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Review: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation

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A pleasant Thursday to everyone! I’m so so so so super duper excited to share this sorta “magical” foundation to all of you. To summarize this product, it gives you flawless looking skin, without covering you up. If you’re acne prone, you would still have those marks and blemishes and freckles if you use this foundation alone, but your skin would still look good. Like naturally good. My hubby absolutely loves this on me, because he hates me, wearing makeup that is unnatural. Actually I think guys in general dont like women who are too made up. But guys don’t know that those “natural beauties” put on their share of makeup as well but it’s more of an effort to look effortless.

It comes in a classy, and generous 30ml frosted glass pump bottle

Although my review to the other foundation of Koh Gen Do, the Moisture Foundation, was not so pleasant. This Aqua Foundation of theirs is amazing! It gives you that skin that japanese women and korean women have in an instant. It’s so good you can wear it alone and it wouldnt look odd. Unlike other foundations that you need to be fully made up. This is your skin at its best. Oh, did I mention it has a lot of skin benefits, non comedogenic and hypoallergenic as well? Perfect. Read further below for more details, before and after pictures, and a detailed review.

Aqua Foundation

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1.01 fl oz / 30ml SPF 15 PA++
We have combined the best of skincare and color to create our Aqua Foundation. A skincare-based foundation that fully moisturizes the skin as it smoothes and covers imperfections.
Sheer HD Radiance starts with the Purest of Waters

Aqua Foundation is made with the deep sea waters of Rausu, Japan.
It balances the conditions of ions on the skin surface with rich minerals and nutrients.
These minerals are close in composition of the human body which makes it easier to absorb and moisturize efficiently.

The Perfect Ratio for Lustrous Coverage

True ‘luster’ can only be seen on skin that is brimming with moisture.We achieved the proper balance of moisture to bring you this truly lustrous look.The golden ratio of 45% water, 35% emollients, and 20% powder combined for the perfect balance.Too much moisture does not provide coverage. Our goal was to create a beautiful lustrous skin with a translucent finish with enough coverage, even throughout the long, harsh film shots.

Eliminate Imperfections with Light Diffusion
The effective use of light is crucial for a beautiful skin. Especially uneven surfaces that cannot be covered with makeup are mostly erased by light effects. We focused on the unique Strobe Illuminator formula with RGB Powder Technology.

Silicons and polarizing pearl pigments used in makeup emit light that are unnatural. In the studios when shooting, this will create shades of pores. Covering your skin surface with a film of light will bring you the natural translucent look.

The RGB Powder Technology uses the effect of the RGB color model (additive primary color model). Having this effect, in other words covering your skin with this thin translucent layer, will minimize pores and imperfections for that satin-smooth skin… under any light.

Features of Key Ingredients

First, we take deep-sea water from the Ohotsuku Sea near Rausu, Japan. It dwells 3000 to 5000 meters below the sea’s surface where sun rays cannot reach and normal seawater does not blend in. When the pure sea water freezes, minerals and nutrients are condensed. The mineral-rich composition produces a high water absorption rate and superior moisturizing effects for dry skin.White Birch Sap harvested only three weeks in early spring. White birch sap contains an abundance of minerals and xylitol.
Essential Emollient Oil
To retain skin’s moisture provided by the special waters, we have added three natural emollients.
Jojoba Seed Oil – Natural oil extracted from jojoba seeds to soften and protect skin.
Olive Squalane – Natural oil extracted from olive berries to soften skin and retain moisture.
Shea Butter – Natural oil extract from the seeds of the shea tree, softens skin and retains moisture.The combination of water and finely refined oil creates a perfect balance for a smooth foundation application.
RGB Powder
When three primary colors, Red, Green, and Blue powder particles are combined, they create a light curtain to give skin a beautiful translucent effect. Brightens and lightens dull areas with fresh-looking color. The RGB powder strobe effect easily camouflages pores and hard-to-cover imperfections. Magically, this special powder produces a never-before-seen translucency.

Texture is fluid, but not too fluid that it slides off, it’s glides very well

 

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ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide
INGREDIENTS (BE-1, PK-1, OC-1, OC-2): Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Sea Water, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Mica, Glycerin, Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Sodium Chloride. Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Acrylates Polytrimethyl Siloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol. Dimethicone. Phenoxyethanol, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Dimyristate, Silica, Zirconium Dioxide. Talc, Isostearyl Sebacate, Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Squalane, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Betula Alba Bark Extract, Kjellmaniella Gyrate Extract, Algae Extract, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Iron Oxides
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Pros:

  • *looks up in the ingredients list* It is a silicone based foundation that does not clog your pores and lets yours kin breathe. It has moisturizing ingredients like squalene, shea butter, jojoba oil, and aloe. It also has several brightening stuff too like licorice, alpine leaf, and algae.
  • It’s weightless
  • It’s easy to smooth out and blend
  • It lasts long! 5 hours matte and 8 hours dewy!
  • It has the most natural skin finish ever. It makes your skin looks blurred and soft focused.
  • Hubby doesnt notice I’m wearing foundation
  • It’s available at Beauty Bar
Cons:
  • Its very expensive, retails at around 2750PHP
  • That’s it!
I recommend it to everyone who has spare 2750. There are testers in Beauty Bar anyway so you can try it for yourselves first. There is no foundation similar to this one so it’s very worth it. I notice after 1 week of using it even brightened up my skin and improved the texture.
XOXO
KikaysiKat
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