The makers of Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer claim to be able to deliver a lightweight skin moisturizer that can help improve the firmness and brightness of the skin without any negative side effects.
This product is marketed by a company called Sephora, a cosmetic distributer found in most major department stores, at about $28 for 1.7 fluid ounces.
The main ingredient in this skin cream is called RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex. It advertizes that it contains an exclusive electrolyte delivery system that delivers the perfect amount of moisture to combination skin. While Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer is relatively inexpensive, we need to take a closer look at the ingredients and consumer reviews before we can fully recommend it.
Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer contains just one active ingredient, a component called RareMinerals ActiveSoil complex. For whatever reason, the makers of this product chose not to divulge what specifically goes into this complex, but they claim to be able to effectively hydrate your skin all while delivering critical antioxidants.
One issue with Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer failing to disclose the ingredients in its main proprietary blend is that you don’t know exactly what you are getting. While Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer does provides a full list of all of the ingredients in the product, the only one we could postively link to this blend is “soil minerals,” which is leaves us still unclear as to what RareMinerals ActiveSoil complex does.
While the consumer reviews were fairly positive, several people who used Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer reported an unpleasant smell. This prevented them from buying it again or made them want to return the product. While smell is a matter of personal preference, it is also something that you need to consider before buying, so it is important to be aware of this issue especially if you prefer unscented skin creams.
Because we don’t know exactly what goes into Bare Escentuals Purely Nourishing Moisturizer proprietary blend, we cannot under assume this product can deliver effective results. RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex (which is their main ingredient) has not been tested.
We do not recommend using this product. The ingredient list is vague, and the consumer reviews reported some problems. For your time and money, we recommend looking elsewhere to if you are in the market for a skin cream.