heimish aqua tone up review

Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream Review & What Exactly Are Tone Up Creams?

I have a lot of product reviews lined up but sometimes I don’t know which I should publish first. So I ask my Instagram followers which should I publish first. And this tone up cream won in the poll against Pyunkang Yul Eye Cream. So what exactly is a “tone up” cream, is it like a BB cream, is it a makeup or a skincare product? So many questions to be answered so scroll down now to read my Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream review.


A “tone up cream” is actually a treatment step so it’s more like a skincare product than a makeup. Tone-up products are specifically made to balance and brighten skin tone as well as fight hyperpigmentation and discoloration. Some tone ups are not just simple creams like a moisturizer, some can be a sunblock, primer, or other makeup bases like the Heimish Artless Glow Base. And some have even light tints to even out skin tones. But whatever tone up products you are using, they all have the same general effect: evening out and brightening skin tone.

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Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream is a skincare and makeup product in one. It is lightweight and non-sticky cream that hydrates the skin while giving it a bright, healthy glow. Perfect for all skin types, especially combination to oily skin, it can be used as a moisturizer, a CC cream due to its tone-up effect, and as a hydrating primer for smooth makeup application.


Out of its six ingredients, the most notable one is the Glutathione which is a very popular whitening ingredient in Asia. You can read more about its ingredient analysis in CosDNA.


APPLICATION: At the last step of your morning routine, apply enough amount of the Heimish Aqua Tone-Up Cream onto face, then pat gently until the cream is fully absorbed.

SCENT: It has a cool scent that resembles a man’s body wash and perfume.

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PACKAGING: It is packaged in a squeeze tube with metallic details. But instead of a box, it comes with a round plastic tube as well that looks good enough to be a storage for your pencils such as eyeliner and brow liner.

RESULT: This is the most lightweight and non-greasy tone up cream I ever use., plus it is truly hydrating. My skin also feels soft after using this tone up cream. It’s really perfect for those with oily and combination skin. It doesn’t leave a white cast either, however, it’s too bright or rather, too white for my golden brown skin tone. Also, I don’t know if this happens to other people as well, maybe because I am acidic, whenever I use a tone up creams (not just this Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream), it tends to turn greyish in a few minutes like how foundations turn orange on my skin.

Anyway, if you have a lighter skin tone, I’m sure you’ll love this tone up cream. I actually gave mine to my father who has a lighter skin tone than mine. He’s an avid BB and tone up creams user. He likes it and uses it every day, but he prefers tone up creams like this one because he says it improves his skin tone with continued use.

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They were shot in different lighting conditions but the Hemish Aqua Tone Up Cream does really make my golden brown complexion too pale. Some Asians like this, but personally, I prefer a little bit tan.


PROS: Lightweight, non-greasy, hydrating, does not leave a white cast, and instantly brightens the skin but will improve skin tone with continued use.

CONS: Too pale or light for those with brown skin tones.


You can purchase the Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream in Go Bloom & Glow for Php1080. They offer free shipping nationwide thru JRS on orders Php2000 and above. And don’t forget to this coupon code MARIM60 to get ₱100 OFF on your entire order (minimum of ₱1000, single use only).

This is also available in Style Korean for $23.54. They ship worldwide and offers free shipping.

What do you think of this Heimish Aqua Tone Up Cream? Have you used a tone up cream before? Share your thoughts below!

**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the brand or its affiliates.