I hope you are well and enjoying the lovely sunshine this weekend! Spring is definitely coming, although I did feel the loss of an hour’s sleep this morning when the clocks went forward!
So, today I wanted to write about a skin care product for a change. I love trying new skincare innovations as much as new makeup but realised I have not really blogged about any skin care I use yet! This product is a recent addition to my skin care regime and I only discovered it through skimming my YouTube feed! It’s made in Japan and I ordered it from Ebay for approximately £20, although you can order from Amazon and pay a bit more. The bottle size is 250g which is a decent size and should last a while as you don’t need to use a lot per use.
The point of the Cure Natural Aqua Gel is to gently exfoliate dead skin. It is a semi-clear, reasonably runny gel and its made from all natural ingredients. This is how it looks out of the bottle:
This is the amount to use to cover your whole face. The process to follow when using it is this:
- Clean your face as normal and pat dry
- Pump a 1-2p coin sized amount into your palm as above
- Gently rub this all over your face apart from lips and the eye area.
- As you massage it into the skin it will start turning a milky white colour and you will start to see tiny grains appearing on the surface of your face – this is actually dead skin! This is what you will see (these are very close up to try to show you the effect!):
I massage it into my skin for no more than 5 minutes and then I rinse my face fully to wash away the dead skin. Afterwards, my skin feels extremely smooth and looks clearer, with no tightness or drying effects:
Aside from the blemishes that I already had in these photos, my skin I hope looks more radiant and ‘clean’. It’s hard to show it in photos for obvious reasons, but I have used this gel twice every week for 2-3 weeks now and every time my skin looks and feels smoother and brighter. As the gel is smooth itself it does not aggravate the skin or scratch it the way some exfoliators do and its perfume and chemical free. I still use other grain based exfoliators too but only once a week if that and generally when I can see my skin needs a deep clean.
I have also found with this gel that my skin still feels lovely the day after using it and it helps to control breakouts, which I sometimes get around my chin area. All in all, I think this is one of the best skin care products I have ever tried and I think it will be a staple in my skin care arsenal! I can see why its a best seller in Japan!
I hope this blog was interesting and I will be posting more skin care related content in the coming weeks! If you have any questions about this product or generally, let me know in the comments box below and if there’s any product you want to recommend I’d love to hear about it!
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