Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil
see my initial review 11/17/14--this is an update
Okay, so after using up my bottle of Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil I tried several other cleansers…..and I'm back to this one! Yes, I wish the safflower oil could be replaced by something else, but the other cleansers did not compare to this one: lathers well, rinses cleanly without stripping, leaves my face smooth. I'm back!!
Mineralixirs Cleasing Oil
Best makeup remover I have ever tried. Goes on smooth and makeup comes right off smooth without scrubbing, pulling or tugging at the skin. Leaves skin feeling amazingly soft.
I tried this in the store to remove my make up before trying new products. I was impressed with a couple of pumps on a cotton round, but it felt a little heavy even after rinsing it off with another cotton round. I liked it enough that I went ahead and got the full size bottle. I am SO glad I did!! I used four pumps, which like most reviewers I think was maybe a little much, gently rubbed it over my face and rinsed with warm water. I was AMAZED that it lifted all the make up, dirt, and oil off my skin while leaving it soft, smooth, and feeling INCREDILBY clean. I can't wait to get the eye treatment too. Another home run from Bare Escentuals!
For an oil cleanser, this is a bargain!
I bought this on auto delivery on QVC. I use 4-5 pumps and massage it all over my face with my make up on. Wiping it all off with warm wash cloth. Then I use it again with my Clarisonic. If I'm not wearing any makeup I just use 4-5 pumps with my Clarisonic. It leaves my skin squeaky clean, free of all makeup, but leaves behind a veil of moisture..NOT oil on my skin. I love this stuff! Bigger bottle with a great price please !!
I have very oily skin, but as the weather grew colder, I was feeling stripped by the Purifying cleanser, which is usually quite gentle. I stopped by the boutique for a sample of Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil, and I'm so glad I did. It completely removes makeup and leaves my skin feeling comfortable yet clean. Sometimes I do add a pump of Purifying cleanser as I massage the water in before rinsing, but that's usually not necessary. It's a lovely cleanser that keeps my skin in good shape during this cold weather. I'm so glad I gave it a shot! As soon as I got to the end of my sample, I ordered a full size, which I now use most nights.
While this product was gentle, my face never felt clean. I used multiple pumps, but never felt like I just used a cleanser. Perhaps for those with less oily skin than mine, this will work b/c it is quite moisturizing, but I need a deeper cleanse with no residue. I am sticking to the BM Purifying Cleanser.
So different but so is the result!
I bought this today and used it for the first time tonight. It is amazing. My skin does not feel tight and dry the way it normally does after washing my face. All of my makeup was gone with the first wash. I agree with a previous post that the recommended 4-6 pumps is excessive, I think 3 would suffice. This is a game changer for me. I also purchased the oil elixir and that compliments the wash very nicely. I am amazed at how soft and smooth my skin is and even more impressed that it literally dissolved all of my makeup! Strong work Bare Minerals! Love this line! I will be going back for the eye treatment.
Awesome product for oily skin
I have had oily skin all my life. I have always used cleansers formulated specifically for oily skin or for deep cleaning pores, but nothing has ever really made me oil-free. I shop at the Bare Minerals boutique in Southpark Mall in Charlotte, NC where several of the employees have been trying to get me to try Mineralixirs but I refused because it's an "oil." Finally, I was given a sample to try just as a nighttime makeup remover. I tried it and the way it dissolved my makeup was amazing so I went back and bought a full-size product. While telling the clerk how much I loved the way it took all of my makeup off, he told me that I should try it as my morning cleanser as well saying that it would help to normalize my skin. I have heard all my life that even if you have oily skin, you should use moisturizers, but I refused because they always made me even oilier. But I decided to give this product a try in the morning, fully expecting to be completely oily by the time I got to work. That was NOT the case! This cleanser does exactly what it says ... it helps to normalize your skin!! All this time, I've been using cleansers to deep clean my pores and keep the oil at bay, but this product is doing it all for me while my making my skin look and feel great! Even if you have oily skin, you have to try this cleanser night AND morning!! Just to get a squeaky clean at night, after I remove my makeup with Mineralixirs, I use the Deep Cleansing Foam #because I already had it# and my skin is so clean and fresh, it is unbelievable!!
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
Love this product! I was skeptical at first because it was oil based and I have oily/combination skin, but it left my skin feeling refreshed, soft, and moisturized! Instead of using the recommended 4-6 pumps and massaging it onto my dry face, I wet my face and then use 2 pumps.
I am 64 and using my first purchase of this product. This is a MUST HAVE as it provides excellent cleansing with one application. It leaves my skin clean, refreshed, and soft. Love, love the cleansing oil.