Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment
balling up or dead skin sluffing off?
I am reasonably new to bare minerals. Always wanted to try the products when I would see the infomercials on TV but hate to buy things from call centers. Stumbled into a local boutique and had a bare minerals person suggest products for me. One of the products she used under the foundation was biolucent . She seemed surprised when she then applied primer that this "balling" skin effect occurred. She then explained it must ready the skin for removal more quickly for some people. As she continued her foundation and veil and what not... I thought to myself -now wait a minute- I recently spent time getting 10weekly facials at Aveda designed to exfoliate my skin and create that healthy glow with less wrinkles at 70bucks a pop! The result of the Aveda treatments was minimal and a bit painful with grit feel to the exfolient and this "bare minerals" person is saying they can use this biolucent stuff and my dead skin will ball up and come off in one swiping?
Well I did not purchase the biolucent that day since I had amassed a 150.00 in foundations, brushes , bronzer, concealer and the like but she gave me a sample of the wrinkle repair (1st step) biolucent (2nd) and oil (3rd) . I used it the whole week until I ran out. My face was getting wonderful comments. I noticed - yes- my reasonably heavy wrinkles around my lips and mouth sides were actually lightening up. I ran out of wrinkle repair and biolucent first so I ran back to the boutique but only purchased the wrinkle repair as I thought that must have been THE most important element of the regime and it was 50 bucks for the bottle and didn't want to freak my now extremely inquisitive husband too much.
For next couple weeks I used the wrinkle repair ... then primer and then foundation... it was okay... but just not the same. Saw the biolucent on line, ordered a bottle along with the oil. Started using it a few days ago just like the regime in the store and there it was... the "balling" or 'sluffing of skin".... it only happened dramatically the first day then less 2nd and none third. And I know there must be a new look to me again as I am getting comments on how "together" I look.
So I don't know if it is really product balling.. but frankly I lean toward it being skin sluffing as my face does appear more youthful and wrinkles are definitely calming their old selves down. I can tell when I make presentations at work I am getting a stronger attentiveness to what I say and I am going to attribute it to the products in general but the biolucent in particular as it provides that "happy youthful Glow" which EVERYONE wants to be near.
Love this if for no other reason than it makes my face feel fresh and awake as well as smooth. I haven't had a problem with clumping at all and I have an extensive routine due to my dark spots and acne. One thing I am noticing from some comments about clumping is that it's not being used first. My bare minerals consultant who was wonderful by the way told me to cleanse dry then the biolucent then after it dries go on to moisturize and so forth and I have yet to have a problem
Great for uneven skin tone
I received a sample of this with other product that I ordered and thought "why not try it?" I used it for about a week when people started telling me that I looked "healthier" or "happier". My cheek had a dark spot for years that has now faded to almost nothing and my dark circles, while not gone, have lightened up considerably. I haven't had any of the problems that other reviewers had with the product clumping up. I wonder if that's coming from the end of the applicator. Put the cap on each time you use it so there's not dried product on the outside of the pump.
Like this product
I got this sample and tried it for a week. i did not notice any brighteening or fading of freckles but towards the end of the week my skin was peeling all around my moth, with dead stuff sluffing off, which is always good. I am going to order the full size and see if I can get rid of some of the dead layers on top. Wear it right after you wash your face. Wait until dry then apply. Wait until it soaks in and then apply your moisturizer as usual.
Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment
I have been using the sample I received with an order recently and really like the product. However, after reading the reviews from some fellow FAB Ladies in the same age group as me, discussing how it clumps up or they can't use their moisturizer or primer, I have to wonder if its worth spending this kind of money on this. Any suggestions?
Kiss from the sun
I love the way this makes my face feel in the morning. I wear it under my foundation and I look like I have been kissed by the sun. I can where it alone and lip gloss and still look great. I don't have uneven skin as far as blemishes so I can't speak to that. But it is a great brightener.
Love the brightening, but why?
I received this as a sampler with an order, and I've been using it regularly every night with my BE nightly routine. I love the fact that it brightens. It adds a wonderful glowy type of look to my face, but I haven't seen any kind of change with regard to my skin tone becoming more even.
The other thing is that I've had the same issue with it getting clumpy. My nightly facial routine takes about 15-20 minutes between cleansing and the finish. I'll wash my face, blot, let dry completely. Then I'll add one of my BE night products, go do something else to let dry. Then I'll add the Biolucent, go do something to let dry. Then add another BE product, go do something to let dry. It doesn't matter how much time I have in between application of products when I use the Biolucent I always end up having clumps when I'm rubbing my face trying to wake up in the morning. It's kind of a gross feeling first thing in the morning. I definitely won't be purchasing this...the sampler was enough.
Definitely worth the buy!
I've been using this twice a day for about three weeks and can see the sun spots on my cheeks diminishing already. My skin feels smoother and tighter which allows foundation to apply easier. I was concerned that nothing short of a prescription cream from my doctor would produce these kinds of results so I'm glad that BE has added this to their skincare line.
Oy Vey! My skin is so broken out!
I've been using the Bare Escentuals line for approximately 5 yrs now and rarely have breakout. This is the first product to ever treat my skin this way, overnight my face and neck are extremely broken out with hard bumps on my chin-line. I stopped using it immediately, but I'm still working on clearing up skin. How embarrassing, I had to go to a dinner this broken out!
Love this brightener!
Got a sample of this when I was in the store the other day, I love the way it looks and feels on my skin. I've used it just 2 days and I can see results already in some acne marks on my face. I haven't had any problems with it balling up on my skin. If this is happening to you, you are probably using too much and not giving it time to dry. I am definitely going back to purchase.