Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment
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.
Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment
I have oily skin, and so was a little hesitant about getting this product because I didn't want it to make me look even oilier! However, I did want the benefits of better-looking skin (since I do have a lot of dark spots and acne scars). This stuff is a miracle! It has made my skin look so much clearer, smoother, and even glowy in a "glow from within" way! It is also very absorbent; I can even wear it under my makeup in the morning, which is almost unheard of for this oily-skinned girl! (I don't use any other moisturizers, so I don't have the gumming problem). It's definitely miraculous and helped me to be more confident in my natural skin. Love this new Holy Grail product! I use 1-2 pumps; it spreads really well.
my new favorite part of my make-up routine!!
I got a sample of this with my last purchase, used once a day after washing my face and before putting on face lotion. After a week my skin was softer and I was using half the amount of face lotion as before! My face feels smoother and softer! It even helped reduce my breakouts and blemishes! No beauty product has ever done that for me before! The only reason I didn't give this five stars is it hasn't helped brighten the dark circles under my eyes at all. HOWEVER, I LOVE this product and can't wait to get the full bottle!!!
Broke me out
I really liked this when I first began using it but it broke my face out.
Brightens with time
I got the free sample they were giving out a while ago. I have some red spots from past breakouts that stubbornly refused to fade. I have tan skin, so spots in general take FOREVER to fade even if they're tiny pimples. So I was really excited to try this brightening treatment. I used it 1-2 times a day right after I cleansed and before I moisturized. I have very sensitive and dry skin, so I was a little worried about burning or hives, but I had absolutely no reaction to this. I noticed that by the end of week 2 or so (using it 1-2 times a day) that the red patches were almost completely gone!!! Now, I normally have a pretty even complexion everywhere else, so I didn't expect to see a difference in other areas, but I did! My face glowed and looked so dewy and healthy! I don't even feel like I need foundation! I'm in love with this, and this will be the first product I buy next!
If you're having trouble with pilling, it could be you're not exfoliating enough on a regular basis. I know for dry skin it's important to exfoliate at least every other day. Also, like others have mentioned, let it have a minute or so to soak in before applying moisturizer. I used it up to twice a day and never had pilling if I did that.
I really love this....BUT...
I love this product. Within 3 days I noticed my skin tone was more even and the broken capillaries in my cheeks were much less noticeable. BUT...when I attempt to follow with my moisturizer and/or primer, the brightening cream begins to "gum up" or harden into small clumps. It is impossible to apply my BE foundation when this happens and I have to wash it off and reapply and then skip the moisturizer and primer. I am not sure what to do about this. At this time I am skipping the last 2 steps (that is how well the brightener works).
I will continue to try different combinations to see if I can find one that works. My next attempt will be to apply the moisturizer, followed by the brightener and then the primer.
Wish me Luck!
Better than an Instagram Filter
I have been using this product for two weeks and saw my face in a photograph for the first time today. I thought for sure the photographer had applied an Instagram filter to it. Nope. The photo was completely untouched and my face was glowing. I had no idea that it would show up so quickly. This product is worth every penny. In the AM, I wash my face, add this product, then the BE lotion and then the BB primer. I could stop there because my face looks so smooth and bright, but I add the foundation and my face looks bright and almost airbrushed. If you are on the fence on this product, get it! The little white balls of product happen if 1) you add too much product or 2) you didn't let the product dry completely before adding other products.
Worth the buy
I had never used any skincare products from Bare Escentuals before (just make-up), but received a free trial size bottle of the Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment. My skin is fairly even-toned to begin with, so maybe that's why I haven't noticed a drastic change. However, I do tend to get dark circles under my eyes and I have noticed that is starting to go away. Also, this product feels amazing on my skin, and to me that alone is worth purchasing. It almost could replace my daily moisturizer.
Very impressed, better than I expected!
I went into BE and my main concern at the time was dull skin. It's winter time, I have combination skin, I needed a glow and fast! I tried this product in the store, instantly loved the citrus scent, and the way it felt on my skin. I have a skincare background, so I understand that a product must be used properly and consistently in order to see if this product truly works for you and to see results. I've been using this product for about two-three weeks and I can confirm that my skin is looking brighter than ever. Incorporating this product into my skin care routine, has given the right amount of boost my skin needs at this time. There's very little peeling, but that just means its working. I completely recommend using this product. I also suggest waiting 30-60 seconds after use before applying your moisturizer.
At $55 a bottle, I didn't want to commit so my consultant gave me a few samples to try. I was back the next week to purchase the full size. Within one day of using this, I had two random coworkers tell me how 'bright' my skin looked. No joke. It has reduced the redness around my cheeks and nose and I find myself using less concealer than I had been before starting to use this product daily. I got the little white 'balls' one day but I think I used too much product. The pump dispenses the correct amount, so don't use too much! I have sensitive skin and this has not bothered me at all. I would give it more stars than 5 if I could!
I've tried many other brands such as Clinique, MAC, Proactive, etc. and nothing compares to this miracle in a bottle!! Honestly I was skeptical at first due to the fact I had tried so many products including PRESCRIPTION strength creams to no avail. I seen improvement almost immediately. Love this product!!
Love, Love this!
I am a B.E. user for many years. This product is just what I needed. I have a few dark spots on my face and on the side of my nose. After about six weeks of use I actually see the dark spots disappearing, thank you thank you.
I bought this couple of days ago and could not believe the results. I was completely floored at how quickly this treatment worked and it was just a small sample on my hand. I immediately bought it, took it home and tried it on my face.
By the next day my skin looked brighter and had that dewy glow that I love so much. My skin is more soft and bright. I will continue to buy this product and hope it stays for a long time. :D Love it BE!
This may be my favorite product yet!
I'm a huge Active Cell Renewal Night Serum fan and I love how it works together with Biolucent. Now I have my moisture and skin-tone handled! The instant luminosity shows through my foundation (Bare, of course!) and get a lovely glow. I'm in love! Thanks bare Minerals!
I was Glowing!
I tried this new product out in the store during a free beauty makeover and oh my god, I'm glowing! My face has never looked so bright and fresh -- I'm obsessed and I cannot wait till I save up enough to buy it next month!
soft and luminous...better experience than others.
i got a sample of this and was anxious to try it against my dark spots from acne scarring. I already have a BE skin care regime and incorporating this into it was easy. I immediately noticed my skin felt softer and less coarse on a regular basis. I have not had any weird residue issues like other people have described. it goes on smoothly and then my BE moisturizer goes on smoothly after that. Its only been a week so I cannot yet speak to the dark spots issue, but otherwise I do like the change in the way my skin looks and feels daily. If it does well with the spots I would give it five stars.
Not for sensitive skin
I adore Bare Minerals makeup and skin care line, especially after my skin started reacting to other skincare products I tried. I was excited to try the new brightening treatment, and applied it that same evening, after cleaning and moisturizing with my usual Bare Minerals products. This product stung a little when I put it on, which should have been my first clue. My skin was noticeably rougher the next morning, but I tried another application. It immediately clumped up into little rolls. It looked like it had bound with the moisturizer and rubbed right off my skin. By that afternoon, I had little bumps all over my face. I immediately stopped using this product, and eventually they went away. Unfortunately, this didn't work for me, and I had to return it. I still love all of the other Bare Minerals products I use, but I feel this one is not for people with sensitive skin.
I love BB products and after christmas I went to the store and I saw this product, since I tried many products for skin discoloration, I wanted to give this a try in conjunction with the 7 days detox, and the results are not good, I started with the 7 days detox which helped to even out my skin tone after that I started to use the brightening and I felt my skin too itchy and flaky, so I stopped using it and back to my normal skin care products.
Waiting for results
Bought this yesterday from our nearby mall.. felt pretty good about this product and i hope this will work for me. I trust BE.. they are the best in the field :)
Nice For Brightening, but
I have been using this product for 4 weeks and I personally haven't noticed any permanent changes in my skin. I have dark spots/discoloration/hyperpigmentation on my skin, and honestly, none of those areas on my face look any different. It is a nice product and does make your skin look more luminous when you put it on, but since you apply it before your moisturizer, once you start applying the moisturizer, white specks begin to appear as you are applying, which is annoying. Sorry BE, but I won't be repurchasing this one. :-(