Monday, January 20, 2014

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

If I say the words - Bobbi Brown, what do you think of? I personally associate Bobbi Brown with great quality makeup but during a recent sale on their website, I decided to invest in some Bobbi Brown skincare.  Of all the products that I purchased about which I was most excited about was the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream ($49 for 50 ml). I had high expectations as this baby is not cheap and of course as it is a Bobbi Brown product we are talking about.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

So first lets start with the packaging. OMG. I love the lovely black and white theme, it's pretty timeless. I adore that the box is large and comes with a Bobbi Brown crest (that shape in above) and gives lots of info about the product. It includes the ingredients, how to use the product etc.

Then you open the box and nestled inside is a beautiful clear thick glass tub with a beautiful glossy black lid that also has the Bobbi Brown crest on top. I would usually state here that I am not a fan of sticking my fingers into tubs of products and I usually prefer pumps as they are more hygienic, but the cream within in so thick (think thick dense greek yoghurt consistency) that it would be difficult to put it in any other kind of packaging.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

The Hydrating Face Cream contains algae extract to moisturize and condition, vitamin E (antioxidant), and caffeine. It also contains an enriched mineral water blend that contains -
  • Zinc to help remove damaged tissue
  • Calcium to help maintain the natural moisture and barrier functions of the upper epidermis and stimulate the skin to make new cells
  • Copper, which is necessary for the production of collagen and elastin, the structural components of healthy skin
  • Iron to help carry oxygen in the body and aid in immune function and energy metabolism
  • Magnesium, essential for healthy skin and ideal for topical use - it aids in cellular renewal, protein formation, DNA production - it even discourages skin irritations
  • Potassium to help with the growth of new skin cells
The cream is suited for normal to dry skin. If you have oily or a true combination skin tone or are adverse to using a thick face cream, the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream might be better suited for you.

Due to the thick nature of the cream, you only need a little to hydrate your entire face. I have to also add that the product is lightly perfumed, it smells like a sophisticated spa, in keeping with the algae and enriched mineral water content.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

So here is my verdict, I have been using this cream for the last 3 weeks and I am super impressed. I love the fact that you only need a little bit so the 50 ml tub will last me for the next few months. I find that I can use this cream both day and night as it absorbs really quickly into the skin and doesn't leave a residue on the skin. I believe that this product has helped me a great deal and I am so glad I picked it up. If you are looking for a great quality effective face cream that you can use in the mornings and at night do give Bobbi Brown skincare a go.

Let me know what your winter skincare recommendations are. I am always curious to know what you guys like to use.


  1. You're right, I never think of buying Bobbi Brown skincare, always make up! This looks really lovely though!! xx

    Sarah | Squares - Bookworm and Beauty Enthusiast

  2. You're welcome! You have a wonderful blog =) xx