Skin Rev-er Upper
A little wary...
I felt somewhat deflated when I realized this product contains 2 parabens and propylene glycol. I had gotten myself all excited that this company is all natural. It appears they mostly are though. We'll see. I'm new to the products.
I used this before my moisturizer and after I applied my makeup I felt like my skin was tight and really itchy. I thought it was the makeup since I was new to the products but I stopped using the Skin Rev-er Upper and I haven't had a problem since.
Fills in my gapping pores and moisturizers my face juuuuust enough for me to continue my makeup application process. I rarely use it, but when I do, I notice my skin improves a little. I have combination skin usually and then in the winter I can have dry skin. So my skin is a little on the complicated side, but I've tweaked my products to work for me.
I am in love with the bareMinerals Skin Rev-er Upper. For Christmas, my aunt sent me one of their gift packages, and this little bottle was included. I use it every day. I reccomennd applying the serum within five minutes of getting out of the shower or right before bed. It comes in a tiny bottle, but it lasts much longer than you'd expect. Your skin will become softer and even-toned!
This is the most amazing under makeup moisturizer I have ever used. My skin is radiant and glowing from this product. I will never use anything else.
Why I love Bare/Rare Minerals
I started using Bare Minerals the 1st time I saw the infommercial way back when. I look younger every year. I'm about to turn 50 next June and I get carded more now because no one believes I'm not in my 20's or at LEAST 30's! I love it! To say the least. I never used a foundation before I found Bare Minerals, and the key to successfully using the product is the tools. To me this is one of them. When they re-formulated the Rare Minerals skin care, I thought I had lost my Skin Rever-upper...but I just signed on and saw it here and I'm over joyed!!! As soon as I use what I tried to replace it with (a good product but not BE!) I'll be buying it again! I thank God for every product Leslie has created, and I love my skin. I love the fact that I look soooo young, especially since I died for 20 days in April/May of 2010. I still haven't been able to reconcile that, I don't know what it will take to do it. I suffered Total Major Organ Failure. But I know I can look in the mirror and be happy with what I see there everyday and it helps. I had big red scars on my face from the tubes I had to live from for so many days. But with Bare Minerals and BE there's not a trace of any of them and they went away fast. I think that helps more than anything so far. Thank you Leslie, for helping me deal with my death and subsequent life thereafter. I think I'd be in a much worse place without you. I'm known as "The miracle girl" at my hospital, but Bare Minerals & BE are a big part of that miracle girl...a huge part. Thank you all. I'll NEVER USE ANOTHER PRODUCT, EVER. As long as I do live.
Stick with it
I have come to love this product more and more over time. I don't think I liked it much the first time I tried it. I used BE products for a few months about 2 years ago, and then for financial reasons, went back to using less expensive products. However, nothing I have used has come close to BE for quality and compatibility with my skin, so I am back on the bandwagon and here to stay! Now that I have been using Skin Rever-Upper for about 3 months straight, 1-2 times per day I can really see the difference in my skin. For best use, apply 1-2 pumps after cleansing/before moisturizing. If you notice peeling with this product, just stick it out. The peeling will stop after a month or so (maybe more, maybe less.) You may still have a "peel day" every now and again - but it's just your skin being renewed. If you still hate it after 2 months of regular use then maybe this product isn't for you, but it has been my experience that takes time for your skin to get used to it, but it really worth hanging in there for the long term results.
Disappointed by unnatural ingredients
Bare Escentuals is a name I felt I could trust to use natural ingredients in their products. Very disappointed to read that there are parabens in this, as well as panthenol (while it is natural, is often causes breakouts).
I love this product. It is making my face feel smoother and it's helping my complexion. It doesn't make your face feel sticky or oily. It's a must have!!
BEWARE if you have sensitive skin!!!
I have very sensitive skin and the acid ingredients in this meant to "smooth" the facial skin made my skin become burning, red, and severely dry.
I adore BE because they are the only makeup brand my skin can tolerate, but because of the price on this I wouldn't recommend that anyone with sensitive skin try this, unless you don't mind throwing the money away.