Editor's Pick: The Korean Gel-Cream That's a Facial in a Jar

Two weeks of twice-daily usage, and this writer still gets irrationally excited about how amazing it feels.

Editor's Pick: The Korean Gel-Cream That's a Facial in a Jar
(Source: Belif, Thinkstock; Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

If you've ever left a facial feeling like you were hydrated from within, then you already know exactly how belif's True Cream Aqua Bomb ($38) leaves your skin. The following words come to mind: Glowy. Quenched. Blissfully soft. It only took a dollop of the innovative gel-cream hybrid for me to know, emphatically, that I'd be getting to the bottom of this jar in no time.

The innovative formula—which, like all good things these days, is the product of high-tech Korean cosmetic technology—is a study in contrasts. It's super-lightweight and yet absurdly, deeply moisturizing. It leaves skin feeling dewy and fresh, but with no discernible residue.

It's got everything I've ever wanted in a facial moisturizer (including a paraben-free ingredient list), plus something I didn't know I needed: the pore-minimizing, antioxidant-packed extract of the herb Lady Mantle. And, two weeks after twice-daily use, I still find myself getting irrationally excited about the chance to reapply. 

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