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Consultant in Cosmetic Formulation Chemistry, United Kingdom

Balea Aqua Moisturising Serum is described as a refreshing and intense moisturiser for tired and dehydrated skin.


This product has been recently reformulated: such ingredients as Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer and Polysorbate 60, which were featured in the previous version of the product, have been replaced with more natural alternatives.


From a formulation point of view, a relatively low level of oil phase has been emulsified in an aqueous matrix thickened by natural gums.


Polyols used are Glycerin and Pentylene Glycol, with the latter being also a good preservation booster.


The oil phase is essentially made up of Camellia Oleifera See Oil, a yellow to golden transparent oil obtained by cold pressing the seeds of Camellia Oleifera.


Camellia is a genus of flowering plants from the family Theaceae: native to Asia, Camellia species can now be found over the world.


Camellia oil is also known as the “olive oil of Asia”: praised as the “beauty secret of the Geishas”, this very ...

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