Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse Review

by Rati on March 19, 2015 · 12 comments

Bobbi Brown Cleansing Balm Review

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Bobbi Brown Cleansing Balm Review

Price : USD 60/ Rs 5,200 approx for 200ml jar.

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My Experience with Bobbi Brown Extra Rinse Balm …

IS AWESOME! I have been wanting to try this cleansing balm for a while now. The last time I went to pick it up, it was sold out. So this time when I saw it in stock, I grabbed it. It’s a lemon coloured thick cleansing balm that comes packed in a wide mouthed heavy glass jar.

The consistency of this cleansing balm is thick sticky. Imagine the consistency of thick honey. You have to rub it between the palms, warm up the product and then use it in circular motions on the skin to remove the makeup. So even though the consistency is thick once you rub the product between your palms, it gets a little emollient. So that ways it is easier to work with. Be a little careful that you don’t tug your skin with this because it can easily be done.

You massage the product in your skin for a few seconds and wash it off with warm water. Upon contact with water, the balm turns into milky consistency and rinses off easily. Does not leave any residue behind. The best part, it removes every damn last trace of makeup from your skin. I mean every single trace. No kidding. I tried using makeup remover with a cotton pad after using it, nothing comes off. 😀 The only piece of advice I’d like to offer is that you remove your eye makeup with an eye makeup remover first before using this. Because after using this balm, you would instantly be drawn to washing off your face with water and the tears of mascara running down your face won’t be a pretty sight. 😛

It leaves skin soft and super clean. I wouldn’t say that it leaves my skin hydrated but it does not leave it dry as well.

It does not sting the eyes at all. Sometimes I have gently removed makeup close to my eyes and it was quite comfortable. It is super gentle on skin.

A little goes a long way. This huge jar could last me good 6-7 months. Be sure to use clean dry fingers every time you scoop out the balm.

I am a sucker for citrusy fragrances and it smells of lemons and oranges to me. It has citrus essential oils in it. I would say that it is a strong fragrance and could be an issue for those with very sensitive nose. I absolutely love it.

The only drawback I’d say is the heavy glass jar. Prone to breaking, not very hygienic and totally not travel friendly. Honestly, I have already ignored all these points because it is such a brilliant product. 😀

I don’t think this is ever disappearing from my stash. Love it! It’s a mini at home spa. Relaxing and rejuvenating.

I think it should work for all skin types. I have normal to dry skin, for reference.

Rating : 4.9/5

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sone March 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Oh wow! Just wow!! Sounds like an awesome product!
Rati , would you suggest cleansing balms for skin…I mn 2 prevent blackheads n d like?
My clarisonic does not work as well now 🙁


Rati March 19, 2015 at 6:04 pm

no you need to use scrubs for blackheads….


Lana March 19, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Lovely pics Rati ji, such an adorable jar! Is it available in India ?


Rati March 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm

yes it is. 🙂


Jasmine Scott March 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm

What a great product Rati 🙂


Rati March 19, 2015 at 6:06 pm



KK March 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm

SOld!! Im picking this up next i go to Bobbi Brown store – in Mumbai or abroad! You sure seem super excited about it! Can i suggest something to you – pls pls pls try the Shu Uemura Cleansing oil – the green bottle. You would love it! I gush over it the same way you seem to be gushing over this one!! I really want you to try it!


Rati March 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

Okay done, I’d keep that one in mind for my next purchase. Totally missing your reviews here. I finished using my clarins one recently. So would pick the next by shu on your reco. :))

thank you. i hope you like this one. I am quite nuts about it. 😀


Shikha Sharma March 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

This is so cool! Will surely make it mine some day. 😉


Rati March 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

good luck! 🙂


Arpita March 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Ohh wow Rati… Definitely hav to get this one now


Sri March 20, 2015 at 2:54 am

Rati, I would recommend Clinique’s cleansing balm.. Its a lot less greasy and certainly leaves a glow after you wash off… :-):-)


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