I've not used mineral makeup before, my sister was using another mineral makeup brand and was about to run out. She swears by mineral foundation, and ordered this at an Arbonne presentation. This foundation is awesome. I tried it, and have never worn foundation to where I didn't feel too "made up". I ordered some and its the BEST decision I've made; I'll never use liquid foundation again. The coverage is great, but it feels and looks like you don't even have foundation on! I set the foundation after applying blush and eyeshadow with Arbonne's loose powder. It lasts all day until I take it off at night -- no need to touch up during the day. I even have mild rosacea and don't have to reapply the foundation as I normally did when wearing liquid foundation. I'd absolutely buy again!
A friend recommended this scrub as an all-over scrub, and I really liked the way it made my skin feel after use, but it seemed too rough while I was using it. I'd been using Arbonne's RE9 Facial Scrub for the past six weeks or so, and hadn't thought of using it as a body scrub, but now I supplement my wash with the facial scrub at least two - three times a week. It works great! Its gentler on my skin and gets the job done. I don't think I'll continue to use the St. Ives, it was just too rough.