BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder Review – Is it Good for Acne?
I decided to try the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder because my current makeup was not helping.
I struggle with adult acne and one thing I hear a lot from people is that I need to give my skin a break from wearing makeup – to let it breathe.
For people that don’t deal with daily breakouts this is easy to say! If your skin looks good with or without makeup, count your lucky stars.
Unfortunately for someone who struggles with daily breakouts like me, this is an impossible thing to do. Go out into public without any makeup?!
It is difficult for me to do this because I am already very self conscious of my breakouts. Covering them with makeup is the only way I feel confident facing the world.
With that said, I decided to to find a makeup that would benefit my skin rather than create more breakouts.
While searching I came across the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Skin-Clearing Loose Powder and wanted to share my review.
BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder – How is it Different?
The BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder comes in the same packaging as the regular BareMinerals loose foundations.
What makes it different is that it contains salicylic acid, a known effective ingredient in most acne regimes.
Salicylic acid is known to help clear acne as well as other ingredients which help fight acne throughout the day.
How I use BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder
In the morning I cleanse my skin with my anti acne cleanser, apply a primer and then I tap a small amount of the powder into the cap.
I take my buffing brush and swirl it around to capture the minerals onto the brush, and tap it a few times to remove any excess powder that didn’t get captured.
Once the minerals are on the brush I buff it onto my skin. For light coverage I use less and for full coverage I add more.
BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder Ingredients
Why It Works:
- Contains 0.5% salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is used to reduce inflammation that is caused by acne as well as reduce oily skin that creates acne.
- Oat protein helps to nourish skin and calm skin.
- Zinc helps to clear the bacteria that is causing the acne.
- Kaolin clay is an oil absorbing mineral that removes excess oil and impurities from the skin to help reduce acne.
- Phytosphingosine is an antibacterial and anti inflammatory that assists in treating acne.
I didn’t see any ingredients listed in the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder that should be avoided according to acne.org and they also mention that red light therapy is a good treatment for acne.
My experience with BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder
When I purchased this foundation I was worried that it might make make my skin very dry and flaky since it contains salicylic acid.
The daily cleanser I use also contains salicylic acid. I was prepared for dry flakey skin but when I tried this foundation the next day I was surprised with the results.
My skin was not dry – it felt good almost like I didn’t have any makeup on. This product claims to provide breathable coverage which is exactly what I was looking for and exactly how it feels on the skin.
The BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder helped to cover up my existing breakouts without feeling like I had a lot of makeup sitting on my skin.
At the end of the day when it was time to remove the powder, I used a makeup towelette. I figured it wouldn’t have much on it because powders always seem to come off during the day, so I was surprised to see that the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder stayed on throughout the day (my makeup towelette was covered).
My skin is still oily but not as much as it used to be. I feel like the ingredients in the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder are helping to reduce the amount of oil that my skin is producing which helps to reduce the acne.
As far as my breakouts are concerned, I am still experiencing breakouts but not as bad as before. I feel better about applying this makeup because I know with all the acne fighting ingredients it is not clogging my pores like a regular foundation might.
Where to Buy BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder
I purchased the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder at Sephora for $29. I wasn’t sure which color I would need because they have 20 different shades. I requested to be color matched and purchased the medium beige 2.5N color.
Reviews for this product:
I always like to do research on products before I buy them. This helps to eliminate making another trip back to the store for a return. The manufacturer always makes the product sound phenomenal in the description so I rely on the reviews posted by actual people that have tried the product.
A majority of users on Sephora’s website gave the Bare Minerals Blemish Rescue Powder 4 and 5 stars which encouraged me even more to try this. The reviews were promising because a lot of people were stating that they loved the natural coverage this provided.
Overall I am happy with my results so far using the BareMinerals Blemish Rescue Powder and would recommend it to others!
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Thanks for your review Melissa, I've been thinking about trying this product and your review helped me decide. I enjoy your blogs on acne as I also suffer from hormonal acne.
Thanks for an amazing review. How has your skin been after a while? I mean under the test you did you got one result but how did it affect you in the long run, is it still a really good product for acne? =)
Emilia, yes Melissa is still using the BareMinerals as a daily makeup and she likes it, it’s not aggravating her condition. She’s currently using the Beautycounter Countercontrol system to try to clear her acne. It’s been about 4 weeks and she’s seen an improvement. She’ll be writing a review about her experience soon. Thanks! Rachel