Aromatica Sea Daffodil Aqua Gel Cream Review
Finally a new beauty post from me in a while! This time I’m looking at the Aromatica Sea Daffodil Aqua Gel Cream. Woop! Read on for more coolness (and a mini-rant).
The weather in Edmonton lately has decided that it doesn’t really want to be winter – which means that everything I’ve prepared for the cold (heavy sweaters, skincare) has been hanging out in limbo. It’s kind of frustrating because that means I can’t really plan for it. I mean it’s almost Remembrance Day and I’m ready to bust out my t-shirt and shorts because the forecast is going to be +20°C today. Say what!?
That being said, my skin goes sideways when it’s cold out – redder cheeks, dryness and flakiness comes into full view. So besides my complaint of how I’ve become confused on a daily basis about what to wear outside, I’m actually really glad that there’s less work I need to put into my skincare regime. Which brings me to why I’m reviewing the Aromatica Sea Daffodil Aqua Gel Cream today. This gel cream is what I’ve been using for the past 2 summers and I love it for warmer weather. More deets below!
The Aromatica Sea Daffodil Aqua Gel Cream is a light “gel cream” moisturizer that claims to a) calm sun-damaged skin and b) help hydrate your skin. This happens with an all-star ingredients list that includes aloe, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, and rose hip oil. Of note is the sea daffodil extract that gives this product it’s name – it is meant to reduce hyperpigmentation with regular use.
The Aqua Gel Cream I have is in a 100 mL frosted glass pump bottle. It’s a little stout, but fits in my hand perfectly for when I use it. There is a plastic protective cap over the pump itself.
The Aromatica website carries a 20 mL travel size bottle, which looks like it’s made of plastic.
As this product is used as a moisturizer, use this product after cleansing, toning, essencing, and seruming. I use 1.5 pumps to cover my face and neck, which I find is a little more than enough since the consistency is thinner than a lot of moisturizers. I pat the excess into my skin.
The “gel cream” part of this product is interesting because it’s hard to describe otherwise. It’s not thick and opaque like cream, and it’s not slick and sticky like gel. I find that it’s the perfect consistency when you’re trying to soothe your poor parched skin from the sun but having thick cream on your face would leave it greasy. After using this product, my face feels light but soothed and hydrated.
I can’t really comment on the hyperpigmentation reduction bit though, simply because I don’t have hyperpigmentation.
- It does what it says it’ll do. It’s suuuuper soothing. The aloe and allantoin calms that crazy heat shit right down. I used this product when mr nakanit and I went to Cancun, Mexico last year. It worked wonders for my skin – it kept my skin plump and dewy without feeling greasy the entire time I was there.
- The above point doesn’t even mention all of the other superstar ingredients in this product! This product really packs a punch.
- It does not irritate my sensitive skin. At all!
- The smell is refreshing and natural. There’s no fragrance added to this product besides the natural fragrance from its ingredients.
- Not the most expensive moisturizer I’ve tried, and it lasts you for a bit of time since it’s so light. It’s $41 USD on the Aromatica website and $45 USD on Peach and Lily. Friends south of the border will need to order through Peach and Lily as Aromatica does not ship to the USA or Hong Kong.
- Why, OH WHY is a stellar product like this being packaged in such an oxidizable container?! I just don’t get it.
The packaging isn’t AWFUL as there’s a massive label covering most of the bottle. But I do wish they would reconsider to protect their amazing product from oxidization.
*Disclaimer!! These tips are not mine – I read about them on Peach and Lily’s description of this product but I haven’t tried them myself. I will keep you updated if/when I try them out!
- Use as a serum during the drier months! (What?! It never even crossed my mind to try this. What a great idea, and a great way to save some money for the winter!)
- Put in the fridge when it’s hot out for some extra cooling.
Do you have some summer beauty faves? I’m sorry if it’s a snow dump where you are and here I am causing warm weather envy! Let me know any thoughts or comments below!