March 29, 2010

Would You Buy It? Bobbi Brown Brightening Skincare

“I believe beauty starts with healthy, glowing skin. Traveling through Asia, I’ve discovered that many brightening skincare lines do not address women’s immediate need to cover dark spots. I used my makeup artist’s perspective to create this simple 5-step regimen: It includes skincare to give you brighter, smoother and clearer skin over time—and treatment makeup to give you a beautiful, even complexion instantly.” -Bobbi Brown

I imagine by now we all know how the Muse feels about whiter, brighter skin. Good skin, starts with good skin care. If I learned anything in my makeup life, I learned that indulging in cheaper skin care just doesn’t cut it. Splurging on a good skincare regime is always in order as far as my recommendations go.

I can’t say I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing much of Bobbi Brown Skincare but the few pieces I have tried, have been amazing.

Introducing Bobbi’s ritual for fresh, radiant, lit-from-within skin, the Bobbi Brown Brightening Skincare.

Would you buy it?


  • Step 1: Prep Skin

Bobbi Brown Brightening Hydrating Lotion ($50)
Your journey to a brighter, clearer complexion begins here. Smooth this refreshing lotion onto clean skin with a cotton pad or fingers morning and night. Skin is clearer, instantly hydrated and perfectly prepared for the next step.

  • Step 2: Brighten Skin

Bobbi Brown Brightening Intensive Serum ($95)
The star of the Brightening Skincare line. Layer this highly concentrated serum over Brightening Hydrating Lotion morning and night. The formula with a vitamin C complex and unique blend of grape, mulberry and scutellaria helps to diminish the appearance of dark spots.

  • Step 3: Moisturize

Bobbi Brown Brightening Moisture Cream ($70)
This deeply hydrating yet lightweight cream is enriched with sodium hyaluronate to quench skin, as well as linoleic acid and cholesterol to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier, improving its ability to lock in moisture and resist future damage. Skin feels fresh, soft and perfectly hydrated.

  • Step 4: Protect Your Skin!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Protective Face Base SPF 50 ($38)
This soothing lotion helps shield your skin from the harmful effects of the sun with a high level of broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Lightweight and quick-absorbing, it can be layered over Brightening Moisture Cream to help prevent future damage and help maintain a radiant, even skin tone.

  • Step 5: Treat, Cover, and Perfect Your Skin

Bobbi Brown Brightening Spot Treatment Corrector SPF 25 ($35) Available in 6 Shades
Bobbi’s secret to an instantly beautiful, radiant complexion. This unique, double-action treatment makeup covers dark spots and discoloration immediately, and evens out skin tone over time.

If you’re indulging, this could set you back a pretty penny but would you buy it?

I would. I already have a bit too many skin care products to get through at this point in time but I’d totally buy it all if I was in the market for new skin care. Loving the idea of a brightening, whitening skin care line sold within the US. I thought this might be an Asian only release so I’m pleasantly surprised and quite pleased to see it available within the US.

Believe me I’m having a hard time not hitting submit on my virtual cart that’s loaded up with the entire line on Nordies, I need an intervention.

Would you buy it?

How do you feel about the new Bobbi Brown Brightening Skincare Collection?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Comrade_Garlic

    Interesting. I’m glad to see a brightening line in the US, it’s almost complete needs a cleanser and a scrub of some kind to round out the collection. I just wonder how long it’s going to be around. Anything more than 3 steps in a skincare is a hard sell in the US. Have you tired Dermalogica Chroma White? It’s pretty good and was developed for the Asian market.

    • the Muse

      I wonder too…dunno if it’s LE or not comrade. Good question though 😀 I agree, it is difficult to sell within the US as I don’t think the concept of “more” is accepted here as of yet. Some Asian skin care regimes consist of 5, 6, or more product and I believe that’s considered overkill in our market. It’s sad. I haven’t tbh for whitening I tend to lean towards Laneige in most cases 😀

      • Comrade_Garlic

        I have a hard enough time trying to sell women on the idea of a separate creams for night and day. Forget about telling them they really need to double cleanse at night. I can’t tell you how many times I get asked for an acne line that works. When the real problem is they have washed their face properly at night. A 8-9 item regime is not going to sell. There is a reason why the Koreans and Japanese have good skin, they work at it.

  • Jess

    i do agree, i am an asian. i have daily routine of a min of 6-7 skincare steps, on some days when my mood is good i have 8 skincare steps …. i think we asian are just not too convince with our skin and our weather worsen the whole situation. I do not think I would buy BB skincare range, simply I am not convince they are the best in the skincare lines yet and they are pricey !! how i wish to bless with good skin!

    • the Muse

      Jess I don’t think anyone in the US can appreciate a 7 step skincare system, it’s absurd to most. My own skincare nightly and daily consists of the same 6 steps particularly nightly which is 8 steps LOL Asians have some of the best skin around considering how resilient it is in old age so I imagine all those steps are def helping something 😀 BB Creams really? within Korea they are so cheap but sadly if you are in ‘pore I imagine it’s VERY costly 🙁

  • LAlice

    i’m using dior’s whitening skincare right now, but this sounds pretty promising too!

  • Jess

    I myself have not try BBcream although its widely available in my country, Malaysia. Yes Korea skincare are a lot more cheaper at their country, and Laneige which just penetrated into our market is receiving good respond! I do like their products too ! Price are still affordable compare to Western and Japanese brands skincare.

    • the Muse

      oh cool you’re in m’asia 😀 very much so compared to Western and Japanese, crazy cheap :-D!

  • Marcy

    I like the sound of the spot corrector.. but wouldn’t be surprised if this takes time like everything else to get to New Zealand shores. The rest of the stuff sounds pretty expensive… I guess I prefer to foray into the world of DS skincare in Japan. I’m getting such good results from Kanebo Freshel White C range I don’t think I need to look into anything else for a while 😛

    • the Muse

      oh god marcy it’ll be heaps more when it reaches you! It’s expensive here but I picture ten times the amount in New Zealand ouchie! freshel white c is a great range. I think Japanese do whitening best even before Korean lines 😀

  • Miss_M

    Hi Muse!

    I’ve never tried BB skincare (yet), but this line sounds very appealing, although I’m missing a cleanser in this line. I don’t know if this is going to be released in Europe, since there isn’t a huge market here for whitening products. Not a lot of cosmetic brands carry whitening lines over here, the only brands I know of are Aveda (Enbrightenment) and Dermalogica (Chroma White).

  • Angie Twe

    Too ex. (maybe for my age) haha, I think Korean skincare are good enough. =)

  • Ivo

    This new line is quite tempting. But I think I am no as tempted enough to buy and try it. I just started my new skincare which is Shiseido Elixir. I found it very hydrating and make my skin so soft and supple. Believe it or not, it is for older generation and I am still in my early twenties. Haha. I believe a good skincare regimen is the key to youthfulness.

    Anyway, I think I am gonna try Bobbi Brown Brightening Protective Face Base and Brightening Spot Treatment Corrector. Thanks Muse for the highlight of Bobby Brown Brightening Skincare.

    • the Muse

      i have elixir in my to be reviewed pile ivo 😀 I agree 100% never too young to start 😀

      My pleasure hun!

  • Vonvon

    I am trying out a sample of the Brightening serum, but so far apart from the refreshing tangy citrus scent which I like a lot, I have not noticed any difference to my skin, in terms of brightness.

    • the Muse

      hey vonvon I think it’s a process sadly. Takes MONTHS to see results!

  • JEAN

    I just got my Bobbi Brown package in the mail last night. I used the 50spf Protective Face base today and it went on very smooth. It didn’t smell wonderful like a reviewer on their site said but that is ok. The packaging is also really small so the $38 price is a little high. I am hoping this stuff really works or I will feel bad.

    I live in Arizona so I need a 50 spf. I have very sensitive skin and I am hoping this won’t make me break out. I also love Skin Actives 30 spf. Theirs is a lot cheaper too at 9.50!

    I am going to do a side by side this week and see if one works better than the other under my makeup. I will report back!

    • the Muse

      hi Jean great to hear 😀 Enjoy all your goodies and looking forward to your updates! 😀

  • Christine

    oh wow! you always have what im looking for! im actually going to check if we have it in spain since i heard bobbi brown’s skincare are really good though i have yet to prove it so im going to try some of their skincare soon! i have been using clinique for a couple of weeks now and it really breakmeout >_< serious breakouts! so im wondering if any bobbi brown skincare prod. would actually help my skin improve. xxx 🙂

  • Nunuiviet

    Yes I’d like to try these stuff but maybe buying at the duty free which is much cheaper I find in Thailand because imported brand are overpriced here like double the price sometimes. I like whitening skincare not for getting lighter coz I already have fair skin but much more to fade my freckles and keep them at bay. I had the opportunity to try some stuff from hid brand, the vitamin enriched base cream which is way tooooooo rich for my skin ending up all oily, never gonna rebuy. The lip balm SPF 15 is really good in hydrating and I found out that after using this my lips are plump and rosy yeah! Love it. And recently I just bought their news gel cream facial moisturizer and yeah this is great stuff! Not oily and my skin feels really comfortable. Right now i’ m using the lightful range from Mac and I think I might try their lotion the whitening serum after the lighftful products are finished. It seems Mac lightful is cheaper but it also contains less product than Bobbi brown, so I think there’s not so much different overall in price. As for the cream I won’t buy it because I tried it at the Bobbi brown counter and it was too rich plus it contains too much dimethicone…