Belif Aqua Bomb Moisturizer Review (With Ingredient Analysis)

Belif Aqua Bomb Cream

Being a blogger, I’ve always been up for experimenting with skincare – especially basic products like Face Wash, Moisturizer, and Sunscreen. I got my hands on the Belif Aqua Bomb Cream when I bought the Belif X DHC Kit – which contained two products from each of the brands. This is one of the best-selling products from Belif and critically acclaimed internationally, so I had high expectations from this. Is the Belif Aqua Bomb worth the exorbitant price? Read on to know my experience.

Product Description:

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb is an ultra-lightweight, gel-cream that instantly cools and refreshes the skin while providing intensive hydration or a healthy glow. This gel-based moisturizer bursts the skin with a rush of refreshing hydration and minimizes the appearance of pores for soft, smooth, supple skin. It is clinically proven to increase skin hydration levels by 70%.

It is ideal for Normal, Combination, and Oily skin types. Belif Aqua Bomb Cream targets Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture.


Belif Aqua Bomb Ingredients

Belif Aqua Bomb Ingredients

Ingredient Analysis:

The Aqua Bomb Cream contains Napier’s Original Formula and Aqua Formula, which consists of

Napier Original Formula: Oat Seed, Calendula, Catnip Flowering Tops, Raspberry, Wild Indigo, Chickweed.

Napiers Aqua Formula: Lady’s Mantle, Horsetail, Chickweed, Nettle, Plantain.

Other good ingredients include Glycerin, Squalane, Panthenol, and Ceramides. These are excellent for soothing and nourishing the skin.

The Aqua Bomb contains a variety of silicones to give you that silky-smooth finish. And Alcohol Denat. which aids in quick absorption. Both of these may not suit sensitive skin types.

The brand’s website states that they are free of synthetic dyes, and synthetic fragrances, synthetic preservatives. However, we do see that it has many perfuming ingredients and synthetic preservatives. It also states that there is no mineral oil, no sulfates, no parabens, no phthalates, and no animal ingredients.

How to use it?

As a Moisturizer:

Use a pea-sized quantity of the cream all over the face and neck on clean, bare skin or after your toner/serum.

As a Sleeping Mask:

Use a generous amount of cream as the last step of your skincare routine to lock in the goodness of your other products and wake up with soft, supple skin.

As a Wash Off Mask:

Apply a thick layer of the cream for a quick 10-minute moisture boost. Remove the excess with a tissue and follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.

As a Primer:

Use it before your foundation. The cream works as a primer blurring the pores due to its silicone base. It hydrates and prepares the skin for a flawless, smooth base for makeup application.


Mix with your Foundation:

When mixed with your foundation, it gives a natural, no-makeup BB Cream Finish with a healthy glow from within the skin.


₹3380 for 50 ml

$38 for 50ml


For such an expensive moisturizer, the packaging is mediocre. I have the mini version, but looking at the internet, both sizes have the same white plastic tub packaging. If they thought that tubs and jars could give that luxurious look and feel, they miserably failed with this.

It looks like a cheap plastic tub. I don’t prefer tubs for face moisturizers since I need to dip my fingers into them. I would have forgiven it if the packaging was at least good-looking like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost.

Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

Color & Texture:

This is a pale blue, gel-based moisturizer. The gel is thick and not the watery type.


It has a unique scent due to the presence of floral and plant extracts. The texture and scent resemble those cucumber gels.

Belif Aqua Bomb Tub

My Experience:

This is a simple gel-based moisturizer. I’ve used this both during the summers and winters on my combination skin. And this works better during the summers.

The gel is on the thicker side and is not emollient enough. It spreads and gets absorbed easily. However, I like to dampen my skin with a hydrating toner or serum before using a moisturizer. That way my skin feels soft and plump.

The Aqua Bomb gel is non-sticky, yes lightweight, and gives a soft matte finish that’s ideal for oily skin types. It has a mild soothing feel on the skin.

The gel hydrates my skin well but if my skin is a bit dry, this isn’t enough. It didn’t pill with other products and didn’t cause me any breakouts.

Overall, it’s a good moisturizer for oily skin. HOWEVER, this isn’t anything special and the price doesn’t justify its effectiveness. It doesn’t provide any additional skin benefits nor it contains great ingredients.

It contains Alcohol Denat high up on the ingredient list and Silicones too (I don’t mind silicones though), and also too many fragrance ingredients, so it might be an ideal choice for sensitive skin types.

Belif Aqua Bomb Texture
Belif Aqua Bomb Texture 1
Belif Aqua Bomb Texture 2

Similar Products:

Dot & Key Probiotics Hydrating Gel:

This is a very good dupe for the Aqua bomb. It is even better than the Aqua Bomb. The ingredients aren’t even remotely similar. But it has a very similar texture, skin feel, and moisturizing ability. All this at a quarter of its price.

Pros Of Aqua Bomb:

  • Lightweight, Non-Sticky Gel.
  • Absorbs quickly.
  • Provides adequate hydration for summers.
  • Has a soothing sensation on the skin.
  • Best For Oily Skin.

Cons Of Aqua Bomb:

  • Not very moisturizing.
  • Expensive.
  • Contains Alcohol, Fragrance, and Silicones.

My Rating: 4/5

What do you think of this moisturizer? Do you think the price is justified for its effectiveness?