Purely Nourishing Moisturizer: Combination Skin
I received a sample of this and found the product to be disappointing-- primarily because of the overwhelming smell. Yuck! The scent is strong and doesn't go away. It lingers and actually gave me a headache. Wasn't a fan of the consistency either as I found it a bit greasy and thick for something I'd want to use on my face. I've been struggling to find a lightweight facial moisturizer with natural ingredients that doesn't have a weird smell or fragrance to it. Guess my search will continue as this is one of the few BE products I can't recommend.
:( I am so horribly sad about this product. I have used BE make-up for YEARS and since I was looking for a better face wash system I thought BE products would be the best place to look. I used the cleanser, moisturizer and night serum for a full week and really loved using it! Until the sixth night I started noticing the skin around my eyes and neck felt slightly tender. I woke up the next morning the find my face covered with a red, bumpy, itchy, rash. I couldn't believe that is was my face wash and thought maybe my detergent because I had just washed me sheets, so I used the product that morning. The rash got worse! This is the only product I have used on my face and my neck, and I am noticing that the rash stopped right at the spot where I put the moisturizer. It has been a full day without use and the rash hasn't gone away and still itches. I have been taking benadryl which is helping. I wouldn't say I have extremely sensitive skin, because I have never had a product effect me this bad, but I don't have the toughest skin either. All I have to say it test the product first! It took a couple of days for me to be effected by it! I am SO thankful that I tried this our WAY before my wedding day in March I would have been a wreck if I had to walk down the aisle like this!
Combination skin moisturizer
My face is oily in a few spots, normal in others. I've had very little success with other products, often needing to use 2 products to do what Bare Escentuals has managed to accomplish in one. I highly recommend this to anyone - even if your skin is normal, oily or dry - as it works really well in all the areas of my face. No residual slickness, or greasy feeling afterwards. Just a light coating is needed. This jar lasts me many months. Well worth the money!
the only one i use
I have very oily skin with occasional break outs. I purchased this with my kit in the summer and used it only couple of times because was afraid it will make me even oilier. I always neglect to moisturize because of my oily skin, and so far could not find any products which were light enough.
Right now in cold weather with drying radiators heat at work and home this works wonderfully. I do not put it on my face at night, since I use some other skin care products at nigh, but I do use it in the morning on clean face , letting it dry and follow with oil control primer and matte formula foundation ( both from BM). it's very light and absorbs quickly. I would recommend it for some one with oily skin for sure.
So far, I love it. But I have one concern.
I got a generous sample tube of this with an order and I really like it. It is the perfect texture (not too heavy). And it's perfect under the foundation. Just be sure to wait till it has completely absorbed before applying foundation. But I'm a little hesitant to order the full size bottle as several reviewers have complained about the amount left in the bottle when the pump stops working. One said there was almost a third of the bottle that she couldn't access. If the pump can be taken off so that you can at least shake the last out of it I might consider it. I do want to say one thing about Bare Minerals customer service. OUTSTANDING!
I got this moisturizer as a sample with a BareMinerals gift set that I bought. I finally decided to try it because I always have a horrible time finding the perfect moisturizer for my combination skin! When I put this moisturizer on my face it felt amazing! Never did it feel heavy or greasy. This is the perfect light moisturizer to go under my BareMinerals primer and foundation!!
Gotta love it
Love this moisturizer! I have super sensitive skin and this is the only product I can use! It's moisturizing but, not oily, it's non irritating, and doesn't clog pores, cause acne, or redness. It softens and smoothes, my husband noticed a difference the first week, not knowing that I had changed anything and said, "wow, your skin looks amazing lately".
Best moisturizer ever used
I have used many moisturizers for my face which have all but left my face feeling oily. This product is very light weight and goes on smooth. It does not make my skin oily and keeps it moisturized all day. Love it
The best thing I've ever used on my face!
This is the lightest moisturizer I have ever used! I have the worst problem with oil on my forehead and a little problem with oily skin on my nose. My cheeks can sometime become dry and I've noticed if I don't put anything on my face my skin gets even more oily. No matter what I have tried the oil on my forehead that does not go away. This is by far the best thing I've used on my face. My forehead is still oily but I've noticed that the oil is not as bad.
My favorite moisturizer ever!
The thing I love most about this moisturizer is that it goes on feeling so light yet it moisturizes beautifully! Makes my pores look smaller, too. I wish that it still came in the tube, though, instead of the canister it does now. I feel like a lot of product is left inside the canister and I can't get it out so it is wasted.
Perfect lotion for combination skin!!
I feel like I have finally found my perfect moisturizer! I used to see a dermatologist for my excessively oily and dry skin that came with breakouts of little bumps around my nose and chin that I would scratch at... of course making it worse. I needed them to not be there in the first place. Finally sick of scratching, peeling, and filling up almost two oil wipes at the end of the work day, I stopped at my BE boutique to try out some of their skincare products after seeing all the FAB emails, couldn't hurt to try. I have loved every BE product I have ever bought. I use their mascara every day and other makeup products on occasions. I am not one to wear foundation every day, but when I do I wear BE... stay beautiful my friends haha. The sales rep suggested this lotion after using the moisture meter on my face (which indicated I had dry skin) and seeing the oil on my face. I am so happy she did!!!
This moisturizer is very light-weight and makes my skin feel so smooth and healthy. It may feel a little thick at first, but after about a minute it sets in and I do not even know it is there. I have been using it for a couple weeks now and my skin has not been oily or bumpy and has not shown any indication that it wants to peel. It does not burn and it smells like aromatherapy candles mmm. My pours also look smaller. I am not sure if these results are all from the moisturizer alone, since I use the deep cleansing foam and active cell repair serum at night before application of this lotion, but I am very pleased with it. I love my skin now!!! Thank you BE for your amazing products!!
I also just got a sample of the new multi-wrinkle repair and have been using it during the day for a couple days now before applying this lotion and it makes my skin look even more amazing... like flawless as if I am wearing foundation! I have found my new love! Never been happier with my skin!!
A decent lotion..
I purchased this moisturizer with the deep foaming cleanser. At first, I loved how they both felt on my skin- lightweight and smooth. However, after a week or so.. I'd wake up and my face was super oily. (Note: I have acne-prone skin, mostly on the T-zone.) I still use the cleanser, but I had to ditch this moisturizer. I'm NOT saying this is a bad lotion to use- it's not! But if you have combination skin, you may have to try a few different moisturizers to see what works.
Tried my sample - love it any way you slice it ...smells light & natural (no artificial fragrances that I can see) and what an amazing formula. I have a background in cosmetic chemistry, so believe me when I say the ingredients are top notch, skin loving and pro perfecting! Great under makeup. Drier skin types might need a heavier formula but for all others - devine
LOVE LOVE LOVE
It makes everything look so smooth - I absolutely don't go any where without this. No more dry patches on the sides of my face and no more oily patches on the t-zone. Even better - it's helping with the redness...
I love this product. It is so light and absorbs very quickly. You only need a little! My only complaint is the lack of SPF. I just saw that there is a version with the SPF, but I wish I knew that before I bought this one! :)
Good--for combination skin
I got a tiny tube with my starter kit. I sorta have "combination skin", but most of my face tends to be dry. When I used this version of moisturizer, I find my face a bit on the drier side afterwards--not so dry as to be uncomfortable, but not "dewy", as I usually feel with moisturizers. So I can see others with dry skin having issues with it--if that is the case, I think one should switch to the regular moisturizer.
As for the odor, it does have a distinct smell, unusual and unmistakable, and it lingers just a little. But I actually like the smell. It smells like pine cones to me.
I started using this lotion and cleanser, but I broke out bad! I was hoping it was just the change between it, but everytime I cleansed and moisturized a couple of pimples would pop out. :(
I was so disappointed by this moisturizer! I have combination skin - slightly oily on my forehead, nose, and chin, and dry on my cheeks.. I thought this would be the perfect solution and face moisturizer. I started breaking out terrible right after I started using this product. I hoped that it was just an adjustment period for my skin, getting used to a new product, so I decided to tough it out and keep using it. After two months of using it and my face being constantly broke out, I gave up and knew this wasn't for me. I was so disappointed too, because I LOVE all the other BE products that I have tried.
Cannot Live Without!!!
I tell everyone I know, if I were stuck on a desert island, this is the one thing I could not live without. I put it on twice a day (once in the morning after I cleanse before my make up and once after I cleanse before bedtime). It's incredible!!! I feel and see a difference in my skin instantly. I feel naked if I don't have it on, and it keeps my skin hydrated (which is greatly appreciated since we've had an extended winter this year). It doesn't break out my skin and I feel that it's safe to use when I do have a blemish or two pop up (mind you I am also using the blemish therapy) but I swear I will use this product until the day I die.
I have oily skin and have never been able to use a moisturizer because they all made my skin more oily. I tried this a few months ago and I was amazed. I knew I needed moisturizer because I'm in my mid 40's and my skin needs moisture. This product blends and absorbs right away. There is no greasy or oily feeling after. No break outs and my make up stays perfect. I finally have a moisturizer I can use and my skin looks so much healthier!!
Great moisturizer for combination skin
This moisturizer is really fabulous! I love that it doesn't leave a shiney, greasy look or feel on your skin. Especially since I use BE mineral foundation-- that would cling to any oily residue left on skin.
Decent moisturizer for oily skin
I am very picky about what skin care products I put on my face. My face can get quite oily (saturating two oil absorbing sheets by noon usually!), so I need a moisturizer to help control oil while not letting my face get too dry. I give this a 4 out of 5 only because I think there are better oil controlling moisturizers out there. What I do love about this one is that one pump from this bottle is enough for one application. I also love that there are antioxidants in the formula. At age 34, I am working hard to combat free radicals and stay looking as young and beautiful as I can for as long as I can!
Works Wonders But Packaging Stinks
I LOVE this moisturizer. It keeps my skin supple and soft. It dries quickly, is non-greasy, and doesn't break out my uber-sensitive skin. I use the combination skin formula during the day and the normal skin formula at night. I only gave it 4 stars because the packaging is AWFUL. It's impossible to get the final 1/5 of the lotion out of the bottle - that's a lot of wasted product that you're paying for (and honestly, the quantity is not much for the dollar to begin with). I wish they would package this moisturizer in a tube instead.
Great summer moisterizer
I purchased this moisturizer over the summer and fell in love with it. It did not make my face break out like other creams have in the past. My skin was not greasy feeling, nor did it look shiny as the day wore on. The only issue I have with this product is that now that it's winter I find that my skin is too dry. I am going to switch to the normal to dry moisturizer for the winter months.
Love love love this!
I work for another cosmetic company not mentioning the name, but I love bare minerals moisturizer better than anything! It's lightweight, non greasy, non sticky, and has the best lemon smell! It also has SPF to protect your skin and everyone needs SPF even in the winter time and even when you stay in doors all day. Certain lights, even if its not sun can still damage your skin so wear SPF!
It's the best moisturizer ever! Only needs a little and it dries up perfectly; quick and keeps the moisture. You won't even notice you have it on.
Combination skin moisturizer
I just got into make up i'm 20 and i went to a bare minerals store and she asked what do i moisturize with and i said nothing!!! she said please moisturize and i said ok but everything breaks me out and i bought this combination skin because my T zones are oily but the rest of my face is dry. It's great no break outs and makes my skin feel amazing. i actally look forward to put it on every morning and night.
Purely Norishing Moisturizer: Combination Skin
This is one of the first face products I used. This moisturizer is another great product. I use this daily on top of my Skin-Rever Upper. I love the way it makes my face luminous, when I'm not wearing makeup. Thanks BE and Leslie!
I love this product. I have really bad acne -- but it's not bad in the sense that its constant, its bad in that sometimes it's horrible and sometimes there are just a few zits on my face. It's completely random and COMPLETELY annoying. Being 22 and still dealing with this problem is really frustrating. I was using the Dry Skin Cream for a long time before I switched to Combination and I'm SO GLAD I did. Combination is the perfect amount of moisture. When I apply my make up on top of it it's not flakey and it's not shiny which is amazing. Also my acne has dramatically decreased.
At night I wash my face with the Purifying Cleanser, use an Intensive Glow Pad, apply the Active Cell Renewal Night treatment and then this combination skin moisturizer. When I feel I'm on the eve of a break out I use the blemish therapy as well and it calms the blemish down making it go away faster. What a lot of girls don't realize is that if they are using different products from different brands it could irritate your skin more because the ingredients could be different and could react negatively with each other. If you like BE products - stick to it and give it about a week to two weeks to start working and you WILL see results. Because everything is natural in this brand it doesn't have harsh irritants, making it take a little bit longer than a harsh cleanser/moisturizer from another pharmacy brand. However, it will be much better for your skin in the long run so don't give up!
This product is amazing HOWEVER it's expensive and that's the only draw I see. Sorry for the long review but I hope it's helpful!
Due to my combination and acne I have always used a product which contained some sort of acne medication. I almost never applied moisturizer because it made the oily areas on my skin worse no matter what I tried. After trying this product I realized that I just needed the right moisturizer to tackle my combination skin.
I love this product! My skin looks better than it has been in years and years. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has combination skin.