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Bobbi Brown

Extra Soothing Balm

0.50 fl. oz. for $ 58.00
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Extra Soothing Balm contains triglycerides, waxes, emollients, and plant oils that can protect and restore dry skin to a healthier-looking and smoother-feeling state. What’s not the least bit soothing is the inclusion of ginger root and bitter orange oils. Both can be irritating to skin and they keep this product from being a worthwhile purchase (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com).

Jar Packaging: Yes
Tested on animals: Yes

A dense, concentrated balm that can be used anywhere extra hydration is needed. It can also be applied lightly over makeup to give cheeks that desired, healthy glow.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit California), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Phytantriol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Citral, Anise Alcohol, Red 6, Yellow 5 Lake

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 anyones 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 pointbut 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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