Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Moisturizing Balm


57 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$$


Water, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, C12-15 Alkyl Octanoate, Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone), Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Orange Bigarade), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Epilobium Angustifolium Extrat, Daucuc Carota Sativa (Carrot), Retinyl Palmitate, Angellica Archangelica Root Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Stearate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit), PEG-40 Stearate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Tetrasodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Oxybenzone

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on 1/16/2017 12:45:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Great for mature, dry skin. Found it a bit too heavy for my mature combo skin, but I really liked the fact that it has SPF 25. On the fence about the fragrance, it's a little strong but a pleasant fresh citrusy-cold cream smell. I think I might be ready for this in about ten years.

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on 6/6/2015 9:37:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have had a jar of this cream for a long time, and have just started using it again every day. It smells nice (strong lavender scent, which I normally don't like, but this one smells fresh), has SPF25 and has a good moisturizing texture. It isn't sticky or very white like some moisturizers with sunscreen can be. I prefer my Estee Lauder DayWear SPF50 to this, and it is more affordable (1 oz for $40 versus 1.7 oz for $95), so I will use this up, but I will probably not repurchase it.

UPDATE 7/27/17: I did buy this again. It just seemed to make sense at the time because my skin seemed okay with it in spite of the strong fragrance. In short, I would probably subtract a star from my review. It's good, but the fragrance can be problematic for a lot of people (including me, at first) and it does an okay job of moisturizing. Nothing phenomenal. I went back to the Estee Lauder one, which is now $43 and the BB extra is $98.

on 1/5/2014 2:49:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

This moisturiser is my HG of all moisturisers. It's expensive, but worth it. The first thing you will notice is a woody smell to the moisturiser,but I love it. This is great for dry skin and contains essential ingredients in which your skin will benefit from: peptides, aloe Vera, Shea butter...etc. it's very think in consistency and when applied? Not only does your face smell great but I could feel the hydration on my face. My face felt Dewey and radiant and gives me a nice healthy glow throughout the day. This extra range is my HG. I don't use this daily, as it's expensive, but every 2/3 days I use this. Love it!

on 10/17/2013 11:44:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

This product can be hydrating and repairing but not for me. It smells like pine sol, very herbal. It is heavy and rich but soreads easily. I found it very hard to rinse or wash off, because it left a film behind, which clogged my pores and made me break out. Thank goodness I washed it off right away. The fragrance may irritate very sensitive skin. The packaging is glass which is heavy and breakable. Not good if you want to take it with you when you travel. I was lucky to ask for a sample before purchasing this product. I recommend you to try it before you buy it.

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on 7/30/2013 6:17:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

this product is a life saver!!! , i have extremely dry skin on my face due to dermatitis. i recieved a sample of this and was amazed at how well it worked, it soothed my red skin and settled the flakies all over my cheeks and forehead. the smell of this moisturizer is quite pleasant and i cant smell any sunscreen. i wouldnt say it is overly greasy but it might be for some people who dont have dry skin, its not a big deal though as i find it soaks in reasonably quickly for my skin.

although the price is a con i will definitely be buying this in a full size as soon as i can, i feel this product is going to be something i cant live without and i will buy it over and over again.another con as far as ive seen would be the packaging as it is in a jar, it would be much easier to use if it was in a pump or tube for example but this doesnt worry me too much.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

you want to look older ? well this balm is what you need !! I was so disappointed because it makes my wrinkles more visible !! but my skin better really strange isnt' it ? FOR 100 euros (i m french) it s just unbelievable !!

on 12/3/2012 11:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Has SPF 25 - pretty high for a day cream
No sunscreen smell - actually smells really great
Good for dry skin

Feels a bit oily, even for combo skin on the dry side, not good for applying makeup afterwards
Too expensive - just not a justified price for a non-miracle product

Hum, I don't think I will repurchase.

on 6/23/2012 2:29:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I got this one in a sample and used it twice already. I love it. my skin has been very dry lately and I need to change my moisturizer. I applied this bobbi brown moisturizer now and then, and it really moistens my skin. my skin looks glowing and the application of my make up is better. I also love the fact that it comes with SPF. however, I do notice that the smell is quite pungent. it is quite pricey, and I am not sure if I am going to buy it or not with my financial condition at this moment o.O (poor student). but if I have money, I think I'll give it a shot.

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on 2/4/2012 11:17:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I love BB products, and the SPF 25 and peptides in this product piqued my interest. Ive been using this as a night cream and a base under skin foundation daily for 1 week. My pros thus far: my skin definitely feels softer and dewy, It absorbs quickly and leaves skin moist but never greasy.I feel great about being compliant with essential sun protection.
Cons: I do not like the strong, chemical-type scent,( maybe thats from the sunscreen? ) For the price, I wish it had a jar design like K Somerville tissue repair, which dispenses measured doses of product cleanly, instead of dipping fingers in jar for every use. I will definitely use the rest of this jar- too expensive to waste!.
I do prefer BB gel cream moisturizer for daytime. Cheaper, Its very light, mild scent, greasless, but unfortunately has no sunsreen protection or peptides.

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on 8/26/2011 11:12:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

So I'm aged 42 and my skin does become dryer over the years which means I do need a good moisturiser for dry skin. This one is great - but not really for people with oily skins, I can see that you need dry or more mature skin to appreciate it. I can leave an oily film, which is fine for night-time but perhaps not so good during the day.
However, I find it has really made a difference during the day to my foundation application. My foundation is MAC Pro Longwear and although I love it, it's a pig to wear if you have dry skin. so this moisturiser is ideal to use as a base - it leaves my skin dewy even with this longwear foundation, even though I have dry skin.
If you have more mature skin which is dry, this is great as overnight cream and as a foundation base (MUA tells me it contains a primer). During the day, on bare skin, you may find it looks too greasy. I guess it depends on how dry your skin is.
I don't mind the open jar container as I always have clean hands and fingers to apply it, so I'm not concerned about the hygene aspect.
Downside - price. It is extremely expensive. However, you only need a blob of it for the whole face. I'll work through the jar and see how long it ends up lasting me. Hopefully it will last me a few months and then I can justify the cost

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