Thursday, August 16, 2012
Caudalie's Take on Cleansing Water
Thanks to the helpful people at Birchbox, I was able to get the Caudalie samples that I missed out on at the Birchbox and Caudalie event that I blogged about in my July Wrap Up. Three lovely samples were included in the event Birchbox and the Caudalie Cleansing Water was one of them. This product is along the same lines as Bioderma or Mandom Cleansing Express and I was excited to try it out (because what skincare product am I not excited to try out?).
Caudalie's instructions suggest that this is a facial cleanser but I prefer to use this as a makeup remover at night. I take a cotton pad and soak it in the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my makeup off. This is very similar to Mandom's cleansing water and I'm beginning to think most cleansing waters are made equal. You can take a gander at the ingredients list in the above photo which may be comparable to other cleansing waters. While Caudalie's cleansing water is good at removing face makeup (two cotton pads gets the job done), it is useless at removing waterproof mascara.
This cleansing water has a light fragrance that I think is synonymous with almost all Caudalie products. From the mini facial treatments I received at the Birchbox event to the other samples that were distributed, they all have a distinct herbal scent. It's a relaxing and sophisticated scent that I personally quite like but it might not be everyone's cup of tea.
The full size of this cleanser is 200 ml and runs for $26, not exactly wallet friendly considering the amount you have to use per wash. Caudalie is on the higher end of the skincare spectrum so the price tag is expected. Will I purchase the full size? No, I probably won't simply because I prefer cleansing oils to cleansing waters. Is this a good cleansing water? Sure, it is and I can imagine it being nice for refreshing the skin in the morning if you want to avoid a foaming cleanser.
Have you tried this product from Caudalie? What are some of your favorites from the brand?