Review: Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream

I figured I really can’t sit on product reviews forever. They’re just going to pile up and I’d give up once and for all. I’ve been meaning to tell you about this moisturizer I’ve been trying. Yup, another one from Bobbi Brown. Somehow, my skin likes Bobbi Brown moisturizers! This one is called Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream.

 

Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream

 

Let’s establish something first. Extra is one of Bobbi Brown’s skincare lines that is more suitable for dry skin. I do not have dry skin, but I have maturing skin. Yes, let’s also get real. I am not a hot twenty something who bounces with collagen. I need collagen. I’m not a young’n who breezes through pregnancy, staying slim and radiant. I put on 10 pounds as soon as I missed my period. I suffer and turn into a hag almost immediately. UGH!! Oh wait, this isn’t about that… but it is. I need moisturizers that give me skin that extra boost without looking oil slick. You know, it’s bad enough to look like a hag, think about an oily faced hag. *gag* *vomit*

This one, I really like. I don’t like the price point – RM300 a tub – and that’s the only reason that’s stopping me from repurchasing when I’m done with this. Hey Bobbi, you might want to reduce the price range a little? I can be forgiving if you skim a little on packaging, you know? I don’t mind not having this luxurious hefty jar, in place of some plastic… but who am I kidding? GOOD Packaging sells. Sigh…

 

Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream 1

 

This moisturizer is suitable for both day and night. Before using this, I was having a bout of crazy skin. Just acting up for no reason, yelling at me through lines and pores. OK, not that serious. I don’t see lines on my face, but you just KNOW your skin is dehydrated, don’t you? It just doesn’t look as smooth, it doesn’t feel as supple. I’ve been using this for 2 months already, and while I gag the whole day, suppressing the need to vomit, my skin doesn’t add to the stump. The cream absorbs into the skin beautifully, doesn’t melt my foundation, and smells delicious. It is enriched with Super Citrus Complex (think grapefruit and vitamin C goodness) and Bobbi makes sure you know it. Yup, smells like oranges. Not any oranges, but smells like F&N orange soda! I am not allowing myself indulge in sodas, so this scent is pretty much a bonus to me. Some might not like it, but I do. LOL!

 

Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream 2

 

This cream moisturizes very well, and we have established that. Perhaps it does brighten the skin too. I mean, my skin is far from sallow (aside from some doomed dark circles) and I’d like to think that the ingredient called Glucosamine is doing its job, exfoliating dead skin cells from my face, revealing brighter skin every day :-) I really have nothing much to complain. I’ve made my peace with moisturizers in tubs / jars because while those in pumps and bottles are more hygienic, they annoy me when I’m nearly using up the product. It’s a bitch to get to those last few drops. However, with jars like this, I know I can polish it clean!

My 2 cents.

Ugh, OK… energy spent. Let me go lie down and feel sorry for myself again…

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    LMAO oily faced hag! Um, I think that was me last year. >__O I haven’t tried any BB skin care yet. I do like the look of their hefty jars though. :)

    • Lily

      Hag it is, but thank goodness not oily faced. And you’re not a hag, Liz. Far from it!!

  • Icaria

    Erm… Oily faced hag??? Don’t think so or I wanna see pictures!!! That cream sounds dreamy and probably would be nice in winter for me but since I rarely need super extra moisture the price wouldn’t be justified. I too loooove hefty jars, they look so luxurious! :)

    • Lily

      Oh my Helene. I take lots and lots of photos before picking just 2 or 3 of those I think are OK. The others are immediately deleted and I’m not going to post pictures of those fugly ones up here!!!!!!! HAHAHA!!!

  • liyeun

    I finally managed to get a sample of the regular one instead, without the brightening effect. It seemed to do its job day and night by hydrating well and adsorbing well, but something about the scent turns me off. I hope this does smell better, cos I like how easy it is to use the same moisturizer day and night.

    • Lily

      Oh! Good to hear you got some samples… but sorry about the scent? Does it smell different from mine? Which one did you get?

  • Bella

    This sounds great!! I had to laugh at “20-something bouncing with collagen” LOL! I’m glad you are able to tolerate the scent; during my first trimesters even my toothpaste and shampoo made me gag. Though citrus was usually ok actually. Rest up, it must be hard with two little ones bouncing around already!

    • Lily

      Oh, yes, twenty somethings are full of collagen for sure. Gravity got nothing on them…. YET! LOL! The scent is fine because yeah, citrus is usually ok :-D

  • 38noodles

    I’m trying to cut myself off from Bobbi’s skincare since it really is very overpriced in my opinion. Congrats again and I’m sure you’re perfectly radiant rather than oily hagged ;)

    • Lily

      You’re using BB skincare at the moment? Do you like it? I mean, other than the price point :-)

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    HAG is one of my favourite words! You are not a hag! You are awesome. I hope you are starting to feel better soon! And this sounds like something my skin would love!

    • Lily

      HAG is an awesome word! It’s great makeup takes the hag away though. LOL!

  • josie

    Nah, u won’t look like oily faced hag ;)
    I nvr tried BB skincare, but if I will, I ll start with this

    • Lily

      Thanks Josie. I’m not sure about the pregnancy glow at the moment, but if I get through the first 4 months, I should be OK, I hope!

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Lily, oh I’m sure you look fine! Don’t be so harsh on yourself ;) Also, I did hear that being pregnant with a baby boy causes more skin issues. So many Chloe and Ashley are going to have a little brother!

    I have tried some BB skincare during makeovers/workshops, and you’re right. I think it targets drier skin as well as colder climates. In all honesty I prefer tube packaging to jar anyways, so I’ll skip for now!

    • Lily

      LOL Sunny… I can only make fun of the whole situation so I won’t feel too bad :-) I do hope this is a boy, but I don’t want skin issues. Hahaha!

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    I am glad to see your review again. So sorry to hear that you’re still having hard time, though. Hope everything will be better soon! xoxo :)

    • Lily

      Me too, Lena. Me too >_<

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Aw, Lily. Hope you feel better soon!

    Funny enough, I’ve always heard that myth that Sunny mentioned below, too. Boy this time, maybe? Hahaha!

    It does sound like BB stuff is mostly richer creams for dry skin tones. As a dry-skinned girl, I’m not complaining, but holy cow that stuff is expensive :P For that price I might as well buy Shiseido…

    • Lily

      I want a boy, Larie. I can only be hopeful :-)
      Yeah, I really like the BB moisturizers I’ve tried so far, but boy, they are expensive!

  • Victoria

    Hahaha, I laughed when you said oily skin hag! You are always so funny. My skin is combination-normal so I do not think this moisturiser would be suitable for me. But it looks lovely though :-)

    • Lily

      LOL Victoria. I think this is a post where I just wrote without editing. No energy to filter.

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    Ooo I would love to try this. Hope to snag this baby at duty free when I travel later this month ;)

    • Lily

      I hope you’ll like it Yu Ming :-)

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I can relate to this never experiencing a pregnancy myself. I’m sure you are a glowing beaute, we are ever so harsh on ourselves. I hope you feel well soon and BB cream keeps doing its job! Ahh the moisture of youth. xoxo

    • Lily

      And the ongoing search for the fountain of youth (now serums of youth??)….