I haven't used Bare Minerals face cleanser in a long time. I ran out of my usual brand and thought I would try this until I can get the one I usually use. I really like this product. I don't wet my face before I use this, only my hands and it works up a good lather. The smell is a 'clean' smell and rinses easy. My face felt soft and clean, it did not dry my skin out. I have used it for a bout a week now and am still very happy with this product.