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I received this bottle of moisuriser as part of a basket of mixed branded beauty products my husband put together as a Christmas present. He had been buying the occasional item through the year, having been with me too many times when I had examined such products in the shop and then put them back on the shelf too many times as I did not really wish to spend money on myself. I guess he figured that if he bought these items for me, he would not need to be present when I "shopped" for them as I would no longer need to do so. We have been together for many years, so it was no surprise that my husband correctly selected a product suitable for combination skin. I had expected my skin to normalise or certainly no long be "combination" by the time I achieved the age of 40. Sadly this has not been the case.
BareMinerals is a branded product from the San Francisco-based company Bare Escentuals. Apparently they are always interested in meeting their customers; everyone is welcome at their Tuesday morning coffee time according to the company's website.
Like similar products, this moisturiser is suitable for twice-daily use. This 50ml pump-action bottle is nicely presented, but not markedly different from other products available. The pump dispenser is housed under a black cap which is easily removed.The consistency of the product is thin and non-greasy to touch. The company describes this as "a lightweight moisturiser that effectively hydrates skin while improving firmness and radiance". I agree that it is lightweight, and it does moisturise my skin without leaving it greasy. I am unsure of its radiance-inducing ability and I dispute that it improves firmness. I am pleased that it does not seem to induce any acne breakouts and it has reduced some of the dry skin peeling on my cheeks.
The most noticeable feature of this moisturiser is a somewhat unpleasant smell that lingers for a while. This is a good-enough moisturising item for me. That is, I am happy enough to continue using the bottle I have but am unlikely to purchase it myself as I prefer my regular products at least for now.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/ Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Soil Minerals, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ns, Ceramide Ap, Ceramide Eos, Ceramide Eop, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Leucojum Aestivum Bulb Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Castoryl Maleate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Sea Water, Glycerin, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybridia (Lavandin) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Caproyl Phytosphingosine, Caproyl Sphingosine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Behenic Acid, Cholesterol, Peg-75 Stearate, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Steareth-20, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceteth-20, Ceteareth-25, Limonene, Disodium Edta, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Linalool, Xanthan Gum / Nourish skin with this remarkably effective moisturiser for improved firmness, elasticity, radiance and smoother skin texture / Powered by the Bareminerals ActiveSoil Complex with a unique electrolyte delivery system, Bareminerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer for normal to dry skin is formulated to deliver the optimal amount of moisturisation for normal to dry skin while potent antioxidants help protect skin from environmental stressors / The result is skin that's soft, smooth and incredibly luminous / Formulated without parabens, synthetic fragrances, and artificial oils / Benefits of Bareminerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer / Normal to Dry Skin: Bareminerals proprietary, 100% pure ActiveSoil Complex represents a new generation of active minerals with extraordinary skin-renewing benefits, including faster cell turnover and antioxidant protection / Clinically proven to reveal brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin and reduced fine lines and wrinkles / Unique electrolyte delivery system optimises your skin's ability to absorb and retain moisture, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin / Bareminerals have formulated their skincare to perform expertly with their foundation to give you a younger-looking complexion both instantly and over time / Real results: Here's what women have said: 88% of women felt their skin was softer and smoother / 78% of women felt their skin's moisture levels were more balanced / 72% of women agreed their skin felt perfectly hydrated throughout the day / Based on an independent U / S / consumer survey of 50 women / Directions for use: Apply Bareminerals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer / Normal to Dry Skin to freshly cleansed skin morning and night /