April 13, 2016

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Review & Swatches

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Heads up Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb fan girls and guys! I have tried and conquered Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb ($38) and lived to tell the tale of its greatness.

Mind you, that greatness isn’t nearly as good as Moisturizing Bomb formula but still it is not to be belittled and wonderfully hydrating in its own right.

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Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb is a little heavy for daily use especially now that the warmer weather is setting in. I decided I’d go ahead and purchase the True Cream Aqua Bomb because I thought it would make for a good daily moisturizer and I was right!

Belif calls the formula a gel cream that floods the skin with hydration which minimizes pores and softens and smooths skin. They market it for all skin types. I don’t have visible pores myself but this is a delightfully refreshing moisturizer with a subtle herbally citrus fragrance that absorbs easily into skin and leaves behind a super smooth, hydrated finish that every so slightly dewy to the touch. I have literally tons of these gel moisturizers from a variety of Korean brands such as Skinfood but Belif’s formula is by far my favorite. This is quite hydrating and it keeps skin smooth and soft all day with excellent moisture retention.

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Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb swatches

If you already like and using the True Cream Moisturizing Bomb and want something a little lighter yet still intensely hydrating for day use I’d highly recommend a purchase of the True Cream Aqua Bomb.

This one is not only hydrating but also retains that moisture so skin is smooth, soft, and gorgeous throughout the day and makeup looks fresh and natural!

Loves it!

Available now at Sephora.com.

Tried it already?

Do share!

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  • Claire L

    I love Belif’s Moisturising Bomb too. Did you realise Belif was originally Scottish before it was sold to LG? The formulas are from Napiers in Edinburgh, they were formulated by a man called Duncan Napier in the 19th century. He studied herbs and was an apothecary, he set up his own herbalist’s shop in Edinburgh. They are still there, they still make up their own recipes and sell herbs etc. It’s an interesting story: https://napiers.net

    A bit more about Belif and the recipes that inspired the formulas that go into each Belif product: http://www.belifcosmetic.com/english/

    • Isabella Muse

      hey claire sorry delayed reply ha! I didn’t know that at all! thanks for sharing! that was interesting reading 😀

  • Peggy

    I just picked this up at the Sephora sale after getting a sample and loving it! I have oily skin with large pores. I concur with everything you say in your review. As someone with oily skin, it leaves my skin hydrated but never greasy. I can see this being my holy grail moisturizer. I’m so glad you reviewed it!

  • Katherine T.

    This was the first Belif product that I tried, and it’s a great moisturizer for someone with slightly dry or combo skin, but I much prefer the heavy duty True Cream Moisturizing Bomb for my drier, more mature skin. But if I’m layering a lot of products, this Aqua one is nice because it’s lighter and absorbs well, but it leaves a slight film that makes it adhere well to the next layer of moisturizer/serum.

  • Ryssa Chrysalis

    I tried this as a deluxe sample in a Sephora Play and fell in absolute love with this product. I was able to purchase a full size moisturizer with deluxe samples of the hydrating mist and bergamot herbal toner for the price of just the moisturizer so I really felt it was a fantastic deal. I love this stuff. I have aging combination skin with fine lines as well as larger pores. This stuff is great at giving me a great boost of moisture without leaving my skin overly anything but hydrated and soft. Even in the middle of winter when my cuticles are bone dry, my face is soft and hydrated. I will definitely repurchase this.

  • Rachael Jones

    I’ve never bought the full size but always get the samples when possible and I love it, which makes it more surprising that I haven’t splurged and bought the “real” thing. However, I just picked up Garnier’a Skinactive Moisture Bomb because it was 50% off at my grocery store. I haven’t tried it yet, but I was wondering if you could tell me how they compare? Maybe you could do a review and see if they’re dupes. Beauty Guru & Youtuber Laura Lee claimed it was a dupe on her snapchat and referenced Garniers product on her shower video. BUT I would LOVE to know your opinions/thoughts on it!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Rachael How are you? The main difference between Garnier’s formula and Belif’s is the fact that Garnier’s formula contains a ton of alcohol which can weaken skin, destroy collagen, and leave skin drier. I’m a fan of Garnier’s original gel moisturizer! Love it to death but I’m stopped using it because of the alcohol content. I wouldn’t call Belif’s formula a dupe of Garnier’s formula because unlike Garnier, Belif’s formula doesn’t contain alcohol not to mention it has a completely different texture and consistency in comparsion. Also, Belif does have a fragrance but Garnier has a stronger one which could potentially irritate skin. It also contains menthyl lactate which is supposed to cool skin which is a fun, novelty but it’s also sensitizing to your skin. So, no, this def isn’t a dupe for Belif. I hope this helps!?

      • Isabella Muse

        correction: the one in the pump style jar, the lotion formula, contains menthyl lactate! apologies 🙂

  • Staci

    The fifth ingredient on the list in the pic shown above of the belief cream is Alcohol Denat. So there is alcohol in this. I just bought a jar of this cream and now am thinking I might return it.