[sample/affiliate] I’ve only very surface tested this new collection from bareMinerals, but there are one or two points about it that I really do like. Poreless is based on mild peeling and oil control so if you have a skin type that’s prone to pore clogging and oil, it’s one to investigate further.
On the plus, it’s vegan, prebiotic and uses fruit acids. On the not-so-plus, it’s a lot of peeling to put your skin through if you use everything in the range. It’s designed for every day use but I’m having trouble working out whether all of it, twice a day is just going to be a bit much even though it’s described as ‘non-irritating’. The studies conducted by the brand used 32 women aged between 22-55 to claim that it’s clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of pores in a week – and yet also claiming in written materials that skin will be ‘free of visibly enlarged pores’. ‘To help’ is worrisome because drilled down, that means very little and isn’t the same as the next quote (also on the packaging) that sounds like a guarantee. I like some peeling – it really does help to smooth and brighten and regardless of other skin issues, glowy skin is fabulous on literally everyone and if pores are an issue, I’d be very tempted to give it a whirl especially as the price points seem reasonable. The Cleanser is £19, the Exfoliating Essence is £22 and the Oil Free Moisturiser is £32 HERE. Non affiliate HERE. It’s also reassuring that bareMinerals is owned by the Shiseido group who are well placed in skin care excellence.
Actually, reading up on this brand has made me a bit more sure in my head that the ‘clean’ claim has to be a 360 degree approach – tubes and bottles have the Green Dot recycling symbol which doesn’t necessarily mean that the products can be recycled, but in fact means the brand has paid into a fund towards ‘the recovery and recycling of packaging in Europe’. I think, to be really considered clean, you probably need at a basic, to be fully recyclable.
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