If there is one product I could not live without within my skincare regime then it is definitely cleansing water. I use it in the morning after I have washed my face, right before I apply my moisturiser then I use it after I take my make-up off in the evening. The majority of cleansing waters have the ability to remove make-up solely but I try not to use them like that. Instead, I use the dreaded make-up removing wipe to remove my make-up before going over my face with a cotton pad soaked in cleansing water. One of the main reasons why I love cleansing waters is due to the feeling your skins feels after using them. The face is left feeling thoroughly cleansed and toned whilst feeling much softer and more refreshed than before. You get the feeling of having a cleansed face without having to turn the tap on.
I recently had the chance to try out the Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water* from the brand Bee Good. I had never heard of them before but Bee Good is a skincare company which uses only natural based ingredients in its products. One of its main source of natural ingredients is bees, hence the name and the sweet packaging! You will find that most of their products, if not all, has ingredients that come straight from British bees, with a share of all Bee Good products going straight back into UK beekeeping causes.
About the Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water:
"Our award-winning Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin - no water needed! Gentle enough to use on the delicate eye area, it leaves skin bee-autifully clean, toned and refreshed. The active ingredients include moisturising British wild flower honey, brightening red algae, refreshing wild water mint and British propolis."
Firstly, I love the sweet packaging with the little bees! I don't normally comment on packaging of products but I really like the look of the bottle to this cleansing water. It definitely differs from the other bottles of toners/waters sitting on my shelf. I expected the top of the bottle to have an easy-to-pour lid but it is a 'push-down' top so you have to tip the bottle and squeeze it out which at first I thought "this is not quick and easy" but actually, it is a great way of making sure you don't waste any product as you can easily control the amount of product you use.
As the cleansing water contains mint, I really expected it to smell very strongly of mint but it doesn't, not at all. Nor does it smell of honey. It doesn't have a distinctive smell but it does smell quite refreshing, although it isn't noticeable on the skin after you apply it. Unlike a Botanics toner I have recently tried, the Bee Good Cleansing Water isn't a coloured water, it is completely clear.
The first time I tried this cleansing water, I really wanted to put it to the test so I used it to take off my eye make-up to see how well it would work on stubborn eyeliner and mascara. And actually - it worked really well! It removed every single scrap of make-up without irritating the eyes and I didn't feel the need to wash my face afterwards like I usually do when I take my make-up off with a make-up removing wipe.
I really enjoyed using the Bee Good Honey & Mint Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water. It completely refreshes the skin whilst removing make-up and cleansing skin in water form. You only need a few drops of the cleansing water on a cotton pad to refresh the face, although I did use a bit more when it came to taking make-up off. This product does exactly what it claims to do whilst using natural ingredients from the UK and supporting British beekeepers whilst remaining cruelty free. At £10 for 100ml, it is slightly pricier than my usual toners/cleansing waters but I currently trying to look after my skin better so this is definitely a great way to start.
(Or a duo pack for £16.50)