Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Review: Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure Natural Aqua Gel (250g)
Description: A gentle and effective exfoliating gel. (Rinse-off type) Gently remove layers of dry, dead or rough skin to obtain clear, firm and ideal skin. Suitable for all skin types. No fragrance, alcohol, coloring or preservatives.

Directions:
1. Wash face thoroughly and towel dry well.
2. Pump nozzle 3 to 5 times to obtain an appropriate amount of gel on your hand. Apply gel to skin on face, neck or other areas that are dry and rough. Applying gel to only a part of your face is also effective.
3. Gently massage your face in a circular motion till the gel turns white (do not rub the skin too hard).
4. After rinsing, continue with your regular skin care regime with use of lotion or skin cream.
5. For best results, use Cure Natural Aqua Gel twice a week.
*(It is recommended that you finish the product within one year after opening)*

Ingredients: Made of 91% Activated Hydrogen Water.
Water, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30, Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Dicocodimonium, Chloride, Steartrimonium, Bromide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Gingko Biloba extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol

It comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with a twist-off pump cap and a lock tab.

Consistency and Color:
Clear and smooth gel consistency. Unlike some other types of exfoliator that contain micro-beads/fine granules, Cure Natural Aqua Gel does not contain any kind of scrubbing particles. It's a gentle exfoliator~! When massage it onto the skin, it turns into liquid-y gel consistency(it's not runny to the point that it will drip..) which gently glides onto the skin smoothly. :D

Scent:
Fragrance-free

Likes:
- the formula! made up of 91% hydrogen water
- fragrance-free and no preservatives/harsh chemicals
- does what it claims to do
- the cooling sensation when apply on the skin
- leave the skin looking brighter
- leave the skin feeling soft and smooth to touch
- gentle; does not dry out the skin
- easy to use; easy to wash it off; mess-free! :D
- suits sensitive skin :)
- the pump-bottle packaging
- besides using it on the face, it can be used to exfoliate other areas (elbows, knees, arms etc...)

Dislikes:
- expensive! I got it for SGD$49
- <1 year shelf life after opening :(
- does leave a slight firm feeling but it's pretty mild...
- does not remove blackheads but it does makes it easier to extract them (I'll explain later...)

I use this once a week, once every two weeks or once a month.(it depends on my 'laziness' haha XD) Though the instructions say to use 3 to 5 pumps, I use only 1 to 1½ pumps. 1 pump is enough to cover and exfoliate my whole face but some times, I like to use another ½ pump to double exfoliate certain areas.

Demonstration on my mom's arm and elbow~ XD
Massage till the gel turns into white flakes/balls(dead skin cells)~

The little white balls/flakes of dead skin cells. ewww...

I really like this gel exfoliator because it works removing layers of dead skin and it does not leave any unbearable or uncomfortable sensations after use. Ehhh...uhhh... I have to admit that this did leave a really slight firm feeling after I rinsed it off but it's does not feel uncomfortable at all. It's pretty mild and barely noticeable. It's unlike other exfoliators which you can sense the uncomfortable feeling(irritated, tight-pulling and/or dry sensations) right after rinsing it off. Instead, my skin feels comfortable, clean and it feels super soft and smooth to touch! It's gentle yet works effectively in removing dead skin cells. After exfoliating, you can definitely feel the difference in your skin before and after use. :) And also......moisturizer/mask essence/serum etc gets absorbed into the skin better and faster after exfoliating. :D

Oh and...despite it does not remove blackheads, it does remove dead skin cells which allows me to extract my blackheads easily! FYI, there's a blackhead that has been stuck under the skin of my cheek for ages and no matter how hard I squeezed it, it just doesn't want to pop out. But after using the gel to exfoliate away the layers of dead skin, I finally got the blackhead out without much effort. It just popped out on first squeeze(gently)! XDDD

Although the price is steep, I only use 1 to 1½ pumps once a week, once every two weeks or once a month so I'm pretty sure 1 bottle can lasts really long for me. Anyway, the most important is whether the product works and is it worth purchasing... and my verdict is...... it's a gentle exfoliator yet works effectively in removing dead skin cells so I think it's worth the price I paid for! :)

6 comments:

  1. is this peeling gel can be used in a year?

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    1. Sorry for the extremely late reply! I missed out your comment... *deepest apologies* ><"

      Hmm, that depends on how often you use it.

      Hope this helps :)

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    1. I got mine from Singapore's Watsons.

      If you are not based in Singapore, you can buy it from online stores e.g. SASA, Amazon, Ebay.

      Hope this helps :)

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  3. Hello haha , do you have any idea where to buy it online / outlet if I live in Malaysia ? ( Penang ) :)

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    1. Hello there~

      I'm not sure where you can get it in Malaysia. You might want to check out SASA, Watsons outlets.

      Hope this helps.

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