From Budapest With Love


If you didn't know, I'm 1/4 Hungarian (hence my very Hungarian name), so when I saw Korean skincare brand Belif's Hungarian Water Essence, I had to support the motherland.  I purchased this while using the May Coop Raw Saw (which I was so over), and quickly switched to solely using.  A little back story, for centuries the Hungarian springs have been used for their healing purposes and even by Queen Elizabeth of Hungary.  There's another skincare brand, Omorovicza, that has based its entire brand on the healing waters, but that's another post.  Now due to the low price point and minimal ingredients, I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but I was very surprised.  When I first felt the texture, I thought it was very lightweight, but again didn't expect much.  Let me tell you, this essence provides so much hydration!! I have combo skin, but tend to get dehydrated in the dry LA weather, this gave my skin such a comfortable and lost lasting boost of hydration that I never wanted it to end, and it didn't.  The bottle lasted 4 months using it morning and night, after toner.  This is a definite must have.

I recommend this to anyone who needs a little more moisture in their skin, be it oily, dry, or combo, this won't make you greasy, it will just add hydration.  At $42 it's an easy addition to any skincare routine.  5/5 Stars, available at Sephora and