BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Review
The bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream makes a good case for itself. At $15, it’s not cheap, but it comes with some high-end ingredients. As for its claim to fame, it makes for a great multi-tasking makeup staple. You can mix and match it with your current foundation to get a sultry glow or wear it alone to keep your face protected.
This non-chemical mineral sunscreen is also a chameleon; it’s lightweight, absorbs some of the sun’s rays, and does a nice job of protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. Besides protecting your skin from the sun’s rays, it’s also good at fighting off environmental stressors such as pollution. With its long-lasting effects, this is one of the best sunscreens you can buy.
BareMinerals has a full line of skincare and cosmetic products, including a mineral-based sunscreen. In fact, it is a member of the physical sunscreen group (aka inorganic sunscreens). One of its main claims to fame is that it has the smallest nanoparticles of any sunscreen. However, it is also one of the most effective, thanks to its antioxidant-rich formulation and SPF 50. Its sunscreens are available in a variety of strengths, from SPF 30 to SPF 50 plus.
For those who prefer a more natural approach to skin care, BareMinerals offers a wide selection of products that are free from nasties like lanolin, parabens, and phthalates. They all feature antioxidant-rich, non-comedogenic formulations. To complement this arsenal, the brand has created the bareMinerals Prep Step Mineral Shield SPF 50 Daily Prep Lotion. These are all-in-one products designed to take the guesswork out of preparing your skin for foundation application.
Although the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue tinted hydrating gel cream may not make the top of the list in terms of innovation, it does have the requisite ingredients and does a decent job of blending with your skin’s natural tone. Like other brands, it’s also easy to apply, and it has a few nifty tricks up its sleeve. Despite its many accolades, it is not one of the top performers in our lab tests. Nevertheless, it does make for an interesting comparison to the Cerave Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50.
Aside from its impressive hydrating and anti-aging properties, the COMPLEXION RESCUE Tinted Moisturizer is also one of the most fun products to wear. With its effervescent formula, it blends effortlessly with your complexion and its nifty ingredient list, which includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and vitamin B3, helps to retain your skin’s moisture. Whether you’re looking for a sheer-to-matte finish or a bolder look, this is the sunscreen to get.
With its broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, the bareMinerals Prep Step minerals shield SPF 50 Daily Prep Lotion is a winner in the sunscreen department. Besides the good old fashioned sun protection, it boasts a number of cosmetic benefits, such as a moisturizer, a primer, and a whitening agent. Moreover, its nifty slick packaging makes for a simple and mess-free application.