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 am so glad I gave it another try!!!
I have been using BareEscentuals since 2008. I have problematic skin...that is slowly improving. I had tried this product in the past and was not the biggest fan. I struggled with making the right consistency of a "paste" to feel like the powder was actually cleansing my face well. A few months ago, I had a transforming experience at the Mall of America boutique (on the 2nd floor). I have been a long time user of the purifying facial cleanser; however, one of the associates did a demo on my hands. One hand did a combo of the purifying facial cleanser with the exfoliating cleanser, gently patting the powder into a paste, cleansed the top of my in a circular motion, rinsed. He proceeded to add the moisturizer and it absorbed instantly. With the other hand, he cleansed with water only, dried, and also added the moisturizer...with gentle rubbing, it finally absorbed completely. The end results with the purifying facial cleanser and exfoliating cleanser combo revealed smoother, brighter skin. Since then, I have solely been using this combo on my face and neck...morning and night. My face is smoother, less red, and less problematic. I am so happy with all of my BareEscentual products!!!! You must try this combo...you may never go back to just one!!!!
I love, love, love the Original Foundation, but the Exfoliating Cleanser is my first pick for that deserted island. I gave it to a friend to try and the next day her skin just glowed. I will never use anything else - and never is a very long time.
I don't usually gush over facial cleanser!
Due to budget constraints I've been out of my cleanser for several months and have just used facial soap and a cleansing scrubby pad. I just happened to have a bit of good luck and found a travel size underneath my bathroom cabinet this morning and took it to the shower. OMG!!! I had forgotten what a great product this really is! After using it this morning my whole face actually took its first breath of fresh air and oh what an AHHHHHH! moment it was. Even my hands felt cleaner and softer from rubbing it on my face. I remember thinking the first time I ever tried this at the store that it made my skin feel so soft and fabulous and most of all CLEAN! I can't believe the difference and will definitely be making a trip to my Haywood Mall store to buy more before this runs out! Leslie, my face thanks you!!!
Such a Great Cleanser
Such a great cleanser. It's gentle, effective and doesn't clog my pores.
Don't use with a more abrasive agent, such as the clairisonic, or your skin will freak out and get dry due to the over drying going on.
Cleans and repairs.
It's a very good stuff to use for those who has oily or combined skin. I have combined, mine is oily around nose area. I can tell, that it becomes better, and my pores become less visible.
My favorite cleanser!
WOW! WOW! WOW! i love this product! I use it every other day and it makes my face look great! It really washes away all the dirt. I wish it was a bit grainer bc i like to feel like my cleanser is scrubbing the dirt off my face, but even though it's soft it really works. My favorite way to use this product is like a mask! I promise you this is the best thing to do! I splash water on my face and apply a thin layer on my face. I wait for about 15 minutes and wash it off. OMG the after product is amazing! It leaves my face feeling very tight and clean. My skin actually glows after this treatment and my pores look waaay smaller. I would recommend this to any one!
Amazing Everyday Cleanser & Exfoliater!
I love the exfoliating treatment cleanser! It helped to clear up my skin in problem areas (t-zone & monthly break-outs) without the harshness that so many other exfoliaters/cleansers have. It really keeps my skin feeling fresh without drying it out. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to try a new cleanser that actually works on break-outs without damaging your skin!
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.