Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
Bought for: P1,930
Bought from: Althea Korea
In my last January Althea Korea Haul, I got myself a moisturizer that's been loved by so many. I was contemplating whether or not I should buy one considering the price point is no joke. It only has 50 ml of product so I was thinking that the amount and price point ratio is ridiculous. I, then, caved in because of an Althea coupon code and credits available so I was able to snag it at a discounted price. I had to check other websites prior to purchasing and because of the perks, I was able to get it cheapest in Althea. I tried it immediately and now I'm ready to give my final thoughts about it. Please keep on reading after the short break!
CLAIMS (AS PER ALTHEA KOREA)
A cult favorite of those in the Korean beauty scene, Belif's The True Cream - Aqua Bomb is a super lightweight oil-free cream-gel that 'bursts' and refreshes the skin while providing it with rich hydration. Formulated with lady's mantle that's rich in antioxidants, this moisturizer helps to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals while improving skin's elasticity and minimizing pores. This weightless formula absorbs into the skin quickly and completely, keeping your skin soft and supple without leaving behind any sticky residue. The best part about this? It's formulated without any mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives or animal origin ingredients, making this suitable even for those of us with sensitive skins.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Product comes in a jar type of packaging. It's accompanied with a cardboard box that has information about the product. Jar is opaque white, has a sleek black cap and an inner seal for protection. It's kind of bulky so I don't think it's best for travel unless you can decant a few amount on a empty jar. I like that it's sturdy though that you can still reuse even after you consume everything. I also expect it would at least come with a spatula so I don't have to dip my finger in and out for each application. Unfortunately, that seems to be the case.
Expiration date is printed on the bottom of the jar. It has a long shelf life. I could have stock it up but you just can't help it when it's cult-fave (haha!).
SCENT, TEXTURE AND EASE OF APPLICATION
The cream has a mild, clean scent so I don't think anyone would find it off-putting. The name 'Aqua Bomb' is not given for nothing for it's aqua blue in color. It has a gel cream consistency and has a soft, lightweight texture. It's definitely aesthetically pleasing to the eyes and it's as if it's inviting me to grab some. :D
I really like the fact that it is indeed very lightweight, it dries quickly without any sticky residue though it provides warmth and hydration to the skin very instantly. It's luxuriously blendable and makes a good makeup base as foundation blends a lot easier on the skin.
I appreciate the fact that it's loaded with tons of herbs and extracts and is mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, dyes, preservatives or animal origin ingredients- free. One notable ingredient I wasn't familiar with until this happened is the Lady's Mantle Extract which according to Althea, is a special herb that's packed with antioxidants to protect the skin from free radicals and minimize pores. It also has Plantoin which creates a moisture barrier to prevent dehydration and Oat Husk Extract that calms irritation and hydrates the skin. All of which are true except for the fact that it does nothing significant in terms of tightening or minimizing my pores. I don't think anything can minimize my pores permanently but what I know is that it makes them more refined and it balances my oil secretion.
This cream definitely boosts skin hydration and is very mild and calming so I think anyone can enjoy it's skin benefits whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin types. I did not breakout after using it for a month and using it in conjunction with Laneige Clear C Advance Effector Ex helps me fight hormonal breakouts and scarring. My skin looks more supple and healthier with religious use.
Despite the tiny content, I think it's worth the price after all. A little goes a long way so I am sure this will last a long time on your vanity. You can grab this by visiting ph.athea.kr and get 20% off your first purchase by shopping and clicking HERE. Let me know if this product interests you!
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