Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil


41 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.1

Price: $$$$


Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Santalum Album (Sandalwood), Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol, Farnesol, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Extra Face Oil is part of the Extra Repair line, designed for those with dry to severely dry skin or anyone who wants something "EXTRA" in the winter.

Extra Face Oil contains four carrier plant oils in the form of Olive, Sesame, Sweet Almond and Jojoba, along with Tocepherol Vitamin E and then four essential oils, Neroli, Patchouli, Lavender and Sandalwood.

For the price your paying and the amount your getting this is absolutely extortionate. You are simply paying for the brand name and luxurious glass packaging, which by the way couldn't be more cumbersome. You have to really make sure the top is screwed on properly otherwise this will spill, especially when travelling. Consider the Extra face oil to go if you like this product.

You can easily buy these oils and mix them yourself, no need to fork out this much for such an average face oil. By the way nothing in this is unique for the face, it can be used anywhere, body, hair, cuticles etc.

The fragrance is a bit of a problem for me, no other Estee Lauder owned line uses as much fragrance as much as Bobbi Brown, (no wait maybe Origins does too), they use essential oils to fragrance their product which to me while they are natural can be just as irritating as synthetic fragrance. Also some essential oils are photo toxic, not all, some and can react negatively with sunlight. I would use this as a night treatment oil or on hands or body parts that are parched. I know Bobbi Brown for a fact likes to layer this under her Extra Repair balm, for the days when you need extra treatment to combat dryness.

I received this as a gift so definitely wouldn't consider purchasing this though it does look lovely on my vanity. :P

Average essential oil blend with four carrier oils, messy packaging, cumbersome, overprices and may irritate those with sensitive skin.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 10/21/2014 5:20:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'm not sure what possessed me to try this particular face oil, but I shouldn't have. I have sensitive skin that is prone to flushing, and the heavy fragrance in this made my face beet red. I also just don't understand why there is so much fragrance in a product intended for the face. Who wants a smelly face?

on 9/9/2014 2:03:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

For this price Bobbi Brown needs to give it a pump. Also this list doesn't include the parabens it contains in the ingredient list on this site but on the box it includes these parabens: Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben
The problem is that we all need ot be aware of what ingredients we put on our faces not just look at famous names and jump right in. 3 parabens is way too many. Besides vitamin e is a long lasting preservatives for oils and everything else, she could have just used that and made it even better. Everyone says parabens aren't bad but if you add up all the parabens in all your products you're pretty toxic on the inside.I'm no big advocate for naturals but so many parabens is getting ridiculous.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 8/27/2013 9:42:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love love this face oil!!! I have been using this about 2 years..I have combination skin. This makes my skin so soft and not greasy.. My only complaint would be the bottle itself.. It has a tendency to fill in the cap and run down the bottle. But I can't live without this . I use it twice a day .. The scent is incredible!! Thanks Bobbi!:)😚

on 12/5/2012 1:24:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I do not like this product. I have very dry skin and thought this would help with the dryness. However it made me break out a little which it's very rare for me. Very awkward to apply as it doesn't come with a dropper and the opening is big. My husband finds use with it on his mosquito bites.

on 2/3/2012 9:05:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The Best! I used this for a month and my skin is incredible. The Best!,

on 1/9/2012 1:03:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

I am reallllllly into oils right now! I've tried: Vitamin E oil, Rosehip oil, Argan oil, and this BB oil. Right now I have Combo skin & I used this BB oil last night & woke up with glowy skin (my husband even commented on how great my skin looks (but I do get really dry skin after I perform at home chemical peels so I need oils more so then). Most of the oils I use have only 1 ing. lol =) I don't know if I'd re-purchase this tho cuz I feel I could try other oils like Emu or Jojoba or Meadowfoam for a fraction of the price, with BB I'm really paying for the brand. This would be a luxurious splurge for me if I decide to buy again.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 12/3/2011 4:17:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Update: Still love it. I go through it much faster (3 bottles/year) than some other reviewers, for use on face and neck. Original Review: I have been using this for two weeks on my combination skin. I have been using Cerave cream for 2 years, with good results for night moisture, but have been intrigued by new interest in oil products and often feel like I'm gooping up my face with creams before bed, which feels less than sexy. My new nighttime ritual is to cleanse (EL perfectly clean), and apply prescription Retin A. Then Estee Lauder's advanced night repair serum and BB extra eye balm (which is also new to me--verdict not yet in). Once the ANR serum is absorbed, I apply BB extra face oil to face and neck with a gentle massage, and allow that to sink in. Right before bed, I am giving a facial spritz of water (Aveda Flower Water, or rose water) and just a touch of Cerave cream at the top of my cheeks and around my lips, where I tend to dry/wrinkle. I feel glowing and not gooped as I get into bed. Skin is baby soft in the mornings--so lovely and calm, that I hate to wash it, so usually just use a gentle toner (EL soft clean) and proceed with morning products. Very happy with the product.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 10/10/2011 8:57:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

No words can describe how much I love this product! I have been suffering from dry flaky skin for many years and I have tried many different brands of moisturisers ranging from drugstore to high end (la mer, la prairie etc). For reference I have combination-dry-sensitive skin that leans on the dry side. I usually flake around my cheek area but occasionally I do flake around my forehead.

I had come to a point whereby I told myself to accept the fact that there is no moisturiser out there that is good enough for my dry skin until very recently I was introduced to this amazing face oil during a Bobbi Brown makeover by a lovely Bobbi Brown SA. At first I was very hesitant to apply oil on my face. Although I have dry skin I have constantly been told by many that dry skin needs water and not oil. I was convinced that it would clog my pores; worse still cause whiteheads/blackheads! The SA applied this face oil to my face prior to makeup application. She explained to me that this is their best selling S.O.S face oil. She assured me that the face oil contains only natural essential oils and does not contain mineral oil. This amazing oil is made of olive oil, sesame seed oil, jojoba oil, sandalwood, patchouli and lavender so you can imagine that it smells amazing! She also told me that she has been using this oil religiously for 4-5 years and sure enough she does have lovely skin. I purchased a bottle home for the price of RM 220 [which is more expensive than what you pay for in the US ] and went home thinking that I just blew an exorbitant amount of money on something completely pointless.

I started using this oil religiously every night after my usual skincare (cleanse, tone and moisturise) and I noticed that my skin is less flaky after the first week. It has been almost a month since I started using this oil and the flaky skin is all gone! I couldn't be happier. Makeup application is so much smoother and I don't have to worry about patchy foundation anymore. In fact I am convinced that it has improved the quality of my skin as my overall complexion looks more glowy and even toned.

I'm however not a fan of the packaging but I don't dislike it. I don't have a problem using it. I always place a palm on the opening and tip it over. I get the right amount of product for a full face and neck application.

I will definitely repurchase this product and I highly recommend it to anyone with dry sensitive skin.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

on 9/5/2011 2:30:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I use this when outdoor winter sports/wind have made the skin on my face raw, and it does not irritate at all. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 lippies is the packaging - you only need a little but it's hard not to get too much because of the relatively large opening at the top. Having said that, when I accidentally overdo the quantity, I rub it on my knees, neck, elbows, and anywhere else that is dry, where it feels good and soothes dryness without being too greasy. The other problem with the packaging is that it is a glass bottle which is kind of heavy and not well suited to travel for that reason. It's not so much that it is breakable - it actually feels pretty sturdy - it is more just the weight of it. On the other hand, the glass seems to keep the product more pure than plastic probably would. This face oil has a scent, but it is sort of oriental-ish, not a floral scent, and a little spicy which I like. Sometimes in the winter I'll use a drop of this instead of perfume! You have to give it at least ten minutes to sink in before you put make-up or anything else on top of it, but at least on my dry skin it is very well absorbed, you just have to be a little patient as it does not absorb instantly.

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