05.02.2013
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Last Updated:05.02.2013
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These very standard, gentle, fragrance-free cleansing wipes do a good, though not 100% thorough, job of removing makeup. They’re fine for removing powder-based products such as bareMinerals makeup, but for longer-wearing formulas, especially waterproof mascaras, you’ll need a separate cleanser, or you’ll end up using most of these cloths in less than a week.

This is a pricey way to remove makeup: Each wipe costs you $0.50, whereas most inexpensive water-soluble cleansers (or fragrance-free baby wipes) cost considerably less per use. Note that the witch hazel extract in this product, which is known to cause irritation, is likely present in too small an amount to be of concern.

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Take off your bareMinerals in one clean swipe. Whether you’re traveling or just always on the go, our gentle, alcohol-free wipes cleanse and hydrate your skin with no rinsing required. Infused with chamomile and Vitamins E and C, they also provide a quick and healthy refresher anytime you need it.

Ingredients

Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Panthenol, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.