Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream | Review

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream | Review

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream. It’s a cream-based moisturizer for normal to extra dry skin types. It’s also my first high-end skincare purchase, ever!

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream details

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This moisturizer retails for P3,200 for 1.7 oz./ 50 ml of product. It can be purchased from any branch of Bobbi Brown including kiosks in Rustan’s Beauty section in the Philippines.


What it is This rich yet lightweight formula instantly hydrates and moisturizes, conditions and nourishes throughout the day (and is ideal for layering under makeup).

Who it’s for Normal to extra dry skin types—or anyone wanting to hydrate thirsty skin with a rich yet lightweight formula that instantly moisturizes for seamless makeup application.

Why it’s different Sodium Hyaluronate, Trehalose and our signature Enriched Mineral Water Blend leave skin feeling smooth and plumped, plus visibly fresh and glowing. In addition, Algae Extract moisturizes and conditions skin while Caffeine provides soothing properties.

How to Use Smooth on clean skin for a plumped up, cushiony look and to create the perfect canvas for makeup.


Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Cetyl Alcohol , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride , Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil , Myristyl Myristate , Glyceryl Stearate , Algae Extract , Cetyl Phosphate , Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether , Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) , Rosa Canina (Rose) Fruit Oil , Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) , Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) , Tocopheryl Acetate , Cholesterol , Linoleic Acid , Trehalose , Glycerin , Caffeine , Peg-10 Dimethicone , Myristyl Laurate , Phytantriol , Acrylates Copolymer , Lecithin , Sodium Acrylates/Acrylonitrogens Copolymer , Phytosphingosine , Propylene Glycol Stearate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Polysorbate 20 , Caprylyl Glycol , Sorbitan Laurate , Myristyl Alcohol , Propylene Glycol Laurate , Tocopherol , Glycine , Sodium Hydroxide , Carbomer , Hydroxyproline , Proline , Citric Acid , Hexylene Glycol , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol



We do not test our products or ingredients on animals, or ask others to test on our behalf, except where required by law.




This comes in a white box packaging that is very minimal, yet very detailed. Around the box, you can read the ingredients list as well as instructions on how to use it.


The product itself housed inside a glass jar with a black screw on top that has the Bobbi Brown logo embossed on the lid. The label on the jar itself is very minimalist looking. The packaging looks and feels luxurious. It’s one of those products that you would display on your vanity because it’s just so pretty.

My current shelf

I placed it on a rotating shelf with my other favorite face base products.

My Experience

The mouth of the jar is not that wide, and I use a small, clean spatula to reach inside. When I use it, I make sure to scoop up a tiny amount. A little product goes a long way.

Inside the jar

From inside the jar, the cream looks super thick. However, once applied it’s very light-weight. It makes my face feel so smooth and hydrated. It contains algae extract which is known for retaining moisture.

It has a perfumey scent which I scared me at first because I’m allergic to strong smells. It’s not a really strong scent, but it’s definitely there when you first apply it. Once you spread around your face, it’s gone.

It’s a great multitasking product. It acts and feels like a pore-feeling filling primer. Foundation or even just powder looks really good on it. Because this is a product released by a well-known makeup brand, you just know that will layer well under makeup. Applying foundation while it’s still drying will result in a more dewy finish.

I’ve been using this for over a month now, and I didn’t experience any breakouts or irritation. My skin just loves this.

My biggest gripe about this is, apparently, the price. It’s expensive!


  • Light-weight and absorbs into the skin fast.
  • It keeps my skin hydrated all day.
  • It doubles as a primer and layers well under makeup.
  • It did not cause any breakouts or dried out my skin more.
  • A little product goes a long way.
  • The jar packaging is not the most hygienic.
  • It has a slight scent/fragrance on first application.
  • Let’s be honest, this is not the most affordable face cream out there.

Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream

  • Packaging
  • Ingredients
  • Application
  • Performance
  • Price

Will I repurchase?

Yes. Although I still have a few other products that I want to try out, this one feels like a staple already. I wouldn’t even try to risk a day without it.


I hope you enjoyed this review and please checkout my review on the Hydrating Eye Cream. What are your favorite moisturizers for your skin type?

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