Bobbi Brown's EXTRA Skin Care is perfect for this time of year. As the air starts to dry out, so will your skin. You may need some extra help to stay moist and dewy. To help those who suffer with dry to ultra-dry skin, Bobbi Brown created this special set of four EXTRA products ($140), which is an online exclusive.
The EXTRA Set includes: EXTRA Moisturizing Balm (1.7oz/50ml), EXTRA Eye Balm (0.50 oz./15ml), a travel-sized EXTRA Balm Rinse (.24 oz./7 ml), and EXTRA Face Oil (0.17 fl.oz./5ml).
I have used all of these products, always turning to them during the winter. They are seriously moisturizing. To my younger readers: I wouldn't recommend these to women (or men) who don't need a serious moisture boost.
EXTRAs are balm-based products formulated with natural plant extracts, such as pure orange, rosemary, and olive oil. The EXTRA Moisturizing Balm, Bobbi's most luxurious face cream, provides ultimate hydration for extremely dry or dehydrated skin. EXTRA Moisturizing Balm is formulated with petrolatum and shea butter to intensively hydrate skin, aloe and cucumber to calm and soothe stressed skin, and vitamin A and carrot extract to firm skin and minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It has an "herby" scent from the essential oil blend of rosemary, geranium, ylang ylang, and moroccan chamomile.
The EXTRA Eye Balm is an ideal night treatment for the skin around the eyes. I use it every winter because it's a super-rich, concentrated, hydrating eye balm that helps counteract the effects of fatigue and dryness. EXTRA Eye Balm helps fight puffiness; reduces the look of fine, dry lines; and soothes and protects skin. It's ophthalmologist tested, so you can be sure it's safe.
The EXTRA Balm Rinse removes all traces of makeup and impurities quickly and completely. It leaves skin with a smooth, cushiony finish, feeling instantly refreshed. You can use it daily for dry skin or as a night treatment when your skin needs more hydration.
The EXTRA Face Oil comforts very dry skin. The lightweight formula absorbs easily and immediately moisturizes, softens, and conditions skin with an oil blend of sesame, sweet almond, olive, and jojoba. Vitamin E is included to protect the skin from environmental damage. With continued use, EXTRA Face Oil helps keep skin soft and supple. It's also fragranced with a blend of natural essential oils, including neroli, patchouli, lavender, and sandalwood.
If you want a value set to try Bobbi's EXTRA products, this is a nice introduction. You can see it at Bobbi Brown's Web site.
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