First Impressions/Review: Belif Hungarian Water Essence and The True Cream- Aqua Bomb

Today I am excited to be reviewing these two products! I’ve been having a lot of free time on my hands lately, so what better thing to do than write a review?

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Belif made its way to Singapore early this year but I honestly did not hear about it until I saw the samples that were being given out with one of the Cleo issues ( I can’t remember which month it was from, apologies!). There is a store in Wisma Atria as well as the new wing of Plaza Singapura, if you are interested. These samples which I got from Cleo are very generous, so I was able to try out both products for about 3 weeks. Both samples are 10ml each. I liked both products and I wanted to get the full-sized versions of both but since I needed a new moisturizer and not the Water Essence, I decided to only go for the full-sized True Cream-Aqua Bomb.

Hungarian Water Essence

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This essence promises to replenish 20% of the water content in your skin. As you can see, the Essence has a very watery gel consistency. After applying, my skin absorbs it very quickly, but it does leave a thin layer on my face which is slightly sticky. The essence is no doubt rehydrating, but I think it is something that I can do without since there has not been any obvious improvement to my skin condition so far. I have been layering this under the True Cream and occasionally applying the Cream on its own. I find that there is not a huge difference in how my skin feels with or without the Essence. Because of this, I deduced that the Cream was the item that has been really hydrated my skin and not the Essence.

Would I recommend this to anyone? If you are someone who likes to use a complete set of skin care products, you have my go-ahead because it’s not a bad product. It’s just not a good enough one to be considered a necessary step in my skin care regime.

A 75ml bottle of this retails for $57.

OVERALL RATING: 6/10

The True Cream – Aqua Bomb

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This product has the consistency and texture of two products that I already use, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel and Laneige’s Water Sleeping Pack Ex. It’s in between a gel and a cream so it’s targeted for more oilier skin types. Belif also has The True Cream- Moisturizing Bomb which is a full on cream, targeted for drier skin types. I have yet to try the latter so I won’t be able to compare the two but I generally prefer gels to creams. This one promises to replenish 18% of the water content in your skin while the Moisturizing Bomb promises 26 hour moisture.

Personally, I do like this product, it hydrates my skin and prevents my foundation from drying out during the day. It has all the qualities I like in a moisturizer : gel formula, absorbs quickly into my skin and leaves little or no residue behind. I still prefer my old moisturizer which is the Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel but I wanted to change up my skin care regime a bit so I decided to get this instead. I recommend for combination skin because it’s light yet hydrating at the same time!

A 50 ml tub retails for $55.

OVERALL RATING: 8/10

I hope you found this helpful!

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