Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment
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.