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Rejuva Minerals Review

I finally received my shipment from Rejuva Minerals...it took almost two weeks!

The formula I tested for this review was the Organic Botanicals Rejuva Minerals foundation. (I also received another formulation, all skin types, but haven't tested it yet...will let you know more later...)

(*I was not paid to do this review and I did not receive the products for free...I purchased them.)

I was so excited to try this loose powder mineral foundation because it is completely all-natural and non-toxic. There are a few cosmetic safety databases, but my favorite is www.cosmeticsdatabase.com, and it is rated 0 out of 10 for toxicity (which is good...the lower the number, the less toxins, the higher the number, the more toxins it contains) (bare minerals is rated 3 or 4 out of 10, orignal foundation)

Well, I rushed into my bathroom and washed my face, moisturized, and opened the rejuva minerals. The first thing I noticed was the smell...it smelled like flowers, but in a weird way, like old rotten flowers :( (the smell wasn't overpowering though...)

Coverage: absolutely NONE!! I was worried about this when I ordered, so I checked reviews and people were just raving for this stuff, but I still had my doubts. My suspicions were correct. :( (Ok, it may have minimized my redness a TINY bit, but any regular ole powder will do that) :P

Feel and look: The feel was great...wasn't drying, didn't feel creamy or heavy...felt like I had nothing on (well, because it is so sheer and doesn't cover anything!) One great positive for this powder is that it left my skin looking very very smooth...it evened out my enlarged pores and gave a shine free finish.

Lasting power: This I have no clue of, because I was so disappointed initially in the product that I promptly removed it and grabbed my bare minerals matte to complete my makeup (was going out somewhere and therefore needed a nice full face of makeup)

Final thoughts: I think this powder would be great as a finishing powder, but not definitely NOT as a foundation powder (of which it is advertised!)

Bummer!! Well, if you still want to try it, they have 1 gram sample sizes for $3.95 a piece...that is enough for several applications or more!

Cheers!!

Comments

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sandyme
Nov. 2nd, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
disagree
I have to say my experience with rejuva minerals is different. I love it.
I don't think people should take this review serious. You write (here and elsewhere) about having dry, acne skin. You sound to me like you don't look after yourself properly.
It minimizes your redness a tiny bit!! You only used it once!!! How about you use this and other products properly and give a proper review!!! or maybe you are being paid by Bare Minerals?
careforyourbody
May. 23rd, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
Rejuva minerals
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greenbecky
Oct. 13th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Thanks :)
Thanks for the review! I appreciate your honesty :) I'm thinking of trying out Rejuva Minerals too (I'm also switching from Bare Escentuals, after reading about bismuth oxychloride on www.hildechristina.com (lots of great reviews and info) and toxicity on EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database).

I've tried Inika (unbeatable lasting power, and great coverage - might be something for you) and Tikei, but then I discovered Maias Mineral Galaxy which I found to be milder (granted not as long lasting). I also found the customer service to be very pleasant :)

Next up I want to test Rejuva, Zosimos and Coastal Classic Creations (even though CCC's prices are steep and I've heard that they're snooty when it comes to customer service).

I would never have guessed that Rejuva's makeup had a smell :P But now I now, and won't be shocked when I try it out :)

Also useful to know if the shipping is fast, or not. I tend to get my hopes up from two days after ordering - better to know beforehand.
greenbecky
Oct. 13th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
- edit
I googled Coastal Classics Creations, and unfortunately found quite a few complaints on them (mainly customer service). They seem mean and untrustworthy (eg. deleting negative comments on their products and allegedly revealing medical information of a customer).

It did bother me having to buy a trial bag containing an eyeshadow, lipstick and blush of my choice, for $22 -- when all I really wanted to test out was their eyeshadow(s). I'm used to companies letting me pick out as few or many samples as I like, and for a much lower price than that. However, despite this, I would have bought their jet black eyeshadow for $27 and I was quite intrigued by their perfumes and the fact that they seemed so safe.

Having done a quick search I've seen enough to question their honesty and morals. I'm also pondering whether or not they were honest with EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Not that it matters - they could be "the best", but I wouldn't support a company that treats people this badly.


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