12.31.2014
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Hydrating Face Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $55
Expert Rating
Community Rating (3)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes

Hydrating Face Cream is a fragrant moisturizer that contains a blend of helpful and irritating ingredients. The problematic ingredients include coriander oil, jasmine, rosemary, and lavender. All of these can prompt irritation that hurts skin's healing process and hinders healthy collagen production.

The fact that it’s packaged in a jar means the beneficial ingredients won't remain stable once it is opened.

All plant extracts, vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients break down in the presence of air, so once a jar is opened and lets the air in these important ingredients begin to deteriorate. Jars also are unsanitary because you’re dipping your fingers into them with each use, adding bacteria which further deteriorate the beneficial ingredients.

Community Reviews
Claims

This nourishing cream replenishes skin with the moisture it loses daily. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream is formulated with Algae Extract, a hydrating botanical, and Kukui Nut Oil, a natural extract that effectively softens skin and prepares it for smooth, seamless makeup application.

Ingredients

Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Algae Extract, Cetyl Phosphate, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom), Retinyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Acrylamides Copolymer, Lecithin, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Polysorbate 20, Homosalate, Sodium Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol

Brand Overview

Bobbi Brown At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good cleanser and eye makeup removers; some impressive foundations, with options for all skin types and preferences; very good blushes and eyeshadows (powder and cream); several top-notch mascaras; mostly excellent brushes.

Weaknesses: Multiple moisturizers in jar packaging, otherwise great products hindered with irritating fragrant oils or fragrance components.

It all began with lipsticks. In 1991, New York based makeup artist Bobbi Brown debuted a collection of ten lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman, expecting to sell about one hundred units in a month. She sold more than that the first day. From there, it's been mostly success after success, as Brown launched her classic foundation stick, wrote her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource, and enjoyed continued attention as an in-demand makeup artist and beauty educator.

Today, Bobbi Brown's makeup that continues to excel with superior foundations, true matte blushes and eyeshadows, and with all of the other basics that are essential to anyone’s makeup wardrobe. It isn't the least bit surprising that this makeup collection continues to do so well, because for many it's one-stop shopping that combines classic makeup application techniques with enough fun-yet-functional products to keep customer's interest piqued season to season.

Turning to the skincare collection, there are a few excellent formulas, but unfortunately, many are packaged in a jar, which means their beneficial ingredients are rendered useless due to air exposure (and bacterial contamination from spatulas or fingers). In addition, some suffer from the inclusion of potent fragrant essential oils. Those that should be avoided are noted in their respective reviews. That aside, color is without a doubt Bobbi Brown's strong point—but you will find a few sleeper hits among the selection of skincare products.

For more information about Bobbi Brown, call (877) 310-9222 or visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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Bobbi Brown At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good cleanser and eye makeup removers; some impressive foundations, with options for all skin types and preferences; very good blushes and eyeshadows (powder and cream); several top-notch mascaras; mostly excellent brushes.

Weaknesses: Multiple moisturizers in jar packaging, otherwise great products hindered with irritating fragrant oils or fragrance components.

It all began with lipsticks. In 1991, New York based makeup artist Bobbi Brown debuted a collection of ten lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman, expecting to sell about one hundred units in a month. She sold more than that the first day. From there, it's been mostly success after success, as Brown launched her classic foundation stick, wrote her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource, and enjoyed continued attention as an in-demand makeup artist and beauty educator.

Today, Bobbi Brown's makeup that continues to excel with superior foundations, true matte blushes and eyeshadows, and with all of the other basics that are essential to anyone’s makeup wardrobe. It isn't the least bit surprising that this makeup collection continues to do so well, because for many it's one-stop shopping that combines classic makeup application techniques with enough fun-yet-functional products to keep customer's interest piqued season to season.

Turning to the skincare collection, there are a few excellent formulas, but unfortunately, many are packaged in a jar, which means their beneficial ingredients are rendered useless due to air exposure (and bacterial contamination from spatulas or fingers). In addition, some suffer from the inclusion of potent fragrant essential oils. Those that should be avoided are noted in their respective reviews. That aside, color is without a doubt Bobbi Brown's strong point—but you will find a few sleeper hits among the selection of skincare products.

For more information about Bobbi Brown, call (877) 310-9222 or visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.