Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Cream
BareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Cream

Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin ($28.00 for 1.7 oz.) worked so well with my normal-to-dry skin in the spring. I used it as my evening cream for about two months (which I finished at that point), though I definitely doubled up on usage a few times and used this as my morning moisturizer on days when I knew I was staying home.

It’s thick and creamy, feels rich without being heavy, but absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave any greasy feel behind.  My skin felt hydrated and lush; like it had a little extra spring in it because it was fully moisturized.  Like the rest of the new skincare range, it has a very subtle herbal-ish scent; a little lavender, a little earthiness.  It’s not a fragrance, though; it seems like the ingredients coming through but nothing added.   It’s always interesting when you try out a product, finish it, switch to something else, and that is when you realize just how much it had done for your skin.

I’m seriously this close to buying another jar, because the combination of products I’m using right now isn’t cutting it with California’s wacky weather and my skin is dying for some real hydration.  I’m rotating in their Purely Nourishing Lotion with SPF 15 in this week, so I’m hoping for good results from that since I’ve been suitably impressed with the line so far.  The price is right, quantity is good, and the product itself is excellent.  Sure, I’d love an airless pump, but otherwise, there’s nothing I don’t like about it.

ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Glycerin, Sorbitan Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Soil Minerals, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbityl Laurate, Jojoba Alcohol, Isopropyl Jojobate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Jojoba Esters, Hydrolyzed Viola Tricolor Extract (Viola Tricolor), Xanthan Gum, Linseed Oil/Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Sodium Hexametaphosphate, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Trisodium Edta, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Glycine Soja), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (Persea Gratissima), Citric Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Punica Granatum Seed Oil (Punica Granatum), Lavandula Hybrida Oil (Lavandula Hybrida), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter (Simmondsia Chinensis), Linalool, Salicornia Herbacea Extract (Salicornia Herbacea), Butylene Glycol, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract (Fagus Sylvatica), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Anthemis Nobilis), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Averrhoa Carambola Leaf Extract (Averrhoa Carambola).

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Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Cream
Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Cream

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17 thoughts on “bareMinerals Purely Nourishing Cream for Dry Skin Review & Photos

  1. Sounds good; my friend was looking for something for her dry skin. =]

  2. Annika

    I’d make sure that that squalane comes from plant sources and not shark liver oil, just sayin’…

  3. I have oily skin, and I have been looking for a summer moisturizer (I use sunblock during the day and moisturize at night). Does anyone have any recs?

    • Even though this says for ‘DRY SKIN’, I also have oily skin and it’s nice to use for night time. I don’t think I would wear this during the day but BE’s Purely Nourishing Moisturizer is perfect for daytime. Give it a try!

  4. Gina

    I got this in a set, I think it came with the purifying cleanser (which I do not love as much as the deep foaming). I totally agree with your review. It definitely does feel hydrating and adds more life to my dry skin. I would definitely repurchase.

  5. Ashley Sarah

    I think I’m gonna have to try this. I have a moisturizer to put under my make-up, but it’s the only good one I have so I use it daily and I am going through it fast. I need something to wear that’s a little heavier I can wear when I’m at home and it wont be breaking the bank imo.

  6. Z

    *le sigh*. Dimethicone, you ruin everything…..

  7. Nancy Drew

    I’m so glad that you list the ingredients, Christina. I see that several are highly or moderately comedogenic (isopropyl palmitate, soybean oil, avocado oil). I know that soybean oil breaks me out.

  8. RedWeatherTigerD

    Looks good!! I didn’t see any shea butter in there, so I may need to try it (shea butter is death for my face!).

  9. Elana

    Have you tried the Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough Replenishing Cream? I’d ADORE a comparison of that and this. I really like the WHNE replenishing cream, but it’s so darn expensive! My college debts don’t want me to keep using it, but my dry skin hurts without it. This seems like it could be just as good if not better, for cheaper. If anyone has tried both, please reply! Thanks so much!!

  10. Renee

    The thing is, those ingredients ARE fragrance so it is fragrance coming through. Lavender does nothing more than smell good and cause skin cell death in even the smallest amount (Cell Proliferation, June 2004, pages 221–229). Most (not all; Chamomile has proven soothing properties) flower extracts do not belong on the skin!! Not trying to be offensive, just informative. (I’m a bit of a skincare nerd.)

    And miss Nancy Drew is right about the comedogenic ingredients! Even though they are not a problem for me: I am VERY dry and not clog prone at all. :]

    For a great moisturizer try Clinique Comfort on Call… If you can find it. Or, try Paula’s Choice Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream. It’s a bit lighter than the Clinique one, which is not for the faint of heart lol! For SERIOUSLY suffering and dry skin only.

    • I meant no added fragrance or parfum at the end of the ingredients.

    • Thank you for the informative comment, Renee! As a fan of BE, I had considered trying their skincare line until I took a look at the fragrance oil packed ingredient list and the reviews at Beautypedia. No thanks!

    • Elana

      What else would you recommend for serious red and dry skin that’s tight and burns if there is no moisturizer on it? I’ve tried tons of moisturizers, the best so far is Philosophy’s When Hope is Not Enough, but it still leaves me with dry patches and flakiness. Thanks!

  11. Jess

    How does this compare to the Bobbi Brown hydrating line? Thanks!

  12. I got a deluxe sample of this moisturizer, but the version for combination skin, and I LOVED it to. I’m planning on buying a full size version too!

  13. meme

    I skip daytime plain moisturizer usually (but for a rare super dry day). I opt for my TREATMENT serums (peptides, vit C & the new PTR Laser treatment – all which sink in fast & leave me dry and matte). Then I opt for a tinted spf moisturizer – right now a fan of Jose Maran, but have a few others I like and am using up. I only use treatments and moist. from ‘the jar’ at night. Right now that moisturizer is PTR Unwrinkle Night Cream.