Belif is a herbal cosmetic brand which combines the traditional approach of treating the body and mind to maintain the skin's ideal condition using natural herbs with the brand's safe and innovative extracting method. This is a brand which combines the nature with science, getting the benefits of the herbs through innovative extracting methods which does retain and enhance the original benefits of the herbs used. It leverages the knowledge of traditional herbal processing method which was discovered by British Herbalist since 1860 to create a cosmetic line to create products that are near to nature and are efficient.
I was sent these products for review purposes and I have used them on and off since last month.
I will start first with the Belif Transforming peel off mask which is a gentle exfoliating peel mask. This peel off mask works very gently to exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells from skin, making the other treatments or products work better. The main ingredients of this mask are a lemon balm and white willow bark. White willow bark is a natural salicylic acid which helps soothe and clarify skin. It is advised to be suitable for all skin type and for my combination skin with hormonal breakouts, I do find it really soothing when I have breakouts. I apply a thin layer of this mask on my cleansed face in the evening and leave it for almost 15 minutes or until the mask becomes dry. Then I rinse off with lukewarm water and it is very easy to remove, no stickiness or difficult to remove. Then I use my treatment serum followed by night cream or moisturizer. This mask is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Overall this is a nice mask and I feel my skin to be clear and my pores are minimized. This mask retails for CAD $39 for 50 ml, which last a very good time.
Belif Hungarian Water Essence is a very lightweight hydrating serum that may be called essence too due to the lightweight formulation. The main ingredients include a blend of apothecary herbs rosemary and lavender which have hydrating and detoxifying properties. The texture of this serum is very lightweight, almost like water. I have used it on my face after cleansing and toning and do not see much difference. As it is summer here, and it is very lightweight, it may be doing something that I do not feel. Due to the ingredients, I feel it may have long term benefits but I do not see much on the skin as of now. This serum is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Overall, it is a very lightweight hydrating serum – an essence which may be really good for oily skin types. It retails for CAD $51 for 75ml excluding taxes.
Belif Cleansing herb water is a hypo-allergenic, moisture rich cleansing water. The main ingredient in it is Tri-herb Tea Complex which helps to keep skin fresh and clear without leaving any oily residue. It is suitable for sensitive skin types. If you are following me for sometime, you will know how much I like cleansing balms/ cleansing oils and how much I am a fan of double cleansing. I do not use cleansing waters generally but to review this, I did use this quite a lot. I use this cleansing water as a first step of my makeup removal and I take it as my first cleansing. I moisten a cotton pad with this cleansing water and sweep across the face. It does remove my makeup including the eye makeup, I usually do not use any waterproof eye makeup so can not comment on that. It did not cause any irritation and was gentle. Then I followed with my second cleansing. This water is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. This is a nice cleansing water and does the work it is designed to do. Belif Cleansing herb water retails for CAD $29 excluding taxes.
Belif Bergamot herbal extract toner is a toner to be used after cleansing the skin. The main ingredients of this toner are bergamot and sage which help clarify and balance the skin. It is advised to be suitable for normal to combination skin types. The texture of this toner is very light gel and does feel very light when applied. I use it after cleansing my face and then use this with a cotton pad and sweep it over my face avoiding the eye area. I do feel my skin is hydrated and feels soft after using this. This toner is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. Belif Bergamot herbal extract toner retails for CAD $34 excluding taxes.
Last but not the least is my favorite, Belif The true cream – aqua bomb which I have reviewed in a separate post linked here. This is my second jar of this cream and I must say it is not the last. I use it morning and night and gives me a nice glow with or without any makeup. It does keep my skin very soft and supple without any oiliness. The gel-cream is very refreshing and is suitable for all skin types and best suited for normal to combination skin types. I do get breakouts time to time and this has been a staple. I use this cream after my serum and before my sunscreen or makeup during the day and as the last step during the night skin care routine. This cream is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates. This cream retails for CAD $47 excluding taxes.
All the Belif products are available at Sephora, and on the Belif Canada website.