I would like to first appologise that I am not posting so frequently these days. My computer is going through a mid-forties crisis, and works super slow. This of course is a major turn-off when you try to get some work done, or edit some pictures. But I decided to fight against this unexpected adversity and still share some new thoughts about Kbeauty with you! One of my first posts on this beauty blog was about a couple of Belif products I got from Sephora. At that time I was mostly unimpresed by what I tried. Mainly because the cream, the Aqua Bomb was not moisturising enough for my dry skin and the included serum was not very appealing. Recently, I still decided to give this brand another chance, and I am very happy I did!
The Moisturizing Bomb from Belif is truely as good as it is currently ‘hyped’. This cream deserves its current fame and the attention it gets in the beauty world. It is a lovely cream for the winter season, and it provides the right amount of care for my dry skin. This is a very classic cream, both comforting and moisturizing. It penetrates quite fast, making it a good night cream (I hate when the face cream sticks on my pillows!) and also works well under make-up.
The Belif brand is relatively new in Korea, but its flagship product – the Moisturizing Bomb cream is already a best-selling hit. The brand combines modern science with classic pharmaceutical and botanical ingredients. To western beauty users, such as myself, many of these ingredients are very familiar (and thus maybe less appealling than exotic Korean goodies).
The Moisturizing Bomb from Belif contains Comfrey Leaf that has detoxifiying properties for the skin. It also contains tons of calming ingrendients such as the Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract and the Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract that are great for my dry, always irritated and slightly red skin. Many of this cream’s main ingredients, such as soybean and rose flower, also have anti-inflammatory properties. As a cool bonus, this cream doesn’t contain any synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances.
- Ingredients (Sephora): Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Triethylhexanoin, Stearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, PEG-40 Stearate, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteayl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Stearate, Stearic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Poncirus Trifoliata Fruit Extract, Panthenol, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Nepeta Cataria Extract, *Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, *Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, *Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, **Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract, **Viola Tricolor Extract, **Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, **Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, **Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Flower Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Extract, Menyanthes Trifoliata Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Chelidonium Majus Extract, Urea, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium EDTA, Tromethamine, ***Fragrance, Citronnellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. **Napiers Moisture Formula. ***Fragrances of Natural Origin.
First impressions: The Moisturizing Bomb has the same fresh smell as the Aqua Bomb cream also from Belif (my review here). The Aqua Bomb is probably a better fit for those with oily skin, or living in very hot and moist environments. But compared to the gel-like formula of the Aqua Bomb this moitsurizer is definitely more creamy, thick and soothing. Despite it’s relatively thick formula, this Belif cream penetrates surprisingly well.
Effects: I will definitly re-purchase this Belif Moisturizing Bomb cream for the remaining of the cold months. It is a very calming, hydrating and comforting cream for winter. As it is very ‘creamy’, for days when my skin feels extra-dry I can easily mix a drop of honey oil or argan oil (my current love!) into this cream for an extra moisturizing boost.
Where to get it? I got mine from Sephora.
Have you tried this Belif cream? Or any other skincare from the brand? What are your thoughts?