[NATURE REPUBLIC] Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream 80ml Rinishop
Gel type cream hydrates and refreshes skin with a blend of Sapporo water and seaweed extract.
– The smart formula clarifies and revitalizes the T-zone, while moisturizing the U-zone at the same time, to effectively balance skins oil and water levels.*
– Quick absorbing formula helps to maintain skins soft and supple feel.*
– Best for combination skin types by Nature Republic.
- Questions & Answers
[NATURE REPUBLIC] Super Aqua Max Combination Watery Cream
- This moisturizing cream forms a protective film to the skin to keep moisture.
- Containing Polynesia Lagoon Water: clean ocean water and 30 kinds of marine plant extracts.
- This is well known for reasonable price and better quality compared to expensive cosmetics brands’ products.
- Thus this has been a steady and best seller on South Korea Cosmetics market for a long time.
- The amount of ingredients is slightly concerning, as even though they are overwhelmingly natural, there are always a number of chemicals tucked into these lists with difficult-to-read names.
- Basically, the more ingredients you have, the more it detracts from each individual ingredient and sullies the purity of the product.
- However, this isn’t exclusive to Nature Republic, and I commend them for at least including so many natural extracts. Go Agarium Cribosum Extract, go!
- One of the things I like about this product is that it comes with a spatula, which makes for convenient (and hygienic) application.
- Although you have to keep it clean and it takes up a bit of time on rushed mornings, it does improve the hygiene issues related to potted moisturisers. Have a look here:
SEA WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, CYCLOMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICON/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSS POLYMER, HYDROXTETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE CO POLYMER, PIPER METHYSTICUM LEAF/ROOT/STEM EXTRACT, ULMUS DAVIDIANA ROOT EXTRACT, PUERARIA THUNBERGIANA ROOT EXTRACT, GELIDIUM SESQUIPEDALE EXTRACT, ULVA LACTUCA EXTRACT, ECKLONIA CAVA EXTRACT, CODIUM TOMENTOSUM EXTRACT, LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, ULVA PERTUSA EXTRACT AGARUM CRIBOSUM EXTRACT, SOLIDAGO VIRGAUREA (GOLDENROD) EXTRACT, ENTEROMORPHA COMPRESSA EXTRACT, DUNALIELLA SALINE EXTRACT, CAPSOSIPHON FULVESCENS EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FULVELLUM EXTRACT, PORPHYRA YEZOENSIS EXTRACT, FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT, JANIA RUBENS EXTRACT, SEA WHIP EXTRACT, GELIDIUM FRAGILE EXTRACT, LAMINARIA CLOUSTONI EXTRACT, CHLORELLA MINUTISSIMA EXTRACT, HIZIKIA FUSIFORME EXTRACT, SALICORNIA HERBACEA EXTRACT, PLANKTON EXTRACT, PIKEA ROBUSTA EXTRACT, SEA CUCUMBER EXTRACT, LAMINARA DIGITATA EXTRACT, SOLUBU COLLAGEN, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, DQUALANE, CARBOMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, POLYSORBATE 20, PEG 10 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE, CROSSPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 60, BETAINE, WATER, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, XANTHAN GUM, HYDROLYZED SPONGE, FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, YELLOW5, BLUE1
As you can see in the ingredients, there are a TON of marine-sourced extracts. And very few acne-triggering irritants. This ingredient list is what won me over initially. But as I thought about it more, I began to think, what are all these extracts good for? When I first read this list, I guess I was hoping that there would be a lot of vitamins and marine-based collagen based on all the extracts listed, but Nature Republic’s website states that these ingredients supply essential minerals such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium. Which is fine, I guess, but I certainly want more in a moisturizer.
The first ingredient is sea water, and it’s strange, but I could definitely feel the salt in the sea water on my skin and it was not very pleasant. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I definitely felt like there was a lot of sodium in this moisturizer, and it actually dried out my skin and made my skin feel a little dirty. Like swimming in the ocean but then not even showering off after. This product is definitely not moisturizing enough for people with combination skin. I would only recommend this product for people with extremely oily skin, but I would also be worried that the sea water would dry out their skin more to then create more oil. It did a good job of diminishing my pores and smoothing out my face like a primer, but that’s the only good thing about this cream.
I saved the worst part for last: this moisturizer REEKS. It has this insanely strong cheap male cologne smell to it. And the smell would not dissipate! I kept smelling it all day long, and it drove me up the wall. I thought that I recognized the smell and sure enough, as I rummaged and smelled my boyfriend’s products, I found his Axe deodorant that smells identical to this cream! Not pleasant in a moisturizer. And I also thought, how bad do the ingredients smell if they need to mask it with such a heavy fragrance? I felt dirty all day long. I used this product for a week hoping I’d get used to the smell, but the smell kept bugging me. By day three I was shuddering whenever I opened the jar and smelled the product. By day seven I caught myself shuddering and saying “eeeewwww….” as I spread the moisturizer on my face. I finally asked myself “why am I doing this to myself?” and decided to stop using the moisturizer after a week.
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