Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
Extremely Happy with this Product
I don't normally leave reviews for items but I do read them when deciding on making a new purchase, so here it goes. This cleanser had me skeptical because of its powdery form but I had tried nearly everything else from other skin care lines. I have combination skin and break out on a regular basis. Acne cleansers would work for a while but my skin would eventually become too sensitive to the active ingredients and I would have to stop using it.
I started using this cleanser, not because of my acne issues but because of the sensitivity to most other products my skin had developed. After a week, I noticed my skin feeling smoother. Another week and I saw my skin become less oily throughout the day. After a month, I noticed that my acne was clearing and wasn't coming back! Again, not what I had been expecting but definitely a bonus.
Can't say how much I love this product.
Out of all the BE cleansers I love this one the best. It is very gentle and effective. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry just soft and smooth. I use this every morning and as a mask 1-2x a week. Wonderful product!
Formula change?...I think NOT!
To those who think the new one is terrible compaired to the old....HAVE NO FEAR! =] Bare Escentuals has not changed the formula in any way. This product is still as amazing as it was before =]
I absolutely love this stuff!! After the first couple of uses your skin may feel bumpy or look like you have a break out, but don't give up hope!! After a few days your skin is flawless since all the dirt and oil has been pulled out (that is what causes the bumpiness)..
Have to get the hang of it...then you'll like it.
I have had this cleanser for 2 days now and the first day I wasn't really sure that I liked the whole powder thing but after reading others reviews I am in love. The exfoliating feature does happen after you are rubbing the cleanser over for face longer than you probably do with regular cleansers. My face feels soft and passes the 'white towel' test when I'm done. like the fact that it's a powder and won't leak when I travel. Good buy.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!! OH, DID I MENTION LOVE IT!!!
I have oily skin that sometimes get dry flaky patches when I break out. In the past, I have tried every cleanser out there (cheap and expensive) and NOTHING has been able to do what this has. My skin is no longer broken out, it has a glow and luminosity to it, it feels clean, hydrated, and balanced, and it actually gets my skin CLEAN when I use it!!!! I only use BE products and this is my absolute favorite cleanser ever!!!! I definitely urge you to try it; can not say enough about how in LOVE I am with this cleanser and BE!!!!
Thanks a milion Leslie for all the greatness that is BE!!!!
This is NOT your grocery store exfoliant!
I think lots of people don't really understand this product and it's unique properties.
If I had to choose only ONE of the cleansers to take with me onto a deserted island (I use all 3) this would be it. It's a great every day, all-purpose cleanser that not only removes your makeup at the end of the day, it preps your skin for a flawless canvas when you use it in the morning.
Regarding the "exfoliant" complaints - It is NOT supposed to feel like the rough and scratchy exfoliants that you purchase at your drug store. Most of those contain things like broken fruit pits or other rough things that scratch and irritate your skin, which we all know is not a good thing. Although this does contain oatmeal as a soothing agent for dry or irritated skin, the main exfoliating ingredient in this product is the RareMineral ActiveSoil Complex - the foundation of all of the BE products.
First off, to use this, just splash your face with water, then put a blob of powder into your hand. Then use your other wet hand to move the powder around your hand to get it wet so it won't "puff" when you start to wash with it. When it gets 'creamy' on your face, that's not a negative. The 'scratchy' feeling would be.
The key is to keep 'scrubbing.' The longer you scrub, the more you'll feel the exfoliation happening - but it's kind of a learned response, since we're used to the scratch. It will just start to feel kind of squeaky clean. If you want to use it as a mask, let it sit for about 3 minutes while you do something else that needs to be done. When you rinse it off, your skin will feel softer, not tight and dry. In fact, one of my coworkers uses this all over her body once a week. True story.
Another cool thing: if you have a blemish starting & are out of the Blemish Therapy, dab a bit of water on it and then put a little of this on, let it dry & go to bed. It'll be reduced or gone in the morning.
So what you have to do is wet your face, put some in your hand, get the other hand wet and rub them together to get foamy goodness! its not like a "normal" exfoliant where there are beads in it, but it makes my face soooo soft! i like to put it on, then use my other BE soap and wash my face with that. then smile!! so awesome, and worth it!!
Best cleanser ever
This cleanser is so soft and creamy! It gives just the right amount of gentle exfoliation without irritating your skin. There is a learning curve with learning how to use the product. I found that if you pour a quarter size amount in your wet palm, add just a little water and mix it with your fingers, it becomes a nice frothy texture. I then rub it between my two hands and glide it all over my face in circular motions, taking the time to enjoy the soft texture and the clean feeling my face is experiencing. As you rinse it off, you can feel your skin glow. I was amazed when I looked in the mirror and saw my face. It takes off all the makeup from that day. I still need a little lotion to remove some of my eyemakeup, but this product is gentle enought to remove eye makeup too! Buy it...you know you want to :)
I loved the old Renew and Reveal cleanser and recommended it to many of my friends who used it also. However, once this new version came out the odor that it has is nauseating! The Renew and Reveal had no odor which was one of the things I liked best about it. The new cleanser itself seems to "melt" more quickly and I don't get as much of an exfoliating feeling as I did from the other version. I gave it about 5 days to see if it was just me or if the odor would become tolerable and it truly made me feel like I might vomit. I'm not exaggerating. It doesn't have the odor if you smell it dry so if you are considering buying this, go to a store and try it with a little water mixed in before you buy to make sure you can tolerate the smell.