This bottle isn't a cleanser or a moisturizer, but it's just as important as the two because it's an exfoliating gel. Our skin tends to get dull because of the buildup that we do not see on the surface- the dead skin, dirt, and grime. The dead skin doesn't just make our skin look dull, but it actually blocks out the good things that our skin needs, such as moisturizer or lotion.
Dirt, grime, and oil are taken care of in the cleansing part but for dead skin, we need exfoliation to do that. Traditional exfoliation (i.e. scrubs) uses rough surfaces (like files and abrasive surfaces) or particles(seeds, grains, salt, or sugar) to help slough off dry and dull skin. For sensitive skin, this can cause a lot of redness and irritation. Cure on the other hand, if you look at it, is super clear. No grain or bits.
It is also preservative-free, artificial fragrance-free, coloring-free, and mineral oil-free.
Cure Natural Aqua Gel should be used on skin that has just be cleansed. So here's my guinea pig - the back of my hand - which has been cleansed. I use just a pump for this. I then rub the product gently in a circular motion for 30 seconds. I stress on the gently part. Be kind and don't use any pressure. Your face is not a floor.
As you rub, you will see white (or gray) bits and particles. These are actually the dry, dead skin which has been dulling your complexion and later on blocking your pores.
Rinse and look! smoother skin! Now proceed with your skin care.
I personally prefer using this at night, and I only do so twice a week, just to rid my skin of gunk, because I don't want to overdo it.
Why I like it:
- It works. My skin feels a lot smoother after, And moisturizer seems to seep through it more.
- Gentle. It's great for sensitive skin. No sting. No redness.
- No smell. It's too hot for heavy scents.
- No scratchy particles.
- Environment-friendly. We all know how the microbeads are actually very harmful to the environment. This one has no microbeads to clog our waterways. What washes out is just your dead skin.
- Bang for your buck. A bottle lasts for an average of 4 months.
Cure Natural Aqua Gel may also be used on rough patches, not just on the face. I used this on the soles of my feet to get rid of the dry skin since I'm barefoot most of the time. I also use these on my cuticles to get rid of the hangnail-causing dry skin. Use this on the bikini line and underarms to get to be bare-it-all confident in your beach trip.
Cure retails for Php 1500 and is available at Rustan's (Shangri-La, Makati, and Alabang) and at Beauty Bar. Like Cure Aqua Gel in Facebook to get more updates or follow them in Twitter and Instagram.