a fan of Bioré and especially this new line, I feel like anyone with combo skin will be too!

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  1. Ohhh, these look super fun! Plus I love Biore for my combo acne prone skin so I'll have to pick these up next time im in Target or Walmart. Thanks for the awesome review!

    -xo, Makaela @ Uniquely Mickie

  2. I love Biore skincare products and I haven't seen these out yet. Gonna have to look into them.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I'm all about having a good skincare regime but, I've been spending so much money on different products. I'm going to check out your recommendations.

  4. I love Biore products! I'll have to check these out the next time I run out of cleanser - Agave seems like such a great clean ingredient!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. ahh i've been hearing so much about this!! I'm a fan of biore products so definitely want to try their blue agave goodies!

  6. Right now my skin is super dry, but in the warmer months my skin is more combo like! I've been seeing this everywhere and need to try it!

  7. I love biore product!! my face has been so dry lately

  8. This new line sounds great. I totally want to try the mask!

  9. This sounds amazing! I haven't seen this line before but will definitely keep an eye out when I'm due to refill some skincare supply!

  10. I have the original biore baking soda cleanser and i love it so i need to try this one!

  11. What a great read. Need to go get this now to try it out!

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