All You Need is Cleansing Water

by Joyce in


A few years ago if you asked me what I used to remove makeup, my answer would have been, hands down, Lancome Bi-Facil. After a few bottles of it though, I started getting tired of the oily texture and strong rose scent. 

Now I have new products in my makeup removal arsenal, and after watching Lisa Eldrigde's makeup removal video (here) and splurging on Shiseido Facial Cottons (review), I'm all set!  

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Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water
Some of you may know that this is one of those products I just can't live without. I discovered it about two years ago, and it is just perfect. Using Lisa's technique on the eyes, this removes eye makeup of all kinds beautifully. In a pinch, I can even cleanse my face well enough with this, and it has even toned down redness for me in the past!

Earthscience Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover*  
This unscented vegan makeup remover is a breeze to use. Just squeeze this clear gel into a cotton pad, smush it around, and let it soak on your eyes for a moment. The waterproof items require a bit more effort, but otherwise this remover does the trick and is more natural than many others on the market.

Ok, this isn't a cleansing water exactly, but it almost falls into that category in my book. I like it far more than those oil based eye makeup removers out there! If I have heavy duty eye makeup on, I use this first then follow up with the Koh Gen Do for any remnants and the rest of my makeup removal.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water
My lovely best friend sent me this (along with a few other items from the line that I LOVE) as a belated birthday gift, and I say it may give my favorite Koh Gen Do a run for its money. I think it works just as well - great for eye makeup removal and face cleansing in a pinch! Plus I love the pump and overall packaging. How can I pick between the two?? 

Darphin Azahar Cleansing Water (GWP sample)
Perhaps my least favorite of the bunch, this rose-scented water feels good on the skin and removes face makeup decently. It does require a bit of rubbing to properly remove eye makeup, so for me that is a big negative.  

What do you use to remove your makeup? Are you a cleansing water fan? Have you tried any of these? I'd love to know!

P.S.. For US readers, you have the chance to get your hands on the Rodial and Darphin by entering my giveaway for a $150 Space NK gift card! Enter here.

Products marked with a * were provided for review.