REVIEW: belif true cream aqua bomb

If you haven't heard of the Korean beauty brand belif yet, you guys will definitely thank me later! belif is a true herbal Korean cosmetic/skincare brand that utilizes the benefits of apothecary herbal traditions with modern science.

I mean, they aren't the #1 selling moisturizer in Korea for no reason right? So I took it upon myself to actually try out the belif True Cream Aqua Bomb to see if it really holds up to all the hype!

The belif True Cream Aqua Bomb is essentially a gel-cream moisturizer that 'floods' the skin with intense moisture and hydration. The formula uses a blend of apothecary herbs, including lady's mantle. Lady's mantle extract helps improve hydration and elasticity. It also helps soothe the skin and minimize the appearance of pores. The gel-cream is formulated to 'burst' when applied, releasing a flood of weightless moisture onto the skin -- just like an aqua bomb!

TheAqua Bomb is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates. The true cream aqua bomb is also dermatologist tested and free of mineral oils, petrolatum, synthetic preservatives, dyes, fragrances, and animal origin ingredients.

Lets get to it!

After essence or serum -- apply evenly to face and neck. Pat gently on skin for maximum absorption on skin.

I have always on the hunt to find the perfect moisturizer for my normal/sometimes dry skin and I think I've hit the jackpot! The formula of the belif True Cream Aqua Bomb is unlike anything I have ever tried. It smells very refreshing like a very light mixture of herbs and a slight citrusy cent. The true cream aqua bomb is this very light gel cream that instantly melts onto your skin, flooding it with moisture (just like it claims to)! I was honestly so shocked at how moisturizing it was right on impact. The cream also absorbs really quickly leaving the skin super moisturized and dewy. I didn't find the formula to be sticky at all or greasy... I just felt like my skin was super hydrated! Do keep in mind that a little goes a LONG way. I didn't need much to cover my face. After the gel cream absorbed, my face felt more relaxed and soothed. There was no irritation from using this cream. I found that this gel cream helped make my skin look more lively because of the added moisture and it also made applying makeup super easy. I used this under my makeup as a moisturizer and my makeup applied flawlessly; there were no problems whatsoever with dry spots! For me, the moisturizing and hydrating effect lasted all day, 8+ hours! I didn't once feel like my face ever was too dry or I needed to reapply.

Lady's Mantle extract claims to improve hydration and elasticity. It also claims to help soothe skin and reduce the appearance of pores. I found that it truly did improve my skin's hydration and the texture. Though it was soothing to the skin, I didn't notice a big reduction in the appearance of my pores.

I am also a fan of the very simple packaging; it is very straightforward and tells the ingredients and it's benefits and that's it! No false advertisement or gimmicks.

Here I am without any foundation, just moisturizer! My skin feels so moisturized, dewy, and free of dry spots!

Super moisturizing and hydrating
Light clean herbal scent
Little goes a long way
Improves texture


Now I know why belif's true cream aqua bomb is the #1 selling moisturizer in Korea and I'm sure they're about to conquer the whole world! This is my first belif product I've tried and if every other beauty product they make is even half as good as the belif true cream aqua bomb, then I DEFINITELY have to try them all out. 

RATING: 5/5 - HOLY GRAIL STATUS! This easily replaced my current daily lotion, the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, and is now in the #1 spot for being my favorite all-time moisturizer!

The belif True Cream Aqua Bomb retails for $38 (50 ml) and can be found at Sephora, hereicon!

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes; all reviews are, and will always be, my own 100% honest opinions.


  1. Now that I've read your review, I almost wish I would have saved my money and splurged on this instead of my Tatcha! I don't have dry skin, but I've noticed if I introduce my super oily face to great moisturizers, I don't have as many problems as I would have if I had gone without moisturizer.

    Your face looks truly radiant. This is definitely a holy grail moisturizer!


    1. Vonnie, you should definitely give the true cream aqua bomb a chance whenever you run out of your Tatcha! :) It really is the best one I've found so far and makes my skin look and feel better! Even my boyfriend who has oily skin likes it and it works for him too! I think it's a pretty universal moisturizer and can work with almost any skin type.

      By the way, how do you like your Tatcha one? I've never tried that brand before!

  2. Wow, great review :) I think I'll have to spend my money on this :D haha

    1. Aw thank you! <3 and yes I really think it's worth the price tag! It works so well and I really could not be any happier about this product :)