The newest craze regarding base products is the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, and rightfully so, given that it’s marketed as “the best of a BB, a CC, and a tinted moisturizer…with a 215% increase in skin hydration after just one week.” So far, the reviews have been phenomenal which is the reason why I had to try out the product myself. It’s been a long time since I’ve used Bare Minerals, and I’ve been perfectly happy with products I’ve found outside of this line. However, because I’m a base product junkie, I knew I was going to have to try this new product out.
The finish of this product is dewy with sheer-to-medium coverage for a radiant, soft, smooth finish. The gel cream texture looks and feels natural and light on the skin. It blends easily with no detection, sinks in nicely into the skin, and has a semi-matte/dewy finish. I don’t powder over this because I prefer that finish; however, I did notice that oil-control is pretty much non-existent and I have to blot after a few hours. In addition, as a tinted gel-cream product, this product is super lightweight and is considered to be more than a tinted moisturizer by providing “powerful hydration [with] marine botanicals to help replenish thirsty skin.” In addition, much like the concepts of BB/CC creams, skincare benefits are a part of this product’s promise with “mineral electrolytes to help energize skin,” “non-chemical, mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 30,” and “heart-leaf globe daisy, an antioxidant, helps protect against environmental stressors.”
What I really like about this product is that it’s really soothing on the skin and it’s hydrating and comfortable on my skin. I also really like the natural finish that comes with the benefits of moisture and additional skincare additives. It feels and looks like no makeup on the skin and I love products that provide that naturally radiant finish/touch. However, coverage is extremely minimal, so in that aspect, it’s definitely not like a typical BB/CC cream either. When blending, it almost seems like nothing is happening and the product is just disappearing. it’s probably best to have some good concealer on hand if you’re looking for something more; however, if you’re looking for something quick for the gym or running errands, there may not be a need to apply additional products.
The Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream is extremely sheer and is solely a product that seems to just even the skintone, boost the complexion a bit, and provide hydration. I got the shade Opal 01, which is good for fair skins with a cool undertone. It’s pretty forgiving though since it’s so sheer and blends out easily. I like that I can either use my hands or a brush, and for the most part, it’s pretty low-maintenance. I recommend this product, but I feel that it’s only really good for people with already semi-good skin; or, for those who need something light for the gym/weekends. If you’ve got issues with pigmentation, large pores, severe redness and unevenness, this product won’t be doing anything for you. If you have oily skin, this product will probably annoy you since there’s no oil control. But, if you’re willing to powder and religiously blot throughout the day, go for it! For me, I like to slap this on extremely lazy days when not much is going on. But if my skin needs something more I just reach for a real BB/CC cream, if my skin doesn’t really need foundation that particular day.
For the price and for being such a basic product (since it really doesn’t do that much), I think $29 is pretty fair. It’s really great for looking super natural and dewy, so I’m thinking this will be great for low-maintenance days for when I’m traveling and flying this summer. Other than that, you may want to just rely on base products that really give you the finish and coverage you want.
Made in USA.
Retails for $29.00 USD.