The answer to both questions above, is YES!
|some of the products in this new and unique, Bare Minerals skincare|
There is a new BareMinerals skincare collection by Bare Escentuals that has a very unique ingredient: an “ActiveSoil Complex” that literally, is an organic soil mineral concentrate which promote cellular turnover, absorption and retention of moisture, and high antioxidant properties. So the products are not only anti-aging as the help increase cell turnover, but they will help reduce pore size, increase luminosity, and with use, help you develop softer, smoother skin.
|this is the actual shot of ActiveSoil complex I drank at the launch|
A star ingredient from dirt — really? Soil is definitely natural and organic, and soil has plenty of minerals that help living things to grow, but not all dirt is equally advantageous when thinking about skincare. So the company searched for the best, mineral rich soil they could find, and then distilled it into a “densely rich, efficacious concentrate capable of transformational, skin-renewing benefits.” According to Bare Escentuals, their ActiveSoil complex has more antioxidant power than pomegranates or blueberries (and believe me, both fruits are power-packed with antioxidants). For those who might be just a tiny bit squeamish about the idea of putting something derived from dirt on their faces, we were given a shot of the ActiveSoil Complex to drink, at the launch. While one liquid shot of the stuff didn’t turn back the hands of time, it certainly got us all thinking about natural ways to protect and pamper our skin.
Let me get down to the basics. There is a full collection of skincare products with ActiveSoil complex that debut together in this new collection. If I tried to tell you about all the ingredients and benefits, we’d be here all day and you’d be scrolling down a book-sized post. So I’m just going to list them, with a few of my favorites (but you can get all the ingredients and other info you need on the Bare Escentuals Web Site):
|There are three cleansers to suit every skin type and need|
Purifying Facial Cleanser $20.00 6 fl. oz.
Deep Cleansing Foam $10.00 4.2 fl. oz. *my favorite –add water and it truly foams, almost like shaving cream. Fun to use, washes away clean, need only a pea-sized amount.
Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser $16.00 2.5 oz. *previously known as Renew & Reveal –it’s a powder that you activate with water
Purely Nourishing Moisturizer $28.00 1.7 fl. oz. *for combination skin *pump bottle *a nice, light, pleasant moisturizer for those who don’t like heavy creams
Purely Nourishing Cream $28.00 1.7 fl. oz. *for dry skin *this one is in a screw-top jar
Firming Eye Treatment $28.00 0.5 fl. oz
Pure Transformation Night Treatment *as you can see from the photo above, this night treatment is loose powder, housed in a shaker jar, and applied with the attached brush top. It comes in three tints and clear (great for guys) so you can go to bed and still wake up looking as great as possible! You should use this after your regular, night-time routine as a final step. At first I thought the tint was a bit over-the-top, but my skin looked so much nicer and the color didn’t transfer to my pillow, so now I’m a fan!
Blemish Therapy $18.00 .03 oz. *innovative approach using a powder with a brush. Key ingredient for healing acne is sulfur plus tea tree oil and white willow bark
Of course BareMinerals Skincare is synthetic fragrance free, artificial oil free, and paraben free. Check it all out and order it on the Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals web Site or at Sephora.