Cure Natural Aqua Gel is a best selling skincare product from Japan; allegedly 1 bottle is sold every 20 seconds…that’s if people bought a bottle one after the other and there were 24 hour pharmacies.
But the get the point; this stuff is much loved. What is a Peeling Gel? Check out this link here. Basically, Cure is a natural skin exfoliator, a grainless buffer for the skin. It doesn’t use strong acids either which means it is very gentle and only removes the dead skin. It doesn’t dry or thin the skin meaning it won’t be sensitive to the sun as it can be after using various acids and peels.
The big selling point of the Cure Natural Aqua Gel is that it’s very natural and contains 90% water. There is NO alcohol in this or scent or colouring. It’s fairly expensive product, and I paid £27 for mine including shipping.
As well as reviewing the Cure product, I am also featuring Meishouku Detclear Bright and Peel Jelly, which DOES contain AHAs and BHAs. It’s half the price of Cure.
One thing that facialists always tell me to do (because I have a tendency to get dry flaky skin AND blackheads – the worst of both worlds) is to exfoliate! But since I have really sensitive skin and I also scar easily, I do find products with fruit acids can (not always) cause allergies, and also grain exfoliators can be a bit too much and cause scarring. So this stuff is right up my street!
1. Wash your skin and dry well. Your skin MUST be bone dry!
2. Apply some of the gel or jelly and leave for a few moments to work.
3. Massage for around 30 seconds to a minute. The Gel will turn milky and dead skin will be lifted.
4. Rinse off.
How it works:
The Cure Natural Aqua Gel works well. They both work well in my opinion.
Cure’s gel I find quite liquid, more so than Detclear’s and is therefore harder to use because it runs everywhere. Therefore the time you leave it on the skin to work is a bit fiddly.
Cure’s Aqua Gel also smells of mild bleach; although I dislike fragranced skincare, this really could do with a squeeze of strawberry I tell ya! it’s not a horrid smell, just slightly bleachy. Detclear’s is fruity so much nicer.
When it comes to removing dead skin; with Cure I can definitely make out the dead skin being rubbed off. I detect only the slightest tightness on the skin afterwards. My skin looks brighter but I find it irritates the most sensitive parts of my face. It doesn’t cause any redness or tingling, although it does nothing for my blemishes.
Detclear’s is a jelly and tends to come odd in jelly like clumps. Skin does come off but it isn’t as obvious. Having said that, I find Detclear’s easier to use and nicer to use and the overall finish (brighter skin) is the same. The AHA and BHA content doesn’t seem to irritate my skin.