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Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

What it is:A lightweight cream that sinks instantly into the skin to create a smooth base for a seamless makeup application.What it does:This advanced, oil-free face formula is rich but never feels greasy. Formulated with shea butter, it instantly hydrates, softens, and cushions skin.What else you need to know:Dermatologist tested.
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Questions & Answers for Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base

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Is this a moisturizer or a primer?
Should we skip moisturizer if we are using this. Or should we skip the primer for using this?

Does it moisturize enough for combination/oily skin (my skin is not too oily but does breakout every now and then)
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
annie14
(TX)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
9 answers
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answer 1
They created it to be a primer but I think as people used it they realized it was a beautiful moisturizer. For me using both this and a moisturizer is too heavy and greasy. It's great because it's 2 in 1!!
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
olivia821
answer 2
yes, I had the same thought when I was browsing to purchase this product, I thought it was a "primer" we typically think of. It primes your face as a moisturizer, I applied silicone based primer on top of it when I needed extra priming for my foundations for extra flawless look. see my review if you need more info. hope this helps.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
flawleskin
answer 3
I use this as both moisturizer and primer for most days and my makeup lasts all day on my oily skin.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
realdoll
(laredo, tx)
answer 4
Primer is built into all Bobbi's moisturizers. You're good to apply makeup after this moisturizer!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
makeup05
(San Diego, Ca)
answer 5
This can be used alone or with a moisturizer. I do both depending on the day. (i have combo skin) It helps to make foundation go on more smoothly. It does have a great scent. I usually prefer no scent, but I like this.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
ohayo
(OR)
answer 6
This is a moisturizer and face primer in one. This is one of my favorite moisturizers by Bobbi Brown. It keeps my skin hydrated without looking or feeling greasy and keeps my makeup in place all day. A jar typically lasts me 2-3 months. (and that's using it once a day in the morning) If you buy this and use it and find that it is leaving your skin greasy then trust and believe me when I say, you are using too much. I find that this works great on people who are breakout prone with no issues. And it smells amazing!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
freakingclassy
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 7
I have combination skin and can be prone to breakouts too. This did not make me break out. However, I would recommend this more as a moisturizer for combo skin, and not so much as a primer. Even using a very small amount, I can tend to get a bit greasy with just this alone. It is smoothing and makes my skin feel great, but I use a mattifying primer over it if I'm going to apply makeup. So: for combo skin, I would say good day cream [except no SPF] but not necessarily good primer. Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
beautyfy
(los angeles, CA)
answer 8
I meant to say that this is a moisturizer and/or a primer! Use it for either.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
lavendarblue
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 9
This is a creamy, non-greasy moisturizer. I would say it's for any skin. I have normal to combination and works great for mine. You can also use it as a primer - I do and it works perfect.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
lavendarblue
(Baltimore, MD)
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Is the scent strong?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
MissSuzy
(Victoria, BC)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
5 answers
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answer 1
Strong but pleasant. You don't notice it after a while...
answered 11 months ago
Witchypoojen
answer 2
The scent smells like grapefruit to me, and I do find it quite strong for the first 2-3 hours after applying it...it's not bad, it's just a bit too 'I'm eating a grapefruit right now' for me. It does dissipate to the point that it's scent free after a few hours though.
I hope this helps.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Witchypoojen
answer 3
Personally I think the scent is amazing!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
kismet64
(North Miami Beach, Florida)
answer 4
The scent is light and citrusy.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
simplebeauty50
(Nashville,TN)
answer 5
The scent is not overpowering and not perfumy. It is floral and natural, but it is noticeable.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
kmf2279
(Mobile, AL)
Question
Does this replace moisturizer?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
mac7701
(Bellingham, WA)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
4 answers
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answer 1
I use it as a moisturizer and primer.
answered 3 days ago
zuni2
answer 2
No. If you have very oily skin it should be used alone - but it's advertised as a primer.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
emilyterrible73
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 3
It is a moisturizer!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
glitterpearl
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 4
For me, it does replace moisturizer on days when I'm wearing foundation. I use it in place of both moisturizer and primer.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
msvierne
(Orange, Connecticut)
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Why does this say to avoid the eye area?
I like to apply primer and/or lotion under my eye area and hoping I could use this product similarly if I purchased it.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
kylahoney
(Portland, OR)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
4 answers
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answer 1
I use it under my eyes but not on my eye lids. No problems as of yet and I've been using it for many months.
answered 3 days ago
zuni2
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
My guess is that it's because it is so fragranced. I imagine it would sting your eyes if it got into them.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
emilyterrible73
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 3
probably because it's not formulated/packaged as an eye cream. Our eye area is a bit more delicate and sensitive than other parts of facial skin so you often see eye creams separately.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
flawleskin
answer 4
I'm assuming because it contains grapefruit oil and it would possibly cause burning...just a guess
answered 11 months ago
Witchypoojen
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Is this product safe for use on acne prone skin?
Love her products, and this sounds incredible, I have very acne prone skin (mild but frequent) and was wondering if this would be a good product to use. Thanks
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
fslove
(Aspen, CO)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
3 answers
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answer 1
Everyone's breakouts/acne are different because their underlying skin type is also different. This clogged my pores and left my skin in an extremely bumpy state after a 2.5 week period of using it daily.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
rawbeauty
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 2
Yes! I have very sensitive skin and everything breaks me out - especially heavy moisturizers, but this does not bother my skin at all. It feels very refreshing and moisturizing but does not leave my skin greasy
answered 10 months ago
Saabrina
answer 3
I was nervous that it would break out my face but I have used it for one year and have had no problems with it causing my skin to break out.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
simplebeauty50
(Nashville,TN)
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Is the texture of the cream more solid, or thinner like a lotion?
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
iahawkeye
(Texas)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
3 answers
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answer 1
It's like a thick cream...not quite a balm.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
emilyterrible73
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 2
Definitely more solid but not as dense as a balm. Definitely not a liquid like a lot of other primers. Really nice.
answered 2 years ago
j4bailey
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 3
The texture of this face base is slightly thicker than a lotion, but not quite as thick as a traditional facial cream.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
RandeeBT
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ingredients list
I'm interested in this product, but my skin reacts badly to "cones", all the silicones. Can anyone provide an ingredient list?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
tishybelle
(washington, dc)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
3 answers
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answer 1
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Diglycerl Polyacyladipate-2, Butylene Glycol, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Squalene, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Yeast Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root, Retinyl Palmitate, Beta-carotene, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit California), Tocopheryl Acetate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, C12-15 Alkyl Octanoate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sodium Carbomer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Limonene, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

So, it does look like there's at least "dimethicone crosspolymer" in it.

(I tried to keep typos to a minimum, but with words like "cyclopentasiloxane," I make no guarantees.)
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
kab84
(PA)
answer 2
Hi, I'm not sure about cones.
However, I have super sensitive skin and I cannot use just ANY foundation on my face. When I had exczma I used this and my skin actually healed afterward. However, it is quite oily even though it-says "oil free". I suggest you go in to a Sephora or Nordstrom counter and get a sample before you purchase, as it is quite pricey.

Good luck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
oohbaby
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
As far as I know, there are no "cones" in this product but I would suggest calling BB Customer Service 1-877-310-9222 for the ingredient list. They're VERY helpful.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
lizziek
(Port Orange, FL)
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Is this a good product to use for Normal to combination skin or is it geared more towards oily and dry skin types?
asked 2 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
3 answers
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answer 1
I think it's geared for all skin types. I have normal to dry skin and it works great. I've had acne (adult) and this has not caused any breakouts.
answered 3 days ago
zuni2
answer 2
I would think normal skin types as well as dry.
answered 3 days ago
zuni2
answer 3
Hi Anonymous, this product is suitable for oily, normal, combination, and dry skin types!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
DaneeBT
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when will this be in stock? a rough estimate will be appreciated. thanks.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
stellaness
(garden grove, ca)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
2 answers
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answer 1
I have very sensitive, acne prone skin and this product does not break me out at all.
answered 1 year ago
tosha87
(Nashville, TN)
answer 2
Available for purchase now!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
aiko
(Lakewood, CA)
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What does this do for pores?
I have dry skin with large pores on my cheeks right next to my nose. I typically use something like Pores no More or Primed and Poreless. Does this moisturizer/primer do anything for smoothing over pores or is it closer to Laura Mercier's primer, which hydrates and keeps your makeup on, but does not necessarily smooth?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Mikaylita
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Vitamin Enriched Face Base
2 answers
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answer 1
I like this moisturizer but it does nothing to minimize large pores. I usually use a pores no more treatment over this.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Minagirl
(Panama City, FL)
answer 2
Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base is an advanced, oil-free face formula is rich but never feels greasy. Formulated with shea butter, it instantly hydrates, softens, and cushions skin. This will work at hydrating your skin but it will not do much to diminish the appearance of your pores.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
RandeeBT
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