Beauty Review: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Essence

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Again with the ridiculously long names. Anyways, I've been using this product for a few months now, and finally getting around to reviewing it! As you may have guessed, I got out of my Etude House rut for once and picked this up from Nature Republic, as I was in need of a lightweight emulsion/essence now that the weather is so hot and I'm a sweaty American. The Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Essence, which sounds a bit like the name of a mecha, turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.

Okay first off the packaging is really pretty. I love the color, and it really suggest a fresh and cool feeling. Granted, Nature Republic products don't have the cutesy vibe that I usually go for, but the clean, simple lines reflect the clean and simple products you can find at Nature Republic.


I skinned it.

As far as the bottle itself, there are pros and cons. Pro #1: it's a really pretty color. I know that's not necessarily a priority but it's just a really nice looking bottle. Pro #2: It has a pump that is also covered by a lid. This makes it easy to dispense just a small amount, while also making it possible to bring this along in a bag if I'm traveling somewhere, without worrying that the pump was going to start covering my clothes in moisturizer. The only con is that the bottle is glass, so if I were to bring this along in a bag I'd have to be very careful to wrap it up in socks or something to keep it from breaking.

Now, the actual product is, of course, what is most important, and in that regard this stuff is PERFECT. I'm an oily mess even in winter, so with this hot and humid weather, anything I put on my face needs to be very light and not at all oily or greasy. As this is more of an essence or emulsion, I want it to sink in easily without making my face slimy. The texture of this essence is really light and, well, watery. The label doesn't lie. I don't need a lot of moisturizing during the day, so lately this is all I've been using under my BB cream, and I really like how that's working for me.

Would I recommend this product: Certainly for people with more oily skin, but if your skin is dry, you might need something with a bit more kick. It's a bit more expensive than I usually go for, but since it doesn't take very much to cover my face, I can tell it's going to last a long time and be a good investment.

Where to buy: If you live somewhere with Nature Republic stores, that's the easy route. If not, you can go here! Happy shopping~

Teacher Pretty
Middle school ESL teacher, lover of pink, eater of kimchi, addicted to Etude House, expert procrastinator, meeter of 2-dimensionial popstars: Ana. That's me.

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