I have a friend who hates the word, "moist." It conjures up gross images for her and makes her skin crawl when she hears it. I don't blame her, it is a weird and unpleasant sounding word. For me, it conjures up images of women pulling wads of bills out of what I affectionately call the "boob vault." Clearly, I have worked in retail for too long and have had to endure sorting out warm, moist cash that had been nestled inside of another woman's bra. (Seriously, don't do that. Money is teeming with filth and germs already. Placing it inside your undergarment just takes the transaction to a whole new level of unwanted intimacy.)
What a pleasant way to start your day. I apologize. The point remains though. Some words have negative connotations just because of how they sound.
I started with this little anecdote because today I am reviewing a new to me product. It's a moisturizer and boy, do I have a lot to say about moisturizers. I started religiously using moisturizers and sun protection when I was 15. Living in Southern California, I wanted to avoid looking like I was made of leather and I didn't want to look ten years older. I also did not want teh skin cancer. I've rarely had issue with sun protection. I've usually managed to find good product that does the trick. Moisturizer, on the other hand, has been like trying to find the Ark of the Covenant.
I have found two moisturizers in twenty-one years that fulfilled all of my needs. One was from Avon and another was a store brand from CVS. Both have been long since discontinued. My problem is that it is either too rich or not rich enough. I never seem to find the perfect balance. I've tried the spectrum, mind you. Everything from drugstore brands to a super organic, eco-friendly salon only brand from Australia.
Nope, nope, nope. My face was left feeling like a soggy donut or dessicated pudding skin.
Currently, I've been using Cocoa Butter oil and it was okay. Would take a little too long to absorb and I'd have to wait longer to apply my sun protection. I'm lazy so um...I was a bit peeved. That changed when I received an email from Skin Care Rx informing me that I had won free product.
Skin Care Rx graciously sent a full size bottle of Bobbi Brown Protective Face Lotion SPF 15. Well, what did I have to lose?
I think the bottle looks elegant too. Minimal design, cool looking crest logo. But that's just me.
Moving on to the real deal. This is an oil free, lightweight lotion. It has a very mild, slightly herbal scent that dissipates quickly. No wonder since it has chamomile in it.