Previously I raved about the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub, and while I still love that dearly, I want to share with you guys another exfoliant that’s a little different, but equally amazing: the Cure Natural Aqua Gel from Japan.
First off the Cure Natural Aqual Gel is 91% water and contains no fragrance, artificial colors or preservatives. While this makes it the perfect exfoliant for those with sensitive skin, you’re probably wondering “how is this supposed to help remove my dead skin then???”
According to their official site, the Crosspolymer and Dicocodimonium Chloride/Steartrimonium Bromide in this exfoliant are what responds to the old skin, thus effectively removing them from your face. How they responds exactly, I don’t know, but I do know that it works.
All you need to do is apply a pump or 2 of this on your washed and dried face, and massage gently. Depending on how much dead skin you have accumulated, you’ll start to see and feel little clumps forming on your face. Yes, that’s the crosspolymer mixing with your dead skin, and yes, it’s kind of gross at first, but goodness it’s satisfying.
While the Cure Natural Aqua Gel doesn’t have the same smoothing powers as the Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub (it’s close though!), I love how gentle it is and how it really helps with skincare product absorption afterwards. With these 2 exfoliants in my skincare regimen, rough skin has been a thing of the past and my face has never been softer.
As with any exfoliant though, I’d caution against overdoing it, especially since this gel is so gentle. 2 times a week is plenty enough, though I personally use this only once a week. Even if you tried to use it more often, you probably won’t get any significant results: no dead skin = no clumbs = no satisfaction. But hey, that’s how you know those clumps are actually dead skin and not some gimmick right?
- Gentle exfoliant with no harsh ingredients
- Effectively removes dead skin without any irritation
- Easy to use packaging with a pump dispenser
- A bit pricey
If physical and chemical exfoliants don't work for you, I highly recommend trying out the Cure Natural Aqua Gel. There's a reason this has been a bestseller in Japan for years, and after using this myself I can see why. It's so gentle, yet so effective, and if I really had to pick a flaw it would be the price. But if you can afford highend makeup, you can afford a bottle of this magical stuff.