Cleansing water has been breaking records of sales for several years, and this incredible demand forces manufacturers to puzzle over what new ingredients to add to the composition so that the new version is even better than the previous one. So what is a cleansing water - the product that everyone talks about? Is it a miracle water that solves all the skin problems? How does it work on our skin? Is it suitable for any skin type and age?
Cleansing water is a solution for purifying the skin and removing makeup. As a rule, it has no color or scent. By its chemical composition cleansing water resembles an emulsion. It’s an aqueous solution containing up to 95% water, oil, emulsifier and various additives (preservative, perfume, pH regulator, etc.).
How it works: micro-drops of oil bind sebum and cosmetic residues on the surface of the skin and dissolve them from inside. Special substances (amphiphilic emulsifiers) help to wash off these contaminants with water. A "classic" example of such emulsifiers are inexpensive ethoxylated oily alcohols and polysorbates: PEG-8 Stearate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate-20 and so on.
High content of water and oils makes cleansing waters a universal skin cleanser, and this is very beneficial from a cosmetological point of view. There are no age and skin type restrictions.
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