Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
Cleanses better than anything else I have tried
I was really shocked by this product. I was skeptical that a powder could cleanse my face better than a liquid cleanser. Its amazing though. It does take some getting used to, there is no guideline on how to mix the powder with water so it takes a little trial and error to figure out how much of each to use. Its better to start off with very little water. I love that I can fly with this product and not have to worry about it being liquid. When I used liquid cleansers my face would seem clean and then I would dry my face and find make up left on my towels, not the case here. Plus, after cleansing my face isn't left feeling dry and in need of serious moisturizer. Plus I can use it as a mask. Its a great multitasking product, and even though your not supposed to use it on your eyes, it takes my mascara off!
I've been using the foaming facial cleanser for years until it ran out and Sephora stopped carrying Bare Minerals skin care products. I ordered this without trying it but wanted an exfoliating cleanser. I wasn't expecting a powder but no complaints. This doesn't feel like it's exfoliating but once my skin is washed it feels so smooth. This cleanser has also evened out my skin tone and I've only been using it for about 4 days. I've tried it as a face mask and loved it. It's almost like a clay mask but you don't need very much powder. It doesn't smell great, it smells almost earthy like soil which i don't mind at all. Some people might not like it though.
My favorite cleanser is the Deep Cleansing Foam, but I cannot use that morning & night because my skin dries out easily. So my current skin care routine is to use the foam cleanser at night, and the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser in the morning. I love it. It is so gentle on the skin, and I have clearer skin with my current routine (been at this routine for about three months) than I ever have before.
Speaking to ease of using this as a powder...
The powder substance took me a few tries to get used to, but once you figure out the right ratio for you, it's very easy. I keep this cleanser in the shower, and when my hands are wet, I sprinkle the cleanser in my hand (It takes two small shakes for me to get my desired amount). Then I rub my palms together and then rub it into my face. The only water I need is what was already on my hands, so it is very easy. Don't knock it until you try it a few times! Plus, you can take a full size bottle of this on airplanes because it is a powder.
It also lasts a long time. I use this once a day and have been using it for about three months and I think I'm close to halfway down the bottle.
I kept the container in the shower and water got into the bottle & ruined the product. Waste of money. I realize its my own fault but you can't tell if the bottle is open or closed. When I went to go use it again it was wet inside & thus unsanitary. Won't buy it again....
Great for flying...and your pores
I got this as a gift a few years ago, and it's the only powder cleanser I've ever tried! If you have trouble with cleansers clogging your pores, try this. I love the fact I can just pour a small amount of powder in my hands, add a few drops of water, and use it to exfoliate my skin. Add more powder to make it thicker, or less to use as a quick refresher. It's also great for flying and all those stipulations about creams and liquids! I've traveled with it in my carry-on and no TSA agents stopped me!
Not what I expected....
I bought a travel size version of the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser and was very disappointed. It was rather messy to use. I also couldn't quite find the right mix of water and powder to create a consistency of the cleanser that I liked. Lastly, I don't care for the scent of this product at all!
Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
This product was not what I expected it to be: It did a good job cleaning and making my face feel smooth and clean; however, it was not as exfoliating as I expected/wanted it to be, and I always ended up using way more powder than I wanted to because I wanted it to be very exfoliating. The powder would also dissolve quickly in my opinion. Overall, it was very cleansing and made my face look brighter, but if you're looking for an exfoliating cleanser that is very exfoliating, it's not this one. I would recommend it for daily cleaning and brightening, though.
Simply the best for large pores and congested skin
I have sensitive skin that often gets congested and I have large pores. In the summer, these problems get worse. This powder cleanser is simply the best I've found over the course of DECADES of trying so many cleansers and regimens, and I hope BE never changes it or drops it from their line. It is different than other cleansers, so it takes a little getting used to. A little goes a long way. I am now into my late 40's so in the winter when my skin is especially dry but still congested with those pesky large pores, I mix it with a creamy cleanser. This is MUST HAVE in my book. I truly love it.
Greatest Cleanser Ever!
I absolutely love this cleanser. I tried it once, and it tore the layers of my skin off. I went back to the boutique to return it, and they advised me to wait several days before trying it again, and not to use it the morning after I use the glow pads. Ever since, my skin has looked brighter and felt softer than ever. For those of you that have sensitive skin and have the glow pads, don't use this cleanser every day, because it would be too much exfoliation. Otherwise, this cleanser is best used in the morning!
Never using another exfoliator
I have the biggest issues with my pores so I thought the tougher the exfoliate, the better. I did not realize that the harsh products I used before were actually making MORE problems for my skin. It took some getting used to with this powder because I had always used liquids before. Once I figured out the just-right mixture of powder and water I was shocked at how incredibly gentle but effective this product is. My skin is much smoother and my pores are smaller instead of more irritated! I know why this product gets such amazing reviews...I can't imagine using any other exfoliate now. It is gentle enough to use everyday. It is a permanent part of my skincare routine.