Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Bobbi Brown EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm




With winter’s dry skin quickly taking its toll, I’ve been looking for a foundation that’s super moisturizing and soothing. Last week, I received my first jar of Bobbi Brown’s EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm and it’s proven to be a winner!
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizing Balm 1

EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm is a thick cream that provides a boat load of moisture in each application. Intended for dry to very dry skin, it has really helped remedy my dry skin woes. I’ve been wearing it now for about five days and I absolutely love it! The coverage is very sheer and just enough to even out some slight redness on my cheeks. After applying it with my fingers (it sinks right into my skin), I use my normal concealer to even out dark areas under my eyes, around my nose and on my chin. This provides a very natural, dewy finish so if you require full coverage or a matte texture, this balm is not for you. Because of its moisturizing qualities, it also makes a pretty good primer so I’ve actually used this under a fuller coverage foundation with great results!
Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizing Balm 2
Bobbi Brown EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm in Extra Light Tint
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Bobbi Brown EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm in Extra Light Tint

Ingredients

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE 7.50% ,HOMOSALATE 5.00%, OXYBENZONE 5.00% ,AVOBENZONE 2.00%

INGREDIENTS: WATER\AQUA\EAU ,GLYCERIN ,PEG-4 DIHEPTANOATE ,BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2,BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) , CETEARYL ALCOHOL , CETYL ALCOHOL , GLYCERYL STEARATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER ,EPILOBIUM ANGUSTIFOLIUM EXTRACT ,DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT , SODIUM HYALURONATE , RETINYL PALMITATE , TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SQUALANE , ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ,OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) , ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE), PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM) FLOWER OIL, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT CALIFORNIA) , ANGELICA ARCHANGELICA SEED OIL , CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL , PHENYL TRIMETHICONE , DIMETHICONE, LECITHIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL , PEG-12 DIMETHICONE , DICETYL PHOSPHATE ,CETETH-10 PHOSPHATE, SORBITAN STEARATE ,POLYSORBATE 60 ,PEG-40 STEARATE, XANTHAN GUM , CITRIC ACID , TETRASODIUM EDTA , POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN ,PHENOXYETHANOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL ,GERANIOL, LINALOOL, CITRAL , /- TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) , IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) , MICA

The active ingredients in this tinted moisturizer are the sunscreens, which provide SPF 25 (which you need year round!!). Other ingredients include moisturizers and emollients (glycerin, shea butter, hyaluronic acid) and lots of scented oils, which are responsible for this product’s lovely scent. I don’t have sensitive skin so scented products are not an issue for me but if your skin reacts to citrus oils (or you just don’t like how they smell), then you won’t like it. I happen to love the fragrance!

You can find Bobbi Brown EXTRA Tinted Moisturizing Balm at Nordstrom $54 by clicking here. It’s available in the following shades:
  • Alabaster
  • Extra Light
  • Light
  • Light to Medium
  • Medium
  • Medium to Dark
  • Dark
  • Deep
If you’ve got dry to very dry skin like I do, you’ll love this tinted moisturizer. Oilier skins, fuhgeddaboutit!

Ages of Beauty rating: ****