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Anyways, today I have the last product that Holika Holika Canada sent me to review! Finally after more than a month, I'm going to be reviewing this, quite late, but better than never. xP
This is a product that Holika Holika sent to me for review purposes, the review will always be my 100% honest opinion. :D
This two products are meant to be used together, and there's also a cream from this Pure Aqua set (not shown here). The Fairy Water also comes in the Pure Fresh set, which is more suited for oilier skin types.
I'm currently using this in my morning routine for the past month. Please keep reading for the full review and pictures! :)
The bottle is plastic, at first I was disappointing that it wasn't glass, but when I was taking photos, I actually dropped one of the bottles on to a concrete floor from 2 meters high. O.O I thought it would break or crack for sure, but it didn't even have a scratch. phew :D
"A mild aqua skin/[emulsion] provides moisture and it made with Chamomile water and Daisy."
-Holika Holika Canada Website
First the Aqua Skin!
First the Aqua Skin!
Sorry it's difficult to read the text on the bottle >.<
It says on the front "Hypo-allegenic skincare with 6 irritant-free formula for your delicate skin.
Magical fairy water makes your skin moist and revitalized"
Sounds magical right? :D
The Aqua Skin on my wrist and blended in.
This almost feels like a toner, but just a tad bit more viscous. On Holika Holika Canada's website, the directions says to pour it on to a cotton pad, and dab it on skin. I usually just pour some on my palm and use my fingers to spread it on my face. I find this way it doesn't waste any product, but it's mostly just personal preference.
I love how this gets absorbed into my skin really quick, and does not leave any stickiness behind! It feels very moisturizing and quite refreshing too.
I have always used this with the Emulsion, and I use both in the morning, because how quickly it gets absorbed and it's non-stickiness. :D
I have normal skin type, and I do feel this is great for my skin, as it's not too oily, but also moisturizes my skin quite well.
This is another aspect that I'm not too fond of. The scent is very strong, and quite artificial. It very sweet to the point that I wouldn't think it came from a natural source. It reminds me of some type of candy or lemonade, but I can't put a finger on it.
The smell does linger after I apply it, but I am glad that it does fade over time.
Now onto the Aqua Emulsion!
The front says the same thing as Aqua Skin. The packaging is no different, except the product is opaque.
The Aqua Emulsion on my wrist and blended in.
I really like the texture of this Emulsion, like the name suggests, this emulsion feels very watery after blending it, and I can feel my skin easily absorbing it very quickly. It also does not leave any stickiness behind, which is a big plus for me in the mornings, since I never have enough time to get ready, let alone waiting for an emulsion to be absorbed/dried. xD
This feels at first cooling, which is nice. It also feels moisturizing, but most of the time I do apply moisturizer after this step. Although, sometimes when I'm in a hurry, I would skip moisturizer, and my skin would still feel hydrated. :) So I would say this works quite well hydrating my skin together with Aqua Skin.
It's the same as Aqua Skin, too strong and way too artificial. Although this one is just a bit muted, I still dislike it. And this one also stings my nose a bit. =.=
One of my biggest complaints about this product aside from the scent is the packaging, even though I liked that it didn't break from being dropped, but it's just so difficult to get product out. There's no pump, or dropper that'll help dispense the product, so all you can do it try to dump the it out, with the help of gravity. The Aqua Skin doesn't pose a big problem since it's very runny, but the Aqua Emulsion is a pain since it's much more viscous. If they didn't want to spend extra on the packaging, as least they could have made it so that the cap was bigger, which then could be stored upside-down. =3=
I think this is a great product in itself. It moisturizes my skin, without being sticky. It get absorbed quickly, and leaves a cooling feeling too. I think it'll work great for all skin types. The downsides are external factors, such as the unnecessarily strong scent and the packaging, sure it may look nice, but it's just so inconvenient to use.
- Absorbs quickly
- Not sticky
- Cooling sensation
- Plastic bottle does not break easily
- Scent is too strong and artificial
- Packaging is inconvenient and bulky
Have you tried this product or want to?
Or used any product with inconvenient packaging? :P
I want to thank Holika Holika Canada again for sponsoring this review! ^^
Thank you for reading this post!
I hope it was helpful or entertaining. :P
And I'll see you next post very soon!