Having lived in Hawai’i, near the Dead Sea, and now on the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean, I am quite excited to come across sea-based ingredients and formulas. On top of that, MIZON’s products always look so glossy. The Water Volume Aqua Gel Cream was a welcome surprise when I received it in the January/February PinkSeoul box. I find myself still using this everyday, and even carrying it in my travel makeup bag! Here’s why:
When to use
Wear morning and evening to add a velvety top layer to your existing skincare regimen. The lightweight formula is also thin enough to apply at intervals during the day, especially in dry/humid weather.
How to enjoy
Squeeze a dime-sized amount into your palm and rub hands together before lightly pressing into skin.
I instantly fell in love with the formula’s mild floral/sea salt scent and its velveteen texture. Another product feature worth mentioning is the tube itself – a gorgeous aquamarine hue that makes the gel’s application doubly convenient. It is much easier to use than the standard pump bottle. There are several factors that make this a keeper for me, but these qualities particularly stand out. Plus, no oily shine or dryness after applying!
The product’s description actually provides a list of qualities that may help you compare this gel cream against your selection criteria:
- Four kinds of content[s] that give a special plant base for better absorption.
- Brightens skin tone and blemishes for a cleaner skin tone.
- Absorbs quickly and its cool texture controls skin balance.
- Fresh formula with mild moisturizing effect.
- Plant extract soothes damaged skin from the harmful effects of the environment.
- Fresh and light gel texture.
- Non-paraben and oil free formula.
I would agree that this gel cream offers great absorption, feels fresh and light, and leaves your skin feeling clean. Overall, it applies smoothly, wears comfortably, and smells like a sunny day by the sea.
Seawater, hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, watermelon, basil leaf and birch, coral water, licorice and lily extracts.
To get it
K-beauty movers Peach & Lily make this cream available for $10.
xo Jackie Sakura
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