Been pretty brutal weather-wise in New York lately so my skin is all about how much moisture I can provide. My current skin regime is working wonders and I swear not a bite of cold brisk air gets through to my super moist, dewy skin. To maintain it, one item I can’t live without, is Bihada Ichizoku Aqua Gel Face Cream.
I’ve been prepping with this for as far back as can remember and it’s one of those things I’d never want to be without.
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Bihada Ichizoku is an entire range of cutesy Manga inspired skincare and masks which is produced in Japan by a company called Love Labo. Don’t quote me but I started using the brand three years ago or more and ever after it’s been a main staple of my daily skin care regime.
I am NEVER without Bihada Ichizoku Aqua Gel Face Cream as it’s simply a must have for me especially during the Winter months and particularly during the Summer.
What is it?
Bihada Ichizoku Aqua Gel Face Cream is a gel like cream that quickly absorbs into the skin. It starts out as a white creamy moisturizer but upon contact with the skin it turns into a watery transparent gel. It’s very soft, cooling, and easily absorbs into the skin. In the Winter I prep with this prior to applying my base and after my main moisturizer as it creates a cool, dewy surface that allows my BB Cream to easily blend onto my skin. The cream helps to restore and maintain natural moisture on my skin and continues to do so through the day keeping me hydrated and moist. After continuous use I feel like it’s improved my skin and allowed a smoother more moisturized surface minus flaking, tightness, and itchiness which is commonly associated with the Winter weather. It has a slight grapefruit smell which is very pleasing but not overpowering.
In the Summer when my skin leans towards being a tad more oily this becomes my main moisturizer as I skip on my heavier, richer facial creams and simply use this.
It’s been referred to as “magical” in some Japanese reviews and I couldn’t agree more. The way it transforms into an watery, refreshing gel makes my face feel incredibly moist but not greasy or oily.
Overall, I simply can’t live without it nor would I want too. It’s possibly one of the best preps I have in my beauty arsenal. I highly suggest it for anyone who hates silicon primers but wants a prep and prime that will help ease their foundation application or those who have oily skin and want a lighter moisturizer that won’t clog pores.
It’s a must have in the Muse’s opinion and totally approved for purchase!
I normally get this from JpMon but Amazon has a seller who sells the entire range for close to retail at http://www.amazon.com
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