I was looking at the Beauty Water by Son & Park, a multi-purpose liquid, for about a year and I finally decided to get it. The reason why it took me so long was the ingredient list on this was scaring me off. Still, after some time my curiosity has won and here we are.

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ Cleanses with extracts from coconut, corn, potato and wheat.
❇ Exfoliates with Willow Bark and Papaya extracts, to remove dead skin cells and smooth the skin texture.
❇ Hydrates with Lavender water, Rose water, and Orange extracts to prep the skin for the next steps of your skincare routine.
❇ The Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create a clean slate for makeup application, during the day as a refresher, and at night after cleansing to wipe away remaining impurities. With a pH of 4.5, perfect to rebalance the skin after cleansing.

Directions from the manufacturer:

Moisten a cotton pad and gently sweep across the face. Use it:
❇ As a toner before application of the rest of your skin care products
❇ To remove remaining impurities after cleansing
❇ As a way to freshen up your face during the day

Ingredients:

Water, Rose Damascena Flower Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Orange Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Alcohol Denat., Xylitol, Phenoxyethanol, Decyl Glucoside, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel, Citrus Granolis Grapefruit Peel oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Water, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine), Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Propylene Glycol, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Extract, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Malic Acid Sucrose Urea, Tartaric Acid, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Dehydroacetic Acid, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben

My experience:

Beauty Water by Son & Park has been claimed and reclaimed as a holy grail product of many. What threw me off from the beginning, ever since it surfaced in the k-beauty world, was the ingredient list. Of coarse there is a trillion and one of the skin beneficial things but yet again it contains a lot of bad stuff, mainly preservatives and alcohol. I think it is officially the first k-beauty product containing 5 types of parabens. For what reasons the need was so high I don’t know but I assume very few people finish off the big bottle (largest existing is 500ml) within a month or several months. Especially if you want to use it as a toner. The alcohol is also quite high on the list which is very disappointing. If not the alcohol I would maybe even consider repurchasing this product in the future.

As for now my verdict about this thing, it is not worth the money. No matter how good results it may deliver, the probability of damaging your skin in the long run remains high. The bottle of Beauty Water is very classy and simple at the same time. The scent is fresh and citrusy and has a tinge of lavender in it that makes it linger for longer than a normal toner would do. The consistency is same as in water. There is no greasy feel or shine left on the skin after you use it.

So far I’ve tried using it as a toner, micellar water and a DIY mask. To be honest it is mediocre in make-up removal department. My mascara and eyebrow pomade remain put as I splashed regular water on my face and rubbed around with my hands. Beauty water does a better job at removing the littlest debris of dirt left on the skin after oil/foam cleansing. It also leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. I prefer using it as a DIY sheet mask. After such mask my skin is feeling firmed-up and my pores seem smaller. In such manner my skin also feels pretty well hydrated.

Is this product worth the hype? No. There are many other cleansing waters that do much better job and have a perfectly clean ingredient list. The TYF Iceland Cleansing Water for example. Would I recommend it? Maybe only to those with non-problematic skin. Since my skin seems to flare up from the daily use of this product, I’ll pass on it for now. Fingers crossed they will reformulate it in the future.

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Pros:
+ Good multi-purpose product
+ Sulfate and Silicone free formualtion
+ Refreshing feeling on the skin
+ Goot at removing the last bits of dirt and residue off the skin
+ Pleasant scent
+ Pretty packaging

Cons:
– Contains Alcohol and 5 different Parabens !!!
– Expensive for what it contains and does to your skin
– Little effect on my skin
– Not suitable for skin with any medical conditions nor sensitive skin

Where to buy:
❇ NL and BE: honeysu.be, coos-cosmetics.com and littlewonderland.nl
❇ Internationally: Available at amazon, sokoglam and many other online retailers
❇ Price is +/- 30€ per 340 ml container

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?

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