Skin Wrinkle Treatment No 25
Skin Wrinkle Treatment No 25 is sold as a wrinkle-filling, blurring, and skin-firming treatment in one. Although it does all of those things, the results vary, keeping this fragrance-free treatment from reaching its purported multi-tasking claims.
The clear glass bottle packaging presents a problem if you aren't careful to store this away from natural light. Routine exposure to light will cause the delicate ingredients this contains to degrade, which won't help wrinkles.
Applied with a paddle applicator attached to the cap, Skin Wrinkle Treatment No 25 has a slightly thick, greasy, somewhat frosting-like texture. It smooths over skin easily enough, setting to a soft, moist finish that brightens skin tone.
As for its line-blurring and wrinkle-filling abilities, it works, but not to the degree the claims assert. In other words, you'll see some improvement, but it's subtle and temporary. Other wrinkle fillers contain ingredients that provide greater instant gratification while also lasting longer, but this treatment offers additional benefits, which we like.
One prime benefit is the mix of nourishing, antioxidant-rich plant oils and skin-firming peptides this product offers. Although those ingredients won't lift sagging skin—such a feat is one area where even the best skincare comes up short—routine use can bring about incremental changes in wrinkles and skin texture. If you're OK with the extra care needed to store this product and its interesting texture, it's a good choice if you're interested in seeing how it could benefit your skin.
- Good mix of hydrating ingredients to smooth and soften wrinkles.
- Contains nourishing, non-fragrant, antioxidant-rich plant oils.
- Peptides help reinforce skin's firmness.
- Fragrance free.
- Cannot lift sagging skin.
- Does a so-so job of blurring lines and wrinkles.
- Clear glass bottle packaging must be kept from routine exposure to natural light.
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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