So I was contacted again by the PR representatives I received the J.One skincare products from and this time around was approached to review skincare from AQUTOP.
Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for my honest review. Thoughts are all mine and links provided are not affiliate links (meaning, I don’t make any money from any of the links on this review).
So AQUTOP is a new Korean brand launched in 2015 and have been available in Singapore since 2017. Fun fact, the brand name is apparently a combination of the words water (aqua) and best (top). They are all about moisture for the skin and undeniably it is the most important thing the skin needs!
Let’s first start with the product I liked the most.
Description: It is a foaming cleanser that comes in 150ml/5.07 fl. oz. It contains germinating black beans which apparently allows for smoother skin and deeper cleanse.
Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract (29%), Stearic Acid, PEG-400, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
Price: USD 7 (approximately MYR 27.31 at time this post was published).
Where to buy: For my fellow Malaysians, they are sold at Qoo10 (link here). Price on Qoo10 may differ from the price stated (applicable for all products).
Doesn’t leave the skin dry and tight.
The tiniest of product goes a long way (on my big face, two peas sized blob lathers well and cleanses properly!).
Doesn’t have a distinct scent (which is good)!
Skin does feel much smoother!
Even price is affordable!
Let’s move on to the second product.
Description: Moisturising face cream that comes in 50 ml or 1.69 fl.oz. It apparently brightens, tones and moisturises skin.
Price: USD 37 (MYR 144.24 at time this post was published)
Where to buy: Refer above.
Toned skin (my skin texture was improved).
Moisture was locked into the skin.
The spatula is an advantage.
The skin brightening wasn’t so evident perhaps because of my darker skin tone.
It leaves a horrible white cast on the skin that never does go away (pictures below)
It sits on the skin funny, like a mask instead of a cream that absorbs into the skin.
As much as it improved my skin, the white cast and the way it sits funny on the skin is not something I can tolerate using it during day time.
Moving on to the third and final product.
Description: A toning body lotion that comes in 100 ml or 3.38 fl. oz. It is supposed to brighten and tone skin while adding moisture.
Price: USD 18 (MYR 70.17 as of the time this post was published)
Where to buy: Refer above
Definitely smooths out the skin (I tried it around my stomach area, obviously won’t share pics! 😛 ).
Helps improve texture and definitely helped with toning of the skin!
Sinks into the skin really well and feels comfortable upon application.
A small amount goes a long way.
It doesn’t absorb easily (I usually had to work for a while before the product gets absorbed)!
Didn’t really notice a brightening effect (again perhaps due to my complexion).
I may change this rating, because I used it for just about 2 weeks and wasn’t enough to see if the effects were persistent. I had a hard time using it because it does take a while to work it into the skin especially since I am using it on the body.