Cure - Natural Aqua Gel (Exfoliator – Japan product)
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Description of the Product:
Natural Aqua Gel Cure is a remarkable skin care product. Cure is a fragrance-free, color free and preservative free product made from activated hydrogen water that prevents oxidation. General chemical peeling use strong acids (approx. pH1.3) to dissolve protein. Cure, on the other hand, gently catches waste dead skin on surface of skin and remove it.  It helps skin metabolism function better. You will be surprised that your skin more smooth. Beneficial effects of gel should last approximately 3 to 4 months if used properly once or twice a week.  No need to rub or scrub your skin too hard.

Direction to Use:
Wash face thoroughly with soap and water. Dry face well. Pomp the bottle 3 to 5 times until you have an appropriate amount of gel on your finger. Apply the gel to skin on your face, neck, or other areas that are dry and rough. Applying the gel to only part of face is also effective. Gently massage when the gel becomes white (do not rub skin too hard). Rinse well after you see results.  Use lotion or skin cream that you normally use. For best results, apply twice a week. (This product can be applied to other parts of your body such as neck, wrist. etc.)

Effectiveness:
The purpose of using a conditioner and treatment is to provide needed moisture for your hair. ‘Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ focuses on the effects of ingredients that bind with protein (hair).  All you need to do is rinse the skin gently. There is no need to apply pressure to your skin when applying Cure. Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ only works on the skin and not on other surfaces such as glass or ceramic dishes. And, dead skin cells will no longer come off if you use it twice on the same skin area. ‘Natural Aqua Gel Cure’ gently removes unwanted dead skin cells unlike chemical peels which use strong acids to dissolve protein, Skin problems are caused by waste cells Waste cells make your skin rougher.

Ingredients:
WATER-90.66% (Activated hydrogen water from purified water is used)
GLYCERIN-5% (Widely used moisturizing ingredient that contains high hygroscopic nature and has been used for long time)
CROSSPOLYMER (ACRYLARES/C-10-30 ALKY ACRYLATE) ( The same liquid as used by ophthalmologists for eye surgery) We use it for thickener.
DICOCODIMONIUM CHLORIDE・STEARTRIMONIUM BROMIDE (It is to respond to old deadskin. Commonly used for conditioner)
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT-<1% (An expected ingredient that moisturizes and protects rough and dry skin) GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT-<1% (Extract from ginkgo, expected to moisturize, to prevent skin mottle and freckles) ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT-<1% (It has anti-inflammation and antibacterial effects and is expected to solve skin problems solutions)
BUTYLENE GLYCOL-<1% (Color-free and scent-free moisturizing liquid)
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL-<0.33% (An ingredient contained in fruits, vegetables, and alcoholic drinks. We use it to blend stearyltrimonium bromide)

Nokie’s Rating: 4.5/5 stars
$$ (250ml $24-$28 @ Amazon)

Nokie’s Review:
I’ve been incorporating this product to my skin care routine for over 6 months now. I must say, this is one of the best gentle exfoliator I’ve ever tried. The product is to be used on dry skin. I used this after I double cleansed with oil & foam cleaners. After my face is clean and dry (I do wait 2-3 minutes for my face to dry so the dry skin cells shows), I then give the exfoliator a pump and lightly rub and massage my face. I rinsed with luke to cool water and patted dry my skin with a towel.

It’s great for sensitive skin since its water based and has no beads to irritate the face. Some products are too rough on the skin but this one is a gentle way to remove dead & dry skin. DO NOT scrub or rub too hard, just gently massage the face with the product. It will dry up and slowly turn in to small pieces and rubbing off all those dirt and dead skin cells. It’s great to use this 2 - 3 times a week to prevent blackhead/whitehead build up. Instead of making my face turn red, it made my face smooth. The down side of this product is that it’s too gentle (I know… I know… I’m hard to please… there’s always something wrong but hey, it’s MY opinion!). There are days my face needs some good and strong exfoliator so I do switch off with a stronger one, depending on the condition of my skin. Nevertheless, I do like this wonderful exfoliator & it will stay in my skin care routine. Most importantly, it DOES NOT make me break out! I highly recommend trying this exfoliator if you have sensitive skin or any type of skin. It won’t do you any harm, it will only enhance it!

Pros:
Water base
Gentle for sensitive skin
Pump bottle
Scent-free
Color/Dye - free
No preservatives

Cons:
Can be too light for an exfoliator

Bottom Line: The product is affordable. It is very easy to use. The ingredient is good except some alcohol but it doesn’t irritate my skin and does help with daily exfoliation as it claims.