I’m back at it with another review—this time with one of my favorite products, the Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb and Moisturizing Bomb! I’m a bit late to the party as this cream was released over a year ago, but it’s such a great product that I had to mention it here.
If you’re wondering why the Aqua Bomb is larger than the Moisturizing bomb, it’s because I purchased the aqua and 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 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 the skin.
The difference between the two 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 💲
As you’ve noticed already, there is a huge size difference between the two bombs that I purchased. I bought the full sized Aqua Bomb and then received the Moisturizing Bomb as a sample from Sephora.
Belif is not a cheap brand to pick up. Both moisturizers cost $38 + tax and shipping, but you can definitely save some cash 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).
Package details 📦
- Moisturizing Bomb: “A comforting cushiony moisturizing cream that provides dry, flaky, and dull skin with a flood of intense 26-hour hydration, leaving it supple, smooth, and deeply nourished. Ideal for normal to dry skin types. 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: “An ultra-lightweight, gel-cream that instantly cools and refreshes skin while providing intensive hydration. This water-based moisturizer ‘floods’ the skin with a rush of refreshing hydration and minimizes the appearance of pores for soft, smooth, supple skin. Ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin types.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 repairs 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 and highly recommend this as a must-have for those with super dry skin. It can also be used as a backup for those oh-so-dry winter months! This product absorbs naturally 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 current favorite?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂