REVIEW: Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence

Today, I'll be reviewing one of the products that's helped my skin become a lot more hydrated: The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence courtesy of BeautySpin.com. My skin type is mainly normal, but I've always had a constant battle with dehydration. When buying products, I always look for those that contain hydrating and moisturizing benefits because if I don't... I'll most likely end up with dry flakey spots.



WHAT IS THE HOLIKA HOLIKA AQUA FANTASY ESSENCE?

The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence adds rich moisture to the skin, keeping it hydrated all day. Improves skin elasticity and allows it to jump back to its natural state after any day to day stress, with Evening Primrose extract.



Also, firms skin by reducing the appearance of sagging, helping it look younger and rejuvenated.





Ingredients: Water, Glacier Water, Onsen-Sui, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclomethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, PEG/PPG-10-1 Dimethicone, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Dipropylene Glycol, POrtulaca Oleracea Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Menthol, Dietyl Oxalate, Allantoin, Disodium, EDTA, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance




REVIEW

Packaging and Design
The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence, and the whole Aqua Fantasy line, has some of the prettiest packaging on skincare products I've seen. I'm all for products that look good and work well! The essence comes in a transparent blue glass teardrop-shaped bottle that very much resembles a water droplet. The bottle comes with a shiny baby blue cap with a cute little detachable silver Holika Holika charm. Pulling off the cone-shaped cap reveals a high-quality white pump with a silver neck. 



Ease of Use
Now despite winning in the looks category, it's not necessarily the most practical and easy to use packaging. The cone-shaped cap is really awkward to get a grip on and to pull off. Besides that minor nuisance, everything else is A+! The pump works really easily and is always consistent and dependable. It's super easy to control how much you want to dispense.




Texture and Scent
The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence is an opaque white essence that isn't runny or liquidy. The texture is like a gel-cream that's not watery, but is still lightweight and blends out easily. The Aqua Fantasy does have a slight fragrance to it. The scent is hard to describe, but it's a slightly floral, clean and fresh scent.



Effectiveness
The essence is extremely fast-absorbing; I would say that it takes about ~30 seconds to absorb into the skin. Once it dries, it's not sticky or greasy at all! Instead, it has a nice silky finish that is more matte than dewy. My skin feels instantly hydrated and I can tell the moisture lasts throughout the night/day because my skin never gets those pesky dry/flaky spots when I use this with my moisturizer. My skin feels a lot more flexible and supple to the touch. The Aqua Fantasy Essence also helps in giving me a more youthful appearance by giving me a really soft luminous glow when using.


PROS

Gorgeous packaging
High-quality, easy to control pump
Easy to control
Lightweight gel-like essence
Fast-absorbing
Silky finish (No sticky or greasy feeling)
Hydrated skin
Supple to the touch


CONS

Cone-shaped cap - hard to pull off/awkward grip


RATING: 4/5

The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence is one of my current favorite essences to use when I need that extra boost of hydration. However, I wish the packaging was a bit more practical because I often find my hands slipping when trying to grip the cone-shaped cap. Other than that, this product works extremely well in combating dehydration!


The Holika Holika Aqua Fantasy Essence (50ml) retails for $20.95 and is available at BeautySpin.com, HERE!




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

2 comments

  1. Thank you for your comment. I want to ask a question. I wonder that which types skin can use this cream? Is it suitable for combination skin? Are there difference between aqua white cream and aqua cream?

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    1. This actually isn't the cream, it's the essence! I haven't tried the cream version, but I would say that the essence is suitable for all skin types because it's lightweight and hydrating.

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