Today I'm going to review the cleansing water of the Japanese brand Haruhada - the Asian Bioderma! I know that everybody is raving about the Bioderma, but here is a product for you that seems to work the same and is less expensive! It's a very popular product in Japan at the moment. I'm not sure which one came in the market first, but I've been trying this cleansing water for 3 months or so and I have a great experience with it so far. Want to know more..? Keep on reading!
HARUHADA HYALURONIC ACID CLEANSING WATER
This cleansing water contains hyaluronic acid and citric acid to effectively remove face and waterproof eye make-up while moisturizing and firming the skin. The fresh cleanser will not cause any burden to the face and is suitable for all skin types. Well... that's what they claim, but i don't think this is suitable for sensitive skin, since this product contains citric acid.
WHERE TO BUY?
I bought it on sasa.com (link to product) for $13.90 and there is 500ml in one bottle which is A LOT! While the Bioderma is around $25-$30 for 500ml which cost twice as much.
Sasa.com also offers the Haruhada collagen moisture cleansing water which is also $13.90 for 500ml (link to product). This version contains soluble collagen and malva extract instead of hyaluronic acid. I'm also very curious about this version since I heard great things about this one too!
It comes in a huge blue/white plastic bottle. It has Japanese as well as English instructions on it.
DIRECTIONS AND INGREDIENTS
PUTTING IT INTO THE TEST
Just put a bit of cleansing water on a cotton pad. I applied lipstick, waterproof eyeliner, eyeshadow and foundation on my hand for the test.
MY CLEANSING ROUTINE
I don't only use this to clean my face. I normally remove my eye makeup with a different remover which contains oil. That doesn't mean that this cleansing water doesn't work but I just prefer a remover with oil for my eyes. Afterwards, I will clean my face with the awesome Clarisonic Mia 2. When I'm done with the Clarisonic, I usually use this cleansing water as the last step in order to clean residue of make up on my face.
I did try to use this cleansing water on its own to remove my make up, which worked as well, but i just prefer the above method more.
I haven't tried the Bioderma myself, but this product seems to work good enough for me. It doesn't dry out my skin, it feels fresh, firm and squeaky clean. I don't recommend this to people with sensitive skin though. If you have a sensitive skin, it's better to go for the Bioderma. However, if you don't have a sensitive skin, you can give this a try. It will save you a lot.