Hi everyone! As you may have noticed if you follow me on instagram, I had quite some troubles with extremely dry skin the last two weeks. I wasn’t exactly sure what caused it, but I was sure that the day- and nightcreams and serums that I had were not enough to fix it. So, I went to the nearest pharmacy and asked for something that would help fix it. Since I am still in Greece, they recommended me a Greek brand, Apivita, and their Aqua Vita advanced moisture revitalizing cream. I have tried it out for a while now, so if you want to know what I think about the product, keep on reading!
Product and price
There are quite a few variants of the Aqua Vita line, ranging from serums to moisturising creams and BB-creams. Of the revitalizing cream I bought there are three different variants, namely one for oily/combo skin, one for normal-dry skin and one for very dry skin, which is the one I got, since I really needed this.
The prices vary from site to site, but I remember paying 29€ for 50ml in the pharmacy, which is not per se cheap, but I tend to not look at price that much when it comes to skincare. However, on the internet you can find it for 13€-35€ depending on which site you buy it from, so should you look into it, be sure to check all options.
Lastly, the company aims to use as many natural ingredients as possible. 97% of this cream is of natural origin. This is a quote from their website:
APIVITA formulations include natural ingredients ranging from 85-100%, excluding the use of silicones, parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, polycyclic musks, nitromusks, phthalates, as well as other ingredients that have been associated with adverse health or environmental effects. (https://www.apivita.com/natural-effective-holistic)
Texture-wise the cream appears to be really watery when you open the jar – at least that is how I felt. However, when you dip your finger into it you can see that it is actually a really firm and thick cream. I was a bit scared to apply this during day time, because in my mind thick creams are mostly associated with richness, but I also feel that it indicates that your skin will be greasy for a while. Moreover, thick creams usually scare me because I associate them with break outs.
As far as the scent is concerned, I cannot really tell what it smells like. It reminds me of sunscreen, but also not completely, but it definitely does not have an overpowering fragrance or something I can pinpoint.
I do have to say that this cream has helped with my dry skin tremendously. It only took 3 days of applying vigorously, and sometimes even multiple times a day if I felt like my skin was tight again, but it brought back the moisture in my skin.
The cream itself is thick, but it is not sticky, and not greasy and can easily be used during day time as it gets absorbed by your skin pretty quick. I do, however, notice that when using this, it is super important to thoroughly wash your face at night because I kind of feel like it clogs my pores a bit if I do not wash my face carefully at night. This does not mean, however, that you will wake up with giants break outs on your face. For me, it resulted in a small breakout on zones where I usually tend to break out, but nothing too bad.
The price was quite high, but I do feel like this is a cream I would repurchase, and I also like that you have different varieties depending on your skin type.
Overall, I would recommend this cream to anyone who struggles with extremely dry skin and is looking for a cream that will help them. This is a thick cream that will get absorbed by your skin really quick, making it great for everyday wear, underneath make up even.
Have you tried any Apivita products yet? If so, what did you think of them?
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