I am surprised by these raving reviews.
I bought this while I was lemming Koh Gen Do's pricey cleansing water. I figured Boots is cheap & this would be a good way to see if cleansing water is for me. The verdict is still out. Boot's formula seems to suck when you compare the ingredients to superior cleansing waters on the market.
Although it didn't do a good job at removing my make up, I can see why the formula would be fit for someone with oily skin. This has zinc and other oil zapping properties. The witch hazel in it is typically great for acne prone, oily skin. My problematic skin can not handle it though, and the film this water cleanser leaves behind clogs my every pore if I don't rinse it off afterwards. Additionally, the heavy fragrance caused my rosacea to flare. If you have sensitive skin steer clear of this product.
This is the first time I've tried a cleansing water, so I can't compare it to any other brands. I use this as a first step when cleansing my face at night; I just use it to take off the majority of my makeup and then follow up with a face wash (with my Clarisonic a few times a week). I think it does a decent job; it didn't really blow me away or anything. I think cleansing cloths basically do the same thing, but this wasn't too expensive, so if you're curious, I think it's worth a try. For myself, I'll probably just stick with cleansing cloths because I think they end up being cheaper, unless this happens to be on sale or has coupons out.
I know a lot of people like this product, but for me it just didn't do it. I was looking for a cleanser and the woman at the no7 counter in Boots recommended this, I bought this along with the no7 day cream and night cream, both for normal/oily skin which i have had no problems with. At night I put it on a cotton ball and gently rubbed it over my face to remove my makeup, it did a fine job at that I must say, and then applied my night cream. The next morning i noticed my face was very dry and tight. I never ever get dry skin. Ever. But because it was only a bit of dryness I continued to use it. then I did the same thing the next night. and the next morning not only was my skin more dry and tight around my mouth and nose but I had also broken out in spots on my forehead. Now I have cut the cleansing water out of my skincare routine, I have no problems, my skin is back to normal and there is no dryness so It must have been the cause. I wasn't expecting it to be anything great for the price of it but i certainly didn't think it would make my skin so bad. I have use l'oreal's micellar water (which I love!!!) before, and will be purchasing again soon.Maybe I just had a bad reaction to the no7 one but as for removing makeup it's good.
I've been using it for the past week, and I can definitely say I'm not going back to cream cleansers ever again. This is a god send for oily skin!
I used to use cream cleansers to remove at least 75% of my makeup before washing my face, but while they've always done the job, they've also felt very thick, uncomfortable and somewhat suffocating for my oily and congested skin. This however, does exactly the same thing my cream cleansers do, it removes my makeup just as well well, but this feels so so so refreshing. It feels amazing when I'm cleaning my skin. Makes me look forward to washing my face when I get home, and this never happens! It also doesn't break me out or aggravate my sensitive skin.
The only con is the fact that there is perfume in this product. I always prefer to use products without all the fancy and harmful ingredients, and fragrance is one of them. Although this one does smell really good. And it is a bit pricey for a cleanser, especially with the amount you have to use each time. I don't think each bottle will last for very long, but since Boots is always having vouchers or 3 for 2 offers, you can easily get it for cheaper.
I highly recommend this if you have oily skin, or looking for a good cleanser for summer or if you live in a tropical climate. However, if you have sensitive skin, I would think twice about this, because it has alcohol and fragrance. It all depends on your skin to be honest. And yes, I will most definitely repurchase this, unless I can find something better (that is cheaper and with less harmful ingredients).
This is my first experience with a cleansing water, but I absolutely love it, perhaps more than oil cleansing which I don't think has helped my clogged pores at all. This is formulated for Normal/Oily skin, if you have dry skin, you may want to check out the Melting Gel cleanser to remove makeup. It removes all of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling refreshed, but not dry. I prefer to do a follow-up rinse using my Olay Sensitive Skin foaming cleanser since I have quite oily skin and like that sqeaky clean feeling. I think that combination has actually helped my skin, which was suffering from a lot of clogged pores and occasional cystic acne (I was previously doing oil cleansing, followed by Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar). This does have alcohol in the ingredient list, which is something to keep in mind if you are sensitive to it, though I have not experienced any irritation and my skin gets easily dehydrated. Overall its a great deal compared to more expensive cleansing waters, and it seems to be doing a pretty good job! In the AM, I also follow it up with the matching moisturizer for Normal/Oily skin and my skin is left soft and balanced.
Bought at Target in Southern California USA. Very well prices-about 8usd. I have not tried Bioderma but it could be a comparable product based on other reviews.
I love the pump. To me, it has a vegetable(?) cucumber (?) smell, but it is not offending and the fragrance did not cause me any sensitivity
I use it to refresh my oily face skin, to take off face and eye make up. I've also used as a FIRST STEP to take off heavy face makeup
LOL I just used it at home to take off two different foundation colors I'm trying on different sides of the face and it did not leave my face red:) It does the work
Got this product recently as I've been having really bad breakouts this summer. It certainly hasn't cleared up my skin, but I believe it has helped. I use it after I have cleansed my skin with Lush Ultrabland, and it REALLY helps to get every last trace of make up off, and it makes my face feel lovely and clean. Use it on cotton wool and then use watered cotton wall to wash it off.
Would buy it again - especially if I had a No7 voucher to use here in the UK.
I went to Shopper's Drug Mart to pick up some Bioderma Sebium to try out, but the store near me doesn't carry it. I found this instead and decided to give it a try as it was only $13.00CAD.
I love it! It smells nice and takes off my face makeup with little effort. It leaves my face feeling soft and fresh. I think I'll just repurchase it when I run out and won't bother to search for Bioderma. It's about half the price and works great for me!
This is the best cleansing water I have ever used! I use it mainly in the morning instead of washing my face because its quick and easy. It smells amazing too! Will definitely keep repurchasing!
I'm very happy with this cleanser. I do use waterproof eye makeup, so I use a double action eye makeup remover for that, and then use this cleansing water all over my face and eyes afterwards. It removes my face makeup, and leaves a silkyish feeling behind. At least it doesn't leave my face feeling taut and dried out. This is the first cleansing water I have used, so I can't compare it to Bioderma or Dior or any others. I do like the price compared to the others though.