Hi All! I’ve been really curious about Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water which is highly-rated by a lot of youtubers and beauty bloggers out there. It seems like a really good, high-end, au-natural face refresher/cleanser and makeup remover. The ingredients are superb and it has a lot of skin care benefits. It’s basically a fortified micellar water with added ingredients like; white birch sap (anti-aging), xylitol, arginine and herb extracts. Truly spa-like. It’s great for all skin types, and also for people with sensitive skin and eyes. When it comes to its price, the Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water is priced higher than most micellar waters. The travel size costs $13, while the standard size costs $39.
This Japanese brand micellar water does a good job of getting rid of my makeup at the end of the day, and it cleanses my skin very well, even without washing my face. It definitely takes off every last bit of foundation, blush, bronzer and lipstick out of my skin, and it doesn’t sting or irritate it. It’s so mild and it’s not drying. It even gets rid of most waterproof makeup products fairly easily, except the highly pigmented eyeliners or the waterproof ones like Marc Jacobs Fineliners and Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliners. It also struggles to remove waterproof mascaras as well. No matter how hard I soak my eyelashes and lids with this Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water in order to soften and remove the eyeliner and mascara, I find that this particular cleansing water is just not enough.
I’ve only used one micellar water prior to this KGD Spa Water, and it’s the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in Blue Shade, which really works very well to remove stubborn waterproof makeups. Comparing the two, there’s really not much difference that I noticed. The Garnier Micellar Water is a force to reckon with, and it is also mild and non-irritating, just like the Koh Gen Do Spa Water. The only difference are their cleansing capability. The Garnier Micellar Water truly gets rid of any kind of makeup formulations and is also mild for the eyes, while the Koh Gen Do Spa Water is much more expensive and it doesn’t really remove waterproof eye makeups that well. Though I like the container of the Koh Gen Do better because it’s easier to stick a cotton swab in it, I know I will still be reaching for my Garnier pretty soon.
What’s your favorite Micellar Water?
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