As you can imagine just by reading my skin type, it is a very troublesome skin. I started having acne at age 9, then, while still having it, my skin became allergic, sensitive, mixed oily and dry, and all before I even had my period! As times passed and I started finding out what is good and bad on my skin and it became more controllable and now most people can’t even imagine any of those things by looking at my skin. Which is a good thing!
My first trick is to always, at any given time, have emergency lotion in the house. A lotion focused on hydrating, without making my skin oilier, something nice and calming, and with a nice smell. Something I can use on the worst skin days.
I have tried and been satisfied with two Korean products when it comes to that, and this one is the only I still use.
Now, let me tell you, Nature Republic is like Tony Moly – usually you love some stuff and hate others, but they are cheap so you can always give them a try.
I have heard bad reviews, or disappointed reviews regarding the cream on this Aqua max line(but also lots of good reviews). But never regarding the Nature Republic Aqua Max Watery Toner & Emulsion that we are seeing here today.
The exclusive Nature Republic Super Aqua Max features a moisturizing line that provides a watery texture for watery hydration with a less creamy and heavy feel.
>Super Aqua Max Watery toner is a water based toner for all types of skin.It focuses on a watery feel provided by marine ingredients such as sea weed, sea cucumber, and ocean water.
>Super Aqua Max Watery Emulsion delivers a refreshing touch and instant moisture to the skin, using marine based ingredients. Recommended for users who prefer a watery, light, ad hydrating feel.
Contains Hawaiian deep ocean water, as well as Polynesian lagoon water.
Ingredients for toner:
Water, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Glycerin, Ulmus Davidiana Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract (Amaranthus oil), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed, Flaxseed) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Hibiscus Esculentus (Okra) Fruit Extract, Pikea Robusta Extract, Gelidium Sesquipedale Extract, Ulva Lactuca (sea lettuce) Extract, Ecklonia Cava (Algin) Extract , Codium Tomentosum (Velvet Horn, Spongeweed) Extract, Laminaria Japonica (Laminaria Saccharine) Extract, Ulva Pertusa Extract, Agarum Cribosum Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Capsosiphon Fulvescens Extract, Sargassum Fulvellum Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Nori) Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Jania Rubens Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Coral Seaweed) Extract, Codium Fragile (Sea Fingers) Extract, Laminaria Cloustoni (Brown Algae, Tangle, Cuvie) Extract, Chlorella Minutissima Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme (Hiziki, Hijiki) Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Plankton Extract, Sea Cucumber Extract, Laminaria Digitata (Oarweed) Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sea Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Benzophenone-4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Triethylhexanoin (Glyceryl Triesters), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Sponge, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5, Blue 1
Ingredients for Emulsion:
Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Trehalose, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Pentylene Glycol, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Fragrance(Parfum), Microcrystalline Wax, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Phytic Acid, PEG-8, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Trichosanthes Kirilowii Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract, Ipomoea Purpurea Extract, Mirabilis Jalapa Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Nepeta Cataria Extract, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside
Volume: 150ml each
How to use:
Apply toner, and after that apply the emulsion onto the face until fully moisturized, and gently pat for better absorption.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Nature Republic Aqua Max Watery Toner & Emulsion Review:
Honestly, I struggled and struggled on how to write this review. The one point I want to make is it is incredibly moisturizing, while not being too heavy. It is light and has a god absorption. Just as they claimed! I’m not sure to which kinds of skin this fits but it is definitely good for mixed skin.
But I’ll try to get into as many details as possible.
The first thing to notice, and it’s something I really appreciate about most Nature Republic items, it comes in a glass bottle! Yes! It keeps it fresh forever! Of course it also makes it heavy, which makes it complicated to take it with you to travel, but you can’t have everything, right?
If you pay attention, the toner hole is quite smaller than the emulsion one. That’s because the toner falls off like this:
And the emulsion still falls off like this, even with that much bigger hole (and then you have to shake it):
But that’s a struggle to have with most creamy emulsions which are in this type of packaging, as opposed to those ones which have a small pump. I guess you also pay for the package, right?
Anyway, as you can see here, the toner is not as liquid as most toners. It has a nice, fresh, watery scent, and it feels hydrating right away! Also, I might add, it doesn’t burn like most toners, even though it does have a little bit of alcohol (I know, that’s a minus). That, or the product just has a very good formula.
The emulsion is way thicker. Honestly, it is so hydrating it feels almost like a light cream, at least to me. In my lazy days I have gone out of the house just with toner and emulsion and had no oil nor dryness problems.
You can see them here as spread as they get. Yes, they don’t absorb just by you rubbing your hand on your skin, which also has an advantage – at least you’re not producing extra oil. So, on and on, it’s pretty hydrating.
As I said, I will always have it around, and there’s no other for me when it’s a case of emergency. I understand it might not be so great for oily skins, but for people who like hydration I would suggest this, at least the toner.
Anyway, the aqua collection has other colors for specific skin types. You should check them out and test them if you get the chance.
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Have you tried Nature Republic Aqua Max Watery Toner & Emulsion?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂