I will be the first to admit that I let my youth steal my beautiful skin. The sun, the fake-n-bakes, late nights with friends where I crashed on my pillow before washing my make-up off. In nine days I turn 42 and there’s no escaping the reality that I’m aging.
The good news is that my dad’s skin cancer turned my rebellious ways around and I’m doing my part now to keep my skin healthy. I’ve been a believer of Bare Minerals and now they have launched a new product line bareMinerals Skincare! It’s patent-pending RareMinerals, ActiveSoil Complex, which has three times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries! That’s some serious antioxidant right there. This powerful ingredient, only available from bareMinerals, contains a blend of macro and micro minerals and is clinically proven to deliver faster cell turnover and noticeably smaller pores.
The skincare line includes cleansers, treatments and moisturizers. I have been using the products for one week now.
Let’s start with the cleanser:
PURIFYING FACIAL CLEANSER
What it is: We believe in what works. In our underground prelaunch of this product, customers called this a super cleanser and gave it stellar reviews. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, it removes makeup, dissolves impurities, and rebalances skin for a soft, smooth complexion. Skin is left perfectly clean, instantly hydrated, and renewed. It’s also gentle enough for eye makeup removal. Sulfate-free.
Directions: Splash face with water and massage cleanser over entire face to create a light, creamy lather. Rinse with warm water. Use morning and night for best results.
Price: $20, 177mL/6 Fl.Oz. Click here to buy.
I followed the directions and was really surprised by how well it lathered up. I’m more partial to facial cleansers that lather versus those that do not. There’s something psychological about lather that makes me feel it’s cleaning. Call me crazy; you won’t be the first! I also really loved the fact that it didn’t say “avoid eyes”. I found it is a gentle cleaner that doesn’t tighten the skin when it cleans. It goes on easily and comes off with a few splashes of water. It leaves my skin feeling supple and smooth and clean.
With great feeling and clean skin, I moved on the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer.
PURELY NOURISHING MOISTURIZER for combination skin
What it is: This universal moisturizer effectively hydrates skin while improving firmness, elasticity, radiance and overall skin texture. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex with its unique electrolyte delivery system, it’s formulated to perfectly moisturize combination skin. It also includes a powerful blend of antioxidants that help protect against environmental stressors.
Directions: Apply morning and night for best results.
Price: $28, 50mL/1.7Fl.Oz. Click here to buy.
My husband loves the scent and says it smells “clean” rather than like concentrated perfume. I loved that it is not at all greasy and my skin just lapped it up. It is a simple option for going without makeup, but also a great primer for under makeup.
The final step in the bareMinerals skin care regimen for me is the Firming Eye Treatment. I’m all about keeping this soft skin from sagging and puffing.
FIRMING EYE TREATMENT
What it is: This dramatically effective treatment restores firmness and reduces puffiness around the eyes. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, this formula delivers smoother, younger-looking skin around the eye area.
Directions: Apply in a “C” curve—from brow bone to under-eye area—and gently pat into skin until absorbed. Use twice daily.
Price: $28, 15mL/0.5 Fl.Oz. Click here to buy.
I have watched my mother-in-law use eye creams when she gets ready. I think she is a beautiful woman and trust her when she says, “if you start using this now, you’ll look great when you’re my age.” I took her up on her word and have used eye treatments for seven years now. When I am tired, my eye lids turn a light brown. It’s genetics and not something I’d wish on anyone. I love the bareMinerals Eye Treatment. It is gentle. I put it on and it doesn’t burn my eyes if I sweat or happen to rub my eyes. It isn’t greasy and is quickly absorbed. I have noticed the skin below my eyes is more firm and doesn’t have the white bumps that some eye treatments have left.
So after a week of using bareMinerals skincare line, I feel my skin is cleaner, softer, more evenly textured, hydrated and luminous. It’s an easy regimen that doesn’t require a lot of effort, memory of when to use what and how and yields results quickly. My biggest area of improvement has been the size of my pores. My nose use to be covered in giant pores that you could see no matter what I did. Now, the pores are tight and look visibly smaller. Even my 84 year old grandmother noticed!
I’d love t try the other products in this line because these three have truly lived up to their hype.
For more detailed information on the products mentioned in the new line, connect with the sponsor through these links: bareMinerals website.
I received the items in this review in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions, where expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experiences may vary.