During my stay in the UK, I used to have pretty dry skin thanks to the weather. Some time last year, it got worse and some parts of my cheeks even started feeling a little crusty. I know it sounds horrible, but it wasn't visible, thankfully. However, when ever I touched my face, I could feel my skin was pretty rough. On the rare occasions where I applied foundation, I couldn't stop it from flaking. It took me a while to realize it wasn't the foundation, but my skin.
The worst thing was the moisturiser I've been using for several years suddenly seemed to stop working. No matter how much I applied, my skin refused to soak up the moisturiser and my skin still felt dry and crusty. I did some research and wondered if that was due to the build up of dead skin which created a layer that prevents my other skincare products from getting in.
The thing that saved my skin was the Cure Natural Aqua Gel.
The Cure Natural Aqua Gel is a peeling gel that helps remove dead skin. It's been around for awhile and there was much hype especially in 2006 and 2007. Several years later, it is still selling extremely well. Personally, I only heard about it through blog reviews. Nearly all of these reviews gave it stellar ratings!
Their famous tagline is, '1 sold every 20 seconds'. However, what sold me wasn't their impressive tag lines (stats) or that they were voted by a few magazines as the best exfoliator, but the raving reviews written by bloggers who have personally tried and tested it out.
It prides itself in being an exfoliant made with natural ingredients. In fact, it's water-based. It has no colouring, no preservatives, no fragrance and no alcohol. I'm not much of a beauty nut, though I've started taking better care of my skin the past few years and even I know that something as natural as that can't be bad for the skin.
How I use it:
|One pump of Cure Natural Aqua Gel|
1) After cleansing, I make sure my face is dry because the gel works best on dry skin. I use two pumps to cover my entire face. I leave it for about 5 seconds.
|Rub the Cure Aqua Gel for about 30 seconds|
2) Then, I very gently rub in circular motions. The gel would quickly turn into water and if you applied too much, it might start trickling down your face. Just continue rubbing for about 30 seconds on each side and the water will dry up a little bit.
|Flakes formed after rubbing Cure Natural Aqua Gel|
3) Flakes will form and these flakes carry my dead skin. The final step would be to rinse my face thoroughly.
|Cure Natural Aqua Gel on a table surface|
Like many, I doubted the effectiveness of it. I wondered whether the little flakes would appear even if used on any surface. I tried it on the table and after 30seconds of rubbing, nothing appeared (as above). No flakes, nothing, just a tiny puddle of water.
Like all new products, I try to get a sample or at least test it on a small patch of skin first to make sure I don't get an allergic reaction/break out. I managed to get my hands on 2 sample satchets and I am not joking when I say that I saw results, instantly. I was super impressed with it. My face felt really clean after using this and the best part is, the crustiness was gone. After one use. I kid you not. I was SO happy, I immediately went online to get a full bottle!
My skin doesn't feel tight as it doesn't dry out my skin at all. I have tried using scrubs before and I especially hate those with exfoliating beads in them. I know many people swear by those invigorating scrubs that have tiny particles scratching away at the surface of your skin, but to me, those are too harsh. I wouldn't dare to use those thing as I feel it's way too abrasive on my skin. The Cure Aqua Gel is gentle enough for me! It made my skin smooth again.
According to their website, you can even use it on your body. I used it a couple of times on my elbows and knees until I got too lazy.
I have been using this for more than half a year and I'm definitely going to continue using it for a long, long time. Seriously, no regrets in buying this.