Since I was getting married, I didn't take any risks with my skin and stopped trying out new skin care and face makeup products several months before the big day. Now that all the wedding celebrations are over and I don't have any photographs to worry about, I can work my way through the packages of skin care samples stashed in what the hubby calls "the fufu closet."
The last few days I have been trying out the RareMinerals
According to Sephora, it is considered a "natural" product because it doesn't have a lot of those chemical ingredients that are bad for the skin. RareMinerals is the skin care line that is part of the Bare Escentuals (BE) family. BE has not done too much to impress me so I usually pass, but this cleanser intrigued me.
The main reason I wanted to try this was because the cleanser is a powder and you mix it into wet hands to make a milky cleanser. The directions say to wet face and hands, then take a small amount of the powder cleanser into wet hands, rub together to form a lather, then massage on to face. The cleanser should then be thoroughly rinsed off with water.
This is what it looks like out of the package:
When mixed with water, it becomes a milky paste:
The verdict? It works pretty well!! It is not lathery or foamy, but that is due to the lack of sulfates, and I will happily give up the foam factor if that means not putting sulfates on my skin. My skin was very clean and fresh after using this, and the cleanser even removed all my face makeup. I found that after I cleansed, if I went over my face with a makeup wipe, there were no traces of makeup left behind. However, you do need to use a separate eye makeup remover beforehand to make sure that mascara, liner, and other eye makeup is completely gone. I also liked that the cleanser has tiny exfoliating granules mixed in to the powder that exfoliate the skin so gently that it removes dead skin cells while leaving the skin super soft. The exfoliants are not harsh at all so you can use the cleanser everyday.
The only negatives? It has a funky smell...sort of like clay...which I am sure I could get used to, and it really isn't that bad. Also, it can be a bit messy. When you mix the powder with water, the milky paste starts to spread and gets all over your fingers. I have nothing bad to say about the effectiveness of the cleanser. =)
Kajal Couture Overall Rating: A-
Kajal Couture Overall Opinion: This product gets props for ingenuity, having lots of natural ingredients, and for performance. I gave it a minus for the smell. If you are searching for a new cleanser, check this one out...if you are a believer of BE products, you might really like this!
Have you tried any RareMineralsproducts? Your thoughts?