Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
Use a little water and product at a time to find the texture you like. It's not rough or harsh at all! This smooths out the rough spots! I like to combine this with the Deep Foam Cleanser in the morning. It provides a great base for your BE!
Greatest pore reduction treatment ever!
This is by far my favorite skin care item from Bare Minerals. It is a dry powder that you can use in so many ways to treat your skin. It has become a part of my daily skin care routine, and I have seen tremendous results from this product. I have sensitive skin, so it is hard for me to find something that can cleanse my skin well, but at the same time not irritate me. I also have large pores across my cheeks and nose. This Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser has refined the texture of my skin, making it look brighter and more youthful, as well as reducing the size of my pores to the point that their appearance no longer bothers me. Yea!!!
Here's an outline of my daily routine -
1. In the shower, I apply refined organic coconut oil to remove my makeup by slathering on my face, then remove by using a wet wipe. Works great to clean waterproof eye makeup, and doesn't sting my eyes or my skin. I use this because I have yet to find any other makeup remover that does not irritate my skin or eyes. I wear contacts, so of course I remove them before undergoing this process. As long as the oil is cleared away properly, there have been no problems using this and wearing contacts.
2. Apply Bare Minerals Purifying Facial Cleanser, massage in, and rinse face. I have a dry towel handy just outside the shower I use to remove most of the excess water from my skin and hands. I then pour a half-dollar size amount of the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser into my mostly dry hand, and add a few drops of water and work into the cleanser until a very thick paste is formed - it only takes a couple of drops.
3. Apply paste to face like a mask, working in circular motions, and being careful not to get face wet.
4. I then go about my shower while leaving the mask on, so it's on my face for a good 10 minutes. The instructions on the Cleanser say it can be used as a face mask occasionally, but I use it this way daily, and I have had no irritation. In fact, I believe my skin has greatly benefited from using this Cleanser as a daily mask.
5. Before I rinse the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser completely off my face, I add just a little water so the cleanser becomes "workable", and then give myself a facial massage, concentrating on the areas where my pores had been a problem, working in a gentle circular motion. I work this in for a good two minutes.
6. Rinse, dry, then go about the rest of my skin care routine after shower - I also use the Active Cell Renewal Serum, Multi-Wrinkle Repair, Moisturizer, and Pure Transformation Night Treatment.
Other ways I use the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser -
1. After cleansing skin, I have combined the powder with coconut oil instead of water and used this as a moisturizing facial mask.
2. If I am in a hurry, I will skip the mask routine and combine the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser with the liquid Purifying Facial Cleanser instead of water, and wash my face with this combination.
3. If I have a blemish, which is fortunately a rare occurrence now, I will combine a small amount of this cleanser with Bare Minerals' acne treatment powder and a teeny tiny drop of water to create a paste, then apply it to the blemish overnight. Wake up in the morning, wash face, and blemish will be greatly reduced or gone.
My skin has never looked better. It is luminous, soft, and I have far less breakouts now (only around that time of the month). I really think this routine has taken 5 years off my appearance. I'm almost 40, but you'd never know by looking at my skin!
Thanks Bare Minerals for making the ONLY product to ever work on reducing the appearance of my pores!
Surprisingly great face cleanser
I got the BE trial skin care set as a gift. I was really surprised and a little hesitant about the powder form of this face cleanser. I had never heard of anything like it. I really like this product. It removes all traces of my mineral foundation and other face products. It doesn't dry my skin out and the powder gently exfoliates. My skin looks brighter and more luminous than it ever has.. and it's winter! Unheard of!
A Converted Proactive User
I LOVE IT AND I'M NEVER GOING BACK. This is the first product to get me off of using Proactive after a 7 year habit. I have horrible acne and Proactive was fine until I reached my 30's, then it started to distroy my sensitive skin. I haven't needed anything but the Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser and the associated travel kit and my skin is better and clearer than ever in my life. Yes it took about a month to have my face stop exploding but my skin is healthier than ever and I love it. This is also the most cost friendly cleanser that Bare Minerals makes. When it says to use wet hands and a small amount. For me this means about a teaspoon and soaking wet hands and I have the perfect amount.
Best Exfoliating Cleanser
Love this product, it's the best exfoliating scrub i've ever used. I like useing this with the purifing cleanser. It's helped with breakouts and flaking around my nose. I see a big improvement in the way my skin looks and feels. My makeup seams to go on better. Love It!!
Another rave review
This cleanser deserves 10 stars. I have sensitive skin and can't use exfoliants. Apricot scrubs and that sort break me out terribly. I use and love Purifying Cleanser, and after reviews and a comment from an Ulta rep, I bought this. Can't say enough about how extra healthy my skin feels or how much softer and younger. There is NO gritty feeling, and once you start washing, it actually gets creamier as you go. I use this in the morning and Purifying followed by this at night. I wear mascara and shadow so I feel it best to first use Purifying to get that stuff off, then the exfoliant. If you ever (and I do in winter especially) have dry flakes, this is the cleanser solution. Anything else I ever used to "de-flake" caused instant breakout and rash. Love, love, love this!!!!
I had been using an other skin care line and decided that it was getting to expensive to buy. I wanted something natural but was afraid to switch so I went to the store to get a test drive of the product before I bought it. I did the purifying cleanser on the left hand and the exfoliating cleanser on the right hand.....WOW! Night and day. My right hand looked years younger immediately and the left hand even with the moisterizer looked wrinkled. Even 2 days later the right hand still looks better. So natually I bought the exfoliating cleanser and my daughter who is 24 (and I am 51) came over today and I touched her skin and I touched mine and they felt the same. Moist and dewey. My skin feels and looks incredible in just 2 days. I didn't think it could look any better (because I don't look my age) but it does and I haven't even used it as a mask yet ,maybe tomorrow. I highly recommend this product. I sprinkle a little bit on my hands and then I apply to a wet face. I get a quick exfoliating treatment before it gets creamy and hydrates my skin. I let it sit on my face as I rub it in then rinse. OMG! no dryness and it feels creamy soft. Love it, Love it, Love it !!!! I don't usually comment but this product rocks so far in my book! I also like that it works with the BM makeup. I actually think that my makeup looks better since I started using the skincare line... I use the exfoliating cleanser, the wrinkle concentrate, Normal to dry moisterizer and the transformation night treatment the older version because I got it at the outlet...Still awsome and saw immediate results. If you have normal to dry skin you will love this.
Very pleasantly surprised.
Love BE make up, but have not liked any of the skin care line so far. But this is actually a very good exfoliant. Very gentle, would be great for sensitive skin. It's interesting as a powder to paste...I recommend to at least give it a try. Big downfall is the smell, like the rest of the skin care line it stinks, literally smells like dirt.
I'll be going back to my Aveeno
I wasn't impressed by this product. It's OK, but I don't feel like it really exfoliates or cleans my skin as well as my Aveeno scrub did. I also found it hard to get the correct consistency when using this product. Either you add too much water, or not enough. I'd rather something you can just throw on your face and wash off.
I LOVE this product!!
Ok Ladies, and gentlemen (there could be a few) This cleanser is WONDERFUL!! This cleanser is good for two jobs, the first as a cleanser, the second as a mask! This Exfoliating Cleanser does not leave my face extra dry, like most cleansers and I have dry/sensative skin to begin with. I will never stop using this product, ever!!! Enjoy