Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb's gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It's soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I've put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon! —Rachel Dunkel
This winter has been unusually brutal for my skin, especially for my T-zone. My forehead, nose, and chin are constantly peeling and there are days when I seriously feel like I’m shedding out of my own skin. I tried doubling up on moisturizing and hydrating masks, but nothing was keeping my face from peeling throughout the day. I’d put my makeup on and by midday the flakes were back.
I finally asked my coworkers for some recommendations and per their direction decided to give this Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb a shot. It’s on the pricier side, but given that my cheaper moisturizers weren’t doing the trick, I figured it would be the worth the splurge. Well thank heavens I WAS RIGHT. This baby right here is a long-lasting moisturizer that makes my thirsty skin feel like it was dunked in a cooling bath of rich water concocted by the gods themselves. And then — yeah, I am not done yet — it dries, and leaves behind the most refreshing, cooling sensation. To top it all off, the flakes are gone. I use it before makeup application and before bed, and just like that, my face has stopped peeling, even on the coldest days. I could go on and on about this, but I’ll wrap this up with a good ol’: BUY THIS, YOU WON’T REGRET IT. —Kayla Suazo
Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in mini and full sizes).