Saturday, 8 September 2012

Korean goodies: Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Oil review

I bought Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing oil to replace my Skinfood Honey Black Tea Cleansing Oil (reviewed here) which I would have been a fan of if it hadn't been for the fact that it contained mineral oil. It never caused any breakouts or irritation but I thought I could find something better instead of it. The cleansing oil by Holika Holika has no ingredient list in English but basing on internet research I gathered this contains no mineral oil and the soda content helps cleanse the pores. 

Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing oil comes in a very nice plastic bottle with a pump which dispenses the right amount of product.
The problem is that this oil is much thicker in consistency than the two cleansing oils I've used so far (the Skinfood one and the one by Sephora) which makes it more difficult to apply and, moreover, you need to use more to dissolve eye make-up without rubbing or pulling the sensitive skin of the area. I usually use two pumps to make it glide effortlessly on my skin, which is definitely too much but otherwise I really need to massage my skin too hard.
It's not a bad product. It does its job well, smells very nice and fresh, leaves my skin thoroughly cleansed, doesn't cause any breakouts (though it needs to be said that I'm a firm believer in double cleansing so I usually follow it up with Holika Holika Soda Pore Cleansing Foam reviewed here ). The packaging is nice and travel-friendly. In spite of all this good I'm not gonna repurchase cause I'm gonna look for something of a more runny consistency.

Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.


  1. I love the design of the product, so cute!

    Where do you buy your korean goodies? :)

    1. Ebay is my source. I've got a couple of trusted sellers, I prefer those who shower me with samples. gooditem2012 sells only Skinfood and bello-girl sells plenty of other stuff. It usually takes less than 10 days to ship to Poland.

    2. Thank you! :) Looks awesome