Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser
I have to say this is the best exfoliating cleanser I have found. I have always had issues with the weird little bumps and uneven skin and after using this product for a few months, my skin is smoother and brighter than ever. I love the fact that it is not so harsh and doesn't make my face feel tight, dry, and red after I use it. It is great as a mask also! I will use this product as long as it is available!!!!
I love what the reviewer before me said- i couldn't say it better- i dont think people understand all the things that this cleanser does.. i dont use it to remove makeup (like eye makeup) so i use whatever bottles of cleaner from any other brand before hand (i still need to delve into the Bare Minerals foaming and the other one too) but the treatment cleanser really is unique. it is almost hot once its mixed with water- i can almost feel it working like a slight sting on all my acne, but it does so much more than salisylic acid or bezol peroxide- these "active soil complex's" must be amazing- it cleared up some bumps all over my face (that isn't acne i dont know what it is- like irritation probably from all my other chemicals) it makes your face crystal clear. truly amazing! it says you can use it twice a day- there are few exfolliators that can be used that much- so i worry a little i use it too much, but its great stuff! Thanks BE Bare Minerals!!! love all your stuff!
best cleanser EVER!!!!
at first I was a bet skeptical of the powder cleanser, but after reading the reviews I decided to go to the store and see it for myself. This was highly recommended by several of the BE Reps. I decided to try it out and all I can say is WOW. For the first time in my life I can actually say that I have found a product that actually makes my pores smaller. Every product claims to do it, but this one actually comes through. Additionally, my skin is more luminous and exfoliated (thanks to this in conjunction with my Clarisonic Mia). I am a believer in the BE skincare as a result of both this cleanser and the eye cream. I love it. Thanks Leslie!!!
This product performs better than expected.
Delivery, texture & feel are excellent Very simple to use. My job & lifestyle involve alot of outdoor & "dirty" activities. This cleanser smooths aways the day's " work" left on my face & is slowly working to purify pores that have hidden their impurities in the past.
Great product! Thanks again to BE...
I have recurring acne that just wont seem to go down, and believe me I've tried everything. I decided to give BE a try and so I started to try the two cleansers and also the exfoliator. Its unbelievable, around two weeks after i used them rigorously twice a day, alternating the cleansers, my skin calmed down big time, and I have had a lot less pimples than I did before. The redness also went down .
What really amazes me is how the skin itself looks, taking away the annoying acne, my skin got really transformed, the black heads I noticed around my nose got a lot less, and the pores were just smaller and overall the whole face was so smooth, bright, and even tones.
Out of the three that I use, this one is my favorite!! It is very gentle as they describe, and it did not aggravate my skin at all, it was a good mineral and natural exfoliator. I also used it once a week as a exfoliating mask, wetting my face first, and adding a tiny bit of water to the powder so it is thicker/creamier. I left it on for about 10 minutes each week, then wash it off and proceeded with the gentle cleanser to top it off.
Although my acne complications haven't died down completely, the appearance of my skin is very difference, looking a lot healthier.
I absolutely recommend the whole line of skin care, its amazing, and definitely life changing. I'll be hanging on to these for a looooooooooooooooong time.
As soon as my beauty ambassador used this product to prep my skin for my make under, I wanted to get it right away. I only had enough for my basic kit, but she was kind enough to give me a sample which I eagerly took home & used 2x a day for 3 days with still some left for another day. I then rushed to my local BE store in the mall and got this along with the moisturizer for combination skin plus the blemish therapy.
I've been using this now for 2 weeks and my skin has been babysoft, smooth, soothed and still moisturized. After each use I fall in love with my skin's texture. My skin has never been this supple & oh so soft! I've used other products before and they all dried my skin and left it irritated.
Be Good To Your Skin
I am an Esthetician and I use BE skin care on my clients. This cleanser is so gentle, yet so effective. The exfoliators that are sold in drug stores and just so harsh on the skin and cause more harm than good. It's so important to use a quality product that doesn't scratch or tear the skin the way those drug store products do. It's not typically visible to the naked eye, but with continued use, it will become more evident.
This cleanser WILL give your skin the exfoliation it needs. You don't have to feel the "scratch" to know you're getting exfoliation. The cool thing about this product is that you can also use it as a mask and it leaves the skin so clean but not stripped of moisture.
I love this product and will continue to use on my clients for their facials.
My new Cant'-Live-Without-It product!
This was the first BE skincare product that I tried and it got me hooked! I really like the powdered form, it is a fun change-up from the norm. Right away I noticed that my skin was much softer and I saw a dramatic reduction in the number of blemishes that I got. Over-time I noticed the exfoliating effect more. As some others said, it is such a different, gentle exfoliation, not like crushed pits or microderm abrasion of other cleansers. Just wonderful!
Best Cleanser for me
Love BE & when they came out with cleanser had to try it & wow! My skin is in great shape now, won't use anything else! I have used it for a couple years now & couldn't be happier
This is a great cleanser. I use it at night to wipe the day away and it does a great job. I also found that when I got a little sunburned it didn't hurt my face to use it. I highly recommend, just don't keep it in the shower or it will clump up.
Gentle but cleans very well
I love this product! It is a little messy since it's powder, but it is worth the mess! If I feel like my skin needs to be cleaned more than usually I use this (I use the Purifying Facial Cleanser and Purely Nourishing Moisturizer: Combination Skin twice a day). Two or three days a week I use it as a mask, where I just keep it on for a few minutes before I take it off. After using this face wash line, my skin tone has gotten more even, less blackheads, less acne, and smaller pores.
Best Exfoliator Ever
I have tried a lot of other exfoliating cleansers but this one is the best one I've used so far and it doesn't contain any of the harsh rocks or materials in it. I already had the other cleansers from this skincare line but one of the girls at the boutique told me that she also used it on her body and it worked well. She was right and I'm glad I included it into my skincare routine. Unlike other exfoliating cleansers, this one is gentle but packs quite a punch. You can also use it both as a cleanser or as a mask. I like to mix mine with the deep foaming cleanser to give it a bigger boost when I use it as a mask. I use this one about twice a week. My skin is ridiculously soft, even the skin on my body. I don't mind the powder form because I know other natural beauty brands also use powder form cleansers or masks. This is definitely a good investment for your skin.
You're missing out if you pass on using this cleanser. I was reluctant to try it when it was recommended to me in store - I have extremely sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin and even when a product promises its delicate, it doesn't work for me. But this cleanser has lived up to all it's claims and then some. It's non-drying and cleanses your skin without it feeling stripped. My skin is incredibly soft, much more even-toned, and breakouts reduced. There is marked improvement in the overall health of my skin since I've been using this cleanser. I use it in the morning and evening. I love it so much. Really impressed with this cleanser, and I think you'd be too!
I gave this product a three mainly because of it's odor. I like the fact that it's an all natural cleanser, it's not harsh or gritty as are most exfoliators, but the fragrance of this product is just not very welcoming.
Works well on oily skin
But I haven't really noticed that my skin is smoother. I can go the entire day without shine when I use this and the combo skin moisturizer. Which in itself is a miracle. It is not gritty and it does take a while to get used to the powder to foam consistency. The directions say that you need to use a small amount but I feel like I need to use a quarter size to get the cleaning action I want. I would still recommend it if you have oily skin.
Love, love, love it!
I use the Purifying Facial Cleanser on a daily basis and the Exfoliating Treatment when my skin needs a little extra love'n :) It works wonders and gives my skin that extra glow. Thank you BE for making such awesome products!!
I use this as my morning cleanser and it makes my face feel nice. I use the purifying cleanser at night and this one in the morning. I do not find that this is great at exfoliating hence the 4 heart review. I usually add natural, unbleached sugar to this cleanser when I wash my face and it helps boost the exfoliating power.
I love the way this product makes my skin feel! I have very sensitive skin, and this product doesn't irritate my skin at all. Even though it doesn't feel "grainy", it is exfoliating - try it on your hand to see. My only complaint is that I find it difficult to get the right consistency with the powder. Sometimes it's too runny, and sometimes too thick. I've been using this for a month and I still haven't found the right mix. Someone at the store suggested that I mix it with a cream cleanser, but that kind of defeats the purpose. I will continue to use this product, but again, the powder is not very user-friendly.
Extremely Happy with this Product
I don't normally leave reviews for items but I do read them when deciding on making a new purchase, so here it goes. This cleanser had me skeptical because of its powdery form but I had tried nearly everything else from other skin care lines. I have combination skin and break out on a regular basis. Acne cleansers would work for a while but my skin would eventually become too sensitive to the active ingredients and I would have to stop using it.
I started using this cleanser, not because of my acne issues but because of the sensitivity to most other products my skin had developed. After a week, I noticed my skin feeling smoother. Another week and I saw my skin become less oily throughout the day. After a month, I noticed that my acne was clearing and wasn't coming back! Again, not what I had been expecting but definitely a bonus.
Can't say how much I love this product.
Out of all the BE cleansers I love this one the best. It is very gentle and effective. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry just soft and smooth. I use this every morning and as a mask 1-2x a week. Wonderful product!
Formula change?...I think NOT!
To those who think the new one is terrible compaired to the old....HAVE NO FEAR! =] Bare Escentuals has not changed the formula in any way. This product is still as amazing as it was before =]
I absolutely love this stuff!! After the first couple of uses your skin may feel bumpy or look like you have a break out, but don't give up hope!! After a few days your skin is flawless since all the dirt and oil has been pulled out (that is what causes the bumpiness)..
Have to get the hang of it...then you'll like it.
I have had this cleanser for 2 days now and the first day I wasn't really sure that I liked the whole powder thing but after reading others reviews I am in love. The exfoliating feature does happen after you are rubbing the cleanser over for face longer than you probably do with regular cleansers. My face feels soft and passes the 'white towel' test when I'm done. like the fact that it's a powder and won't leak when I travel. Good buy.
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!! OH, DID I MENTION LOVE IT!!!
I have oily skin that sometimes get dry flaky patches when I break out. In the past, I have tried every cleanser out there (cheap and expensive) and NOTHING has been able to do what this has. My skin is no longer broken out, it has a glow and luminosity to it, it feels clean, hydrated, and balanced, and it actually gets my skin CLEAN when I use it!!!! I only use BE products and this is my absolute favorite cleanser ever!!!! I definitely urge you to try it; can not say enough about how in LOVE I am with this cleanser and BE!!!!
Thanks a milion Leslie for all the greatness that is BE!!!!
This is NOT your grocery store exfoliant!
I think lots of people don't really understand this product and it's unique properties.
If I had to choose only ONE of the cleansers to take with me onto a deserted island (I use all 3) this would be it. It's a great every day, all-purpose cleanser that not only removes your makeup at the end of the day, it preps your skin for a flawless canvas when you use it in the morning.
Regarding the "exfoliant" complaints - It is NOT supposed to feel like the rough and scratchy exfoliants that you purchase at your drug store. Most of those contain things like broken fruit pits or other rough things that scratch and irritate your skin, which we all know is not a good thing. Although this does contain oatmeal as a soothing agent for dry or irritated skin, the main exfoliating ingredient in this product is the RareMineral ActiveSoil Complex - the foundation of all of the BE products.
First off, to use this, just splash your face with water, then put a blob of powder into your hand. Then use your other wet hand to move the powder around your hand to get it wet so it won't "puff" when you start to wash with it. When it gets 'creamy' on your face, that's not a negative. The 'scratchy' feeling would be.
The key is to keep 'scrubbing.' The longer you scrub, the more you'll feel the exfoliation happening - but it's kind of a learned response, since we're used to the scratch. It will just start to feel kind of squeaky clean. If you want to use it as a mask, let it sit for about 3 minutes while you do something else that needs to be done. When you rinse it off, your skin will feel softer, not tight and dry. In fact, one of my coworkers uses this all over her body once a week. True story.
Another cool thing: if you have a blemish starting & are out of the Blemish Therapy, dab a bit of water on it and then put a little of this on, let it dry & go to bed. It'll be reduced or gone in the morning.
So what you have to do is wet your face, put some in your hand, get the other hand wet and rub them together to get foamy goodness! its not like a "normal" exfoliant where there are beads in it, but it makes my face soooo soft! i like to put it on, then use my other BE soap and wash my face with that. then smile!! so awesome, and worth it!!
Best cleanser ever
This cleanser is so soft and creamy! It gives just the right amount of gentle exfoliation without irritating your skin. There is a learning curve with learning how to use the product. I found that if you pour a quarter size amount in your wet palm, add just a little water and mix it with your fingers, it becomes a nice frothy texture. I then rub it between my two hands and glide it all over my face in circular motions, taking the time to enjoy the soft texture and the clean feeling my face is experiencing. As you rinse it off, you can feel your skin glow. I was amazed when I looked in the mirror and saw my face. It takes off all the makeup from that day. I still need a little lotion to remove some of my eyemakeup, but this product is gentle enought to remove eye makeup too! Buy it...you know you want to :)
I loved the old Renew and Reveal cleanser and recommended it to many of my friends who used it also. However, once this new version came out the odor that it has is nauseating! The Renew and Reveal had no odor which was one of the things I liked best about it. The new cleanser itself seems to "melt" more quickly and I don't get as much of an exfoliating feeling as I did from the other version. I gave it about 5 days to see if it was just me or if the odor would become tolerable and it truly made me feel like I might vomit. I'm not exaggerating. It doesn't have the odor if you smell it dry so if you are considering buying this, go to a store and try it with a little water mixed in before you buy to make sure you can tolerate the smell.
Great Multi-Purpose Cleanser
I've never been much of a girly-girl; so I don't like to have a lot of products hanging around. I love this because I can mix the powdered cleanser with just a little water to make it into a mask for those times that I am breaking out more; or, I can mix it with a little more water and use it as part of my daily routine. Added bonus- I have noticed that my acne scarring is much less noticable since I made the switch about 6 months ago!
Takes some getting used to be good
I started with a small amount and felt nothing different. Then I tried more and that's when I felt like it was exfoliating my skin. I wish I knew how often and when to use this product, twice a day instead of the facial cleaner, after the facial cleaner, etc. How does it differ from the deep cleansing foam. I think twice a day may be too much for me. I like that I can travel with it and it makes my skin feel smooth and moist. Most exfoliants are too harsh but I think I will like this. Just give more instruction.