I should hope each and everyone of you is taking proper care of your skin particularly in the SPF area. Please be sure to apply SPF everyday, I can’t stress enough how very important it is to keeping your skin in tiptop shape.
I had was absolutely thrilled and delighted that the Bobbi Brown Brightening Skincare made an appearance in US. The US market isn’t so taken with the idea of whiter, brighter skin well not nearly as much as the Asian market (oddly enough the model in the promo images has Asian features. Guess Bobbi knows her target audience for whitening skincare!) so when I originally saw this collection I wasn’t quite sure it would be available to us. But blessed days! It’s here and available for your purchasing pleasure.
I had my eye on a few pieces from this collection and was delighted to get Bobbi Brown Brightening SPF 50 UV Protective Face Base to try out.
Bobbi Brown Brightening SPF 50 UV Protective Face Base is a facial lotion to help protection skin against the harmful effects of the sun with a high level of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
This ranges in the nicer realms of SPF for me because honestly some SPF’s are just terribly uncomfortable to wear and to layer over your normal skincare regime aren’t they?
The formula is a lotion with a runny consistency which absorbs fully into the skin and does NOT leave a white cast on skin. The lotion pretty much absorbs quick, easy, and simple however it does have the feel of a typical waterproof SPF so you do know it’s on your skin. Although incredibly light weight you can still feel it on your skin.
(LOL sorry my skin is a little stained from my foray with the Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains)
It has a very strange scent, no not an SPF smell, but more of a cucumber, rubbery chemical smell which quickly goes away after smoothing on. The formula is one of the more comfortable SPF’s I’ve had the pleasure of using as it isn’t sticky or tacky. With continued use combined with other products from the brightening line you’ll see brighter, more radiant skin. I haven’t personally experienced that as of yet but it’s a novel idea for someone like me who’s always interested in brighter, whiter skin.
The SPF level is 50 which is more than substantial for facial protection.
I’m not keen on the smell but it quickly disappears after the SPF is applied!
Price wise this is a little smaller and a little bit more than my normal Shiseido SPF which costs $35 for 2 oz. This is $38 for 1.7 oz. Not necessarily a bad thing but worth a mention.
- Anyone looking for light weight sun protection!
- Anyone looking for sun facial protection with a high SPF.
- Anyone who likes the idea of an SPF that might give them radiant, brighter skin with constant use.
- Anyone sensitive to smell (it goes away but first sniff is kinda a put off).
I’m nearly done with this tube and have some Shiseido to get through after however I’ll probably repurchase the Bobbi Brown when I’m ready for another round of SPF as I generally like the texture and feel of the product and how it felt on my skin. It’s a friendly, comfortable SPF that I enjoyed using and can easily see becoming a staple.
Have you tried any of the Bobbi Brightening range?
What facial SPF do you currently use?
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This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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