Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

BY Bobbi Brown
4.4/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

Bobbi Brown has dubbed its Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm as ‘Cinderella Cream’ because of the instant glow it offers. It does so with the help of pearl particles that also provide deep hydration to your skin. It is not only a beauty product, but also a skincare product that offers long-term skin improving benefits to revive tired and dull skin. Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm also improves your complexion to bring back its natural radiance. It comes in three shades, all packaged in a silky white container with a black pump dispenser.

Product Reviews

4/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Light texture

Gets absorbed quickly

Paraben-free

Phthalate-free

Sulfate-free

Vegan

Multi-purpose

Imparts radiance

Moisturizes your skin

Offers instant glow

Improves complexion

Revives dull skin

CONS

Expensive

4.7/5

PROS

Convenient packaging

Light texture

Non-greasy

No parabens

Hydrating

Moisturizing

Beautiful glow

CONS

Expensive


Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is the best purchase of this year for me. I bought the Bare Glow shade five months back to use as a highlighter. But this winter, I have been obsessed with crystal clear glowy skin look. Here is how I liked it, how I am using it, and what I am doing to get that crystal clear glowing skin.

So, this moisturizer comes in a pump dispenser, which is convenient and hygienic. It smells a little herbal but it fades away once applied. The size of the packaging makes it travel-friendly. More or less a thumbs up for the packaging.

Now, as I said, I bought this mainly for highlighting purpose. Back then, I used to apply it over my foundation on the points I wanted to highlight, like my cheekbones, nose, and upper lip. It does wonders! It highlights beautifully and gives a high-end finishing touch to my makeup.

Since I am into the no-makeup-look these days, what I do is, I mix a little amount of this illuminating moisturizer with my CC cream and blend it all over my face. This works because I have dry skin. I would not recommend oily or maybe even combination skin type to use it this way.

Every time I use it that way, my skin looks beautiful! Almost like a Korean beauty. This moisturizer does not have sparkles or thick shimmers. It has a natural glow which gives an expensive look. No wonder it’s expensive.

From the day I have been using this moisturizer, I have been satisfied. It was totally worth it. I still do wish for the price to go down though.

3/5

PROS

Hydrating

Paraben-free

CONS

Expensive

Not illuminating enough

The effect disappears when mixed with foundation


I had such high expectation with this moisturizer after reading so many good reviews about it. But what I got was utterly disappointing, considering the money I paid for it. The illumination it gives me is very subtle, but when I mix it with my foundation it is almost non-existent. Yes, it is very hydrating for my combination skin, but I wish there was more illumination in the product. I will not be buying this product again.

4.6/5

PROS

Non-greasy

Moisturizing

Non-sticky

Does not clog pores

Revives your skin

Natural glow

Does not cause any skin problems

CONS

Expensive


It has just been two weeks since I started using this illuminating moisturizer and I’m telling you guys, this is one of the best. It not only moisturizes my dry skin but also adds life to my dull skin. I go all out with it. I use it all over my face as a moisturizer with a little bit of sunscreen. It does not clog my pores nor does it give me any skin problems. I am using the shade Golden Glow and my face looks healthy and naturally radiant. I am so happy with this purchase.

3.5/5

PROS

Beautiful sheen

No harmful ingredients

CONS

Expensive

Not suitable for oily skin

Herbal smell


I love all the products I have used from Bobbi Brown, but I am not so sure about this one. My oily skin feels so heavy when I put this cream on. I can not wear it during the day because it makes me look very oily. I cannot even wear it at night because I look dirty! But since I paid so much for it, I am using it to enhance my legs, hands, and neck area. That way it works very well! It makes me look expensive. I also have a little problem with the smell. It is kind of herbal-ish. Overall, it is ok, not something I will look out for again.

Question & Answers

December 23, 2018

How to use Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm?

Vyshnavi MurthyDecember 24, 2018

Vyshnavi MurthyDecember 24, 2018

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm can be used in the following ways:

It can be used over your foundation.

It can be applied as an illuminating moisturizer.

It can be applied on bare skin.

It can be applied on your body for an illuminating effect.

December 22, 2018

What are the ingredients of this moisturizer?

Rinatha PaiDecember 23, 2018

Rinatha PaiDecember 23, 2018

The ingredients list of Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is: Water\Aqua\Eau , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Peg-4 Diheptanoate , Glycerin , Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 , Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Phenyl Trimethicone , Polyethylene , Cetearyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Tocopheryl Acetate , Cetyl Alcohol , Glyceryl Stearate , Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil , Caffeine , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil , Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract , Squalane , Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil , Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil , Epilobium Angustifolium Flower\Leaf\Stem Extract , Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil , Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter , Sodium Hyaluronate , Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract , Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum , Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract , Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer , Sorbitan Stearate , Peg-40 Stearate , Butylene Glycol , Dicetyl Phosphate , Ceteth-10 Phosphate , Xanthan Gum , Lecithin , Polysorbate 60 , Propylene Glycol Stearate , Polysorbate 20 , Sorbitan Laurate , Linalool , Geraniol , Citronellol , Limonene , Citral , Tin Oxide , Propylene Glycol Laurate , Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract , Ethylhexylglycerin , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Tetrasodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , Potassium Sorbate , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)]

December 21, 2018

Does this illuminating moisturizer have any side effects?

Priya SolomonDecember 22, 2018

Priya SolomonDecember 22, 2018

No such side effects have been recorded so far. However, check out he ingredient list to see if it contains anything you are allergic to. And do a patch test (apply a some cream to your inner arm and leave it on for 24 hours) before you apply it to your face.

December 20, 2018

What kind of moisturizer is Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm?

Madhu PriyaDecember 21, 2018

Madhu PriyaDecember 21, 2018

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm is a multi-purpose moisturizer. It works very well both as a primer and a moisturizer. It can also be used as a highlighter on your face and body.

December 19, 2018

What are the shades available?

Monisha SarkarDecember 20, 2018

Monisha SarkarDecember 20, 2018

There are three shades available:

Bare Glow: To achieve bare natural glow with ultra-fine pearl pigments.

Pink Glow: To achieve natural pink glow with ultra-fine pearl pigments.

Golden Glow: To achieve natural golden bronze glow with ultra-fine pearl pigments.

December 18, 2018

How to choose the right shade?

Geeta Ghokule

Choose according to your preference. Altogether there are three shades - Bare Glow, Pink Glow, and Golden Glow. Though they don’t have any distinct color, they differ in terms of sheerness and temperature. Bare Glow will give a cool glow, Pink Glow will give a hint of pink glow and Golden Glow will give a warm glow.

December 17, 2018

What skin type is this illuminating moisturizer suitable for?

Harika HarikumarDecember 18, 2018

Harika HarikumarDecember 18, 2018

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, like the name suggests, illuminates the skin. It is most suitable for normal to dry skin. It can be too heavy for oily skin.