January 22, 2010

Reader’s Request: Cure Natural Aqua Gel Review

Sorry, can’t recall who, but someone requested a review of Cure Natural Aqua Gel.

Guess what?

Here’s the review you requested!

w00t! Excited?


What the hell is Cure Natural Aqua Gel ANYWAY Muse?

If you’re living outside of Asia chances are you’ve no idea what this is but fact is it’s damn popular over that side of the world I’ll tell you that much. Cosme.net and the entire Japanese female population and all my girls on Cozycot (oh hi guys, been a while since I logged in sad sigh) talk about this stuff like it’s the Hope Diamond.

Fact, the Muse likes it alot but a little bit over hyped. Yes, it’s in the realms of greatness but let’s not get so crazy about how life changing it is.

What is it?

I briefly went over facial peels with you a few days ago but let me re-brief you.

Cure Natural Aqua Gel is a facial peel. Basically facial peels are a more gentle form of an exfoliator but this one happens to have a high water content formula that exfoliates skin gently without the harsh grainy formula most scrubs sport. This type of formula is used on dry skin, massaged on until it pills and starts rolling off your skin in tiny balls. This type of treatment is considerably more gentle than the normal round of exfoliators and offers a gentle way to remove dead, dry skin.

Now…I think that Cure gets a such good wrap for a few reasons.

As mentioned above it’s gentle and gets the job done. I commonly experience more drying after exfoliating with a regular scrub than when I originally started. With Cure Natural Aqua Gel I do not experience dryness at all after use and I’m left with dewy, squeaky clean skin. Secondly, I believe the product is so popular due to it’s high content of water which is supposedly made up of 90% of the product. And finally the product contains a nice dose of glycerin which leaves skin moist instead of tight after use.

According to reviews the product contains absolutely no harmful ingredients. It’s fragrant free however I do think it has a slightly strange swimming pool style scent going on but perhaps I’m imaging things. The formula is a gel which as I already say must be used on dry skin (don’t wet your skin prior to use). Simply massage gently and as it pills you’ll reveal softer skin. Rinse with cool water and you’re done.

I’m trying to think how long I’ve used this stuff all I know is it’s seriously been ages. After getting my reader’s request I went about exploring to see what the rest of the world was saying about it and was pleasantly surprised to see many reviews as it always feels like one of those Japanese best kept secrets that no one knows about.

My photos don’t do the product justice of how it works so here’s a video from Cure directly. Mind you it’s in Japanese but you can get the idea.

Overall, for me it’s a winner as I find I really can’t take full advantage of grainy, sugary scrubs which seem to dry out my skin something wicked. This is very gentle and it does the job well. Once or twice a week as a treatment and I’m left with glowing skin. It’s about $17 (after discount at retail of $24) in Japan, I actually have 8 bottles under my sink at the moment which my best friend Mai brought over her last trip to see me but I will say that lucky enough I’ve seen it for retail in and around E-bay. It is Muse Approval for purchase however I warn you do not use it more than twice a week, three time’s tops as I notice if I use it too often I cause more harm than good. Two times weekly is plenty to keep skin gorgeous.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • M

    OMG I use this, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Quite satisfying to see the dry skin flake off my face, as gross as that sounds. Agreed that it is gentler on skin. I use it on my neck and chest area, too.

    • the Muse

      hey M! ha! I always like the little peeling as I imagine it’s gross icky skin hehe. It’s considerbly gentler than harsher scrubs ๐Ÿ˜€ after discovering it I don’t think I’ve been back to using normal face scrubs.

  • makeupmag

    Hellos dearies!

    Too fast (too many things happening) and too slow (too few posts on my end – there’s never enough time – see: too fast, lol!). Hope you’ve been well.

  • suz

    I was the one who emailed you cuz I couldn’t see it and I wanted to know what the famous MUSE thought!!

    sadly I am waiting for my order and it still hasn’t arrived ๐Ÿ™ I am sooooooo freaking glad I bought it!! I know I will love it!!!

    • the Muse

      oh hell suz! I KNEW someone emailed me but I couldn’t remember who! awesome! LOL! I get away swamped sometimes and I glance at an email, see a request, and just do it when possible ๐Ÿ™‚

      I think you will indeed suz it’s great stuff better than grainy scrubs which dry skin out!

  • Candy

    I had 1 too! Just got it recently when I went to Japan! Loving it so much as it not only cleanse the dead skin on my face, I used it on my elbow, knee & ankle as well!

  • Bakeneko

    Thanks for this review Muse. I’m always on the look-out for non grainy exfoliators because my skin is far too delicate for grains – I get broken capillaries ๐Ÿ™

    • the Muse

      awww bakeneko my mum has the same problem! Try this for sure hun! It’s VERY gentle!

  • Nia

    This sounds like something I will love. One thing though, during a facial I got this applied and it is not a good idea to use this lying down ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I need a bottle! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • the Muse

      nia what happened when laying down!? story, story! ๐Ÿ˜€ it’s great, much more gentle than a typical scrub!

      • Nia

        Well, you have all the rubbed of dead skin *lol* in your hair ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I just wish it was a bit cheaper on ebay, it really sounds fab!

  • Christine

    Hi ^^

    How are you?!

    Well i wanted to know if you sell this product (cure natural aqua gel) if yes how much?!
    I want to buy one but can’t find it TT

  • Cj

    I don’t know if you still read comments from this long ago lol but I gotta say this product is the most amazing thing I have ever tried! I got a bottle a couple of weeks ago after seeing a review of it on YouTube and I’m in love with it lol, I use it every 3 days and I’ve started finding like alternative uses for it too (Other than your face) Not only does it do magic on my elbows and knees, It also works amazing on my cuticles! Which usually look horrific in the winter lol. This is definitely going to be a staple for me from now on ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dani

    I’m always looking for a miracle product since i get a a lot of acne on my forhead. Im 15 and i have tried everything from washing pillow cases daily to eating organic wheatgerm and drinking peppermint tea, however none of this has helped!
    I just wanted to know do you think this product will help clear up acne?

    • the Muse

      Hi Dani this isn’t really for acne hun. it’s for exfoliating drier, rougher errors. It might help with white heads but if you have acne might be best to get some skincare that would best suited to this problem.

  • Dani

    oh I forgot to ask where can I buy this product? I haven’t seen it anywhere in the UK. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€

    • the Muse

      hi dani as per the review it’s available exclusively in Asia hun. E-bay is a good place to try to locate.

  • daydream564

    Hi, actually i was wondering how long will it last. Base on the fact thar its preservatives free, it should last a year base on manufacturing date? hmm. Was curious as i saw fancl products cant store for more than a year as it is preservatives free.

  • CJ

    This costs like $40 on Ebay, so expensive! I’m going to get it when I go to Asia or get a relative to get it for me.

  • Sujeong

    Oh, it looks a bit scary how those dead skin cells come off! But i’ve read a lot of good reviews about it, so I’m getting really curious! Will try it out

  • ielhz

    hi! may i just ask do we still need to put moisturizer cream after using Natural Aqua Gel or will it be fine without applying any cream after? coz my face is a bit sensitive and oily. i havent try to put any moisturing cream before. thank you

  • Merry

    I love this thing! It’s gentle but very effective, I don’t have any sensitive skin, but I think, it’s better to safe my skin than sorry so I bought 3 bottles LOL

  • Michelle Luna

    I just can’t get past the 90% water part…. it just makes me wonder if I can hack something out of my kitchen pantry to make something like this myself. I already have water, and glycerin in my haircare cupboard….
    Hell, I’d heard that rubbing some fresh pineapple juice on your face works and I tried it and it seemed ok, though I was haphazard about it and didn’t really like take notes or anything. Smelled delicious, and since I used a piece that was too tough to eat, I didn’t even miss out on any bites of pineapple!

  • T.

    I got my second bottle from Thailand…It has a scent and had me itchy after my peel. Fake?