March 30, 2016

Product Review: Son & Park Beauty Water

      Sometimes you see a beauty product and you just think to yourself - "I gotta have it." That's kind of what happened with me and the Beauty Water from Son and Park. The packaging, the name, the description of the product, it all sounded wonderful to me. In short, Beauty Water is described as a toner with exfoliating, hydrating, and cleansing benefits. I was really curious to see whether it lived to up those claims, and without hesitation purchased Beauty Water from Soko Glam.

Son and Park Beauty Water
Price: $30

This multi-tasking toner and cleansing water creates a clean base for the next steps in your skincare and makeup routine. Not just a cleanser, it has mild exfoliation abilities with willow bark and papaya extract to help sweep away dead skin cells, revealing brighter skin tone and smoother texture. Lavender water, rose water, and orange fruit extract impart a subtle hydration so your skin can be prepped to absorb the next skin care steps, while adding in a bit of moisture. Beauty Water can be used in the morning to create the perfect canvas for makeup application, midday as a refresher, and night after cleansing to whisk away remaining impurities.

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.


      At first glance, I was excited to try Beauty Water but at the same time I wasn't quite sure what this product was for as the description lists it as a multitasker - a cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer, and toner. Given this, I thought that maybe Beauty Water can be used interchangeably with Bioderma, but it's not quite a micellar cleanser. I would say that Beauty Water is more similar to the Glow Tonic by Pixi, but it's not as exfoliating as Glow Tonic. It's definitely not a substitution for Bioderma, but it will take off makeup. Just don't expect it to cleanse as thoroughly as a micellar water. The stuff smells lovely though - like oranges mostly with a hint of floral notes which is not surprising as those are some of the ingredients listed. It is housed in a gorgeous minimalistic (but plastic) frosted bottle. Since it is sort of an in-between product (not quite a miceallar cleanser but not quite an exfoliating toner) I'm honestly having trouble incorporating this into my beauty routine. I've tried it in the morning instead of Bioderma when I'm already makeup free and it was fine. I'm going to try using it in place of my facial toner next and see how it works since it feels exactly like a toner on the skin, and it doesn't sting or irritate my sensitive acne prone skin.


Concluding Remarks

      Although it's marketed and described as a "cleanser and toner", it's honestly more akin to a toner. It's a lovely scented and packaged product, but at $30 it may be a bit pricey for a toner if you're on a budget. I will definitely continue to use Beauty Water, but primarily as a toner and not as a cleanser or exfoliating toner (Glow Tonic is my favorite exfoliating toner). I really love all the ingredients contained in the product (rose water, lavender, willow bark, tea tree) as a toner. Beauty Water is available exclusively at Soko Glam.

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