Despite my less than stellar experience with BRTC’s Blemish Recover Balm BB Cream, I still have a rabid fascination with trying more of their products. I don’t quite know what it is. The packaging? I do like the design aesthetic they have going. In any case, next up on my BRTC list is the Aqua Rush Water Drop BB Cream. Sounds wet, right? Well, you’re in for a rush. An aqua rush, if you will.
UV Protection: SPF 28 PA++
Hydrating and moisturizing
Infused with plant nutrients and deep ocean water
Light beige shade
Deep ocean water (adds nutrients from minerals)
Tocopherol acetate (moisturizes and protects skin)
Edelweiss and Lilac (anti-oxidant properties)
Hyaluronic acid (heals and moisturizes skin)
Anti-oxidant, anti-aging and nourishing BB cream with nutrition from deep ocean water & 7 flower extracts. Absorbs and retains moisture, keeps skin dazzling and healthy. Dermatologist test completed, and mineral oil free.
Provides surperior moisture for all skin types!
Certified patented Marine RX ForceTM complex!
Infuses skin with nutrients and oil-free moisture.
Protects skin from harmful UV rays.
Uses AHA, BHA to naturally lift skin cells.
Infuses skin with deep sea mineral water!
Aqua Rush, as I’m so affectionately going to refer to it from here on out (since I cannot be bothered to type all of that repeatedly), is a lightweight, easily absorbed BB cream. It’s slightly runny, and has yellow to grey undertones. Normally yellow undertones do NOT work with my pale-ass skin, but this one tended to oxidize quite nicely after a bit. This BB cream is supposed to magically create water droplets on your skin that get absorbed as you massage it in, but I have yet to see any of those little wonders. Have you? Maybe I just didn’t pay close enough attention.
Aqua Rush has medium coverage, which I was happy about. Despite being a moisturizing BB cream, it doesn’t feel oily or greasy. I’ve read a couple reviews on it where people complained of it being too drying, but I haven’t experienced that. The joys of having non-dry skin. Oil control is mediocre–it doesn’t proclaim to be oil-controlling, but I didn’t turn into a huge greasebomb right away, so I found it okay.
Throwing in an Aqua Rush FOTD, or whatever y’all beauty bloggers call them. Repping Maybelline Color Whisper Cherry on Top.
I don’t speak a lick of Korean, so kudos to you if you can read that. I posted the translated main ingredients at the beginning of this post, so I mainly wanted to focus on the second image, which highlights the other products in the Aqua Rush line: Peel Gel, Fluid, Serum and Cream. I have yet to try any of these, but I imagine they’d work nicely with the BB cream.
Pros: Lightweight, good coverage, moisturizing but not overly-so, matched my skin tone well
Cons: Average oil control, a bit pricy at $28 USD/35g at BRTCstore, but you can find samples for cheap on eBay.
Final Verdict: I like this BB Cream, a lot more so than the BRTC Blemish Recover Balm, anyway. Would I consider buying a full-size product? Possibly, but I’ll have to use up the rest of my samples first. :)
Has anyone else tried Aqua Rush Water Drop BB Cream, or anything else from the Aqua Rush line? I’d love to hear your thoughts.