Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil
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.
Purfect for my eyes
I use it for my eyes due to fine and deep lines. I also use exfoliating cleanser mixed with purifying facial cleanser. I love them all.
Good cleanser, except for one issue...
I tried this cleanser in my local boutique, and have been very happy with it—cleanses without drying out my skin. My one complaint is that the first ingredient is safflower seed oil. I try very hard to avoid all PUFAs, and using it on my skin is almost as bad as ingesting it. As much as I love it, I guess I'm on a search for a different oil cleanser after I use up the bottle unless it's reformulated with a different oil.
One of the best cleanser for the fall/wintery conditions here in South Korea. The elixir retains the needed moisture for my combination skin. My face is less dry and far less irritated by the winds and brisk conditions of the Fall Season.
BEST Cleanser Ever!!!
For years I have had a three-step process for removing my make-up and washing my face. I would remove my eye makeup with a skin sensitive lotion and tons of Q-tips (for the mascara), then I would use a make-up removing cleansing cloth, and THEN I would wash my face to remove "the leftovers".
This Facial Cleansing Oil has streamlined this process for me because I can do it all at once! No more taking 30+ minutes getting ready for bed anymore! It removes my stubborn eye makeup, no matter how much mascara or eyeliner I have on. It removes my long-wearing BE face makeup, which doesn't even come off after an 8 hour work day and an hour of sweating at the gym. And surprisingly enough, it lifts away the dirt and oil from my face leaving my skin feeling soft and refreshed. I love the slight scent of rose, it is so pleasant and calming. My face not only feels better, it *looks* better too. My skin tone is more even, there's no dry or flakiness (not that I had a lot to begin with, but there was some), the fine lines I began to see on my face are less noticeable, and my skin has a natural glow to it.
I have been using the cleanser 4-6 pumps at night (follow the directions on the bottle, it makes a difference) depending on how much makeup I am wearing, and 2 pumps in the morning just to refresh my skin. I've used less than 1/3 of the bottle in the past 4 weeks, so I am expecting this to last 3+ months (definitely worth the price).
The combination of switching to BE skincare and BE makeup has made a HUGE difference for me overall. I will be using BE for life :)
I LOVED this product and still plan to use it on occassion. I have crazy skin. I'm naturally oily but I live in a super dry climate, so my skin is constantly out of moisture wack. Hence why I thought this product would be awesome! They explained to me how like controls like and the "good oils" in this would help control the "bad oils" in my skin, made sense. At first my skin seemed to love it, redness cleared up and acne subsided. BUT then...about 3 weeks into using it day and night, I started developing terrible cystic acne. BIG, nasty, PAINFUL lumps that won't surface have taken over my face! :( I am so disappointed!! I am prone to cystic acne so don't think this will be a problem for everyone. Just be cautious if you are and only use on occassion to remove tough eye makeup (it works GREAT!!) I will stick to my trusty deep cleansing foam I've been using for 4 years with NO problems.
You did it again Bare Minerals!
I have used a different facial soap for many years and after trying this facial cleanser oil, I decided that it was time for a change. I purchased this facial cleansing oil and I love it. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and it has helped my skin look more youthful. Although, this might be a bad thing since I already look really young at 31.. haha.
You have to buy this!!! It's worth your money and your face will thank you!
I fell in love with this product!
First of all, I am a very sensitive-skinned person with a fair complexion, so I was a little nervous the first time I tried this cleanser. The moment I felt it on my face, I almost regretted trying it. I was sure my face was going to become a greasy, broken-out mess afterwards, and every little mark on fair skin shows up like a red light at midnight. Still, I followed the directions, rinsed and dried my face, then checked to see what damage I'd wrought. I was amazed by the results! my make-up had all been removed, there was no leftover oil, all traces of dead or dry skin were gone, and my face was softer than it is after I wear a decent thirty minute mask. There was also a light rose scent that I could smell while washing my face, but it was so mild that I didn't feel like I bathed in perfume as with some other cleansers. I definitely found my new favorite facial wash.