Since they were first introduced to Sephora during the height of the Korean beauty craze, I’ve been interested in testing out Belif skincare products. I’ve heard great things about their moisturizers in particular, so I knew I’d be starting there. While browsing the brands’ product lineup on Sephora’s website, however, I came across a fantastic kit which allowed to test out two additional products for the same price. What better way to do it…
What Belif says about its brand: Inspired by 19th-Century apothecary techniques, Belif creates a unique range of products that follow Korea’s intricate skin care regimen. Each effective formula uses the purest of ingredients powered by modern skin care science and traditional herb processing methods.
The Winter Moisture Land kit that I purchased includes a full sized the True Cream Aqua Bomb Moisturizer, which I thought would be the appropriate choice for my oily combo skin, along with deluxe sizes of the Hungarian Water Essence and Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist.
All of the products in the kit (and I think all Belif products in general) are formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. They are dermatologist tested and free of mineral oils, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, and fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.
Belif Skincare Hungarian Water Essence
The Belif Hungarian Water Essence is described by Sephora as: An instant, lightweight hydration recharger serum that is powerfully effective for deep, lasting hydration. It promises to recharge skin’s lost hydration in an instant. The formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including rosemary and lavender—powerful hydrating and antioxidant agents. It boasts an ultra-light watery texture that promise to instantly glide onto skin to providing a burst of powerful moisture that penetrates skin for a long-lasting hydration, leaving the skin healthy-looking, soft, and supple.
I used the Hungarian Water Essence after cleansing and before moisturizing to boost my moisturizer. It’s very light weight and basically feels like you’re putting water on the face. Although it is very slight, I can definitely tell that the essence has hydrated my skin. As someone with oily combo-skin that’s also dehydrated – I can appreciate a product that helps me add moisture without feeling like an extra layer. A full size (2.53 oz) retails for $42.00 USD.
Belif Skincare Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist
The Belif Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist is described by Sephora as: A vitamin-C packed creamy foam cleanser with natural herbs that gently yet effectively remove makeup and impurities while hydrating the skin. It contains wormwood to prevent breakouts, soapberry to detoxify, and sweet flag to cleanse and soften. Belif promises that these botanical ingredients are effective, natural, gentle, and non-stripping cleansing agents which effectively remove impurities while respecting skin’s natural moisture barrier.
I can see why these cleanser is designed for for normal to dry skin as. A little goes a long way in creating a creamy foam-like lather that satisfyingly coats the skin. When you wash it away, skin is left feeling soft and clean but not tight. I’ve been using the Foam Moist mostly in the mornings. But if I use it in the evenings, I always remove my makeup first with a cleansing water or oil (like I do with most of my other cleansers). I don’t think the foam moist cleanser is strong enough to remove a full face of makeup on its own. I have acne-prone skin and this cleaner hasn’t caused any breakouts. A full size (5.4 oz) retails for $26.00 USD.
Belif Skincare True Cream Aqua Bomb
The Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb is described by Sephora as: A lightweight gel-cream that floods the skin with a rush of refreshing hydration and minimizes the appearance of pores for soft, smooth, supple feel. The formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle, which promises to help neutralize skin-damaging free radicals, improves skin elasticity, and minimizes the appearances of pores. The Aqua Bomb is designed to provide a ‘burst’ of hydration when initially applied but then absorb completely for a healthy, smooth, supple appearance.
This moisturizer is amazing! It has a cream-gel consistency that helps the product spread evenly and easily across the face. Despite its ultra light-weight feel and fast absorption, however, I can really feel it hydrating my face. The Aqua Bomb has a light, fresh scent that is almost imperceptible which makes it a good option for those sensitive to scent. I also find it to be an excellent moisturizer for the warm weather and for oily skin. I’ve enjoyed using it in the evenings but I’ve tried it during the day as well and my makeup applies smoothly without any problems. My skin really skins this stuff up. A definite repurchase for me.
One small note on the packaging. The jar is super heavy due to the base which features a thick ring of plastic which may give the impression that there is product than there actually is. But it’s no big deal, to me anyway, because you get 1.68 oz of product which is about standard for this type of jar type packaging (most are 1.7 oz).
The Belif Skincare Winter Moisture Land set was holiday special packaging but you can still get pretty much the same exact kits on Sephora. The Choose Your Own “Moisture Attack” set gives you a choice between the Aqua Bomb and Moisturizing Bomb while the #Moisture Attack Best-Sellers set comes with the Aqua Bomb but instead of the Foam Moist face wash you get the toner. Both kits retail for $38.00 USD. The moisturizer by itself is $38.00 so you’re basically getting the two deluxe sized items for free. I’m really a huge fan of Aqua Bomb so I highly recommend checking out the sets if you’re interested in trying the brand.
Have you gotten in on the K-beauty trend? What are some of your favorites? Are you interested in trying Belif Skincare?
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