Introducing Belif Skincare | OMG you need this

Whenever I go for a facial and skin examination, the results are usually the same: my skin is in good condition, but it's parched. It seems like I am constantly always trying to drink more, or apply more moisturizers just to keep my skin in balance. Especially after I returned from Spain, my skin has been feeling out of whack, what with the sudden climate change, frequent plane trips and change in seasons. I had to give myself a skin reset with a deep exfoliating facial and then I was ready to introduce some heavy cavalry products to get my skin back to peak condition.

Thankfully, THEFACESHOP had sent me just what I needed to restore my skin's youthfulness. Just launched last month, belif is a brand-spanking-new entry to the Canadian beauty market. Pairing traditional 19th century herbalist techniques with modern day Korean skincare science, belif is a beauty blogger's wet dream.

belif skincare reviews

Every belif product is founded on the guiding principles of the brand: true ingredients, true formula, true safety, true benefit and true timeliness. What this all means, is that belif seeks to be as transparent as possible and doesn't try to dazzle consumers with crazy marketing lingo or fancy packaging. Everything is formulated to be pure, simple and effective, which I love!

The 2 products I'll be featuring today are belif's two-most popular products: The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb and The True Cream - Aqua Bomb. The entire line of belif products can be found at THEFACESHOP stores everywhere.

belif aqua bomb review

The True Cream - Aqua Bomb
Price: $47 for 50 ml

What it is: A light gel formula that deeply moisturizes while minimizing pores, repairing damaged cells, improving skin elasticity and giving it a refreshed, cool feeling. belif claims that this cream moisturizes skin so deeply, that it still measures moisture levels 18% higher than with no cream 4 hours after application.

What's in it:
  • Water
  • Dipropylene glycol - provides a slippery texture
  • Glycerin - a moisturizer
  • Methyl trimethicone - a silicon that acts as an emollient and provides a silky texture
  • Denatured alcohol - common in Asian products, this ingredient acts as a carrier to help deliver beneficial ingredients to skin
As well this cream contains a ton of natural extracts that act as moisturizers (chickweed extract, baptisia tinctoria root extract, marigold flower extract, horsetail leaf extract, nettle leaf extract, shea butter, macadamia nut seed oil) and antioxidants (raspberry leaf extract, alchemilla vulgaris leaf extract). This cream is also free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, dyes and animal origin ingredients.
My take: The True Cream - Aqua Bomb is designed for normal to oily skin, but it really could be used by even dry skin types as it's still very hydrating. I've been using this as my day cream and it's sooo intensely hydrating that it makes me dance a bit in glee. The light gel formula feels super refreshing in the mornings and it has a very faint clean, almost minty scent, that may or may not be a placebo effect based upon its ice blue color. I love to slather this all over my skin and I have to warn you: if you don't like that heavy moisturizer feeling, that sticky, kinda wet feeling, then you may not like this. I on the other hand LOVE IT. Give me moarrr my skin says. After just a couple of applications, my skin noticeably feels plumper, softer, and more even. After a few minutes, the tackiness dries down so you can apply primer and makeup on top easily and it doesn't cause my foundations to pill. 

Final Verdict: Buy

belif moisturizing bomb review

The True Cream - Moisturizing Bomb
Price: $47 for 50 ml
What it is: This cream is the artillery tank of belif's skincare arsenal. Targeted for normal to dry skin types, the Moisturizing Bomb delivers 26-hour of intense, deep hydration. Designed with a unique "bursting" formula, the molecules of this cream will burst upon skin contact, to release a "flood of moisture" that is then readily absorbed into skin to leave it feeling smooth, not sticky. 

What's in it:
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Cyclohexasiloxane - a silicone that helps plump up fine lines and provides a smooth moisture capturing barrier over skin
  • Hydrogenated polydecene - a powerful emollient and anti-wrinkle ingredient
  • Dipropylene glycol
Similarly, this cream contains a long list of natural extracts that are soothing (mistletoe ferment extract, oat kernel, willow bark) and moisturizing (soybean ferment extract, saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract, poncirus trifoliata fruit extract, marigold flower extract, raspberry leaf, baptisia tinctoria root, chickweed, rose flower). This cream is also free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances, dyes and animal origin ingredients.
My take: Similarly to the Aqua Bomb, I found the Moisturizing Bomb to be deeply moisturizing and comforting to my skin. I've been using this one as a night cream as it has a more emollient, thick texture that felt a bit too heavy for me to wear during the day. This cream is freaking amazing. It's super silky feeling and just coats my skin in a creamy layer of protective moisture. Again, if you don't like slow absorbing products then you may not like this one either as I found it wears like a sleeping mask and takes a while to fully absorb. I didn't notice overnight success with this, but over a couple of weeks, this cream noticeably made my skin feel more supple and softer.

Final Verdict: Buy

Overall I absolutely loved these 2 creams. They are just the thing that my skin was aching for with winter coming. Since using these, my skin has transformed itself; my skin feels softer, silkier, plumper, is more luminous, and even. Can I gush any harder about these? They are worth every penny!

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