The Beauty Info Zone team is happy that we are able to share the #1 exfoliator in Japan with you. CURE sells 1 bottle every 4.5 seconds and is a cult hit in Japan. We were sent this terrific exfoliator and now we all can appreciate this beauty product legend since it’s sold on Amazon ($38).
What CURE promises is that it exfoliates gently and effectively without harsh chemicals. And the two of us can attest to that.
Here’s what you need to know about CURE:
This gel gently exfoliates by removing the dried up top layer of your skin. It catches dead skin on the surface and visibly removes it with a unique, activated hydrogen water formula. You will see instant results as the dead skin beads right off! Because it’s so gentle you won’t be worried when that top layer of dead skin cells come off.
General chemical peels use strong acids (approx. pH1.3) to dissolve protein. Cure, on the other hand, gently catches dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and removes them with a unique activated hydrogen water formula. There is no need to rub or scrub hard. It exfoliates your skin gently and effectively – no harsh chemicals such as AHA or other acids. It is also free of preservatives, fragrance, colorings, and mineral oils.
CURE is 91% activated hydrogen water, which has an anti-oxidant (anti-aging) effect. Plus, it contains Aloe, Gingko and Rosemary extracts to remove unwanted dead skin cells.
MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE WITH CURE
First I need to tell you that I’m extremely happy that this is a fragrance free product and that it actually works. Because it does its job gently and has no harsh chemicals it’s perfect for my dry and sensitive skin.
It starts off as a liquid which you use on clean, dry skin. As you massage it onto your face it will dry down and you’ll see little white beads – that’s your skin removing those dead skin cells. It takes me one minute to massage this onto my clean skin, then I remove what’s left with a washcloth and follow up with a toner or micellar water. My skin is left softer and the bonus for me is that my most aggravating dry spot is improved.
With harsher weather in the winter it’s a wonderful tool for other parts of your body. I like to use it on my ankles and have noticed a difference on my hands when I apply it there too. CURE wins my skincare prize and I will be happy to buy it again when finished.
LISA’S EXPERIENCE WITH CURE
I’ve read so much about the Cure Natural Aqua Gel ($38) that I was very, very curious. Bloggers just gush about the gentle but effective exfoliation and the sorta gross factor of the balled up dead skin is a fascinating bonus. I made sure to watch the how-to video first so I didn’t end up doing something wrong – here it is for you:
For my initial test I tried it on my face, hoping for lots and lots of those little dead skin balls. At first I neglected to shake the bottle of Cure and it came out a little too watery. So I adjusted and shook the bottle and the exfoliating gel came out much thicker.
I am intrigued with the way Cure works. It is a water-based product, unlike chemical peels that use very strong acid to dissolve protein. I had to remember not to rub hard…that doesn’t increase the efficacy of the gel. An easy, gentle circular motion is all you need to remove any dead skin that is ready to go.
I actually didn’t have as much dead skin on my face as I was hoping for…weird but true. However, I am religious about proper exfoliation and take great care of my skin, so it actually makes sense because I started without much of an issue to begin with. I am using Cure twice a week as recommended and I see a difference. My hyperpigmention is fading and my skin looks fresh and healthy. I haven’t had any breakouts and absolutely no blackheads. I think that Cure Natural Aqua Gel is terrific for prepping skin to make the most out of treatment serums and skin care ingredients.
Since I never get a huge amount of dead skin from my face, I decided to purposely neglect my feet for several weeks then try Cure on that area. My feet get dry and cracked very easily and if I don’t baby them every day in the winter they quickly devolve into ‘out of control’ bad. I found that Cure works best on thin-skinned areas. The bottoms of my feet went from bad to great in one treatment. The thicker areas like my heels and around my toes still had dry cracked skin after one treatment, but certainly less of it. I got enough of the sorta gross but absolutely fascinating dead skin balls from that first foot treatment to last a lifetime! Plus, while one treatment didn’t cure all of my terrible dry skin foot woes, I realized that it actually prepped the foot for manual exfoliation. When I used an exfoliating file on the foot I used to test Cure I was astounded at the ease of dead skin removal. I’ve never seen that much dead skin come off my feet! My control foot didn’t fare nearly as well. I had to work twice as hard at filing and I didn’t come close to the results I easily got on the foot that had first been treated with Cure.
Since then I’ve been using the Cure Natural Aqua Gel twice a week on my feet as well as my lower neck, elbows, and knees. The difference after a few weeks is tremendous. I completely understand why so many people are singing praises of Cure.