In the ever evolving world of skin care, the emergence of cleansing waters has forever changed the way we tone and remove makeup in our daily routines. Cleansing water, sometimes referred to as micellar water, comes infused with oil molecules which we all know aid in attracting, absorbing and wiping away dirt and skin impurities.
I spend a lot of time online, sometime getting caught up on the latest celebrity gossip but mostly conducting research on the latest beauty trends and cosmetic brands. My last few months of digging have lead me to the land of the 10-step Korean skincare routine. While I’m still unsure if I want to ever adopt all 10 steps into my personal practice, I’ve incorporated key steps like the use of an oil cleanser before my water based cleaner, and the use of a toner or cleansing water.
Once only available in Korea, the Son & Park Beauty Water is my first Korean beauty product and I am so excited to discuss with you just how dynamic this not-quite-water, not-quite-oil is. “What about this product gives it such a prestigious and promising title?” I asked myself before purchasing and is a question that I hope to answer as you read on.
I first spotted the Son & Park Beauty Water on my favorite Korean beauty websites, Soko Glam, where co-founder, and exclusive curator, Charlotte Cho opened up the US market to the Son & Park brand.
“That day, I grabbed a bottle [of the Son & Park Beauty Water] and started testing and absolutely had a THIS-IS-A-HOLY-GRAIL-PRODUCT moment, and that’s why we had to have it on Soko Glam!” – Charlotte Cho, The Klog
Son & Park Beauty Water | $30.00 (11.49oz)
Created by 2 of Korea’s top makeup artists, Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yun, the Beauty Water is a cleansing liquid made from natural plant extracts that cleanse, gently exfoliate, and hydrates skin. Housed in a frosted plastic bottle adorned with a minimalistic black top and embossed silver print, the Son & Park Beauty Water focuses on revitalizing and perfecting skin preparing it for makeup application or for the final steps of your skin care routine. Formulated for all skin types, the Son & Park Beauty Water comes free of sulfates and phthalates and has a ph of 5 making balanced and safe for everyday use.
To use you can saturate a cotton pad and gently sweep the product across your face and neck. I find that the Beauty Water pairs well with my favorite Shiseido Facial Cotton, a uniquely manufactured cotton square that provides a soft and gentle way to apply liquid skin care products.
The ingredient list, while lengthy, is packed full of skin nourishing factors like coconut, corn, potato, and wheat which have cleansing properties, lavender water, rose flower water and orange fruit extract to provide hydration and willow bark extract, papaya fruit water to gently exfoliate.
One will think that there is no way for one product to serve so many purposes but I am here to tell you personally that the Son & Park makes good on its claims and more. Now at first, like many, I was a little put off by the price tag. $30 seems like a lot for a cleansing water but I all of the photos in this post are of the product after 2 weeks of consistent use and I still have a ton of water left. What I particularly love about the Beauty Water is that it leaves my skin smooth and supple even before I apply moisturizers. When I use it at night I wake up with glowing skin that’s still soft and clear.
This cleansing water does not dry my skin or create a rebound effect where stripped skin bounces back oilier and more problematic then ever.
Have you been able to get your hands on the Son & Park Beauty Water? I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave your comments and lets discuss.