Bobbi BrownHydrating Intense Night Cream
1.7 fl. oz. for $60
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This moisturizer has a wonderfully creamy, cushiony texture that feels great on dry skin. Its formula is front-loaded with substantial emollients to prevent moisture loss and make dry skin feel comfortable, and numerous antioxidant plant oils are included. While all of that is excellent, what’s not so good is the jar packaging. Since this moisturizer contains numerous light- and air-sensitive ingredients, much of their anti-aging benefit will be lost shortly after you open this product. Now that’s not money well spent, and this moisturizer is far from inexpensive!

Although the jar packaging is a letdown, what’s even more disappointing is the inclusion of fragrant oils known to cause irritation. These may smell great but fragrance isn’t skin care and in fact skin does better without fragrance. This also contains the fragrance ingredient methyldihydrojasmonate, putting skin at further risk of irritation. With some small but significant tweaks, this could’ve been a top-notch moisturizer.

Last Updated:04.01.2015
Jar Packaging:Yes
Tested on animals:Yes
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Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Esters, Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sucrose, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady's Thistle) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Micrococcus Lysate, Linoleic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Dimethicone, Acetyl Glucosamine, Trehalose, Steareth-2, Lecithin, Cholesterol, Ceramide 2, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caffeine, Glycine, Phytantriol, Phytosphingosine, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Stearyl Alcohol, Hexylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Carbomer, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol

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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.

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