Like I’ve said before, I have strange skin. My skin does not like to accept just any kind of product. And when it comes to facial cleansers, if it’s not the right kind, my whole face just goes down hill from there. Since my skin feels really tight and dry right after cleansing, I hate the squeaky clean feeling some cleansers give. And then if its a heavy cleanser then my face is just a slippery mess 5 minutes later. Then I tried Bare Escentuals RareMinerals Renew & Reveal Facial Cleanser. I was a little skeptical at first because it is a powder cleanser that is activated by water. But I use it only in the morning when I shower and that keeps it mess free.
Just like everything else from Bare Escentuals it is free of parabens, sulfates, dyes, and fragrances. This cleanser also doesn’t have soap detergents, harsh abrasives, or skin irritating chemicals so its good for even the most sensitive skin. It gently exfoliates, hydrates, and brightens skin with the RareMinerals Active Soil Complex that is in all of their skincare line.
When I cleanse my face with the cleanser, I like mix a teaspoon of water and teaspooon of cleaner in the palm of my hand. Then I like to just massage it in for about 30 seconds to get the best skincare benefits out of it, and my face feels baby smooth afterward. I can’t use just the cleanser as an exfoliant, but it helps keep my skin smoother in between. I’ve used it before to take off my make up and does a pretty good job. Only when I wear waterproof liner or mascara do I have to go a second time to get the residue off. You can get it at Sephora.com for $26. I’m still looking for my perfect nightly cleanser to take off all my make up with just one cleanse. Do you have a favorite make up cleanser?