My local Bare Escentuals aesthetician alerted me to the existence of bareMinerals Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser when I went into the shop for a mini makeover a few months ago. The cleanser comes in powder form, and when mixed with water it becomes a soft, gentle exfoliation treatment, perfect for sensitive skin types or for days when you don’t want to use a more granular scrub but you still want a thoroughly clean face.
This cleanser contains the slightly mysterious Active Soil Complex, but trust me, this product smells nothing like dirt or earth. In fact, to me it smells like a delicate and comforting mix of almond and rice, and it feels great going on, like I’m really getting my face clean without stripping the natural moisture from my face.
Although the price of the bottle might seem high at first, it’s really not–the powder lasts and lasts. On normal days I only need a few shakes of it to get the job done. After warmer days that make me perspire during exercise, I add more powder and less water to make a rougher paste that really absorbs and eliminate excess oils from my face. It’s nice to be able to control the texture of the product and change it up to meet each day’s needs. It always rinses clean, leaving my face feeling soft but fresh.
And as someone pointed out to me recently, a powder cleanser like this one is TSA approved for travel! There’s no need to cart around a heavy bottle of liquid cleanser when you’re on vacation or trying to pack everything into a little carry-on bag–just bring along a small quantity of dry cleanser and you are good to go without excess weight.
All in all, this is a handy cleansing product that is perfect for light daily exfoliation.
Where I got my cleanser: Bare Escentuals Hagerstown Maryland
Where you can get your cleanser: Your Local Bare Escentuals Shop