As you may have gathered, I just got back from Japan a few days ago. I forgot to say “hi” in my last post, so hi! During my time away, I received the last box from my stint as part of the BNT Girls. I have reviewed the Caolion Pore White Cake Pack* already, and this is another skin care item I got this round.
The Sorabee Balancing Aqua Cream* is part of a wide range offered by the brand. The packaging is all in Korean so a bit of Google-fu was needed. Curiously enough, this products seems to be the most famous product by the brand as it popped up pretty high up in the options by auto-fill.
Here's the product description I found:
- A luxurious restorative beauty treatment cream formulated with a complex of vitamins to intensively nourish energize and fortify skin in its fight against environmental stress and the visible signs of aging
Excellent for all skin types, especially skin suffering from dehydration, dullness or fatigue. Provides intensive nutrients and protects delicate skin area from wrinkles
Main Treatment Ingredients of SF Collagen Sea Water and Ocean Spa Plankton Extract helps to keep eyes looking bright and clear whilst ensuring eye contours are free from aging and fine lines
How To Use: After using Balancing Lotion and Eye Cream apply sufficient amount of Balancing Aqua Cream onto your palm. Massage into skin using gentle circular motions. Water drops penetrate deeply into the skin and and healthy glow is seen.
I had none of the other steps so I just used it after my usual cleansing routine as my moisturizer. The copy has pretty lofty claims, but focusing on the more immediate effects, this is actually pretty good at keeping the skin moist.
The product itself starts out pretty milky and mostly opaque. It's a lightweight cream, almost gel-like. It beaks down into tiny water droplets when you start to spread it around:
Let me just say this was quite pleasant and cool on the face, and the product moisturizes the skin quickly and doesn't leave a sticky residue. I find that Korean skin care often gets this right anyway, so this wasn't a surprise but it was a welcome familiarity.
I don't think it was extremely moisturizing, but my skin is dry in general. It's great for daytime use since it feels so light on the face, but I don't think I can use it as a nighttime treatment.
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* This item was provided for review. All opinions are my own.
Am I the only one freaking out about how it disintegrates from cream to water? It sounds nasty but that is so amazing! I’m guessing this kind of product would be best for combi-oily skin with a dry surface. (Skin condition can vary by the layer, it’s something new I learned this weekend!)
HAHAHA no, it is a little bit otherworldly, IMO. I’m not sure what the point of it being waterdrops is, either, other than maybe providing a bit of entertainment, haha
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