Monday, April 26, 2021

Belif | Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream: Review

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Belif | Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream: Review
For summer 2021, Belif has released a brand new moisturizer, adding to its already famous family of Aqua Bomb and Moisturizing Bomb. Using the Aqua Bomb DNA, the Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream (C$56 for 50 ml) is a brightening moisturizer packed with vitamin C, vitamin E, and four different types of hyaluronic acid. To read all about it, click......
Belif | Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream: Review
Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream
Housed in the classic black and white plastic jar similar to that of Aqua Bomb, the Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream is formulated with brightening vitamin C, vitamin E, and a hydrating quadruple hyaluronic acid blend. In addition, the moisturizer contains the classic Napiers formulation, consisting of a plethora of herbal extracts (ex. chickweed, nettle, oat, raspberry) rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. With a soft citrus scent, the Aqua Bomb Brightening Vitamin C Cream is indeed very lightweight and hydrating. However, the formulation is very silicone-heavy, leaving a slick, unpleasant residue on the skin that does not absorb even after a good 15 minutes. As you can read from my review of the Aqua Bomb, I found the original formulation too silicone-y. The vitamin C version, however, is even more so, making it virtually impossible to use under makeup or paired with other skincare without pilling and patching. So overall, this is definitely a miss for me. If you are looking for a good moisturizer, I highly recommend the Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, which is lightweight, deeply hydrating, and not as silicone-y in texture.

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Trehalose, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Serine, Sorbitol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Nepeta Cataria Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Citral, Linalool.

Belif is available in stores and online at Sephora and Nature Collection.
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