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face moisturizer w/ sunscreen and also, mineral makeup

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By gw_mom3 on Fri, 06-01-07, 06:15

I'm not allergic but my dd is, so I avoid also (in case she touches my face, etc). I have some moisturizer that is ok (I think it's neutrogena) but it literally sweats off my face. Maybe I sweat more (on my face) than others but it seems like it doesn't take long and it's getting in my eyes and stinging (once while I was driving-yikes!). Anyone use any safe facial moisturizer that is more sweatproof?

Also, I know that Bare Escentuals is safe but I can't find it locally. I've noticed lately that there are a lot of other, more commonly found (like at walmart, cvs, etc), brands that are making mineral makeup. Has anyone tried any of it?

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By ajgauthier on Fri, 06-01-07, 06:58

hi Gale,

I have very oily skin and my face sweats a lot too...unless I take preventative measures! I use Origins Matte Scientist for a moisturizer...controls the oily skin very well and I notice I don't quite perspire as much.

I actually use the Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals brand for make-up. I like it so much, I don't dare try any other! It's taken me such a long time and lots of money to find a make-up I like!

You can order it online via ulta.com or sephora.com or via qvc.com You can also find samples on eBay...but I'll tell ya...don't buy 'generic brushes'...the minerals don't apply the same as with the name brand brushes Bare Escentuals sells for their products.

Other moisturizers I've used for my sensitive acne prone skin is Phisoderm, pH20 Everyday Moisturizer, in a minty green colored jar (comes in a box in the store though).

Else, I'm not sure of any safe moisturizers since I barely experiment due to my acne/oily/sensitive skin.

Adrienne

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By gw_mom3 on Fri, 06-01-07, 07:05

Thanks Adrienne. Have you ordered samples from ebay sellers? I was going to but was worried about buying something repackaged, in case they used the same utensils to dole out the products on something else that was unsafe. My dd would not normally get into my makeup but she does kiss me on the cheek quite a bit and she is bad about getting into my stuff. She's 11 so I think she's beginning to think she can use my stuff (when she knows she is not allowed to touch my things).

eta: I think I'm developing rosacea on my face. Sometimes, especially if it's hot or when I get out of the shower I get very pink cheeks and pink acne looking bumps that never turn into anything-they just disappear only to appear in another spot. I have never (knocking on wood) had a problem with acne so I was really surprised last year to see a zit, or what I thought was a zit, that would not heal. I was beginning to worry when it suddenly disappeared but then another appeared nearby. I looked it up online and saw that it's probably rosacea. Anyway, I read that BE is very good for covering up that redness. I do use BE but I'm out so I was thinking of buying something cheaper. Maybe I shouldn't. I want to try some of their other products, so I called them about buying samples but couldn't get through to anyone. It led me to a voice mailbox but wouldn't let me leave a message because the mailbox was full.

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[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited June 01, 2007).]

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By ajgauthier on Fri, 06-01-07, 07:26

I can take a look tomorrow to find the seller that I used, my history doesn't go back that far but I remember what her page/store looked like and the detailed information she had about her 'procedure'...no worries for cross-x in my opinion.

Adrienne

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By notnutty on Fri, 06-01-07, 12:33

I also use Bare Essentials. I ordered it from sephora.com. I would not trade it for any other makeup. It lasts forever too. It seems a little expensive initially, but it has been worth not wasting my money on other products that do not seem to work as well.

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By Peanut Militia on Fri, 06-01-07, 17:06

I also use bare minerals. When I was looking into it I called and was told the foundations were good, but some of the lipsticks contained nut products. She mentioned Shea and another nut. The bare esentials person said the lipsticks are not producted in the same place as the other mineral makeups so I felt it was o.k. to use the other products. I called last year. Has anyoe else asked more recently?
I do love their powders and brushes.

edited to add: You can also check JC Penny online. They sell sophoria products. Do a search for Bare Essentials and Bare Minerals to get all of their products. If you live near a JC Pennys that carry the line they will do facials with new samples if you are worried about cross contamination.

[This message has been edited by Peanut Militia (edited June 01, 2007).]

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By ajgauthier on Fri, 06-01-07, 20:06

hi there - I looked up the ebay'r that I had purchased samples from, and she no longer has a store in ebay.

I can't seem to find anyone else's 'stores' that look good for samples. As in...they don't look professional and don't mention the procedures for sampling.

Else --- I believe that Ulta.com and Sephora.com have a good return policy, even for just being 'unhappy' with the product.

I've noticed that you can get different colors (eyeshadows, blush, glimpses) from different places. QVC (qvc.com) QVC is the 'official' store for bareMinerals (Bare Escentuals brand) and have the latest colors/etc.

I haven't tried the lipsticks or glosses. I use Clinique or Origins [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

And yes...the minerals last A LONG time. They do have an expiration date though...I've had to toss an older travel size mineral veil, but it was like 4 years old.

Adrienne

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By Danielle on Wed, 06-06-07, 03:36

larenim.com is nut free and no nuts in facility. This is a good eye shadow, blush, bronzer and mixed with vanicream lipbalm or vaseline it is great. Kids wear it for dress up and dance rehearsals. It is a mineral makeup. I like it. They have great samples for cheap on line.

I use colorscience foundation and mascara when I do wear makeup.
californiababy.com also sold at Target and Whole Foods - good sunscreen and moisturizers.
We are a mfa family so the above is safe for all of us.

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By gw_mom3 on Wed, 06-06-07, 20:18

I am going to go ahead and order some more bare minerals. I have the blush (can't remember what it's called-warmth?) but need foundation. Here is what was on my sample list:
Glee all over face color
True all over face color
Well Rested eyeshadow
Nude Beach Glimmer shadow
Clear Radiance all over face color

Anyone have any experience with any of those?

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By ajgauthier on Wed, 06-06-07, 21:41

Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]I am going to go ahead and order some more bare minerals. I have the blush (can't remember what it's called-warmth?) but need foundation. Here is what was on my sample list:
Glee all over face color
True all over face color
Well Rested eyeshadow
Nude Beach Glimmer shadow
Clear Radiance all over face color

Anyone have any experience with any of those?

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let's see...

Warmth can be used as a blush, but it's really a 'bronzer' --- I just use it up high on my cheekbones where I usually show first I've been in the Sun, then a swipe down my nose and across my forehead.

For everyday blush, I use 'Glee' It makes you look like you are 'blushing'. Else, if really putting on the makeup to go out, I use Softfocus Chic for blush up my cheeks.

True is VERY glittery. I liked the color it put on my face (I was using it like a blush). But then I was in the car and some sunlight caught my face as I looked in the rear view mirror...GLITTER GODDESS! I hated it...can't do glittery look if you aren't out clubbing or are a young 20-something.

Clear Radiance gives a nice dewy look -- but I don't overdo it, as, it's another shimmery look.

I *love* the Well Rested eye shadow. I use it as a base before all other eyeshadows. Then I use Soft Focus Explore or Soft Focus Glamour, which are both browns, on the outer lid area into the crease. I top it all off with Bisque (eyeshadow color, NOT the coverup) which is just a regular skin color. This looks very natural like I have no makeup on at all. Then I use water and the 'You can never be too rich brown' shadow/liner and a liner brush.

I think you'll be happy with what you've picked out.

Adrienne

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By gw_mom3 on Tue, 06-12-07, 06:52

Thanks Adrienne. I think I'll pass on the nude beach-it looks like it's very glittery. Right now I don't wear any makeup (not even foundation because I'm out but I don't wear it that often anyway) so I want something very natural looking. I wear glasses also, so I need something that won't look funny behind glasses. I might try one of the two you listed-I think matte might be the better choice. I'll also wait on the Clear radiance for now. Maybe in the winter I'll try it but I think I'll be shiny enough in the summer. I'll skip the True. lol. I wish I could find it locally so I could see the colors better but there's nothing near me at all.

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[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited June 12, 2007).]

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By nosoyforme on Thu, 08-16-07, 20:07

I have used the Bare Minerals for years and not a problem. I have to read every ingredient for sunless tanners, deodorants, lipsticks, shampoos etc..
My hair was falling out for years and finally saw I had a shampoo with soy protein and nut oils in it. Switched and hair falling out stopped.

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Allergic to all soy, all nuts, peas, beans, sunflower. Started at age 40.

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By on Sat, 08-25-07, 01:52

I have to be careful about facial cleansers, lotions, and makeups as well. For a long time, I used Dove Sensitive Skin face wash & lotion. However, they no longer carry this product in my area - so I now use Oil of Olay Foaming Face Wash & Lotion - both for Sensitive Skin.

The only lotion that I can use without a problem is Curel for Sensitive Skin. I really can't complain about having to use this lotion though, because it is very good at helping keep moisture in. I love the fact that it does not stink - since there are no perfumes in it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

As far as makeup goes, I use L'oreal's FeatherLash Water Resistant Mascara & Neutrogena's Mineral Sheers facial powders. My eyeliner of choice is Perfect Point Plus by Covergirl, and I use Glamazing cream blush from the Mark line by Avon (no longer available for purchase, but I have three tubes).

Over the past 10 years, I have had a lot of trouble with breakouts and itching - these items are the few that I can still use without any problems. I am sure they do not have soy - and since I itch and break out from exposure to peanuts and nuts, I believe they do not have these either. However, I would double check the ingredients before using them - just to be on the safe side.

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By Nutty Professor on Sat, 09-01-07, 19:47

Just received my bareMinerals Starter 5 set!
Thank you for all your posts regarding their products! I did receive a free rareMinerals and did not see where anyone had tried it? Has anyone? I emailed and am waiting for a reply- I called but, they had to refer me to another # that was not avaiable on the weekends. They have a website [url="http://www.rareminerals.com"]www.rareminerals.com[/url] but, it did not answer my question. Well, thank you again all of you who are using this product for sharing! It is rare that I have the confidence to just try something without being freaked out! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Enjoy the three day weekend.

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By Danielle on Sun, 09-02-07, 00:58

larenim.com

In early summer, I received an e-mail from the owner stating that none of the makeups contain any peanut/nut or gluten ingredients. There is one item that is made off site that does have a may contain. You can go the ingredient list and find it. We love the makeup and they have sample sizes too.

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