I’m incredibly guilty of hopping through facial creams because it can be difficult finding an affordable eye cream for a great price.
The Belif cream started gaining popularity a few years ago and I’ve only yet had the chance to try it– and I’m so excited to share my review with you.
Off the bat, the Aqua Bomb had a strong smell that overwhelmed the Moisturizing Bomb. The first thing that came to my mind was that it smelled like gin and tonic. For those who are unfamiliar, I would describe it as a strong alcohol mixed with lime. The Moisturizing Bomb had a very faint minty scent that’s similar to the Sunprise Mild Watery light sunblock.
Not much difference between the two in texture. They both are very thick and goes on smooth when applied to skin. The major difference would be that the Aqua Bomb dries on much quicker (like most water-based products) than the Moisturing Bomb. This is definitely due to the higher alcohol content found in the Aqua Bomb. The Moisturizing Bomb had a tendency to leave some stickiness after application.
This moisturizer is also much lighter than the Holika Holika I had previously reviewed, and works well as a light replacement for the summer.
I really love the light blue color of the Aqua Bomb, but the smell is a bit overpowering for me. The Moisturizing Bomb is a simple white cream that goes on clear.
Price and Sizes:
Decisions, decisions. Belief is not a cheap brand to pick up. Both moisturizers cost $38 + tax and shipping, but you can definitely save by purchasing their mini or a value size versions at a much cheaper price. Details below:
- Moisturizing Bomb: Retail standard size (1.68 oz/ 50 ml) on Sephora goes for $38 + Shipping and Taxes. Other sizes offered: Mini (25 mL).
- Aqua Bomb: Retail standard size (1.68 oz/ 50 ml) on Sephora goes for $38 + Shipping and Taxes. Other sizes offered: Mini (25 mL) and Value (100mL).
- Moisturizing Bomb: “This 26-hour moisturizing cream keeps the skin soft and smooth with Comfrey Leaf, a powerful hydrating agent. The soft and pure white cream literally wraps the skin with comfort, supplying moisture without dryness and tightness for hours.”
- Aqua Bomb: “With Napiers aqua formula containing Lady’s Mantle, often called “a woman’s hydrating herb,” this refreshing gel cream supplies instant moisture to the skin while forming a protective layer that wraps the skin in comfort.”
How to use: After using essence or emulsion, dispense a sufficient amount, gently apply, and spread.
Lady’s Mantle: Also known as Alchemilla, this herb is widely used in middle Europe as a painkiller. It is also popularly used to stop bleeding; improve wound healing, or treat eczema and skin rashes.
Comfrey Leaf: Although toxic when consumed, comfrey leaf is a great oil that helps repair damaged skin by boosting the growth of new skin cells
Rating: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This product is a great summer moisturizer for dry to oily skin. I used this as a seasonal replacement for my Holika Holika
must-have for those with super dry skin or it can be used as a backup for those oh-so-dry winter months! It absorbs into your skin and keeps your face/body hydrated throughout the entire day.
Have you tried this moisturizer before? What was your experience? If not, what’s your favorite moisturizer? Let me know your thoughts below! 🙂