Review: Bare Republic Natural Mineral Sunscreen & Nuxe Face Cleansing and Makeup Removing Gel

Good morning lovelies.

Today I will be reviewing two products I received in my May Ipsy bag.  I will leave the link to my unbagging in case you are interested in seeing the other products I received.  May ipsy

  Let’s start with the Bare Republic product first.


Full Size: $14.99 for 1.7 oz.

Available at Target.


SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Face Sunscreen Lotion Let the power of nature protect and nourish the sensitive skin on your face with our lightly tinted 100% natural, chemical-free SPF 30 Facial Mineral Sunscreen. With its lightweight, non-whitening, non-greasy, and lightly tinted application, it’s perfect for use with or without make up. Wear with confidence knowing that you are applying the latest in sunscreen technology: broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, 40 minutes water resistant, no chemical actives, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens – no worries!


This has a very thin consistency.


A very subtle scent of coconut.


The first time I applied this, the product felt very greasy.  You must shake well before using to evenly distribute the product.

This product doesn’t feel greasy, but it does feel slick.  I don’t know if I would say it’s silky.  It actually feels very strange.  But it absorbs quickly.

Overall Thoughts:

I didn’t hate it, but didn’t love it either.  My biggest pet peeve is the spf.  I usually use an spf of at least 50 on my face and this contains an spf of 30.

I also wasn’t in love with the thin consistency, the scent, or the slickness of the product.

My make-up did apply smoothly over it and it didn’t impede the application or wear at all.

I won’t be purchasing the full size of this, but I am glad to have had the opportunity to try it.

Okay, now on to the Nuxe face cleansing and makeup removing gel.


Around $19 for 6.7 oz./200 ml


This Face Cleansing & Make-Up Removing Gel with Honey is a gentle, soap-free gel that removes make-up, cleanses and soothes the skin with honey and sunflower. For dry and sensitive skin.

Use in the morning and/or evening on damp skin avoiding the eyes. Lather and rinse with clean water.

Paraben-free. 94% of ingredients are from natural origin.


This is a thicker gel.


A little went a long way with this product.  It also was very smooth.


The moment I squeezed the product into my hands, I instantly second guessed my decision to use it.

It has a strong scent of…I’m not exactly sure.  Maybe woodsy?

But it irritated my skin and nose.  I decided…for the sake of this review…to use it anyway.

I first removed my makeup with a cleansing wipe, and then went in with this product.  It did a great job of removing whatever makeup was left and my skin did feel clean.

I did notice that my skin felt dry after rinsing so I immediately applied my moisturizer.

Overall Thoughts:

The product isn’t bad at all.  It worked quite well.

It is just the smell that I can’t get over.  I can’t bring myself to try it out again.

If they came out with a fragrance free version, I’d gladly give it a second chance!

Have a beautiful and wonderful day!

xoxo Lizzie♥


4 Comments Add yours

  1. plus+beauty27 says:

    Great reviews! Sorry that these didn’t seem too great for you. xo

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    1. Thank you! It’s okay. You can’t love everything right? At least I didn’t pay much for them!!! 🙂

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      1. plus+beauty27 says:

        True! Yeah sometimes things are just hit or miss :/ xo

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      2. So true! Now I know to stay away from them. :).

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