Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

BY Bobbi Brown
4.7/5     5 Reviews

Product Description

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is a lightweight foundation-moisturizer that nourishes your skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The broad spectrum of SPF 25 helps to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays and dehydration. It is enriched with an Argireline peptide that boosts the skin's natural collagen production and clary sage ferment that strengthens the skin's protective moisture barrier. The water-in-oil emulsion creates a rich and emollient balm texture that promotes immediate and long-term moisturization. It comes in a glass jar with a black screw lid.

Product Reviews


5 Ratings & 5 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend







Imparts radiance


Gives a dewy effect

Has SPF 25

Available in different shades


Very expensive

Glass jar packaging

Love, love, love it!


Hydrates the skin

Creamy texture

Blends smoothly

Just a small amount is required

Does not dry or clog skin

Even out skin tone

Last the whole day

Has sun protection



Dewy finish

Doesn't smell great

This Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is the most expensive moisturizer/foundation I ever purchased. To buy this moisturizer balm, I had to sacrifice several other products I normally use. For example, I had to say goodbye to my setting spray and primer. I was praying this moisturizing balm will be worth it.

The thick and creamy texture looks very alluring, and it suits my dry skin very well. I use this moisturizer daily, and since it is in a glass jar, I take extra precautions. I dip the corner of a fresh makeup sponge into the jar and scoop out a pea-sized amount. Then I wipe it on the back of my hand. I start dabbing the moisturizer all over my face and neck, taking the moisturizer from the back of my hand and start blending. It melts into my fine wrinkles but does not dry or clog my pores or flake like the other products I have used so far did.

I am in love with it because it gives me a nice even tone finish. The shade Alabaster thankfully suits me very well. The only problem I have with it is the smell comes out a bit too strong while applying it. That is resolved after a few minutes of application. It would have been perfect if it was fragrance-free.

The cost is a little high, but since just a few amounts are required to cover my whole face, I'm sure it will last for a long time. Did I say that I am in love with it? Yes, and I say it again. It is such a relief that my sacrifices were worth it. I am in love with it!

Will recommend it to everyone


Blends easily



Gives a no-makeup look


Availability issues

Can be built up

Does not settle on fine lines



I don’t use Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm daily because of the price I paid for it. I am not complaining, but, it is almost like a treasure. So, I use it only on special occasions. Whenever I want a no-makeup look, I go for this. And even when I want a heavy makeup look, I use this. The best thing about it is, Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm can be built up.

On days when it is very humid, I pat my face with loose powder, and I am good as new. I will highly recommend this to everyone.

Expensive mistake


Gives good coverage

Thick creamy consistency



Does not get absorbed

Not suitable for very dry skin

This cream is nice and thick, but I don't feel like it gets absorbed into my skin. I have extremely dry skin, and during winter, this product is off limits. So I think I made a very expensive mistake.

After reading the reviews, I’m going to use it over a serum or another moisturizer. Let’s just hope it works, and I don’t feel heavy. Either way, I won’t be repurchasing it after I am done with this jar.

Not worth it



Has sun protection

Gives decent coverage


Not for oily skin

Effect lasts for 4-5 hours only

Heavily pigmented

Honestly, I didn’t think this product was worth it. I say this because I was expecting tinted moisture, which will be light, and I will be able to use it on days when I don’t feel like using makeup. But then, it made my skin oily and greasy after four to five hours. It is also easily transferable. Such a disappointment!

Top Questions And Answers

April 3, 2019

How to use this moisturizer from Bobbi Brown?

Amrutha AnmolApril 4, 2019

Amrutha AnmolApril 4, 2019

Follow the following steps:

Step 1: Take a considerable amount and dab in dots all over your face.
Step 2: Blend it all over either with your finger or a makeup brush.

April 2, 2019

What are the ingredients of Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm?jana

Rinatha PaiApril 3, 2019

Rinatha PaiApril 3, 2019

The list of ingredients:

  • Octinoxate 7.50%
  • Homosalate 5.00%
  • Oxybenzone 5.00%
  • Avobenzone 2.00%


  • Water\Aqua\Eau
  • Glycerin
  • Peg-4 Diheptanoate
  • Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2
  • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Epilobium Angustifolium Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Squalane
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
  • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary)
  • Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)
  • Angelica Archangelica Seed Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Oil
  • Phenyl Trimethicone
  • Dimethicone
  • Lecithin
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Peg-12 Dimethicone
  • Dicetyl Phosphate
  • Ceteth-10 Phosphate
  • Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter
  • Sorbitan Stearate
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Peg-40 Stearate
  • Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil
  • Alumina
  • Propylene Glycol Stearate
  • Polysorbate 20
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
  • Sorbitan Laurate
  • Propylene Glycol Laurate
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Citric Acid
  • Tetrasodium Edta
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Limonene
  • Citronellol
  • Geraniol
  • Linalool
  • Citral
  • Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
  • Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil
  • [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Mica]

April 1, 2019

Does Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm have any side effects?

Arti SethiaApril 2, 2019

Arti SethiaApril 2, 2019

There are no side effects reported yet. But be aware of the fact that everyone reacts differently to different products. If you are one of the unfortunate ones to experience any negative reactions, see a doctor and report it immediately, especially if the effect stays for a long time.

March 31, 2019

What are the different shades available in Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm?

Deepika BharathApril 1, 2019

Deepika BharathApril 1, 2019

There are seven shades available, namely: Alabaster, Extra light tint, Light tint, Light to medium, Medium Tint, Medium to Dark Tint, and Dark Tint.

March 30, 2019

How to choose the correct shade?

Nidhi AroraMarch 31, 2019

Nidhi AroraMarch 31, 2019

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is not like a typical foundation that has to match with your skin tone. Since this Bobbi Brown moisturizing balm is lightweight, it blends easily, and even if the color is a bit off, it will blend in well. So, go for a shade that is close to your skin tone.

March 29, 2019

Is Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm a moisturizer or a foundation?

Chitra RamakrishnanMarch 30, 2019

Chitra RamakrishnanMarch 30, 2019

It is both. Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is a unique formula that fulfils the need of a moisturizer and gives a foundation finished look.

March 28, 2019

Can a moisturizer be applied over it?

Pia MukherjeeMarch 29, 2019

Pia MukherjeeMarch 29, 2019

Yes, if you have very dry and flaky skin, applying a moisturizer will do the trick.

March 27, 2019

How does this moisturizing balm work during the humid season?

Meera SethiMarch 28, 2019

Meera SethiMarch 28, 2019

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm will work well only if you have dry to very dry skin during humid season. Since it is a rich foundation plus moisturizer, there are chances it will cause greasiness. If you have normal to oily skin, either use a setting powder along or skip it entirely.