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Review: Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30

I’ve had this for a while. It’s the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30. I was looking for a new bb cream to try. I know, it’s not a bb cream. It’s a tinted moisturizer. I feel like bb creams and tinted moisturizers overlap. They are pretty similar from my experience.

About Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30:


This tinted moisturizer dispenses out as a gel-cream (what the product states). It blends into the skin well. Definitely good for oily skin. I have oily skin, and it didn’t leave my skin looking shiny. It made my skin appear nice and dewy. Gave my skin that healthy glow. It wasn’t hydrating though as the product claims. My skin felt as if it needed moisture after application. As for the coverage, it didn’t provide my skin any coverage. I mean, at all. Saying that it provides medium coverage is really pushing it. This tinted moisturizer would be good for someone with perfect skin. I’ve been using it on and off as a base only because it does nothing for my skin. I like the fact that it contains SPF, but I wear sunscreen underneath my makeup. I also have other bb creams with spf + coverage. I need something more. Something with actual coverage. Tinted moisturizers never do it for me. When I dispense the product out of the tube, it has color to it. But when I apply it to my skin, there’s some color…but the color fades when I blend it into my skin and washes off. I thought this product was fairly useless, so I won’t purchase it again. It’s not worth the money to me. It’s a no-go. On to the next!

Rosehip Oil for Acne Skin

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Aria Starr Rosehip Oil
Aria Starr Rosehip Oil

I have a new facial oil! I’ve gone through argan oil, jojoba oil, and Acure Brightening Glowing Serum.

Argan oil: I have mix feelings about this oil, but I decided to keep using it. I haven’t broken out from it (yet, lol). It absorbs into my skin well and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I haven’t noticed anything miraculous about it. Maybe I’ll see a huge change in my skin if I continue to use it until the end of the year. That’s if it doesn’t break me out.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is a very popular oil for acne-prone skin. It’s touted as the best of the best for acne-prone skin. Supposedly it doesn’t clog pores. It mimics the skin’s natural oils. Even though it’s called an ‘oil’, it’s actually a wax ester. I think that is the sole reason why I cannot use jojoba oil without ending up with clogged pores. My skin doesn’t like the waxy texture. It sits on top of my skin and doesn’t absorb into my skin at all. My face ends up feeling greasy. When that happens, acne galore!

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum: I’ve used this serum before, and it did cause some breakouts. I thought I would try it again, but I changed my mind. haha. It is what it is. It’s a mix of oils including safflower seed oil, sesame seed oil, pumpkin seed oil, borage seed oil, argan oil, etc. Go here for more information.

On to rosehip oil…

So I wanted an oil that is more suitable for oily, acne-prone skin. I stumbled upon rosehip oil. I’ve used this oil in other skin care products. I’ve never used it alone. There’s a ton of positive reviews on rosehip oil for acne-prone skin. It’s supposed to help with acne and acne scarring. Knowing that, that sounds like it’ll be a perfect fit for me. I really do hope so. The rosehip oil I purchased is called Aria Starr Rosehip Seed Oil. I didn’t seek out this brand. I just wanted a good pure, premium oil that’s of good quality. I’ve never used this brand before or even ever heard of it. I just chose it, and that was it! More about the oil…

It is vegan. The only ingredient is 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Rosehip Oil. 🙂 It comes in a 4 fl oz glass bottle. It came with a dropper to dispense the oil. The instructions says to use 2-3 drops on fingertips and massage into desired area until fully absorbed. Do not rinse. I used about 4-5 drops on my face, neck, and chest. I pat it into my skin. No tugging of any kind. This oil absorbed pretty well. It didn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or anything like that. I really liked that. So far, I’ve used it 4 times. I will be using it at night when I take a break from my acne treatment(s) and every morning. It hasn’t made my skin greasy-looking in the morning whatsoever. No breakouts as of yet. I hope it stays that way. It made my skin feel supple and hydrated. Keep in mind that I am using another facial oil too. That could be the oil that’s making my face feel all nice and soft rather than the rosehip oil. It could be a combination of both! All I know is that my skin looks and feels really good!! I’ll go into more detail about this other oil tomorrow. 🙂

I really hope it works due to the benefits it’s supposed to have on acnegenic skin — balances oil production and fades acne scars but also helps with wrinkles and aging skin! Hmmm. Let’s see how this goes! I’ll make an update when I notice changes in my skin. If it breaks me out not either! Stay tuned! 😊😊😊

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