01.28.2015
3
Extra Treatment Lotion
5 fl. oz. for $65
Expert Rating
Community Rating (1)
Expert Reviews
Last Updated:01.28.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This product’s texture is right in between a toner and a gel-textured moisturizer. Bobbi Brown positions it as a pre-moisturizer treatment product to give skin a moisture boost, yet that’s pretty much how you could also describe a moisturizing toner.

Extra Treatment Lotion falls short of greatness because it tends to feel sticky on skin and cause other products to drag over it, not to mention it also has a slight tendency to ball up once it sets. But by far the biggest reason it’s not recommended is due to the amount of fragrant oils it contains. Although these add a fresh, citrus-herbal scent to this toner/moisturizer hybrid, each of them also poses a significant risk of irritation—irritation that can end up being pro-aging because of its gradual impact on collagen damage. See More Info for details.

Without the fragrant plant oils and preponderance of irritating fragrance chemicals like limonene and linalool, this would be worth considering, assuming the texture and finish were also improved. As is, this ends up being an expensive way to risk irritating skin.

Pros:

  • Contains some good water-binding and repairing ingredients.
  • The plant extracts and caffeine add antioxidant benefit.
  • Hydrates.

Cons:

  • High amount of fragrant plant oils poses a strong risk of irritation.
  • Can feel lastingly sticky at dry down, and tends to ball up a bit when other products are applied on top.
Community Reviews
Claims

A preparative lotion that you apply first before your skincare routine to maximize skin’s moisture for fresher, smoother, firmer skin. This water-based lotion is perfect for anyone who needs an extra moisture boost and who likes their skin soothed, calm and more even looking.

Ingredients

Water, Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Sucrose, Glycereth-26, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), PEG-8, Caffeine, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Polysorbate 20, Jojoba Wax PEG-120 Esters, Acaligenes Polysaccharides, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium  PCA, Polyquaternium-51, Urea, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, 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.