As the name suggests, the main player here is the lotus water extract — in fact, the star component makes up 75% of the formula (you will find it listed as “Nelumbo nucifera” on the ingredient label). This powerful ingredient is not only a wonderful hydrator, it also has the ability to self-purify (it can boil in turbid, muddy water). With these self-cleansing properties, many believe that lotus flower extract can flush out toxins from your skin.
What’s more, studies have shown that lotus leaf extracts have impressive antioxidant and skin-smoothing properties. So in addition to providing moisture, the favorite ingredient can help soothe redness, protect from environmental invaders, and even smooth out fine lines. Not bad for mild, sensitive skin-approved botanicals.
But enough about the lotus: this water cream also contains Aquaxil, a super high-tech hydrator that can capture water and circulate it throughout the skin, avoiding dehydration. It contains glycerin for more moisture, panthenol to support skin barrier, niacinamide for water retention, and allantoin to soothe inflammation. And in true water cream fashion, the texture is light and bouncy, which makes my skin look thick with instant moisture.