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What's new in beauty products

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 06:55 PM

Biore Steam Activated Cleanser

Available at most drugstores and at www.biore.com; $8 for 5 fluid ounces

The pitch: "The ultimate deep and detoxifying clean, with an exclusive formula that uses the power of pore-opening steam while you shower to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup."

The skinny: Who needs caffeine when you have this cleanser to wake up to in the morning? This is like having a jolt of java for your face. It comes in an easy-to-use pump dispenser with these funky floating "SteamActiv" beads that work into a creamy lather. The result: You will feel refreshed, relaxed and invigorated. The warmth of the shower (the hotter, the better) interacts with the formula's cool mint extract and green tea. And though this is a darn good face cleaner - you will see it and feel the deep-clean effect - there's no law that says you can't use it as an overall body wash. I feel energized enough to run a marathon after using this product.

Michelle Bearden

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