Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
I am so glad I gave it another try!!!
I have been using BareEscentuals since 2008. I have problematic skin...that is slowly improving. I had tried this product in the past and was not the biggest fan. I struggled with making the right consistency of a "paste" to feel like the powder was actually cleansing my face well. A few months ago, I had a transforming experience at the Mall of America boutique (on the 2nd floor). I have been a long time user of the purifying facial cleanser; however, one of the associates did a demo on my hands. One hand did a combo of the purifying facial cleanser with the exfoliating cleanser, gently patting the powder into a paste, cleansed the top of my in a circular motion, rinsed. He proceeded to add the moisturizer and it absorbed instantly. With the other hand, he cleansed with water only, dried, and also added the moisturizer...with gentle rubbing, it finally absorbed completely. The end results with the purifying facial cleanser and exfoliating cleanser combo revealed smoother, brighter skin. Since then, I have solely been using this combo on my face and neck...morning and night. My face is smoother, less red, and less problematic. I am so happy with all of my BareEscentual products!!!! You must try this combo...you may never go back to just one!!!!
I love, love, love the Original Foundation, but the Exfoliating Cleanser is my first pick for that deserted island. I gave it to a friend to try and the next day her skin just glowed. I will never use anything else - and never is a very long time.
I don't usually gush over facial cleanser!
Due to budget constraints I've been out of my cleanser for several months and have just used facial soap and a cleansing scrubby pad. I just happened to have a bit of good luck and found a travel size underneath my bathroom cabinet this morning and took it to the shower. OMG!!! I had forgotten what a great product this really is! After using it this morning my whole face actually took its first breath of fresh air and oh what an AHHHHHH! moment it was. Even my hands felt cleaner and softer from rubbing it on my face. I remember thinking the first time I ever tried this at the store that it made my skin feel so soft and fabulous and most of all CLEAN! I can't believe the difference and will definitely be making a trip to my Haywood Mall store to buy more before this runs out! Leslie, my face thanks you!!!
Such a Great Cleanser
Such a great cleanser. It's gentle, effective and doesn't clog my pores.
Don't use with a more abrasive agent, such as the clairisonic, or your skin will freak out and get dry due to the over drying going on.
Cleans and repairs.
It's a very good stuff to use for those who has oily or combined skin. I have combined, mine is oily around nose area. I can tell, that it becomes better, and my pores become less visible.
My favorite cleanser!
WOW! WOW! WOW! i love this product! I use it every other day and it makes my face look great! It really washes away all the dirt. I wish it was a bit grainer bc i like to feel like my cleanser is scrubbing the dirt off my face, but even though it's soft it really works. My favorite way to use this product is like a mask! I promise you this is the best thing to do! I splash water on my face and apply a thin layer on my face. I wait for about 15 minutes and wash it off. OMG the after product is amazing! It leaves my face feeling very tight and clean. My skin actually glows after this treatment and my pores look waaay smaller. I would recommend this to any one!
Amazing Everyday Cleanser & Exfoliater!
I love the exfoliating treatment cleanser! It helped to clear up my skin in problem areas (t-zone & monthly break-outs) without the harshness that so many other exfoliaters/cleansers have. It really keeps my skin feeling fresh without drying it out. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to try a new cleanser that actually works on break-outs without damaging your skin!
I've been using the foaming facial cleanser for years until it ran out and Sephora stopped carrying Bare Minerals skin care products. I ordered this without trying it but wanted an exfoliating cleanser. I wasn't expecting a powder but no complaints. This doesn't feel like it's exfoliating but once my skin is washed it feels so smooth. This cleanser has also evened out my skin tone and I've only been using it for about 4 days. I've tried it as a face mask and loved it. It's almost like a clay mask but you don't need very much powder. It doesn't smell great, it smells almost earthy like soil which i don't mind at all. Some people might not like it though.
My favorite cleanser is the Deep Cleansing Foam, but I cannot use that morning & night because my skin dries out easily. So my current skin care routine is to use the foam cleanser at night, and the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser in the morning. I love it. It is so gentle on the skin, and I have clearer skin with my current routine (been at this routine for about three months) than I ever have before.
Speaking to ease of using this as a powder...
The powder substance took me a few tries to get used to, but once you figure out the right ratio for you, it's very easy. I keep this cleanser in the shower, and when my hands are wet, I sprinkle the cleanser in my hand (It takes two small shakes for me to get my desired amount). Then I rub my palms together and then rub it into my face. The only water I need is what was already on my hands, so it is very easy. Don't knock it until you try it a few times! Plus, you can take a full size bottle of this on airplanes because it is a powder.
It also lasts a long time. I use this once a day and have been using it for about three months and I think I'm close to halfway down the bottle.
I kept the container in the shower and water got into the bottle & ruined the product. Waste of money. I realize its my own fault but you can't tell if the bottle is open or closed. When I went to go use it again it was wet inside & thus unsanitary. Won't buy it again....
Great for flying...and your pores
I got this as a gift a few years ago, and it's the only powder cleanser I've ever tried! If you have trouble with cleansers clogging your pores, try this. I love the fact I can just pour a small amount of powder in my hands, add a few drops of water, and use it to exfoliate my skin. Add more powder to make it thicker, or less to use as a quick refresher. It's also great for flying and all those stipulations about creams and liquids! I've traveled with it in my carry-on and no TSA agents stopped me!
Not what I expected....
I bought a travel size version of the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser and was very disappointed. It was rather messy to use. I also couldn't quite find the right mix of water and powder to create a consistency of the cleanser that I liked. Lastly, I don't care for the scent of this product at all!
Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
This product was not what I expected it to be: It did a good job cleaning and making my face feel smooth and clean; however, it was not as exfoliating as I expected/wanted it to be, and I always ended up using way more powder than I wanted to because I wanted it to be very exfoliating. The powder would also dissolve quickly in my opinion. Overall, it was very cleansing and made my face look brighter, but if you're looking for an exfoliating cleanser that is very exfoliating, it's not this one. I would recommend it for daily cleaning and brightening, though.
Simply the best for large pores and congested skin
I have sensitive skin that often gets congested and I have large pores. In the summer, these problems get worse. This powder cleanser is simply the best I've found over the course of DECADES of trying so many cleansers and regimens, and I hope BE never changes it or drops it from their line. It is different than other cleansers, so it takes a little getting used to. A little goes a long way. I am now into my late 40's so in the winter when my skin is especially dry but still congested with those pesky large pores, I mix it with a creamy cleanser. This is MUST HAVE in my book. I truly love it.
Greatest Cleanser Ever!
I absolutely love this cleanser. I tried it once, and it tore the layers of my skin off. I went back to the boutique to return it, and they advised me to wait several days before trying it again, and not to use it the morning after I use the glow pads. Ever since, my skin has looked brighter and felt softer than ever. For those of you that have sensitive skin and have the glow pads, don't use this cleanser every day, because it would be too much exfoliation. Otherwise, this cleanser is best used in the morning!
Never using another exfoliator
I have the biggest issues with my pores so I thought the tougher the exfoliate, the better. I did not realize that the harsh products I used before were actually making MORE problems for my skin. It took some getting used to with this powder because I had always used liquids before. Once I figured out the just-right mixture of powder and water I was shocked at how incredibly gentle but effective this product is. My skin is much smoother and my pores are smaller instead of more irritated! I know why this product gets such amazing reviews...I can't imagine using any other exfoliate now. It is gentle enough to use everyday. It is a permanent part of my skincare routine.
I love to use this as a mask for a deep cleaning twice a week. I put a good layer on my tee zone and a light layer on the rest of my face. Perfect for in the shower with the steam. My pores are tight, clean and my skin looks brighter.
leaves my skin so smooth
using it twice a day and it is terrific. expected it to be too harsh to use twice a day but it is not. leaves my skin like I want it to be.
Love this product!
I don't usually write reviews for products, but I am so pleased with this one that I had to give feedback. I have never found a cleanser, high end or low end, that has quit met my expectations and/or needs. I was quite skeptical about this cleanser but was feeling adventurous and bought it on a whim......that was a great move. I have combo skin that goes to extremes......super oily in the t-zone, extra dry and sensitive in other areas. My skin tone also tends to be splotchy and red and my pores across my nose and cheeks are huge....embarrasingly so. I wasn't even looking for cleanser, but a sales rep suggested it (I think she saw that I really needed this). I am so pleased with the outcome! My pores have been reduced so much so that they don't bother me anymore. My face seems to make it longer through the day without getting oily and my dry areas are not irritated and flaky anymore. My skin tone has evened out dramatically! Other reviewers commented about feeling like they could go without make-up and their skin glowing and I could not agree more! Others complained about the smell of the product but it is rice powder....it smells like rice powder and is free of perfume. I wouldn't say that it smells good, but it certainly doesn't smell bad. This is a little more than I like to spend on cleansers because they don't typically deliver. But, since this product does so much for me, I am willing to pay a little more for it. Love the product, glad I caved to my whim!
Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
Use a little water and product at a time to find the texture you like. It's not rough or harsh at all! This smooths out the rough spots! I like to combine this with the Deep Foam Cleanser in the morning. It provides a great base for your BE!
Greatest pore reduction treatment ever!
This is by far my favorite skin care item from Bare Minerals. It is a dry powder that you can use in so many ways to treat your skin. It has become a part of my daily skin care routine, and I have seen tremendous results from this product. I have sensitive skin, so it is hard for me to find something that can cleanse my skin well, but at the same time not irritate me. I also have large pores across my cheeks and nose. This Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser has refined the texture of my skin, making it look brighter and more youthful, as well as reducing the size of my pores to the point that their appearance no longer bothers me. Yea!!!
Here's an outline of my daily routine -
1. In the shower, I apply refined organic coconut oil to remove my makeup by slathering on my face, then remove by using a wet wipe. Works great to clean waterproof eye makeup, and doesn't sting my eyes or my skin. I use this because I have yet to find any other makeup remover that does not irritate my skin or eyes. I wear contacts, so of course I remove them before undergoing this process. As long as the oil is cleared away properly, there have been no problems using this and wearing contacts.
2. Apply Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser, massage in, and rinse face. I have a dry towel handy just outside the shower I use to remove most of the excess water from my skin and hands. I then pour a half-dollar size amount of the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser into my mostly dry hand, and add a few drops of water and work into the cleanser until a very thick paste is formed - it only takes a couple of drops.
3. Apply paste to face like a mask, working in circular motions, and being careful not to get face wet.
4. I then go about my shower while leaving the mask on, so it's on my face for a good 10 minutes. The instructions on the Cleanser say it can be used as a face mask occasionally, but I use it this way daily, and I have had no irritation. In fact, I believe my skin has greatly benefited from using this Cleanser as a daily mask.
5. Before I rinse the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser completely off my face, I add just a little water so the cleanser becomes "workable", and then give myself a facial massage, concentrating on the areas where my pores had been a problem, working in a gentle circular motion. I work this in for a good two minutes.
6. Rinse, dry, then go about the rest of my skin care routine after shower - I also use the Active Cell Renewal Serum, Multi-Wrinkle Repair, Moisturizer, and Pure Transformation Night Treatment.
Other ways I use the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser -
1. After cleansing skin, I have combined the powder with coconut oil instead of water and used this as a moisturizing facial mask.
2. If I am in a hurry, I will skip the mask routine and combine the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser with the liquid Purifying Facial Cleanser instead of water, and wash my face with this combination.
3. If I have a blemish, which is fortunately a rare occurrence now, I will combine a small amount of this cleanser with Bare Minerals' acne treatment powder and a teeny tiny drop of water to create a paste, then apply it to the blemish overnight. Wake up in the morning, wash face, and blemish will be greatly reduced or gone.
My skin has never looked better. It is luminous, soft, and I have far less breakouts now (only around that time of the month). I really think this routine has taken 5 years off my appearance. I'm almost 40, but you'd never know by looking at my skin!
Thanks Bare Minerals for making the ONLY product to ever work on reducing the appearance of my pores!
Surprisingly great face cleanser
I got the BE trial skin care set as a gift. I was really surprised and a little hesitant about the powder form of this face cleanser. I had never heard of anything like it. I really like this product. It removes all traces of my mineral foundation and other face products. It doesn't dry my skin out and the powder gently exfoliates. My skin looks brighter and more luminous than it ever has.. and it's winter! Unheard of!
A Converted Proactive User
I LOVE IT AND I'M NEVER GOING BACK. This is the first product to get me off of using Proactive after a 7 year habit. I have horrible acne and Proactive was fine until I reached my 30's, then it started to distroy my sensitive skin. I haven't needed anything but the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser and the associated travel kit and my skin is better and clearer than ever in my life. Yes it took about a month to have my face stop exploding but my skin is healthier than ever and I love it. This is also the most cost friendly cleanser that Bare Minerals makes. When it says to use wet hands and a small amount. For me this means about a teaspoon and soaking wet hands and I have the perfect amount.
Best Exfoliating Cleanser
Love this product, it's the best exfoliating scrub i've ever used. I like useing this with the purifing cleanser. It's helped with breakouts and flaking around my nose. I see a big improvement in the way my skin looks and feels. My makeup seams to go on better. Love It!!
Another rave review
This cleanser deserves 10 stars. I have sensitive skin and can't use exfoliants. Apricot scrubs and that sort break me out terribly. I use and love Purifying Cleanser, and after reviews and a comment from an Ulta rep, I bought this. Can't say enough about how extra healthy my skin feels or how much softer and younger. There is NO gritty feeling, and once you start washing, it actually gets creamier as you go. I use this in the morning and Purifying followed by this at night. I wear mascara and shadow so I feel it best to first use Purifying to get that stuff off, then the exfoliant. If you ever (and I do in winter especially) have dry flakes, this is the cleanser solution. Anything else I ever used to "de-flake" caused instant breakout and rash. Love, love, love this!!!!
I had been using an other skin care line and decided that it was getting to expensive to buy. I wanted something natural but was afraid to switch so I went to the store to get a test drive of the product before I bought it. I did the purifying cleanser on the left hand and the exfoliating cleanser on the right hand.....WOW! Night and day. My right hand looked years younger immediately and the left hand even with the moisterizer looked wrinkled. Even 2 days later the right hand still looks better. So natually I bought the exfoliating cleanser and my daughter who is 24 (and I am 51) came over today and I touched her skin and I touched mine and they felt the same. Moist and dewey. My skin feels and looks incredible in just 2 days. I didn't think it could look any better (because I don't look my age) but it does and I haven't even used it as a mask yet ,maybe tomorrow. I highly recommend this product. I sprinkle a little bit on my hands and then I apply to a wet face. I get a quick exfoliating treatment before it gets creamy and hydrates my skin. I let it sit on my face as I rub it in then rinse. OMG! no dryness and it feels creamy soft. Love it, Love it, Love it !!!! I don't usually comment but this product rocks so far in my book! I also like that it works with the BM makeup. I actually think that my makeup looks better since I started using the skincare line... I use the exfoliating cleanser, the wrinkle concentrate, Normal to dry moisterizer and the transformation night treatment the older version because I got it at the outlet...Still awsome and saw immediate results. If you have normal to dry skin you will love this.
Very pleasantly surprised.
Love BE make up, but have not liked any of the skin care line so far. But this is actually a very good exfoliant. Very gentle, would be great for sensitive skin. It's interesting as a powder to paste...I recommend to at least give it a try. Big downfall is the smell, like the rest of the skin care line it stinks, literally smells like dirt.
I'll be going back to my Aveeno
I wasn't impressed by this product. It's OK, but I don't feel like it really exfoliates or cleans my skin as well as my Aveeno scrub did. I also found it hard to get the correct consistency when using this product. Either you add too much water, or not enough. I'd rather something you can just throw on your face and wash off.
I LOVE this product!!
Ok Ladies, and gentlemen (there could be a few) This cleanser is WONDERFUL!! This cleanser is good for two jobs, the first as a cleanser, the second as a mask! This Exfoliating Cleanser does not leave my face extra dry, like most cleansers and I have dry/sensative skin to begin with. I will never stop using this product, ever!!! Enjoy
I've been using this cleanser for a few months now. At first when I heard about the powdered formula, I was quite skeptical on how to use it. The bottle says to put a little water in the powder to activate it. That method did not really work for me. Since this is an exfoliating cleanser I use it three times a week at before I go to bed. I will wet my face and then put the cleanser on and then I get a nice clean scrub while removing the dead skin cells.
My face is clearer than ever before and I always get compliments of how clear my face is.