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    Why Belif Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Has Been Part Of My Skincare Routine For Years

    I'm trading out skincare products constantly, but when it comes to moisturizer, Aqua Bomb is my one and only.

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    In this big, chaotic world, it's so hard to find a true constant. Friends come and go. Careers and goals are ever-shifting. Time passes, things change, such is life.

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    Hi, I'm Rachel, and I've found my life's one constant. The thing that I know I can depend on until the very end. It's Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb — the greatest moisturizer I have ever and likely will ever use. I've been repurchasing it for five years and have no plans of ever stopping.

    writer holding pot of Aqua Bomb captioned with five star emojis
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    Five years ago I DEFINITELY should not have been spending this much money on a skincare product ($38 for the full size), but after getting one pot with a Sephora gift card, I couldn't go back. It was always my go-to treat item and always felt like a little gift to myself. One full size jar usually lasts me about three months, which is a while for a skincare product in my opinion, so it always feels extra worth it.

    What makes Aqua Bomb so special is its gel-cream formula, which is cooling and calming on the skin — like giving your skin a big ol' glass of water. It feels as incredible to put on sun-weary skin in the hot months of summer as on chapped, dry skin in the winter. It's an everyday, all year product.

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    The moisturizer is formulated with lady's mantle, ceramide 3, and glycerin, which work together to not only pack your skin with moisture, but most importantly *retain* it so your face stays moisturized all day and night. It's also sulfate-, paraben-, and phthalate-free!

    Morning and night after cleansing and toning (I'm currently using Versed Keep The Peace cleanser and Lush Breath of Fresh Air toner), I pop on a few dollops of Aqua Bomb, smooth it all over my face and neck, and voila! Happy skin.

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    It goes on a little shiny, but very quickly soaks in, leaving you with a subtle glow. These days, I rock that glow on its own all day long, but it also layers flawlessly under full face of makeup. It never feels sticky — my skin drinks it up so quickly it doesn't even have a chance to!

    writer's face captioned "gives you a little glow" and "soaks in super fast"
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    I usually wear liquid foundation or a subtle tinted moisturizer and Aqua Bomb is a great base. I find — as most do — that my foundation just lays better when my skin is hydrated. Aqua Bomb shows through just a bit, but in a ~radiant~ dewy way, not a slick-looking one.

    Like its feel, Aqua Bomb's smell is also light-as-can-be. It's difficult to describe, but I'd say it has hints of lemon and peppermint. TL;DR it just smells fresh.

    I have combination skin that isn't too picky, but with Aqua Bomb, my drier areas get nice and moisturized and the spots on my face that are prone to oiliness don't get more oily after applying. Overall, it evens out my face's hydration and oil levels to a place that's simply comfortable.

    the writer's face captioned "hydrates my dry spots" with arrows pointed to her forehead and cheeks and "tames oily spots" with arrows pointing to her nose crease and chin
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    I also have a tendency to get some truly wack hormonal acne on my chin and around my mouth. It isn't too bad in the pic above, but when it does get bad with active, painful whiteheads, Aqua Bomb doesn't sting or exacerbate the problem at all. In fact, just the opposite. It's cooling effect feels good going onto breakouts, and I don't feel like it clogs or "feeds" them, ya know?

    Lucky for all you readers, Aqua Bomb is a fit for all skin types — reviewers on both extremes of the oily/dry scale agree that this moisturizer rocks. Across Sephora, Amazon, and Ulta, over 4,200 people of all different skin types have given it a five-star review! Read just a few of those ~glowing~ reviews for yourself below.

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    Rachel Dunkel

    Promising reviews: "I've repurchased this three times! I have sensitive, oily skin and this just feels like such a gulp of yumminess to your face. Idk, my skin just looks so supple afterwards and I find it's what works and feels best for my skin." —ttorres6

    "This is the BEST moisturizer ever. Hands-down. I have super oily skin, so I tend to not ever use a moisturizer, because then it makes my skin even worse. BUT I tried this on a whim because I heard so good things about it, and it's the best thing EVER. It's thin, but it packs a lot of hydration. Highly recommend to everyone!" —sammylecat

    "This moisturizer is everything! I suffer from eczema and dry skin, but with this water-infused bundle of love, I'm supple and hydrated!" —BeatzByDev

    Ready to see what this beloved moisturizer can do for *your* skin? Get Aqua Bomb from Sephora for $22+ (available in three sizes), Amazon for $38, or Ulta for $38.

    Any annoying dryness in my skin getting absolutely BLASTED with Aqua Bomb every morning and night 😈


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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