bareMinerals Complexion Rescue™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

Description: A primer, tinted moisturizer, and lightweight foundation join together to create a creamy, moisturizing product with skin-safe SPF 30.  Where to buy: macys.com (free shipping!)bareescentuals.com, Sephora and ULTA stores 

Loved: It contains SPF 30 mineral sunscreen, which is exactly what I was looking for in a tinted, priming product. This means that it does not contain any harmful sunscreen ingredients, such as the oh-so-common oxybenzone. It keeps my skin moisturized all day. I do not feel any dry spots coming on when I wear this on my skin. FYI - I’ve got combination skin (oily in T-zone; dry on cheeks). My friend Eleanor, who also uses this product, and I agree that it gives the skin a bit of radiance and shimmer -- it almost looks like we're wearing highlighter when we have this on. 

Didn’t love: When I wear this product — and very little else aside from blush and mascara — by the end of the day, my skin feels oily. For this reason, I don’t know if I’ll continue using it.  I might try this again when it’s cold in Boston and my skin is much dryer (and needs the all-day hydration that this product provides). However, right now in the hot and humid New England summer weather, this product feels too heavy and oil-inducing for me. 

Eleanor recommends wearing a setting powder on top of this product, so as to keep the skin from looking shiny/oily throughout the day. 

bareMinerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream PRODUCT REVIEW

Ingredients: 

Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 6.2%

Inactive Ingredients: water, coconut alkanes, propanediol, squalane, trehalose, isostearic acid, glycerin, silica, agar, caprylic/capric triglyceride, globularia cordifolia callus culture extract, salicornia herbacea extract, melilotus officinalis extract, coco-caprylate/caprate, butylene glycol, lauroyl lysine, sodium hyaluronate, succinoglycan, polysorbate 60, cellulose gum, polyglyceryl-4 laurate/succinate, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, magnesium stearate, magnesium hydroxide, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol. may contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides.

Price tag: $29.50 

Additional thoughts: If you have skin that is on the dry-to-regular side, I think that this would be an excellent option for you. It truly lives up to its name in that it is very hydrating and creamy. It’s super easy to apply, and I only needed a little bit of product to get a light-moderate level of coverage (my ideal amount). 

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