Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil
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.
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 :)