Weather changes can be brutal on aging skin, leaving it dry and irritated while causing a dull and older appearance. Its’ time to go into hydration overdrive mode. Want a rich cream that turns back time and still absorbs quickly? Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream contains cruelty-free, natural, hydrating and treating ingredients yet it goes on light and silky, absorbing into the skin with no residue, resulting in just a dewy glow while treating skin to anti-aging goodness.
AN IDEAL CREAM FOR THOSE WITH ADULT ACNE AND WRINKLES
If you suffer from wrinkles and adult acne, finding a good moisturizer is difficult. If you seek a cruelty-free one with natural ingredients, it becomes even more difficult. Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream is a cruelty-free cream that is highly moisturizing and soothing while not promoting acne breakouts. It is a delicate balance to find a moisturizer that treats anti-aging and soothes skin without further clogging pores or promoting more acne. The ingredients not only do not cause acne but help heal it.
- No detectable scent
- Suitable for use under makeup or as a nighttime serum or treatment mask
- Absorbs quickly without feeling greasy
- Only a small amount is needed
- Does not sting or irritate the skin
- Anti-aging treatment ingredients
- Does not cause acne breakouts
- Can also be used around the eye area and decolletage
StyleChicks regulars know we are huge proponents of Hyaluronic Acid for its’ amazing ability to hydrate until the skin is plump, as well as its’ ability to assist other active ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid has the capability of pulling moisture into the skin, and active ingredients along with it. Any treating ingredient penetrates deeper when paired with Hyaluronic Acid.
Apricot Oil is outstanding for the skin. In traditional oriental medicine, apricot oil has been used to treat both acne and dry, flaking skin. It is nourishing, soothing and hydrating yet is so lightweight that it absorbs quickly without a greasy residue or film.
It is high in unsaturated fats and Vitamin K, which can help reduce the appearance of dark circles and discoloration. Vitamin E and A moisturizes and nourishes dry and mature skin and improve skin elasticity.
Jojoba is very similar to parts of our skin in chemical structure. A soothing carrier oil that nourishes skin, softens scars and makes them more pliable, and helps skin retain existing moisture as well as preserving skin elasticity. It does not cause acne or clog pores even though it works very similar to sebum keeps skin soft. Made of 98% monounsaturated fats so it can penetrate deeply, Jojoba absorbs well and does some of its’ best work when paired with other active ingredients.
Squalene an emollient and anti-oxidant that is a lipid-based moisturizer. It is seen in many high-end brands (read: pricey) skin products, especially those targeted for use around the eyes and lip area. This is with good reason, as Squalene is highly effective in treating fine expression lines around the lips and eyes like crow’s feet.
It is a natural part of sebum, which, like Jojoba, is a building block of your skin looking young and well moisturized. We tend to think of sebum as a bad thing, but that is only when it is trapped in pores or under dead, dry skin cells, where it can become a component of acne. Squalene is actually especially good for acne prone and oily skin.
MY EXPERIENCE: PUTTING BE AN OSTRICH AQUA BOMB Moisturizing Anti-Aging Cream TO THE TEST
INITIAL IMPRESSION: Dries down quickly, leaves skin feeling soft, not greasy. Fine lines and not so fine lines (read eleven lines and smile lines) look softer and more supple after application. Skin looks healthy.
There is no detectable scent, which I prefer, especially around my eyes.
Only a pump or two is needed for the entire face and eye area.
It does not pill over serums or under sunscreen. It dries down well so it’s suitable for use under makeup. My undereye concealer goes on smoother with this cream as a base than many primers intended for the purpose of being used as a base.
Surface dry and flaky skin tends to slough off during application, I particularly like using this after exfoliating.
MY RESULTS WITH REGULAR USE
We tested the cream for several weeks to see long-term benefits. This includes how the skin looks after regular use when I have no product or makeup on my freshly washed face before any cream is applied.
Fine lines do look softer and less deep. My face is less dry, more supple, and there are far less redness and irritation from my topical treatments. A few acne scar marks look softer. There are no dry, flaky patches. My skin has a subtle glow.
Using the Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream on acne keeps skin free from flakes that may inhibit the absorption of topical acne treatments. It is also easier to conceal a blemish when it is less flaky, red and irritated.
Maybe there’s an optical deflector property of the dewy moist look of the skin or the smoothing of the fine lines, but my dark circles seem not as dark as usual since using this cream. There is actual basis for this: Apricot Oil contains Vitamin K, known to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
But sometimes it is hard to see the exact differences in your skin. Our tester had computerized skin analysis done to see exactly (and scientifically) just how and where Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream made a difference on her skin. The most impressive results were on forehead fine lines:
Prior to using Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream, she had a decent amount of expression lines. The lighter green are fine lines, the dark green are “just about to turn into wrinkles” lines.
After using Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream for about six weeks, most of the lines are gone – just one little one remaining!
AN IDEAL MOISTURIZER TO BUFFER AGGRESSIVE RETINOL AND TREATING SERUMS
The first line of defense against aging is serums such as Vitamin C or Retinol both of which should be daily. But each of these can cause excess dryness, flaking, redness and itchy skin. They cause so much skin distress that many people abandon using them altogether. If you’ve had a problem with skin becoming too irritated from Vitamin C or Retinol, a moisturizer upgrade is required to buffer the effects, retaining all of the serum goodness while fending off dryness.
Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream is the ideal moisturizer to layer over treating topical serums such as my daily Vitamin C or Retinols. I like that the Hyaluronic Acid helps enhance the penetrating ability of my Vitamin C serum so that collagen formation can occur at a deeper skin level, while Jojoba and Apricot quell and soothe the irritation and redness that can occur with some topicals, including Vitamin C and Retinol.
Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream is a cruelty-free, natural ingredient, non-irritating, highly hydrating and nourishing cream to soothe and treat the dry skin on the face, eyes, neck, and décolletage. An effective blend of proven ingredients works as a day or night cream and can be used with topicals and under sunscreen and makeup. It absorbs quickly into skin while offering both immediate and long-term benefits.
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Style Chicks received Be An Ostrich Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Anti-Aging Cream exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.