A zillion years ago when I got a real job while I was still in graduate school, I used the little bit of extra cash in my pocket to buy skincare products. I worked in midtown Manhattan at the Guttmann Breast Cancer Diagnostic Center as an interviewer, and our office wasn’t far from both B. Altman and Lord & Taylor department stores. Back then, they were very elegant. I remember going to the Elizabeth Arden counter at L&T, and the SA talked me into spending my money on tiny plastic ampules of ceramides. I repurchased and repurchased and used them for years in spite of the price.
Fast forward many years. But still, imagine my surprise when I received two new affordable skincare products from a new brand, Aquation, that feature three ceramides to help skin stay moisturized. Ceramides are found naturally in skin, forming a protective layer to keep in moisture and keep out environmental irritants. They’re perfect for dry or sensitive skin.
From a formula standpoint, Aquation skincare products give department store skincare brands a run for their money. Aquation skincare products are very affordably priced, and you can buy them at Walmart. Plus, they’re huge, 16 oz! They’re no frills, but what a value at less than $10 each! They are perfect for a shared bathroom. And for me alone, they’ll last me a looooooong time.
Both Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser and Moisturizing Cream are translucent gel creams, fragrance-free, that come with easy-to-dispense pumps. Both are “Powered by Hydro Balance”, meaning they are formulated with hydrating ceramides and hyaluronic acid. They are dermatologist recommended.
The Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser removes dirt, oil and makeup. It goes on smooth, does not foam, and as a result, it’s especially great to use with my Foreo Facial Cleansing Brush. I probably don’t have to but I like to do a double cleanse – remove my makeup first with micellar water and then follow with Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling so soft.
The Moisturizing Cream is very hydrating. It works instantly, the ingredients create a protective barrier, and it is formulated with encapsulated actives that work over 24 hours. It can be used on the face and on the body. Because I’m testing out other facial moisturizers, I use this mostly on my body. But I have used it on my face on a cold day when I was outside snowshoeing. Excellent! Applying it is so easy because it absorbs right away. Unlike some shea butters that are hard to rub in because they are white on the skin, Aquation Moisturizing Cream is a cinch to use. It leaves my skin feeling instantly moisturized and protected. Great. It also soothes itchy skin, and I know because I have a patch of dry itchy skin on my back. This works.
If you’re looking for a cruelty-free, affordable, effective, gentle, easy to use facial cleanser and moisturizing cream made with high quality ingredients, you must try Aquation. They also make a Cleansing Bar and a Moisturizing Lotion. I know you’ll like them all. Again, they’re sold at Walmart and on walmart.com. I noticed that you can get free 2 day shipping if you wish to buy them online. Nice!
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