Purely Nourishing Moisturizer: Normal to Dry Skin
A little tight
I got the mini in a collection, and today is the first day I have tried it. Usually I use Aveeno unscented both on my body and on my face. But, as I was super pleased with the hydrating eye cream I got in the collection I gave it a shot. After using the purifying cleaner in the shower, I put this on my face and the hydrating eye cream under and on my lids. Now that it is mid-day, my cheeks and foreheads are tight and it’s really annoying. I will still give this a few days to see if the tightness goes away, but as a first time user, not such a fan. I don’t consider myself having dry skin, but maybe I needed to get the ‘dry skin’ version for winter use (but I use Aveeno year round without any changes in how my skin feels). But aside from the tightness, I don’t have a negative opinion of this: it’s not heavily scented, doesn’t make my skin oily, doesn’t make me shiny, my powder foundation went on it just fine, and my skin does feel soft to the touch.
best moisturizer out there.
I never write reviews on products, but I just had to write how much I LOVE this moisturizer. I've always thought I had pretty good skin, but once I started using this product, my skin went from "pretty good" to "amazing." This moisturizer sinks in quickly once applied and works wonders for dry skin. I use this stuff morning, night, and sometimes in between. It's literally the best.
purely nourishing moisturizer
This is the best moisturizer that I have found, it is light, sinks right in and does not leave a greasy feeling on my skin. My skin has never looked better. I would love it in a bigger size!
Choiceless no more
Honestly, I've been brought to BE skincare kicking and screaming. I used Vera Brown's skincare line for more than 20 years, until the heirs of her estate finally decided to close the business last year. I was very unhappy, and bought all I could afford to hoard against the day when I would run out. When I emptied the very last jar of my beloved VB moisturizer, I faced the painful fact that I had to search out something new to put on my oversensitive face, which was going to mean looking my age at last (and who wants that?!?!)
Nothing had changed in the skin care realm since I was 23, looking for a skincare regimen before I found Vera Brown; nothing worked very well for me now either. I must have tried a least a dozen different skin care regimens, none of which lasted for longer than 2 weeks, and all of which left my face unhappy and breaking out in the end--and some of them were quite high end trials. Frustrated does not begin to describe my feelings at having worse acne at my age than I did at 13!
I was walking around looking 5 years older than I am, because my skin was so irritable and clogged and miserable, when I channel surfed past a QVC BE event. And I thought...you like the makeup, don't you? I marched myself down to the BE boutique in the morning and bought a Purifying Facial wash and a Combination Skin moisturizer--which then turned out to be not quite emollient enough for my brand of combination skin, although if I didn't put on any makeup, I could reapply that one mid day and it helped--but who wants to never wear makeup? Yet another failure, though it was close.....so close to right.
Then, doodling around on the BE site a week or so later, I discovered the existence of "Normal to Dry Skin" moisturizer. I ran back down to the boutique and traded my "Combination Skin"for "Normal to Dry" literally within the hour, as soon as I called and verified that they had it on shelf.
It has been almost 2 months now, and my face is content.
I've added the Bare Vitamins Skin Revver-Upper at night this last week, and the traces of the trials my face has been thru since I used the last of my old moisturizer are starting to disappear, and I don't look five years older anymore---which is important, because I'm old enough!
I don't know if I'll ever look 10 years younger than I am ever again, but I'm thinking 5 years younger is not out of the question with the BE skin care and Normal to Dry moisturizer.
I can't rave enough about BM
I have used so many different products that I was so skeptical about using any BM stuff. I finally gave in thinking it would not work after a few days. Usually my skin would get a rash, become itchy, dry and blotchy but not with BM. I have skin that dries very easily and becomes sensitive to many products. Not with BM though. I can be sunburned and peeling and the moisturizer fixes that problem very quickly, within a few days. This stuff is absolutely amazing!!!
Good day time moisturizer.
I like this moisturizer because I only have to use a small amount to cover my whole face.
It is not greasy, absorbs well, has a light pleasant scent, and it does make my face feel soft, comfortable, and hydrated.
always used the old formula, first time using this new one noiticed it has an odd smell Please bring back the old one. LOVED it!!
Not at all what it was
I have been using bare minerals for years. I loved the old scent, the way the product wasn't greasy but sank into my skin and made my skin feel hydrated and, dare I say, moisturized. This new product is not at all what it used to be. I have sensitive skin (rosacea) and now my skin actually stings and my face turns red when I use it. It's not moisturizing, on the contrary, this product is an anti-moisture for my skin and I've decided it's actually harming my skin rather than helping. I will be using a differnt brand in the future.
The mysterious scent is called LAVENDER!!!! Excellent moisturizer, it seems to me that it reduces redness and just gives my entire face an even complexion. I have very sensitive skin, and I'm just so happy with it.
Funky smell but otherwise loving it!
I developed acne as an adult and have struggled to find products that work with my skin. I’d been using a combination skin product from another line but I noticed recently that my skin was feeling so tight that I decided to try a sample I had laying around. I’m glad I did. My skin started clearing up within a day and I’m no longer dealing with end-of-the-day oily patches. My make-up seems to stay in place better now too. I even feel like I’ve seen a reduction in redness. I can’t give it 5 stars because the scent is a little weird. Not horrible just not something I’m in love with. It’s sort of an incense-y type aroma, not sandalwood strong but a sort of earthy/herby smell. I’m willing to put up with it as long as my skin keeps reacting like this though!
Contact Lense safe with no film coating
I purchase this product because it is a great moisturizer. I also appreciate that there is NO sunscreen added. It is light and moisturizes my skin just before applying my make-up. Please do not change it. LOVE you just the way you are!
It is nice to have a product that is not full of parabens, dyes, fillers etc. It is getting harder to find this. It is nice and a must that Bare Minerals offers these products. Keep up the great products.
great moisturizing lotion
I love this lotion. It works great for me, isnt too greasy and moisturizes just right. I only wish it had a sunscreen option.
Please sell the old one!
This new one has a terrible rotten lemon smell, the old formula used to have a soft creamy oaty smell that was neutral. I also feel that this moisturizer is watered down, it doesn't have a creamy feel to it and I don't feel it adds moisture... I'm actually considering buying the one for DRY skin and maybe that will do a little more. I'm very disappointed with this new formula.
I got this in my beauty club shipment today and could not believe the same size product as normal was in it. I saved a ton 2 of these face cleaning products alone cost what i paid for 6 today! I love this moisturizer its light and really does make a difference. Paired with prime time foundation primer, skin rev-er upper, foundation and mineral veil I look like I have natural ,beautiful, young skin. I am so in love with BE products I threw everything else out!
Wish I had found this years ago!
I have a real sensativity to scent and this doesn't offend me at all. In fact, I wish they wouldn't do anything to correct what some have complained about because so much on the market ends up smelling like men's cologne. This has a light scent, similiar to olive oil. Perhaps that is why it doesn't bother me as I use olive oil all the time. The moisturizer works really well and really feels like I am feeding my skin. I highly recommend this skin care line.
Feels Good, Smells Odd
I received a sample of this with my last order. It feels nice and I like the moisturizer but is has the same odd scent that the one for combination skin which I reviewed earlier.
Please bring back the old moisturizer formula!
The packaging was NOT all that was changed recently for this moisturizer. The smell really is bad, and on some days, I can't even bear to put it on. It's also less rich and creamy than it used to be. I wish they would offer us the older formulation as an option! They made a great product into a bleh product. I hate saying that since i've used BE for quite some time...I am using my last bit of the old formula like a miser.
BE: Listen to us, we want the old formula back!!!!!
Love it...I think
I got this (and the face wash) thinking they would be really good. I only wear BE make up, so I wanted to use the cleaning/lotion products too. I love how it smells - it is different at first, but I got used to it and now I really like it. It is not too oily and does not sit on top of my skin. My only worry is that my face has started breaking out more than it ever has. I am not sure if it is because of the new products. I just started a new job and I work in a number of different temperatures during the day and my face feels more oily than before the job. I am not sure if the constant change in temperature is causing my breakouts or the new products. Hopefully, it is the new work environment because other than that, I really like this lotion.
nice summer time moisturizer
This is a nice moisturizer, and thankfully it does NOT have avocado in it (I'm allergic).
I've been using it for a week now. It hasn't caused any break outs and my skin feels smooth and well moisturized.
There have been some complaints about an odor with this product, but all I noticed was a hint of olive oil and lavender.
My biggest concern with this product is that I doubt it can handle harsh northern winters that really dry out my skin. However it should work fine the rest of the year.
works for me
I liked the combination/oily formula, but I always ended up using double the amount and my skin still felt dry towards the end of the work day. When I got home I was running for my bathroom faucet and Clarisonic. I thought the dry skin formula would have been too much for me so I tried this one. I have been using it for a couple of days and so far so good. Yes, it has a funny smell. I asked the rep in the BE store and she said it was because it had Lavender oil in it. Once absorbed it goes away and there is no greasy feel or look on my face. I like it and I think I will purchase again when I run out. I am really loving this new line of skincare. Thanks Leslie!
I recently received a sample of the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for Normal to Dry skin in the Bare Escentuals store, used it for two days then went back and bought the full size product. I am in love with this moisturizer! I have had dry skin my whole life and have tried numerous drug store as well as high end products. They are either to rich (in texture) or not rich enough. This moisturizer gives me the perfect amount of moisture without making my sking feel like an oil slick!!
Bring back the old formula
I bought this because I ran out of my moisturizer, I was told only the packaging changed with this; so not true! The formula is totally different and the smell is like old dirty socks. I returned and will stick with another brand until I hear that they have fixed this. Gross, why change a good thing?
This moisturizer is perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. It gives it a healthy grow, moisturizing deeply (and the moisture is long lasting!), and smooths my skin. Will recommend this product to anyone who wants something gentle but completely moisturizing.
I love Bare Minerals makeup and eye shadow. But, this moisturizer has a really weird odor. So I am using Olay anti-wrinkle/mature skin enriching UV lotion and Olay anti-wrinkle /mature skin firming night cream. They work great and have a pleasant smell.
I received this product as a sample with an order, and the first time I used it I was hooked. I love the natural spa-like smell and the silky feel of my skin after it is applied. I have used a high-end cream for the last 8 years but this one, by far out performs it. My skin instantly felt firmer yet silky soft and my daughter asked me if I had switched creams or something because she noticed how smooth my skin looked. If I had results like that in one application I look forward to what it can do with repeated use. I was able to squeeze out 3 days use from the little packet, so obviously you don't need a lot to see results. I can't wait for my order to arrive!
Want the old moisturizer back!
Compared to their old moisturizer, this product is horrible. This lotion is thinner than the old stuff. The box says it has no fragrances added and I usually don't mind them but the scent of this is terrible. It is so strong that it is almost too overwhelming to use. I wish they would not have changed the product.