Monday, August 3, 2020

Belif | Hungarian Water Essence: Review *Updated*

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As I've been going through the Belif repertoire lately, I felt it necessary to revisit the brand's Hungarian Water Essence (C$56 for 75 ml), which I initially reviewed back in early 2017. Still my favorite product from Belif, this is a lightweight essence formulated with clean ingredients that promise a powerful and long-lasting hydration. To read all about it, click.......
Belif | Hungarian Water Essence
The Hungarian Water Essence from Belif is formulated with a special blend of ten herbal extracts from rosemary to gotu kola. Because it's free of mineral oil, alcohol, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, or synthetic fragrances, the product is suitable even for those with sensitive skin. The inclusion of lavender extract is a bit questionable as some say that it can be sensitizing but I've never had an issue with it myself. The essence is housed in a simple plastic bottle equipped with a convenient pump dispenser, the essence has a runny and lightweight texture that's just a tad thicker than water.
Belif | Hungarian Water Essence
To use, simply spread a couple of pumps across cleansed and toned skin. The essence absorbs quickly but it does leave behind a slightly tacky and shiny (but not greasy) finish so you definitely need to follow it up with another face cream (as you should when using an essence). With that said, the essence itself is moisturizing enough for a no-makeup, stay-at-home kind of day if you have oily or combination skin. Overall, this is a great product! I don't think it's a must-have for everyone but if you are looking for a boost of hydration that's also full of antioxidants, this is definitely a quality pick! As someone who tests out a lot of products, I tend to set stuff aside when I've gotten a good idea of the formulation. With this Hungarian Water Essence, though, I used it religiously until the very last drop, which means that it is good stuff!

Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Rose Extract, Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Nepeta Cataria Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethylhexanoin, Tromethamine, Sclerotium Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citronellol, Limonene.

Belif is available in stores and online at Sephora.
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