09.28.2016
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Skin Nourish Coral Grass & Green Algae Moisture Mask
2.5 fl. oz. for $47
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Last Updated:09.28.2016
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

In the midst of a rather elegant though basic moisturizing formula lurk several problematic plant oils including grapefruit and lavender, synthetic fragrance methyldihydrojasmonate, and fragrant linalool plus synthetic coloring agents.

Your skin deserves better better (antioxidants, skin-replenishing ingredients, skin-restoring ingredients) without the bad (volatile fragrant compounds, synthetic coloring agents). See More Info for the full scoop on why fragrance is detrimental to skin.

Pros:
  • Rich lotion texture moisturizes and adds an instant glow.
Cons:
  • Highly fragrant formula poses a risk of aggravating skin.
  • Grapefruit and lavender oil are known skin sensitizers.
  • Contains more fragrant ingredients than state of the art replenishing ingredients.
More Info:

Why Fragrance is a Problem for Skin: Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes a chronic sensitizing reaction on skin.

This leads to all kinds of problems, including disruption of skin's healthy appearance, worsening dryness, redness, depletion of vital substances in skin's surface, and generally keeps skin from looking healthy, smooth, and hydrated. Fragrance free is always the best way to go for all skin types.

A surprising fact: Even though you can't always see the negative influence of using products that contain fragrance has on skin, the damage will still be taking place even if it's not evident on the surface. Research has demonstrated that you don't always need to see or feel the effects on your skin for your skin to be suffering. This negative impact and the visible damage may not become apparent for a long time.

References for this information:

Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, May 2012, pages 1,410-1,419

Aging, March 2012, pages 166-175

Chemical Immunology and Allergy, March 2012, pages 77-80

Experimental Dermatology, October 2009, pages 821-832

International Journal of Toxicology, Volume 27, 2008, Supplement pages 1-43

Food and Chemical Toxicology, February 2008, pages 446—475

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, issue 11, pages 789-798

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2008, issue 4, pages 191-202

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Claims
Enriched with Coral Grass and Green Algae–powerful moisture magnets–this super creamy yet lightweight mask instantly quenches dry skin with sustained moisturization for a smoother, plumper look. Used three times a week, it helps repair skin’s natural moisture barrier and reduce the look of fine, dry lines.
Ingredients
Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, PEG-40 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait d’Orge, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Caffeine, Algae Extract, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Phytosphingosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Whey Protein\Lactis Protein\Proteine du Petit-lait, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Trehalose, Sodium PCA, Oryzanol, Sorbitan Oleate, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Nylon-12, Carbomer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates/Acrylonitrogens Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorophenesin, Linalool, Limonene, Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 4 (CI 14700)
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.