Review: Holika Holika Soda Pore BB Deep Cleansing Foam

Holika Holika is a brand I only recently started looking into and during my search, I saw that this specific cleanser was reviewed as being quite nice. I was in the market for a new cleanser but I wasn’t completely sure on which one or type I should pick up but this particular one caught my eye. It isn’t a product that is very widespread in the beauty blogging community so I wanted to share my experience with it! =)

The cleanser’s active ingredients and their purposes include:

① Soda bead and sparking water – removes BB cream and skin wastes, deeply cleanses pores
② Baking powder – helps remove sebum and black heads
③ Witch hazel and tea tree – tightens pores, removes sebum and skin wastes
④ Harrogate sparkling water – supplies abundant minerals to the skin


The cleanser itself is a very thick and white cream with small blue exfoliating beads distributed throughout. The scent of this cleanser is amazing. It smells just like lemonade! =)


The cleanser comes in standard squeeze tube packaging

The cleanser lathers beautifully on the skin. It requires no effort for the cream to transform into a foam when the skin is slightly damp. As with all cleansers, I use my Clarisonic Mia 2 to deeply work the product into my skin. My skin does not feel dry or stripped of any facial oils afterwards (but keep in mind that my skin is not sensitive)! My skin appears a lot brighter and is not extremely red like it normally is when I use other cleansers.


Although I have been enjoying this cleanser, it hasn’t helped my acne or acne scarring so this means I will not repurchase it immediately and try some other cleansers. However, it does leave my skin feeling very clean and that is what it claims to do so I wouldn’t say I am disappointed. I normally do not just use a cleanser to remove my makeup because I feel that it is inefficient and I take off a majority of it during the shower anyway. If you wear lighter makeup then this cleanser will help remove most of it but I would still recommend either using a makeup remover beforehand or following up with a toner afterwards just to remove any excess!

Also big FYI, it does burn if it gets in your eyes so please be careful! I was tearing up so badly when I was washing too close to my eyes (silly mistake on my part though =P)!


♡ Lathers very nicely

♡ Only need a pea-sized amount

♡ Cleanses skin well

♡ Inexpensive

♡ Smells good (exactly like lemonade!)


♡ Does not dramatically change skin in terms of acne or scarring


55 thoughts on “Review: Holika Holika Soda Pore BB Deep Cleansing Foam

  1. ramblingmads says:

    Sadly there is another problem with products like these. The microbeads get into the water system and poison fish and coral. I’ve been trying to be more conscious of the products I use. My skin might look better but adding to the destruction of the planet is not the one! 🙂

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    • Dorkchops says:

      I’ve heard that Cetaphil is great for so many people! 😀 I definitely always look into new skincare though, it’s interesting to see if we can find products that work wonders! Hope you find some amazing new cleansers to try out!


  2. faiza_beyoutiful says:

    I currently use the Body Shop Chamomile oil cleanser…Kind of a strange product because it’s an oil that you put on a dry face and then lather a tiny bit by adding water after you’ve scrubbed the oil in. It cleanses beautifully, leaves my skin feeling hydrated, and has definitely made a difference in how clear and even my skin looks now! 🙂

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  3. ExpatAJ says:

    This was I my recent Holika Holika haul, as someone mentioned the thing I was worried about was the micro-beads. I only recently became aware of that harm of them so have been trying to be more conscious about it. I didn’t realise it had them when I bought it. I’ve used it a few times so far, it is quite nice and the beads are not as much as in other products.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Yes, I know! 😦 I didn’t realise until someone else mentioned it but you’re right, there isn’t that many beads inside and I feel like they do break down when you wash your face so hopefully it’s not too harmful!

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  4. The Simple Beginner says:

    I like deep cleaning on my face and this product sounds like what it’s meant to do 🙂 great product review, especially for a product that’s not widely spread in the blogging community. Can’t wait to read to read more posts about products that aren’t relatively popular! 🙂 xx

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Yes! 😀 A good cleanser definitely has to deep cleanse the skin! Thank you, I haven’t seen any reviews on it so far so I’m glad to introduce the product and the brand! 😀 Hehe I actually recently made an order on eBay so I can’t wait to receive everything and review them when it arrives! ❤

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  5. Beauty-full Dreams says:

    I’m glad you made this review, I’ve been wondering about buying it for a long while 😀 Now I think I’ll give it a try 😉 If you’ve just discovered Holika Holika, you’re going to love this brand, they have lots of very good yet affordable items ^^


    • Dorkchops says:

      Hehe yay! 😀 Definitely try it out to see if you like it! The lemonade smell is amazing! 😀 ❤ Yes, this is the only product I own by the brand so I'm hoping to try some new things soon! ❤ I always love how affordable Korean makeup is!


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  7. ExpatAJ says:

    Hey, I just gave this another try because I was just using a Holika Holika BB cream and had buffed it in pretty good. I needed a bit of a scrub to get it out of my pores 🙂 You are right the little beads do break down, they are not micro-beads. Once I had rubbed it all over my face I noticed there was no blue left. They must be part of the soda cleansing system. It was good for getting all the remaining BB cream off my face, it was rather a full coverage one so just needed that extra clean.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Hey! 😀 Yes they do right? Hehe so glad it’s actually not bad for the environment! 😀 Yeah I think the beads burst open and has other ingredients inside of them or something like that. I’m glad it worked in removing the rest of your makeup!

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