I’m trying out a new daytime summer moisturizer, and since gel creams seem to be a really popular option for hotter months, I decided to give this one a try. Originally, I hear about Belif on Facebook, since it’s a Korean brand that recently launched in the U.S. Additionally, there was some hype around the fact the Belif products were be sold at selected Sephora locations. I’m trying the Belif “The True Cream Aqua Bomb”, and I’m pleased with the results I’ve been getting.
This moisturizer is described as “a gel-cream that ‘floods’ the skin with a rush of refreshing hydration and minimizes the appearance of pores for soft, smooth, supple skin for normal to combination skin types, including oily skin, and dry skin types looking for a lightweight moisturizer.” It’s considered to be an “ultra-lightweight, mineral oil-free gel-cream that instantly cools and refreshes skin while providing intensive hydration.” Along with the gel cream, there is also the The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb, which is for normal to dry skins.
The philosophy behind the brand is that it’s Korean apothecary meets “modern skincare.” The ingredients in all the products uses “traditional herbal processing” and “maintains the skin’s ideal condition using natural herbs.” In addition, this gel cream’s “formula contains a blend of apothecary herbs, including antioxidant-rich lady’s mantle, which helps neutralize skin-damaging free radicals, improves skin elasticity, and minimizes the appearances of pores. This refreshing cream is formulated to ‘burst’ when applied, releasing a flood of weightless moisture onto skin, and then absorb completely for a healthy, smooth, supple appearance.”
As you can see, the whipped gel texture of the cream is light and airy-looking. It’s cooling and soft and applies smoothly onto the skin. It sinks in quickly leaving your face feeling comfortable and soothed, without looking or feeling greasy or oily. There’s a slight film left behind that feels very silky, but it functions as a “barrier” for the skin to protect it; in that sense, I don’t really notice it since I apply suncream over this product during the day. This product is specifically designed for oilier skin types, which is perfect for my skin during the hot summer months now. While there’s no specific claims for “oil-control” per se, it does a good job of keeping my skin balanced so that it doesn’t too crazy throughout the day.
The scent is herbal and natural, but it’s nice and feels good on the skin. I have had any reactions to it, and so far, I’m liking it for the summer. I think for the price, you’re getting a lot of product — especially one that’s in a cream form. I’ve been using mine for almost 2 months now, and I’m sure this will last me until the end of the year. I also recommend using this after being out in the sun; and, I found that while on my cruise, I used this a lot on my neck too to cool and calm down my skin.
I really enjoy using this Belif gel cream and I think the brand itself is worth looking into. I recently purchased the Creamy Cleansing Foam Moist, and I really like but it’s just a standard cleanser in my opinion. I’m interested in the Hungarian Water Essence and the First Aid Aqua Rush Mask. If you’re specifically looking for an oil-controlling product try the Oil Control Fresh Moisturizer; I’ve noticed it’s gotten good reviews!
Made in Korea.
Retails for $38.00 USD.
Item contains 1.68 oz.