Cure Natural Aqua Gel Review

by Prithi on October 25, 2011 · 10 comments

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cure Natural Aqua Gel is claimed as Japan’s No.1 best-selling exfoliant for the past 7 years. The company has a record of selling 1 bottle every 20 seconds in Asia. It is called as “Facial in a bottle.”

According to the company, Cure is:

  • Cruelty-free and has not been tested on animals.
  • Made of natural ingredients.
  • Mostly water with an active ingredient of 91% revitalized hydrogen water.
  • Free of alcohol, artificial coloring and fragrance.
  • Suitable for all skin types and can be used on sensitive skin.

According to the company, benefits of Cure:

Our skin is the largest organ in our entire human body and being the outermost layer of covering, it is most exposed to the harmful effects of ultraviolet light and the free radicals on the environment. Our skin undergoes a renewal process every 28 days where the growth of skin cells will push up the old cells to the surface. When these old cells are not removed, it will hinder our skin renewal and regeneration, giving rise to various problems such as clogged pores, blackheads, dull skin tone, blemishes, pimples and etc. CURE gently and effectively remove old and dead skin to regularize skin turnover and prevent skin problems. Cure will complement any facial regime, making sure your moisturizers and serums have better and deeper penetration when your old skin cells are removed. With regular use of Cure, your skin is kept healthy, smooth and glowing.

I stumbled upon this product through YouTube. Many YouTube beauty gurus were raving about this product. I was curious because of its uniqueness and purpose. Yes, I am a sucker for exfoliants and I am always excited to try new Asian products. I found it on eBay, but it was very expensive. I am not sure if it is available outside South-East Asia.

Me being lucky spotted this at Watsons in Singapore Changi Airport.  Price was $38, Singapore dollars for 250 ml.

Ingredients:

Water (activated hydrogen water, non-acidic and purified), glycerin (a moisturizer), acrylates/C10-30, alkyl acrylate cross polymer (a thickener), dicocodimonium (a conditioner), chloride, steartrimonium bromide, aloe barbadensis leaf extract (moisturises, protects rough skin), gingko biloba extract (moisturises, prevents skin-mottling and freckles), rosmarinus officinalis/rosemary leaf extract (possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties), butylene glycol.

Packaging:

The product comes in a clear plastic pump bottle with a lock, idle for traveling.

Texture:
It is in a clear gel form, but liquefies upon contact with skin.

Directions:

Wash your face to remove all makeup and dirt. Apply a full pump on to your fingertips and gently apply on your face in circular motion. Work for a minute and rinse off with water.

gel

I use almost 2 full pumps for my face and neck and use upward circular motion and wash with cold water followed by my favorite facial moisturizer.

gel form

My Verdict:

I have combination skin and I have been using this for over 4 months regularly. It is very gentle and does not dry out.  My face gets dry in winter and this exfoliant is good even on dry skin, just follow with a good moisturizer.  The texture is quite interesting. The fun part of this product is seeing the dead skin cells. On contact with skin and with little massaging, dead cells are removed from the surface (it looks like white eraser rubbings).

exfoliator

Some might think that the product might be harsh on skin after seeing the dead skin cells, but this is the gentlest facial exfoliant I have ever used. It almost feels like water. I have never seen a product like this.  With regular usage, this product has helped me with the pimple scars and blackheads. I also use it on my elbows, especially in winter. It works best when applied on clean dry skin.

Pros of Cure Natural Aqua Gel

1. Gentle on skin, but very effective.
2. This product helped me a lot with the overall look and texture of my skin to a great extent.
3. No preservative, hence the shelf life is only 1 year.
4. Not tested on animals.

Cons of Cure Natural Aqua Gel

1. Availability.
2. Price, it is quite expensive for a drugstore product, but the product lasts for a very long time.
3. Though the product claims to be fragrance free, it has a mild chlorine smell. Personally, I do not have a problem with it.

Will I Buy it Again?
Absolutely.

You can request a free sample if you are a Singapore resident here.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

jyo October 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

sounds like the exfoliant gel we get from aroma magic….. :methinks: :methinks: bt tht is super cheap compared to this one. :| :| :|

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Parita October 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

wow this seems to be an interesting product Prithi :woot: :woot: this would great for mycombination skin as it tends to get dry during winters..any idea if its available in india ?:)

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Tinkerbell October 25, 2011 at 1:25 pm

i really like the review!! hope they bring it to india pretty soon! :clap: :clap:

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Neha S. October 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Amazing product! I like such non grainy exfoliants. But u think the cell like particles must be the product itslef? ?:) ?:)

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Prithi October 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I had that doubt Neha, I tried rubbing the product on a paper with a wooden spatula but nothing happened. Also I’ve noticed that the gel reacts differently on different skin types. I made my husband try it :whistle:, no matter how hard he massaged it on his skin there were only few rubbings but my sister’s skin reacts way too much and she sheds a lot of dead cells ( thats what is it I guess). She swears that it has helped her with all her acne scars. It is way too milder than any other grainy exfoliants I have used and leaves my skin very fresh.

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Rati October 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

very good review prithi. and thanks for introducing this product. If ever i happen to visit singapore again, I’d keep this in mind. :))

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Ida October 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Nice review Prithi. I have been wanting this for the longest time, but I find it expensive. do wish we had free samples here in Manila too like in Singapore.

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Vid October 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

this looks realy amazing priti, wish we could get it here :))

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Jabberwocky October 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Great review, Prithi! It makes me want to buy this product. Pity it’s not launched in India yet. :((

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bhumika October 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm

sounds nice prithi :)

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