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bare minerals complexion rescue

Please tell me I’m not alone when I say that my skin has been SO dry lately! This weather is doing a number on my face, lips, and hands, specifically. Thanks to a few trusty products, I think I’ve gotten my facial dryness under control. But if you have any recommendations on fabulous hand creams, I’m all ears! (Leave a comment below or shoot me an email!)

I had the opportunity to swing by the Bare Minerals Shade Shop in Soho last week to get a preview of their newest foundation product — Complexion Rescue. Boy, am I glad I braved the cold weather to go!

I’ve been using Complexion Rescueย for almost a week now and I’m seriously IN LOVE! It’s pretty rare that I dedicate an entire blog post to one single beauty product, but this stuff is that good, you guys.

If I had to classify it, my skin tends to be very “combination.” Sometimes it can be oily, sometimes it’s really dry. (I think it depends on the products I’m using!) Certain areas are prone to breakouts and I have to be careful about sweaty workouts — washing my face before and after really helps. Over the years, I’ve learned that my skin is less oily when it’s sufficiently moisturized. Seems like a bit of an oxymoron, but it’s true! I slather on the moisturizer in both the AM and PM and also use a hydrating serum at night.

The same thing has proved to be true with this product! I don’t really know if I should call it a BB Cream, a CC Cream, a Tinted Moisturizer, a lightweight Foundation, or what. It’s a little bit of everything! Whatever it is, though, has been absolutely amazing on my skin. The gel-like formula is so light, but so hydrating at the same time. (But it’s never once made me look or feel greasy!) It looks and feels so unbelievably natural. It goes on pretty sheer, but the coverage is build-able. I can’t say enough good things! (FYI: I have the “Natural” shade.)

At the event, the Bare Minerals product development team actually demonstrated this experiment. I was absolutely blown away! Speechless! If you’ve got two minute to spare, I highly recommend watching. The video is just a great as the in-person demo.

As for the questions that your facialist or dermatologist would ask… Yes, it’s non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and has a (non-chemical) SPF 30. No silicone, no oil, no parabens, no fragrance.

You can find Complexion Rescue at Nordstrom,ย Ulta, Sephora, and at BareMinerals.com! Don’t forget the Smoothing Face Brush that goes with it… It’s fab!

Note: This is not a sponsored post. I’ve simply loved my experience and wanted to share! I did receive a free sample of Complexion Rescue, as well as a Smoothing Face Brush, but you better believe that this is a product I’ll be restocking as soon as it runs out!

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  1. 1.22.15
    Carrie said:

    Jessica, Aveda hand relief is a really good hand lotion and smells nice too

  2. 1.22.15
    Allyson said:

    Dream Cream by Lush is the product I always have with me. It hydrates instantly and absorbs into the skin well.

  3. 1.22.15
    Meagan said:

    I’m having the same problems. My face, hands, and lips are so dry! Uggh!

  4. 1.22.15
    Emily said:

    I’ve tried about a million hand creams that are under $20 (not bothering with the expensive stuff). I’m currently LOVING Gold Bond intensive healing hand cream. I know ewww Gold Bond isn’t that for weird itches? Sure I guess but this hand cream is extremely moisturizing but it also is non greasy and really does absorb right away. Absorption is really important to me because I use it a lot at work and need to get back to my computer right away and I don’t want gunk all over my keyboard. Others I like: Aveeno active naturals skin relief hand cream, Earth Therapeutics Gardner’s Hand Repair

    Hand lotions/creams I don’t like:
    O’Keefes Working Hands – it gets great reviews and is good for overnight repair but it’s too thick and doesn’t absorb right away so it’s not good for use during the day.

  5. 1.22.15
    Emily said:

    Oh also Eucerin and Neutrogena are moisturizing but imo they don’t absorb very well, so again, not great for when you’re trying to get back to work asap

  6. 1.22.15
    Ann Robie said:

    I was going to try it but it’s out of stock everywhere ๐Ÿ™ Looks like it’s really popular…

    Ann | http://annrobiefashion.com/

  7. 1.22.15
    Julie said:


    This stuff is AMAZING. I couldn’t live without it in the winter.

  8. 1.22.15
    Ann Robie said:

    Sorry, I found it! I just didn’t click all your links first time ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 1.22.15

    Thanks for the review! Sounds like it’s working well for you!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  10. 1.22.15
    evelyn said:

    I like Satin hands and satin lips from Mary Kay.

  11. 1.22.15

    I’m constantly looking for hydration for my skin. I really like Murad’s nighttime hydration line. It’s the one thing that has helped me battle the harsh cold wind this winter.

  12. 1.22.15

    I’ve been so impressed with the eos lotion lately! It absorbs super quickly, is light enough that you can go back to work right away, and definitely gets the job done! Not to mention that the scent isn’t super overbearing like some of the other lotions I’ve tried.

  13. 1.22.15

    I have oily skin, hate it! But dry skin seems to be very enjoying too!

  14. 1.22.15
    Alicia said:

    The absolute most hydrating and thick hand cream I have ever used is the Burts Bees Milk and Honey lotion. I 1000% recommend you try it for your hands or just all over.

    Between the Pearls

  15. 1.22.15

    I’m with you, winter dries me right out! Honestly, the only thing that really keeps my hands from turning into cracked Saharas at the ends of my arms is Vaseline – I’m serious, just straight up petroleum jelly. It’s a godsend!

    Danai @ Living, Learning, Eating

  16. 1.22.15
    Lucy said:

    L’Occitane Shea butter hand cream is superb, I use it every night before bed, I’m lost without it in winter. Aveda hand relief is ok & Elemis Lavender hand cream smells amazing!

  17. 1.22.15

    I’ll definitely be trying this, my skin is a mess this winter!

    Heidi D.

  18. 1.22.15
    Sandy said:

    I have extremely dry skin during all seasons. I don’t use any products with chemicals either. Sweet Bee Magic cream is amazing! It’s contains organic beeswax and other oils – all organic. You can purchase it on amazon or find it in your local whole foods. Another great alternative is organic coconut oil. Smells great and nourishes the skin!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 1.22.15

    I need this in my life! Great post! Thank you for sharing!

  20. 1.22.15
    Andrea said:

    I’m with you…my skin has been so dry I had to visit Sephora to test out new moisturizers. The Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion with SPF 15 is a miracle worker!



  21. 1.23.15
    Lauren said:

    Wow! That video was so interesting! I’m definitely intrigued now and want to give complexion rescue a try!!

  22. 1.23.15
    Bets said:

    I’ve had same issue with dry skin this season. So much so I can see peeling when in a magnified mirror. Nothing seemed to be helping and then I read a review in People Style Watch for the new neutrogena hydro gel moisturizer for extra dry skin. It turned out to be a game changer. I apply at night over my serum and during the day under my Mac BB cream. By Day 3 glow returned and flaking was gone. I’m very intrigued to try this Bare Minerals product. I’m going to get a sample and swap out my BB cream. Regarding hands a trick I use to keep supple and healthy, I pat a sunscreen moisturizer product on the back if them every day as part of my beauty regimen. We tend to forget how much sun exposure they get, driving, etc.

  23. 1.23.15
    Janina said:

    Im so with you! My face, hands, and lips are extra dry this winter for some odd reason. This sounds like a great product, definitely going to look into it ๐Ÿ™‚
    XO Janina