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Cleansing water is described by Decleor as a make-up remover for face and eyes, ideal for sensitive and reactive skin.
Frankly I do not find it effective enough to remove make-up on its own, but, after experimenting I did find probably an unintentional benefit. If used after cleansing and toning it does remove residue which is surprisingly left behind by regular toner which you would not normally see.
I tend to remove make-up in the evening with separate cleansing and toning products and use this in the morning as a one step cleanser, when there is no make up to be removed, or after using a facial wash.
The clear liquid contains Rose, Sweet Clover and Mallow Essential Waters 2.2% along with Camomile, Neroli, Lavender and Marjoram Essential Oils 0.1% and, although it is again stated by Decleor is fragrance free it does have a pleasant smell (perhaps derived only from the ingredients) which makes it a pleasure to use.
You only need to apply a small amount to a cotton wool pad and seep over the face and neck, including eyes. No rinsing needed. After use your skin feels fresh, looks bright and feels really soft and slightly moisturised with no tightness.
It's quite pricey if you buy/use it as an additional cleansing product. Normal price is £21.50 for 250ml from Decleor but it can currently be purchased from Cheapsmells.com at £14.95 for 250ml or £17.95 for 400ml, but it will last ages. I've had a 250mil size for around 3 months and still have half left.
Packaging is disappointing given the price tag. It comes in a rather cheap feeling plastic bottle with a plastic flip lid. Something a little more substantial would probably make it more appealing.
For me this is an excellent addition to my cleansing routine, especially when time is of the essence at 5.30am when getting ready for work, but I would not use it as a replacement for my existing routine.
Overall: Not sufficiently effective to remove makeup on its own therefore expensive so you would have to decide if buying this product is justified. Nice product to use though and definitely no irritation.
Decleors cleansing water is especially for those with sensitive or reactive skin. I have sensitive skin as it is just a skin condition that runs in my family although I am very sworthy. As a beauty therapist I have found over the years that those clients who are very fair in complection or red-headed are too very sesitive and reactive, this is due to the lack of or low amount of melanin in the skin.
This product is the ideal cleanser for any people suffering the above skin condition a it is totally free from colourants and filters, gently caring for sensitive skin by delically removing makeup with no need to rinse.
After use your skin will feel beautifully soft and calm and fresh. PRICES for Decleor Cleansing Water range from around £15 - £35 depending on size of bottle and where you buy but in my opinion worth every penny.
It's too often the case that for a cleanser to work really effectively it is rather harsh on the skin, or it manages to be gentle but fails to remove all the dirt from the pores. Sadly, I've not found a product that manages to defy this logic in Decleor's Cleansing Water but nonetheless I have found a good quality product that is great for sensitive skins.
Decleor say that it "will minimise the risk of irritation, and will help to calm your skin while bathing it in freshness and softness" and is "gentle on your sensitive and reactive skin", so it's clearly a product that is meant for sensitive skin that is easily irritated. It contains camomile, neroli, lavender and marjoram essential oils and rose, sweet clover and mallow essential waters.
The packaging is simple and unimpressive - a slightly bulbous plastic bottle with a screw top lid. Given the price of this, it would have been nice to have packaging that felt a bit more substantial - heavier plastic or even glass would be a nice touch.
To use, you simply apply to a cotton pad and stroke gently over your face to cleanse. The liquid itself is completely clear and consistency-wise is slightly thicker than water but not quite as thick as a gel. As you stroke across your face it feels cooling, soothing and refreshing and you are able to smell the rose oils and camomile - a light, gentle and subtle smell. It leaves my skin feeling really cleansed, refreshed, not at all tight and my complexion looks lovely and even. However, as with all cleansers that are applied with a cotton pad rather than being a facial wash, I do find that I like to use a toner after applying this to remove every last trace of grime and after applying the toner I can definitely see that the cleanser has not removed all of the dirt. Decleor state that this is suitable for all skins. My own skin is combination with some oily patches on the forehead and around the nose but can be a touch sensitive at times. I have found that this is wonderful for calming my skin down whenever it's having a bit of an oversensitive outburst - the camomile really acting to sooth and take away any redness.
All in all, I like this Cleansing Water and I use it whenever my skin is feeling a little bit irritated or worse for wear as it is so soothing. Although it's not strong enough to be effective enough to remove all of the London dirt that clogs my skin, it does a pretty good job and I do expect to use a toner with a cleanser like this. I actually received this as a freebie with a purchase from HQ Hair, but its normal retail price is around £18 for 200ml but if you're happy to shell out £5.38 more for the 400ml bottle you can get yourself a good value product from salonskincare.co.uk where 400mls are only £23.38.
Decleor Cleansing Water / Eau Demaquillante has been gently formulated to minimise the risk of irritation on sensitive and reactive skin / It's a soft, soothing, fragrance free water containing chamomile, neroli, lavender and marjoram essential oils and rose, sweet clover and mallow essential waters / '