Although I knew that I was going to a very cold country (read: -11 degrees Celsius), I didn't want to risk using richer creams for fear of breaking out. Furthermore, I layer my VMV Skin Savvy over moisturizer and I was worried that layering on too many products (and emollient ones at that) may cause clogged pores, pimples, and comedones. Eeek!
The Aqua Max line was formerly called Water March and comes in 3 variants:
- Nutri-moisture Cream (pink) - contains Finland Cloud-Berry to moisturize dry skin
- Sebum Control Moisture Cream (green) - contains Himalayan Raspberry that acts as an astringent to control sebum and shrink pores
- Ultra Moisture Cream (blue) - contains Alps butterflies Hydrangeas that helps increase skin's water supply, circulation and soothing of your skin
Price: Php 695/120ml
What I like:
- gel-type consistency cools and soothes combination-oily skin
- non-greasy and is absorbed by skin instantly
- has white beads that "burst" when rubbed onto skin, thus releasing more moisture
- gorgeous and hefty glass packaging with a secure cork-pattern cover
- generous amount of product, very economical
- spatula is included to reduce the risk of contamination
- lessens skin's oiliness, yet kept my combi skin well-moisturized
- did not irritate my sensitive (no allergic reactions, no pimples)
- no parabens, yay!
- great when used under my VMV Skin Savvy, kept skin clear and moisturized
What I don't like:
- wish they made an unscented version
- contains dimethicones and triethanolamine
Pour conclure, I really love the Holika Holika Aqua Max Sebum Control Moisture Cream and would definitely repurchase once I run out. I love how it fares well in our weather and also (much more impressively) in winter weather!
Even though it's a mass market brand, the glass container makes the product appear very luxe and I do enjoy using it all the time. Although I must admit, I do dip my fingers in the jar (too lazy to use the spatula, and I'm a chronic hand-washer anyway).
Have you tried the Aqua Max Sebum Control Moisture Cream?