Pureness: Clean, Vegan Skin Care
**The brand gifted me the products in this post for consideration.**
I was thrilled to receive another PR package from bareMinerals awhile back! bareMinerals sent me their new Pureness Skincare Collection before the products launched. It’s always such an honor to receive products to try out—thank you so much, bareMinerals!
The collection includes two products: Pureness Gel Cleanser ($22) and Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer ($35). Both are vegan, clean, and cruelty-free—they each contain just 15 ingredients. The cleanser contains 40% fewer ingredients than top-selling cleansers, and the moisturizer contains 60% fewer ingredients than top-selling moisturizers.
The Pureness collection is free of unnecessary ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, phthalates, PEGs, and synthetic fragrance. These products are geared toward folks with sensitive skin and redness, but they’re suitable for all skin types. Anyone looking for clean, vegan skin care will want to check these products out as well.
I love the minimalist look of this collection’s packaging:
bareMinerals claims that the Pureness Gel Cleanser improves the look of sensitive skin over time. It’s also meant to remove makeup without stripping skin and is gentle enough for use around the eyes. The coconut water and coconut milk help hydrate, while prickly pear nourishes the skin and offers antioxidant benefits.
The Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer is intended to hydrate and balance while reducing redness and skin sensitivity. It also contains the same coconut water, coconut milk, and prickly pear as the cleanser.
Pureness Gel Cleanser ingredients:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer ingredients:
Water (Aqua/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum.
So…What Do I Think?
I’ve been using the Pureness cleanser and moisturizer for awhile now. Though I don’t use both daily, they’re in my regular product rotation. To be fair, I’m not the best target for this collection because my facial skin isn’t very sensitive, and I (fortunately) don’t experience much redness. So I can’t really speak to the collection’s efficacy in terms of addressing those concerns. But I can offer my honest opinion based on my experience using these products.
The Pureness Gel Cleanser is lovely; it lathers pretty well and has a very mild coconut scent. I like that it doesn’t leave my skin feeling squeaky clean…squeaky clean usually means your skin has been stripped of moisture. The cleanser does a decent job of removing makeup, but I feel like most cleansers don’t take everything off in one pass. A double cleanse is probably best if you’re wearing makeup. Would I purchase this cleanser on my own? Possibly. I’m not vegan so that’s not a major concern for me (though I totally appreciate that more brands have offerings for vegans). But I do love that it has fewer ingredients, it cleanses well, and the price is very reasonable, IMO.
The Pureness Soothing Light Moisturizer is, frankly, not my favorite. That’s not to say that it’s bad by any stretch of the imagination. It moisturizes my skin okay, but it’s not quite enough moisture for my dry winter skin. I’ve mostly used it as a morning moisturizer, and my cheeks will often start to feel dry later in the day. That said, I think it would probably work well for me as a summertime morning moisturizer. This moisturizer is indeed light, and has barely any detectable scent (thumbs up to that). My least favorite element is that I’ve experienced some pilling when using this product. It’s hard to say which products aren’t mixing well with it because I use so many, but pilling is always frustrating. And for that reason, I wouldn’t buy this moisturizer on my own.
Because of my skin type, I can’t speak to whether the Pureness collection truly helps out red, sensitive skin. But these two products are quite gentle, and I would imagine they would do well on sensitive skin as long as you’re not allergic to coconut or any of the other ingredients.
Obviously I like the cleanser more than the moisturizer. The moisturizer may work perfectly well for you—it just depends on whether it pills with the other products you’re using. If you have redness or sensitive skin, I still say it’s worth trying…especially if you’re looking for vegan, cruelty-free skin care!
As always, I really appreciate bareMinerals sending me these products to try out. It’s especially fun to receive beauty products to test out before they launch to the public. Thank you again, bareMinerals!