Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Bobbi Brown Instant Detox and Skin Nourish Face Masks


Earlier this year Bobbi Brown launched additional face masks to their range, which already offers one of the better selections of skincare from what is essentially a makeup brand. The two don't always co-exist nicely, but in this case, there are numerous products in the Bobbi skincare that I use frequently, and hold their own when up against 'skincare' brands. 

The Instant Detox and Skin Nourish masks are the ones that I gravitated towards, giving the perfect book-ends to a Sunday Facial.

Instant Detox is in a base of amazonian white clay, and suitable for most skins. If you were particularly sensitive I would avoid the cheeks and patch test. I found it to be perfectly comfortable and not tight or drying.

The Skin Nourish mask is lovely. It's an obvious last step if you're doing my Sunday Facial/multi-step facial as it's the moisturising element that you can leave on or even sleep in. This is great if you're perpetually dry/dehydrated or just dull and lifeless. Hydration is the quickest fix for those skins. 

Both of these reviews would have gone into more detail had it been possible to source the ingredients online, but where Bobbi Brown shows that it is truly a makeup brand, is in their complete lack of ingredients and transparency when it comes to the information they provide when talking about their skincare. 

Nowhere online, including my usual trustworthy Sephora, lists the ingredients of these products. Not one list, anywhere.

I would go on about it, but I feel like we've been here so many times before, that if the brands don't care, and the retailers don't care, then why do I keep going to the trouble of tracking them down myself? I have used the phrase 'list your ingredients' in 78 posts on this blog.

Brands: It shouldn't be left to bloggers and Beautypedia to type out your ingredients for your customers. 

#listyouringredients 


Bobbi Brown's masks are £33.00 and available from JohnLewis/Selfridges and BobbiBrown.co.uk - they're lovely to use - just don't ask me what's in them.



*For the record, Charlotte Tilbury lists the ingredients of the Goddess Skin Clay Mask (also in the picture) in full on her website and will get a full review this week on the blog.




19 comments:

  1. Caroline, are the brands that don't list their product ingredients hiding something or just plain lazy?

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  2. I found these for you Caroline...
    Instant detox mask:


    INGREDIENTS: WATER, KAOLIN, BENTONITE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, CHARCOAL POWDER, ALGAE EXTRACT, POLYGONUM CUSPIDATUM ROOT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACT, RPSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY), LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, CITRAL, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, PHENOXYETHANOL

    Skin nourish:


    INGREDIENTS: WATER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SQUALANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, PEG-40 STEARATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, POLYSORBATE 60, GLYCERIN, CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL’S WORT) EXTRACT, HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT, CUCUMBIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT, CAFFEINE, ALGAE EXTRACT, METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN OIL, ASTROCARYUM MURUMURU SEED BUTTER, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY), SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, WHEY PROTEIN\LACTIS PROTEIN, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEEDCAKE, ISOHEXADECANE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TREHALOSE, SODIUM PCA, ORYZANOL, SORBITAN OLEATE, POLYSORBATE 80, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, NYLON 12, CARBOMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ACRYLAMIDE, SODIUM ACRYLATES, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLOROPHENESIN, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, YELLOW 6 (CI 15985), BLUE 1 (CI 42090), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 4 (CI 14700)

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  3. I was so pleasantly surprised with the Bobbi skincare range and that the goodness doesn't just stop at one hero product. The Extra range is divine and I loved the masks too. I've never had better skin than this past winter when I threw some Extra at it!

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  4. Great post www.indigoandmouse.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Caroline,
    at least in this blogpost all the inci are listed:
    https://aaronkhim.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/review-bobbi-browns-beauty-boosting-face-masks-instant-detox-radiance-boost-and-skin-nourish/

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  6. Hi Caroline! a bit off topic, but I need your help (pretty please :)): I will be going on a beach holiday soon, how should I change my skincare regime? are acid toners a no-no under the sun? any suggestions for hydrating cleansers, masks and moisturisers? (42 years young, combination dehydrated skin, mediterranean skin type that tans easily, pigmentation issues but please don't say I must stay out of the sun!). Thank you!

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  7. It drives me UP THE WALL when EL brands only list ingredients on their boxes: never tubes, jars, bottoms of container stickers. Just boxes. Forget about websites, retailers' sites, anything like that. Worst, lamest policy ever.

    www.inhautepursuit.com

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  9. I have contacted BB before asking for inci due to my allergies. They claim they don't list because US / UK products can be different formulations. I emailed them, after asking on their online chat, and they emailed me back listing all the products I had asked about. So, they will do it, but what a faff!

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  10. Ooohh excited to hear what you think of Charlotte Tilbury's clay mask? Is it worth the price tag for a clay based product? x

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  11. Pretend you are on a desert island with only one clay mask. Charlotte's or Bobbi's?

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    1. Great question....would love to know Caroline view.

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  12. I refuse to buy from a brand that will not list their ingredients. I did email Bobbi Brown once for a list of the ingredients in a foundation, and they did (eventually) reply. But I'm not doing that again. There are plenty of brands that will tell you what's in their products. I'll shop with them.

    I'm eagerly awaiting your Charlotte Tilbury review. I have heard good things about that mask, but before I buy it, it needs to be Caroline Approved.

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  13. These do sound lovely but if they aren't going to bother listing the ingredients then i probably wont bother buying them either. Great review as usual! :)

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  14. Speaking of Sunday facials, Caroline I loved all the mask info you did in spring and am crossing fingers that you'll loop back to that series and give us your take on different mask combinations!

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  15. Would be great to hear a Sunday facial routine for different skin types! E.g. Mine: oily, blemish-prone that's also dehydrated :(

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  16. face mask is always useful,a s it never hurts your skin tone and fairness rather it improves your skin in terms of fairness flawlessness and skin glow, face masks helps in skin care

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  17. I still think it would be better to buy a bag of kaoline like Caroline recommended a while ago and mix it yourself with water.Its much cheaper if you are looking for a detoxifying type mask.Its usually found at the top of many mask ingredients lists and it's the ingredient which is doing the main job.

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