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skincare: bareMinerals new line + giveaway

bareMinerals new line

It's here!!! The folks that changed some paradigms on how women use and apply makeup are now introducing another beauty revolution in skincare. Yup, Bare Escentuals has now created a bareMinerals skincare line of cleansers, moisturizers and treatments that are filled with their patent-pending RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex.

The ActiveSoil Complex is extracted from virgin soil and contains 72 essential macro and micro minerals that they claim will dramatically improve the appearance of skin because it increases cell turnover and provides antioxidants at levels significantly greater than blueberries or pomegranates.

Although we can certainly reduce our skin's inflammations and increase its appearance by eating fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants, I'm not about to start eating dirt.

So, does it work? Is it really worthy of all the hype?

I received the bareMinerals Deep Cleansing Foam and the Purely Nourishing Moisturizer to test out a few days ago. I'm only on day 2 and what I can tell you is that I LOVE the Deep Cleansing Foam — you need just the tiniest bit to work into a lather and it is so smooth and refreshing.  I've always used Cetaphil due to my sensitive skin, but after 20 years it's time to say goodbye.  The Deep Cleansing Foam is that good.

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The Moisturizer is quite good and the antioxidants certainly protect me against some of the environmental hazards, but I'm not crazy about the slight fragrance or the fact that it doesn't have SPF.  So, the jury's still out. Besides, it's only been 2 days.

Win a Free Skincare Product

Bare Escentuals has generously offered to give away three Deep Cleansing Foams and two Purely Nourishing Moisturizers to five (5) of our readers.  Just leave a comment as to why you want to change up your skincare routine by end of day Wednesday March 30th.  I'll randomly select (5) winners from the comments on March 31 at Noon Pacific.

Please note: You must live in the U.S. to win and if you don't respond to my email to you on 3/31 with your address, I'll move on to another winner.

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    Why do I want to change up my routine? Because I”m nearly 43 and I am still breaking out and SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE. I am forever searching for a product that I like. I would love to give the cleanser a chance. Bare Minerals is the only makeup I can use now – it helps with the greasy skin and I don’t break out more.

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      Thanks for taking the time to share and review. I too have been using Cetaphil for many years because of my sensitive skin. I tried their MD Formulations line awhile back and liked it but it’s no longer available in my area. I am addicted to Bare Minerals makeup so their new skin care line sounds quite exciting!

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    This new line sounds very promising! I’ve recently developed skin allergies on top of my normally sensitive skin. As a result, I had to switch to another skin care product line which isn’t causing me to break out in hives (or swell up), but otherwise, isn’t the greatest. I’m intrigued by the new line and hope it lives up to the hype you gave it!

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    It would be great finding something to substitute Cetaphil. I am using it because of Eczema and very sensitive skin. I would love to find somthing that works on my skin and also cleans. I am still breaking out at over 40 – and that is embarrassing.

  4. 5

    I want to change my skin care routine because I’ve yet to find something that works. I use Cetaphil in the morning, wear oil-free makeups, and wash with a gentle cleanser at night, but still I break out regularly and can’t get my skin tone to even out. I’ll try anything!

  5. 6

    I definitely would use a new skin regime as I’m never completely happy with the appearance of my skin. I LOVE bareMinerals makeup, so would love to try their skin care line!

  6. 7

    I’m in… I was just scrutinizing my 44 year old skin this morning and realizing that it’s covered in fine flakes. But I’ve always been more to the oily side + I have mild rosacea so now I’m all mixed up and not sure what to try next. I’ve always liked the Bare Minerals line so I’d love to give the new products a tryout!

  7. 8

    I’m not happy with my current moisturizer and I’m looking to switch, so this is perfect! I love their makeup and would be excited to try this out.

  8. 9

    I would like to change my routine because change is good ! I tend to change my shampoo every couple of months, so why not my skin care routine.

  9. 10

    I’m hardly 30 and still haven’t moved on from the skin care routine of my early 20s. I’ve grown up and it’s time my skin care has too. New things are emerging- fine lines, drier skin… It’s something I need to change, but have no idea where to begin

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    i guess i am the oldest one here (will hit my 6th decade soon) i tend to have a form of rosacea that makes my cheeks and nose appear flushed without makeup so i use the mildest of cleansers to remove my makeup. My makeup by Coverx includes spf in it so i don’t need it in moisturizer. I sometimes use the Bare Mineral makeup as a touch up for my makeup so i know the product is good for sensitive skin

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    At the age of 24, I’m proud to say I have pretty good skin. But I know I’m not taking great care of it as I should. I tug at my eyes while applying eyeliner; I pop every pimple with a vengeance; I sleep with my makeup on after a long night. I’m hoping with this win, I can start a healthy regime 🙂
    Xoxo, Vanessa

  12. 13

    I would love to try this new line. As a teenager I barely had any breakouts but throughout my 20s I paid for it with annoying and pesky acne. I’d love to try something new that wouldn’t irritate my skin.

  13. 14

    There are so many products out there, so to try a sample that might be the one is an opportunity I don’t want to miss. At 52 I realize a cleanser is only part of the equation of great skin. Along with diet sleep and exercise.(Genetics don’t hurt either!) But I’d love to try the foaming cleanser and see if it’s right for me. Thanks for the chance!!

  14. 15

    Gosh, as a mother of two little boys (1 yr old and 3 yr old), i’d love to change up my routines. But between working full time and taking care of my kids, I barely have time to get enough sleep. It would be really great if I can try out this new line without needing to go out of my way to look for it. Thanks!!

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    I love bareMinerals makeup and would really like to try the new Deep Cleansing Foam on my sensitive skin. I am currently using Aveeno products but would welcome a chance to try something new!

  17. 18

    I started using Bare Minerals makeup when I was pregnant with my first child. I was previously an avid Mary Kay fan, but once I was pregnant, I needed a faster routine with makeup that I could sweat thru (thank you hormones). I just had my 3rd child and am now in my early thirties. My skin has changed and I’m ready to try something new. I love the makeup and can only imagine how awesome the skin care line will be!

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    I like you have sensitive skin. I’m really wary about trying new products because I’ve had such bad experiences. I feel like I’m not doing the best for my skin b/c I am sticking with a routine that I know is safe. I only use Bare Minerals for make-up b/c it doesn’t irritate my skin. Would love love to try the cleaner!

    thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    I would like to switch up my routine because my skin is annoyed at the changing of the seasons. It can’t decide if it wants to be dry or broken out. My oily/combo face wash is making my face dry and flake and my dry skin face wash is breaking me out. Please help!

  20. 21

    I need to change my routine, because I don’t really have one! I’m 38 and have a constant red/irritated situation on my chin. The derm dr has tried everything (which always just makes it worse!

  21. 22

    I just turned 27 (today, actually!) and in the last few months I’ve started breaking out again like I’m 14! I’ve tried pretty much every product available and while I know hormones change, that doesn’t mean I need to look like I never wash my face!

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    I’d love to try these new products. I’m a haggard 36 year old full time working mom of 2 girls (3 and 15mos). I keep wasting money trying the next latest and greatest product to bring back that youthful glow and look of being well rested (even though I’m far from it). I have yet to find that miracle product yet. I’ve been a long time BE make up user and I really love it so I think I would like their new skin care line.

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    I want to switch up my style because the summer is almost coming up and I need clear skin!
    Thanks for this splendid giveaway

  28. 29

    I’m 45 and my skin is going crazy with fluctuating hormones. I’m using Bare Minerals makeup and love it. It would be great if their new skincare line can help clear my skin and make me look radiant again.

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