Rated 1 out of 5 by BareK Poor substitute for Mineralixirs 5 Oil Blend
Have loved 5 Oil Blend but can't find a good replacement for it. PLEASE bring back Mineralixirs 5 Oil Blend.
Rated 2 out of 5 by GroovyChick23 Just OK
Still am not over the fact that they dropped the Purely Nourishing line of cleanser and moisturizer. I finally 'gave in' and tried the Clay cleanser and this "Smart" Combination moisturizer. I gave it a college try and just finished my first bottle -- it is NOT EVEN CLOSE to as great at the Purely Nourishing line... my skin doesn't look or feel as good as it used to! I have an uneven texture to my skin which looks more noticeable since using the new products than it used to with the Purely Nourishing products... SO disappointed! I wouldn't even have minded the price hike as much either if these new products actually IMPROVED the look of my skin.... did I mention that I am still so disappointed?
Rated 5 out of 5 by goops Nice product
I find this moisturizer does not break me out and does not effective my sensitive skin. Great for mornings. A light moisturizer that soaks in and not heavy on the face but still gives the skin a nice silky feel. Will buy again
Rated 5 out of 5 by baremineralsforever My soul mate moisturizer
I really feel bad for the reviewers who dislike this product because they loved the previous one. I had never used bare minerals skin care before when I tried this moisturizer, and so I have no previous attachments to disappoint me, but I love this product so much that I will be devastated when they eventually change it. I say eventually, because if that happens ten years from now, I will probably still be using this product. I use it in combination with the clay chameleon cleanser, and for the first time in my life, I enjoy doing my skincare. I love how smooth and fresh my face feels when I'm done! This moisturizer is silky smooth. It is not a "lotion" consistency. It is very thin, and does appear watery. But it is potent. Because it's thin, it glides easily onto skin, and also absorbs completely, leaving no wetness, stickiness, or residue. But it also moisturizes beautifully. I have skin that gets oily, but also feels uncomfortably dry, tight, and itchy without a moisturizer. This has made it difficult to find moisturizers that work with oily skin, but are also effective for intense dryness. I've noticed the boutique employees saying to use three pumps per application, but I find that I only need one pump for the times I just cleanse using wet cotton pads to remove the cleanser, and two after I've washed my face in the shower (my skin hates water and gets very dry). I've used a range of moisturizer brands, from drugstore varieties, to the supposedly awesome samples of high end Korean moisturizer I got recently, and none of them come close to how perfect this product is for my sensitive skin. I wonder if they could warn me when they're discontinuing it so I can save up and buy a lifetime supply.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Twobeautifulboys Nothing like the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer!
I am so disappointed in this new moisturizer. It is not even close to as good as the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer. Please bring the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer back! It was amazing for my skin and the only thing I've found that works!
Rated 1 out of 5 by kbandkb Bring back the 'Purely Nourishing Moisturizer' please . . .
My daughter & I both have been long and loyal customers of Bare Escentuals; and have even referred many of our friends to use your products over the years. With that being said, we must share with you that the recent change in your moisturizer, from the 'Purely Nourishing Moisturizer' to 'Smart Combination' is so very disappointing. There is nothing about the new product that we like. Is there no possible way that you can bring back the 'Purely Nourishing Moisturizer' and sell both? Now, we are at a major crossroads to go find another moisturizer that we like; which could also possibly result in changing over to a new product line for convenience and so that they all go together. From all the reviews on-line, it seems to be consistent feedback that not many of your customers like the new moisturizer product. I would be interested in what your boutique customers are sharing as well . . .
Rated 1 out of 5 by Grecia88 Please, please, please!!! Bring back the Old Skin Care Line!!!!!
I cannot understand how a company that claims they care about their customers is capable to play in such a way with our skin!! As you can read in many of the reviews many of us found in the Purely Nourishing line the best solution for our skin after being struggling with many products. Personally I've been a loyal customer since 2007 when Bare Escentuals products practically change my life after being trying so many brands and products due to my acne problem.
This product is not even close to the effect of my Purely Nourishing Combination Skin Moisturizer starting for its lack of SPF. It feels sticky, I feel like I'm drowning and it takes years to be absorbed by the skin, even if I apply a small amount of product.
PLEASE BARE ESCENTUALS LISTEN YOUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS!!
Rated 2 out of 5 by king5tut Was happy with the old product
I am 65 years old. Have been using Bare Minerals/essentials since about day 1. I was happy with all I used. I agree: if it ain't broke why fix it? I don't want to spend a fortune trying all new products when I want my old stand-bys. HELP!
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointedinNC What Everyone Else Said!
I am so glad I decided to go into a store to see what I thought before purchasing this. I loved the moisturizer this replaced and hated everything about this one from the smell to how it felt on my skin even 15 minutes after applying it. I've been through several new lines and have been happy with them until now.
Well...I gotta go, I need to go to a drugstore to find a temp product for a few days, I think there are some of the old ones left online that I need to snag up before someone else and then I have to find a new brand of skin care products unless BE realizes this re-formulation was a mistake...
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer If it ain't broke don't it fix it!
Just like the review I left for the face wash this worked perfect with original formula this new formula is just watery and isn't good at all waste of money do not understand why they changed the formula that worked perfectly fine. Now I can't find anything that does good like the original for these two