E.L.F. Cosmetics Water Droplet Balm ($10) is a new lightweight moisturizer that starts out as a balm but breaks down into a hydrating water once applied. And yes, you can go ahead and file E.L.F. Water Droplet Balm under cool because that’s what it is, COOL!
This is a pretty unique and innovative product that has a formula like nothing I’ve tried before. That’s saying a lot considering I’ve tried so many different skincare products from Japan and Korea and we all know how innovative Asian skincare is.
E.L.F. continues to pump out some very interesting and budget friendly skincare. They have been concentrating a lot lately on skincare and producing some solid hits and a few misses along the way but I can confidently say that Water Droplet Balm is worth a try and might just be a love for some of you!
E.L.F. Water Droplet Balm arrives in a plastic jar that’s 1.76 oz in size and $10 in price. It toes that line at being budget friendly and more on the higher-end drugstore pricing line. But since E.L.F. has so many sales you’d be hard pressed to actually pay full-price for it anyway!
I wouldn’t say this contains any groundbreaking ingredients but no major horrible ways either unless you’re disturbed by fragrance or a small amount of silicones. It’s a fairly basic moisturizer that has a fun, unique texture that wears well under makeup.
The balm texture reminds me of soft taffy and isn’t a more traditional solid balm you might expect. I liked the texture a lot and thought it had a very interesting feel. As promised once you applied it dissolves fairly fast into thin watery consistency which absorbs quickly. Depending how much you use you might experience some issues with it breaking down and sinking into your skin. I find more is less and you can always go back later and apply another layer as needed. The less you use, the easier it breaks down and absorbs. The more you use means it sits atop skin and you need to use a little more pressure to get it break down and absorb. The texture is probably the only thing that makes this unique and innovative compared to other moisturizers. I wouldn’t say the ingredients nor the hydration levels are beneficial or even adding any great value to the formula. It’s a very basic moisturizer with an interesting and different texture compared to others you’ve tried.
After applying it my skin felt smooth and soft but not exactly well hydrated. It wears well under makeup but didn’t provide a ton of moisture that would be beneficial to the application of my foundation. It’s lightweight, not shiny, nor greasy, nor even balmy. It didn’t add oiliness and if you happen to have oily skin you’ll probably be quite happy with the level of light moisture it provides. Drier skin, well, you’ll probably desire a lot more moisture.
This is a great weekend moisturizer. I tend to go very minimal with makeup on the weekends and this will prove handy for days like those.
I liked it. It’s fun to use, it’s interesting, and yes, very unique. But not life changing unfortunately. I’d probably Muse Approve it if it offers a LITTLE more moisture for daily use.
Worth a try in my opinion!
E.L.F. Water Droplet Balm is available now at www.elfcosmetics.com.