Not so long ago I stumbled across The Tea Tree Cleansing Water by TonyMoly. I got a bottle of it to try out and was super impressed with how good it was for my skin. I ended up buying two more backups because this beauty is not an easy to get product here in NL.
Claims from the manufacturer:
This refreshing cleansing water removes makeup and skin impurities while also providing soothing relief for oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin.
Formulated with 100% pure Tea Tree Extract, our gentle cleansing water purifies and refreshes sensitive, easily-irritated, acne-prone skin with a one-step cleanse by sweeping away makeup and other skin-clogging impurities to prep the skin for the following skincare.
Our multi-functional cleansing water can be used as the first step to a double-cleanse routine, or as a one-step cleanser, and even as a toner.
Additional skin-soothing natural plant extracts (Centella Asiatica and Chameleon Plant) help to soothe skin, control oil, and reduce redness so even the most sensitive skin can feel fully cleansed without feeling tight or dry.
Directions from the manufacturer:
Shake well before use. Apply onto cotton pad and gently sweep over skin. If removing lip and eye makeup, let the soaked cotton pad rest on lip and eyes for a few seconds before wiping away makeup.
Water, Betaine, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, PEG-7, Glyceryl Cocoate, Propanediol, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Water Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
After using it for a while I have developed a love-hate relationship with it. I love what it does to my skin and at the same time I hate the packaging so much that I need to find another container for storing this miracle product. The lid of the botte just doesn’t want to close so you are left to fight with it and the bottle wins 99% of the times. After 3x use I just gave up and poured the cleansing water into a travel container with a pump. Zen!
The liquid in the bottle looks transparant but it is not! It has that look and consistency that a tonic drink usually has – a bit milky with bluish tint to it and I am pretty darn sure it will be glowing under the UV lights. The smell is quite noticeable but it won’t knock your socks off. The cleansing water smells of the tea tree oil and herbs, a very very medicinal scent. If you have oily skin and have used any of the tea tree products before you will immediately recognize that scent.
TonyMoly’s The Tea Tree Cleansing Water is doing a great job at removing any of my make-up off my face. Wunderbrow, shadows, sunscreen, foundations, lip stains, you name it, it removes it all. Sometimes I feel like I don’t even need to go over my face with the foam cleanser, that’s how clean my skin gets from this product. Unfortunately, one major problem for me is that this cleansing water is irritating my eyes quite a lot. I tried to remove my mascara with it 2-3 times and every time It was stinging my eyeballs. Eventually I ended up using it for everywhere else but the area around my eyes. Another heavenly benefit of the Tea Tree Cleansing Waters is that there is no residue left on the skin afterwards!
+ Paraben, sulfate and alcohol free formula
+ Great for removing any type of makeup
+ Soothing and calming for the skin
+ Perfect for oily and blemish prone skin
+ Not offensive tea tree fragrance
+ Does not dehydrate the skin after use
+ Can be used both as a part of the 2-step cleansing ritual or just on it’s own
+ Lrge container that lasts me a very long time
– Not so suitable for very sensitive skin
– Terrible packaging. The lid on the container doesn’t close.
– Hard to buy in EU
– Stings my eyes
Where to buy:
NL and BE: TKmaxx shops
Internationally: Available at amazon tonymoly.us, yesstyle.com and other webshops
I purchased this toner for 5€ at the TKmaxx store. Online prices vary from 15-18€ to per 300ml bottle.
Thank you for reading!
Yours truly, Kati ?