Extra Repair Serum
This expensive serum contains good ingredients for skin (though nothing exciting or worthy of this price tag), but their beneficial effects are counteracted by the inclusion of several fragrant plant oils, most of which cause irritation, which in turn hurts your skin's ability to look and act younger, and they're not repairing in the least!
- Lotion-like texture that helps normal to dry skin feel better.
- Contains antioxidants and a cell-communicating ingredient to improve skin.
- Expensive for what can easily be found in less pricey products. Check our list of Best Serums for more affordable and better formulated options.
- Several key anti-aging ingredients are present, but only meager amounts, which isn’t what you should expect for this price.
- Formula contains fragrant plant oils that can cause irritation (please see More Info for details on why irritation is bad for your skin).
The fragrant oils in this serum create a lovely scent, but fragrance isn’t skin care. More important, these fragrant oils don’t offer any anti-aging benefit, but they do cause irritation, which hurts skin’s ability to heal and produce healthy collagen. That’s the opposite of what you want if your goal is healthier, younger-looking skin!
EXTRA Repair Serum is Bobbis solution for dry or very dry skin. Luxurious and milky, this concentrated repair serum comforts skin as it firms and moisturizes. Anti-aging ingredients like Vitamin C and a powerful peptide help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles both instantly and over time.
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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