I think that free samples are one of the greatest things on Earth. One of my favorite things to do on weekends used to be going to Costco and snacking my way through the samples. So when I received a pack of belif truth moisturizing bomb in my last Sephora order, I was already prepared to love it. Read on to learn more about what ingredients might help this moisturizer support is claim to “retain moisture for up to 26 hours.”
Side note: I don’t know anyone who would leave a moisturizer on for 26 hours without reapplying, but I guess it’s an impressive claim nonetheless.
belif truth moisturizing bomb ingredients
water, glycerin, cyclohexasiloxane, hydrogenated polydecene, dipropylene glycol, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, 1,2-hexanediol, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, triethylhexanoin, stearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, peg-40 stearate, saccharomyces/viscum album (mistletoe) ferment extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, saccharomyces/imperata cylindrica root ferment extract, cetearyl alcohol, ceteayl olivate, sorbitan olivate, hydrogenated lecithin, sorbitan stearate, stearic acid, peg-100 stearate, dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, poncirus trifoliata fruit extract, panthenol, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, nepeta cataria extract, rubus idaeus (raspberry) leaf extract, baptisia tinctoria root extract, stellaria media (chickweed) extract, alchemilla vulgaris leaf extract, viola tricolor extract, rosa damascena flower extract, spiraea ulmaria flower extract, althaea officinalis root extract, symphytum officinale leaf extract, trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, achillea millefolium flower extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, thuja occidentalis leaf extract, menyanthes trifoliata leaf extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, chelidonium majus extract, urea, hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid, glycosyl trehalose, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, carbomer, xanthan gum, trisodium edta, tromethamine
belif truth moisturizing bomb’s ingredient list is chock full of extracts, fatty acids, and oils. I’m only going to highlight a few of them here:
- symphytum officinale leaf extract: also known as comfrey leaf extract, this plant is commonly used to help reduce inflammation and provide therapeutic properties. It includes some allantoin, an anti-inflammatory agent that can help treat and soothe irritated skin.
- avena sativa (oat) kernel extract: helps provide anti-inflammatory benefits, and is often used in eczema hand creams
- willow bark extract: contains antioxidant compounds that may help protect skin from damage. This ingredient is also included in COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid.
- Urea: an emollient that helps hydrate itchy and dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Urea helps the skin barrier retain water and reduce water loss.
- althaea officinalis root extract: comes from a plant also known as “marshmallow.” This plant has been shown to provide protection against UVA damage.
All in all, it looks like belif truth moisturizing bomb contains quite a few beneficial ingredients. Let’s see what my dad has to say.
My Dad the Chemist’s review of belif truth moisturizing bomb
Dear Emily, it contains all the moisturizers required plus the solvents needed to minimize the greasiness and/or stickiness, as well as a bunch of nice natural extracts for conditioning, I think it will be a nice formula. But because of many extracts in the formula, even with tiny amount for each, I think it is going to be a little pricey.
My dad thinks belif truth moisturizing bomb is a nice cream that will be soothing for dry skin, but also cosmetically elegant (not greasy or sticky). He likes all the natural extracts included in the formula, but thinks that they’ll add to the price of this cream. He’s right—this is a pretty pricey product. I’m glad I got it as a sample from Sephora—otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have gotten to try it.
belif truth moisturizing bomb review
The label of belif truth moisturizing bomb states that it is “clinically proven to retain moisture for up to 26 hours.” If you read my other post on the topic, you know that “clinically proven” doesn’t necessarily mean that the product underwent real testing in an independent study or anything. It can mean that the product was just given to consumers to try. But in this case, belif clarified that “clinically proven” actually meant that it got these results in a “dematologist-controlled study.” True, I’m not sure if those dermatologists were hired by belif, but it does give me some faith that the company tried to test the validity of its ability to “retain moisture for up to 26 hours.”
belif’s website gives me a vibe like Klairs’s—simple, fresh, and a major focus on natural ingredients. I like that this moisturizer includes comfrey leaf and other natural extracts that seem to provide excellent benefits for not only moisturizing normal skin, but relieving and soothing irritated, inflamed skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, etc. And even if you don’t have those skin conditions, you could still benefit from getting the soothing, anti-inflammatory benefits that those powerful natural extracts deliver.