I’ve been using the Sorabee Balancing Aqua Cream* on and off since first getting it in March. Like I said in my original review, this cream is a bit too light for me for nighttime use. Nothing much has changed since my last review, but I don’t find it to be particularly beneficial for long-term use either.
To recap, here are the claims of the Balancing Aqua Cream:
- 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.
The Sorabee Balancing Aqua Cream is a matte-looking cream that looks like this when squeezed out of the tube:
… but breaks into water droplets when spread around:
It sinks into the skin fairly quickly and doesn’t leave a stickiness, which makes it really great for daytime use, if you don’t want to skip the moisturizer. I have been using this during the day since getting it again in my last BNT box. I usually skip moisturizer since it has been so hot lately that I don’t want to bother with it, but this is so light that you don’t even notice you have it on. Sorabee claims that its active ingredients are starfish collagen, sea water, and phophyridium cruentum extract from plankton.
Like my initial review of this, I have been satisfied with it for day to day use but have yet to see visible improvements in my skin. It’s the kind of product that I am satisified with just trying, but I don’t think I would repurchase it because it doesn’t do anything special for my skin.
A little post-script: Whenever I get these products from BNT News, I get a little iffy because I literally have zero leads on where to look for information on where these snail excretions and starfish extracts are sourced from. I’ve mentioned this before but for the record, as much as I possibly can, I buy cruelty-free products. The issue of animal-derived ingredients like beeswax and lanolin (which are a no-no for vegans… which I am not) is still a bit fuzzy to me. As far as I know, snail mucus can be extracted ethically, but I’m not so sure about starfish extract. I find that these products work really well for me, but I don’t think that I can repurchase them, as a consumer. As a person who reviews beauty products, I will continue to provide honest opinions on these products to let you know how they’ve been working out for me, but I will also be upfront about what I am comfortable with purchasing.
* PR Sample. Product was sampled and reviewed as part of the terms outlined for the BNT Girls.
Other BNT Girls: Joanne, Kine, Doris, Bella.
I have no information regarding Sorabee’s animal testing policy.
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