Mineralixirs Facial Cleansing Oil
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.
I'm in love with this product!
I been wanting to buy this since it air in QVC but I was hesitant especially because I had so many other cleansers for my very sensitive, acne prone, combination skin. I usually use a cleanser for sensitive skin (such as cetaphil) but sometimes they don't do a well of a job to remove all your makeup. I do use BM exfoliating cleanser which is the only exfoliator that does not irritate my skin. What I use to remove my stubborn eye makeup is usually oils (mixture of jojoba, EVOO, and castor oil) because standard eye makeup removers tend to break off my eyelashes.
So when I saw this oil based cleanser and being a big fan of oils for natural skin remedies ( I use grapeseed oil at nights with my face cream for extra hydration) I had to try it!
I have a week of trying it and I can say it does a lovely job of removing the makeup off and any dead skin cells around my dry areas. It feels so good when you put it on your skin, not heavy at all, and when you wash it off, it does not leave any streaks of oils and it does not leave your skin oily nor dry; Your skin just feels clean and hydrated. Of course you should never skip night cream or daily lotions but this product is by far the best I have tried and trust me, I have tried from high end to drug store cleansing products, from acne prone cleansers to sensitive skin cleansers to the oil method cleaning, you name it. I think I like this one better than the purifying facial cleanser from BM.
I definitely recommend it. It did not break me out and I am the type that breaks out to any little change in my skin routine. Works well with any type of skin.
I have no time for "nightly routines". Im usually so tired I rarely take my makeup off. When the wonderful lady in the store showed me this product I changed what I had originally gone in there looking for, to this. You can feel the cleanser stripping your skin of all makeup and dirt. The unique process of applying it dry.wet.wipe is easy as 1.2.3.
I have pretty sensitive skin and I also don't like products that have overpowering smells. The cleanser is gentle on my skin and on my senses. NO eye irritation what so ever and my skin is left smooth and light! If you have a chance go into a location and try it! You'll walk out with one yourself!
This Product is a Must Have!
Let me start off by describing my skin..its a mess! I have excema, extremely dry, and extremely sensitive skin. My skin is so sensitive I can't use any type of smelling laundry detergent or any fabric softener on my clothes or I will break out in a bad case of hives.
With that being said I really didn't want to try this product. With my skin being so sensitive, it really hates to have heavy products on it or anything out of the ordinary.
But when the woman helping at the store cleansed my face with this product, I seriously thought I had died and gone to heaven, it's AMAZING. My skin has never felt so smooth or calm in my entire life. And believe me when I say I have tried everything in the book to help calm my skin from high department store treatments, to drug store products, to even homemade remedies and NOTHING has ever made my skin feel so amazing in my entire life.
You NEED this product I guarantee you will not be sorry. I will put in a note saying it was really different to be using this type of oil based cleanser and not having to use tons of water but, once you get used to using something different you will not be sorry!
So fresh & so clean!
I've wanted to jump into the world of oil cleansers since winter, then I saw the presentation for this on QVC. Bare Minerals products have never irritated my combo acne-prone skin and this didn't either. I don't have much to compare it to, just the Garnier product, which I only used once, but so far I love this. I use it in the shower and it leaves my skin feeling very clean, but not tight. It also has been able to remove all of my makeup, including eyeshadow. I haven't broken out either. I really like this product and may just try the rest of the Mineralixirs line!