Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer

Today I'm reviewing the Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer, which you can purchase at Sephora,, Nordstrom, and various other stores. Like all of Bare Escentuals' products, the RareMinerals Nourishing Facial Moisturizer is fragrance, paraben, and sulfate, and preservative free. It comes in a 1.7 oz plastic pump container and costs $32.00. When Bare Escentuals first created the RareMinerals product line, it consisted of the RareMinerals Blemish Therapy and Skin Revival Treatment which I was extremely tempted to try. These products are similar to BB Creams in that they're skincare products which can be used as high quality mineral concealer or foundation, which you can even go to sleep in if you desire. They've since added actual skincare items to the line-- the Renew and Reveal Facial Cleanser, the aforementioned Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer, and the Moisture Burst Facial Mist. Everything in the RareMinerals line contains "rare, virgin soil" which in turn contains "active minerals, botanicals, antioxidants and natural emollients" to renew your skin to its most youthful, softest potential.

The RareMinerals moisturizer is supposed to be applied over cleansed and toned skin morning and night. However, I've only used this at night since I use a whitening serum and moisturizer in the mornings. Nevertheless, this moisturizer has definitely improved my skin!

This moisturizer is a lotion so it's fairly light weight, and very easy to spread. It has a bit of an odd smell to it (products with no added fragrance are usually slightly strange smelling). I don't have to use a lot of product to cover my entire face, but you can easily add more product if desired for extra moisture. What I've noticed with this product is that it sinks into the skin nearly immediately, so there's no greasy residue--my skin just drinks it all up. I've only been applying this to my skin during the evening since I use my Clinique Derma White Moisture Milk during the day, but the results are still apparent. My skin has been really sensitive and dry lately, and this really helps to soothe the skin. It makes any stinging from other products disappear.

But what really sold me were the immediate results after application. It really adds a noticeable, luminous glow to my skin, and somehow even my cheeks become naturally rosy, as if I'm wearing tinted gel blush. This lotion does not clog my pores, which are extremely susceptible to sebum, blackheads, and whiteheads.

I'm extremely interested in trying the Skin Revival Treatment, since I need a foundation other than BB cream that won't clog my pores yet provide good coverage. However, I'm imposing a cosmetics and skincare "no buy" on myself until I receive a job offer, hehe. I'm going to be so happy if this company I'm interviewing for hires me! And it'll give me an excuse to spoil myself!

Anyway, here are the ingredients for the RareMinerals Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer. Don't be deterred by the word "oil"--this moisturizer is not oily or greasy at all. I have combination dry-oily skin. has been and is still offering this moisturizer as a deluxe sample for Beauty Insiders, if you want to try it out!

Water(Aqua),DicaprylylCarbonate, Cocoglycerides,Jojob Esters,Behenyl Alcohol, SorbitanStearate,CetylAlcohol,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Glycerin,Soil Minerals, Propanediol, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryi Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Honey, Panthenol, Sucrose Cocoate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Punica Granatum Sterols, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Trehalose, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acacia Dealbata Flower/Stem Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leal Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matracarla) Flower Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, SpiraeaUlmarla Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Myrothamnus Flabellilolia Leaf/Stem Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Dehydroacetic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum


Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

this sounds amazing!! i need to try it :)

fuzkittie said...

Great review! I've always wondered about their skincare line~ :]

Diane said...

hey there! My friend suggested I use the blemish therapy from this skincare line. Have you tried it!? Thanks for your review!