This will be a very succinct review of the Koh Gen Do Spa Cleansing Water because a simple product deserves an equally streamlined assessment. I use it twice a day to remove every trace of my makeup (even stubborn mascara and long-lasting black eye liner are are no match for this concoction!).
Comprised of water from the Yumura Hot Springs in Izuma, Japan coupled with a blend of white birch cap, rosemary leaf extract, sage leaf extract, lavender extract, artemisia princeps leaf extract, perilla ocymoides leaf extratc and ginger root, this water is deceptively effective. In all honesty, when I first pumped it onto a cotton round, its surprising lack of obvious texture and scent made me question its ability to truly clean. I couldn't have been more wrong; two pumps of KGD cleansing water removes every last trace of my foundation (currently By Terry's Cover Expert...a review to come), bronzer, blush, highlighter and eye makeup with absolute ease. I don't have to rub or agitate my skin to get a clean palette and am left with a balanced and clear canvas.
It is rather pricy...especially if you are used to spending much less than $52 for cleanser. However, the 480 ml bottle (with pump, pictured above) has lasted me over six months, which definitely puts the cost into a more reasonable perspective. Since ordering this, I have not used any other facial cleansing product (with the exception of the Ivory soap bar that I reserve for showers) and do not plan to deviate from this very efficient liquid.