Monday, August 16, 2010

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Skincare - A Drink of Water for Thirsty Skin

Great makeup starts with great skin! One of the factors that helps our skin look its best is hydration. Bobbi Brown's revamped Hydrating Skincare line, set to arrive in stores soon, promises to give you instant, visible results when you look in the mirror.

Bobbi Brown has improved her popular Hydrating Skincare with the latest technology proven to work wonders on our skin. All the basic formulas of Hydrating Skincare are similar to the existing products, but Bobbi added an enriched mineral water blend. Basically, she replaced the ordinary water in the products with water from a spring in Utah, which was discovered to contain high concentrations of minerals.

Within the line, there are different formulas. Every woman's skin is a bit different - even from day to day. The condition of your skin should dictate the formula(s) you need - from gels for summer to intense creams when your skin is extremely dry.

Perhaps the best part of the Hydrating Skincare line is that it smells clean, makes your skin look prettier immediately, and looks good on your shelf too. Drink it in!

Bobbi Brown thinks most of us can and should drink more water. Here's her advice for making that easy.
  • Carry around a measured bottle filled with water to track your consumption each day.
  • Drink water with a straw (I don't get this one - I drink more unimpeded)
  • Add a little bit of unsweetened fruit juice, sliced lemon - even cucumbers - to your water to make it more tasty.
There are five attractively priced products featured in the Hydrating Skincare line.
  • Hydrating Face Tonic
  • Hydrating Face Cream
  • Hydrating Gel Cream
  • Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Hydrating Intense Night Cream
Hydrating Skincare works in three ways. It hydrates, balances, and revives. The ingredients in the line are designed to replace exactly what dehydrated skin has lost. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin, as well as ingredients that protect our skin's barrier, provide long-term hydration. A natural humectant helps maintain water levels for a healthy complexion. Each product in the line contains unique natural ingredients, as well as collagen builders, to restore the youthful feel and condition of our skin.

Some of the ingredients in the enriched mineral water blend?
  • Zinc to help remove damaged tissue
  • Calcium to help maintain the natural moisture and barrier functions of the upper epidermis and stimulate the skin to make new cells
  • Copper, which is necessary for the production of collagen and elastin, the structural components of healthy skin
  • Iron to help carry oxygen in the body and aid in immune function and energy metabolism
  • Magnesium, essential for healthy skin and ideal for topical use - it aids in cellular renewal, protein formation, DNA production - it even discourages skin irritations
  • Potassium to help with the growth of new skin cells
Along with the hydrating mineral water, what else is in Bobbi's Hydrating Skincare products?

Hydrating Face Tonic includes sodium hyaluronate (a moisture magnet), a lipid blend, cucumber, chamomile, licorice, aloe leaf, and lavender, along with vitamin B5 to soften and condition skin for your next treatment step. Hydrating Face Cream contains algae extract to moisturize and condition, vitamin E (antioxidant), and caffeine. Hydrating Gel Cream has an Asian grass extract to instantly hydrate and increase the skin's natural ability to retain moisture, along with vitamin E. Hydrating Eye Cream (also good for dry lips) is loaded with good stuff: aloe vera, witch hazel extract, jojoba seed oil, avocado oil, squalane, and vitamin E. Hydrating Intense Night Cream counts among its ingredients white birch extract; shea butter; jojoba, olive, sweet almond, and apricot oils; a protein activator; rice bran extract and apple extract; green tea; and vitamin E. It's packed with ingredients to promote healthy skin function and moisturize and condition.

If you want more information about Bobbi's Hydrating Skincare line, stop by a Bobbi Brown counter this fall. Don't let winter set in without preparing your skin for its ravages.

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown


Clarisse said...

Hi Charlestongirl!
That's a dicovery: I didn't know BB had a skincare line!
I think that in France, only her make-up is available. I am not surprised it is such a good line since high quality means something to her!
She is right too about drinking water: very important to help keeping a healthy and glowing skin!

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Clarisse!

I'll have to find out about that. I didn't know that the skin care wasn't available in France. I'll ask.

I know I should drink more water and have started doing so this summer - for good reason. It's been so hot!

Miss Krimson said...

awesome! and yes very true that great skin is with healthy hydrated skin.

Charlestongirl said...

Hi Maricela!

I love skin care products with natural ingredients, so I'm looking forward to getting my hands on these new formulations. My skin always needs a drink!

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Anonymous said...

Drinking water from a straw?!? Not sure why she advises that. You should never drink anything from a straw on a consistant basis (or smoke for that matter) because it ages your lips by creating lines.

Charlestongirl said...

I totally agree, Anon! The straw thing just doesn't work for me. Yes, the more you pucker, the more you encourage wrinkles. When I drink (good) water, I gulp. Can't do that through a straw. :)