Recent Loves

Recent Loves, Beauty Products

This is where I talk about some of the beauty products I've been loving lately...

CURE Natural Aqua Gel*
Before trying it, I had heard so much about CURE Natural Aqua Gel which has the distinction of being the best selling exfoliator in Japan with a bottle sold every 4.5 seconds. Made up of 91% activated hydrogen water with powerful anti-oxidant effects, aloe, gingko and rosemary extracts, Cure works to exfoliate gently and effectively, without harsh chemicals while it activates the skin’s ability to reproduce new, fresh skin. The exfoliating action  catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. No scrubbing is required as little beads will form as you massage the product on your skin. When the product gets rinsed off, I'm left with silky smooth and soft skin. The best part is that it can also be used on the hands, neck, décolleté, elbows, heels and basically anywhere on the body that needs exfoliating. I especially like using it on my neck as well as my hands and elbows. I have my husband using it as well. It weirds him out a little but he admits that it works.
$38 (8.5 oz) at Amazon

Blithe Inbetween Makeup Prep. Essence
Formulated with fermented soybeans, rice and tomato leaf extract, this multifunctional essence works to create a smooth base of locked in moisture while creating a protective layer on the skin's surface to prevent makeup from clogging pores and skin discoloration. This lightweight essence is lovely since I've started wearing foundation on and off again. It works as a primer which extends wear  while also enhancing color payoff and the added skincare benefits are wonderful as well.
$34 (30 mL) at Revolve & Walmart

re:p Nutrinature Ultra Nourishing Cream
I got this cream to see how it compares to my favorite Weleda Skin Food and I think I may like it even more. It is also free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances and colorants. This ultra moisture-enriched cream is an intense nutrition formulation with nourishing concentrations of argan oil, rosehip seed oil, shea butter, and jojoba, and olive oil that supports healthy skin metabolism to reinforce the skin barrier for stronger and firmer looking skin. It's amazing following my Clear + Brilliant treatments. I adore the light silky texture as well as how it replenishes and revitalizes my skin. The airless pump packaging is pretty cool too.
$38 (1 oz) at Ulta Beauty & Yesstyle

Allies of Skin Fresh Slate Brightening Cleanser + Masque
My love for the Allies of Skin Bright Future Sleeping Facial and Allies of Skin 1A All-Day Pollution Repair Mask was a great motivation for me to pick this up on closeout at Barneys last fall and it has become my favorite morning cleanser. As the name suggests, this is a two in one cleanser and mask with water-activated Vitamin C, fruit-derived enzymes and probiotics that immediately works to cleanses and visibly brighten and smooth skin. As a mask, it calms redness and boosts luminosity for more a more even-toned complexion. This is a creamy non foaming type cleanser and I like to use it mostly as a cleanser and a quick mask to get the most out of it in the AM. It leaves my skin clean and refreshed without any tightness or irritation and with continued use I'm seeing a more refined texture as well as more radiance.
$42 (50 ml) at Revolve & BGlowing

Primera Clean Berry Lip Mask
I loved the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask for many years until I discovered this lip mask formulated with a natural mix of conditioning seaberry, rice bran wax and murumuru butter. I prefer that it has a richer, more balm-like texture and a way more subtle scent. I can use less product and it always leaves my lips feeling well hydrated, soft, and refreshed in the morning.
$20 ( 17 g) at Sephora

So yes I'm still big on K-beauty and J-beauty. Have you tried any of these products?

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

I've never used any of these products before but, they look fantastic. I'll need to look out for them to try!! Love it. Happy new week to you lovely x

Doctor Anne said...

I admit I am still very unexperienced in the field of J- and K-Beauty. Not on purpose, it is just not so present in my life.

Pilar said...

I've never tried any of these products, but it looks like you have a set Skincare routine!

Carolyna's world said...

So many great cosmetics to try :-) I haven't used any o them yet xx

Dressed With Soul said...

Oh, you show here obviously a great alternative to Weleda Skin Food! Now I'm curious as I use this cream often and like it but now I want to try out what you recommend :) Thanks!
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

R's Rue said...

I need the lip mask. Thanks Rowena.

Emmylou said...

I've been dying to use that Cure gel and have almost picked it up a few times but it's like $50 here....I think I might just bite the bullet. Thanks for this, chingu:D


No, I've not used these. The CURE Natural Aqua Gel sounds like something that I would use anyway, so I am interested in learning more about that. Thanks for sharing, Rowena. Wishing you a bright new week dear. <3

ALLIE NYC said...

Wow these all sound like great products but the in-between essence makeup primer sounds excellent.

Allie of

Shireen L. Platt said...

I must admit I am only familiar with Blithe, I think the brand has a splash mask that is very popular? I will check out Natural Aqua Gel Cure, it sounds wonderful.

Hena Tayeb said...

The Aqua Gel sounds divine.

Ivana Split said...

These products sound wonderful. so nice you had a great experience with them all. CURE Natural Aqua Gel seems like a fantastic product and it is great that it can be used on different areas of the skin. Clean Berry Lip Mask sounds lovely too...and how nice it is made from natural products.

Amely Rose said...

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Sakuranko said...

Between the months of August and October, I was using this essay by Blithe and I loved the result. a bright, fresh, juicy skin with a young appearance. The only thing I don't like about the product is the price.