According to the saleswoman, the Cleansing Water is supposedly comparable to Bioderma but cheaper. I’ve never tried Bioderma, so I can’t speak to that point. However, my skepticism about cleansing waters was borne out when I used Chacott.
Chacott Cleansing Water claims to remove “even the toughest stage makeup thoroughly and easily.” I guess ballerinas don’t use waterproof eye makeup then because this sure couldn’t remove my waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
I followed the instructions of applying the water with a cotton pad and then wiping off gently. Then I tried holding the pad against my eye for 10 seconds. Some makeup came off but it only seemed to clump my mascara’ed lashes together. I finally resorted to using my regular bi-phase remover to get everything off.
On the bright side, it removes non-waterproof makeup well without drying out the skin. It’s truly like water, leaving no residue or stickiness. And it was not tested on animals. Unfortunately, this was not the one-step solution for lazy nights that I expected.
Btw, I’m still loving the Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser for the fastest and neatest makeup removal. Sure, it’s not as easy as swipe-and-go like cleansing water, but with a little extra effort, I can remove even my waterproof eye makeup quickly.
Pros: Removes non-waterproof makeup easily and gently.
Cons: Cannot remove waterproof makeup.