My skin is even more indecisive than I am. Sometimes it’s oily, other times it’s dry and tight, but most often it’s an impossible combination of the two (with the occasional breakout for good measure). If you, too, wish your skin would pick a lane, you know just how tricky it can be to find the right face moisturizer. For me, rich creams are oftentimes too heavy, leading to congestion, blemishes, and excess oil. But even the most hydrating gels on the market leave my skin craving more.
That was until I tried The Belif True Cream—Aqua Bomb ($26). The one-of-a-kind moisturizer sits at the sweet spot between cream and gel formulas, quenching thirsty skin with hydration without overwhelming it, making it a winner whether you’re oily or dry. Once applied, the oil-free formula explodes with moisture (because “Aqua Bomb,” get it?), absorbing quickly without any stickiness, and keeping oiliness in check while hydrating dry areas. It’s like a glass of water that my skin slurps right up. And it’s not just me: Over 2,000 Amazon shoppers swear by it, too.
The cherry on top? You can get it for 30 percent off during Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale—which also happens to be wrapping up today, so no pressure.
To make its beloved water cream, Belif combines K-beauty all-stars—like barrier-boosting ceramides and moisturizing glycerin—with herbal ingredients true to the brand’s apothecary roots, like antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle (helps protect against environmental aggressors), chickweed extract (a natural skin-soother), and nettle leaf extract (helps regulate oil production and support firmness). With ingredients like these, it’s no wonder that the True Cream is able to deliver on its promise of moisturized, smooth, and refreshed skin.
Even those with dry skin types are fans. “My skin is completely dry and anything else normally would make it worse or create acne,” writes one 5-star reviewer, “As soon as I ran out I immediately bought it. It’s very moisturizing, leaves your face feeling smooth and refreshed.”
Another shopper says it’s a must for her reactive skin. “This stuff is amazing. First off, it does not irritate my very sensitive skin,” she writes, adding, “my skin is dewy, supple, and more plump after using Aqua Bomb.” Which leads me to another major pro about this cream—the dew! Oily folks, don’t be alarmed, the True Cream is still for you, too. It leaves skin with only the *slightest* dewiness that’s never tacky, and creates a smooth and refreshed appearance (one reviewer even said it made her husband think she’d gotten Botox!).
Normally priced at $38, every drop of the water cream is precious—which works out, because shoppers across the board agree that a little goes a long way (one shopper says she needs only a fingertip to cover her face and neck), making this moisturizer even more worth it. Factor in the 30 percent off discount, and it’s an instant add-to-cart for me.
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