Review: H2O+ Face Oasis Cleansing Water

10:35:00 PM mandy 17 Comments




Hard to see but it's the cleansing water. Very hard to take the picture when it was just creeping through all the cracks and crevices of my brother's hand.


How it comes out of the pump bottle as it's near the end. I had to pump a bajillion times to get this amount of foam though. I don't recommend it xD Just pour it out!


How it lathers if you do it prior to rubbing your face.


Product Description (from website):

-Technologically advanced, oil-free foaming liquid effectively breaks down make-up and dulling impurities without irritation, restoring skin's natural radiance

-Hydrating marine botanicals nourish and protect skin's moisture balance so it feels refreshed and revitalized
-Sea-derived essential minerals work synergistically with Sea Mineral Complex, scientifically advanced delivery system to ensure vital nutrients are rapidly absorbed at the cellular level

Ingredients (from website):
Water (Aqua), Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Polyaspartate, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Allantoin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Lecithin, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Retinyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Extract

Directions:
From website: Pump a small amount into palm. Add water and work into a lather. Massage over damp face and neck. Rinse.
From bottle: Apply to dry face and neck, add water and massage into milky lather, Remove with washcloth or rinse.
What I did: I sometimes followed bottle's directions. Other times I'd forget I needed to have dry hands and wet my hands prior to pumping the product out. But either works fine. In fact, I think have wet hands helps create a better lather than trying to do it when it's already on your face. Also, I had to pump at least 3 pumps sometimes 4 before I felt I had enough to rub/lather enough on my face.

Packaging:
Comes in a plastic bottle with a pretty short pump. It has 8.25 fl oz or 243 mL of product. It seems like a lot of product but it really isn't when you start to use it. It might be a bit messy at first when you pump the product out because it is water so it'll spurt out pretty far (further than what I anticipated the first few times I used it). But you should get the hang of it. I can't complain much about the packaging for this specific product because I really can't think of another way to hold a cleansing water either than in a toner-like bottle with a spout nub (I don't know what they're called so I'm going to call it a spout nub =]). Also as I got towards the end of the bottle, it was difficult getting any water to squirt out. Instead, it came out as a very weak fluffy foam that wasn't enough to use to wash my face. So I ended up having to twist off the pump and pouring the product into my hand. Which was very difficult because the water would always end up dripping out of my hand.

Price:
H2O+ website or store
8.25 fl oz / 243 mL for USD$24
16 fl oz / 474 mL for USD$28 (jumbo size. I'm not completely sure if this is LE or not)

Prositives:
-Gentle
-Doesn't break me out
-Makes my skin feel soft
-No residue left over
-Doesn't sting
-Oil-free

Negatives:
-Difficult to use since it's just water. A lot of it falls off my hands before I can even use it >__<;; But then again I have very small hands...
-Scent may bother some people. I think they made it to smell like sea/ocean water...but it's a little too fragranced IMO
-My face is a little tight after it dries but definitely not as drying as some other cleansers I've tried.
-Not as hydrating as it claims to be IMO
-A bit expensive for what it is. If I actually used this night and day I would probably have finished this within 1 - 2 months tops.

Note:
I'm not sure how well it removes makeup. I never tried it because I only used this in the morning as a gentle cleanser.
Also, the site says you could use this to clean brushes and sponges but I didn't know that until after I finished the bottle so I can't test this claim anymore.

Repurchase?:
Nope. I use it up way too quickly and the price doesn't really help either =X I'm sure there are other gentle cleansers that are probably cheaper that can do the job...

Rating:
3.5/5
To me it's just average. Nothing too special.

Recommend?:
Probably not. Unless it comes in a gift set that isn't too expensive.
-edit-
Maybe to those who want a gentler cleanser than foaming ones.

Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money. I am not affiliated with the company or any other sites mentioned above. These are just my opinions so please research more about a product before buying it. I'm just trying to share the experiences I get from using a certain product. I'm not endorsing it or anything. If anything this is for my own memory of what I liked and what I didn't like. Also...my skin is my skin...your skin is your skin, please don't blame me if the product doesn't work for you. Appropriate credits mentioned wherever I copied and pasted from the brand's website.

17 comments:

  1. oo that's too bad u did ot have a good experience =\ i really liked this! i agree with u its quite expensive for wat it is but i still went through two, many drugstores alternatives for sure, but i still liked this! =)

    how are u doing btw?

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  2. Lilladylife: At least I was able to try it. =P I think I'm probably just too use to foam cleansers. Water cleansers are just not my cup of tea. I'm great. Trying to relax into vacation mode now that my classes were official over a couple of days ago. Now I'm just stressing over prom and graduation and then..last break before college. >__<

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  3. wow ,thats pricey. but it sounds like a great product! <3

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  4. Wow... A little pricey for me as well, but this is such an interesting product :]

    -Abby

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  5. MSodapop & abby | ybba: Thankfully this came in a set. One more thing to cross off my to try list =P It's very interesting concept but I think I'm too use to foaming cleansers so I didn't like this one too much.

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  6. An interesting product..may work well for some..isn't it?

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  7. Great review! I'm generally a fan of H20 products because they're so spa like, but if this is like water, I'd probably skip too :p

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  8. Thanks for the review, Mandy! I'm so clumsy that I doubt I could use such a watery cleanser...lol.

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  9. Rakhshanda: It probably will. Everyone has a different skin type and has difference preferences. Can never know what will work well for others. But these are just my opinions on the product =]

    Rainy Days and Lattes: Oo! I tried the hand lotion from their spa line. It works really nice but I didn't particularly like the scent of it (or maybe it's just my bottle..)

    Shop N' Chomp: I know! I'm probably going to stay clear of such watery cleansers in the future as well..

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  10. lol you do have tiny hands!! =D

    $24 is a lot for a cleanser and especially if it runs out fast =T have you gotten your hada lado cleanser yet?

    Hehe thanks for the review, I know I'll be avoiding this product simply because I know I like cleansers that give dense foam =D

    PS: haha yay now I know you're planning on writing about baby foot! lol!

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  11. Frances: Those are my brother's hands! haha But my hands are smaller than his anyways (and he's 7 years younger than me LOL) I think my tamagohada cleanser is on it's way. My friend ordered from sasa for me last week. I can't wait. Need to use up the remains of my current cleanser first!

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  12. LMAO I was wondering how you took these pics!! XD Guess what I used up one tub of my SKIN9 BB cream!! wahahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha first makeup item that I officially used up!!! (although it's tiny so that doesn't say much XD still)

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  13. Frances: Congrats! I haven't finished a makeup product in a while..the last one was a powder that I intentionally used up very quickly hehe =X

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  14. this one looks promising, I've been thinking about switching my current skincare product with other brand. (I've been using beautycode skincare range for 3 years now) it's a good, super good product but i just can't afford the price any longer >.< 4 products cost me more than usd $150.00..daarrnn...

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  15. Lina Kim ♥: Wow that is pretty expensive! Good luck finding a new skincare range that'll work just as well that's not as costly!! I can never stick to one range for that long =X Then again..I haven't found the products that work great for me yet..lol

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  16. i've never tried H2O products before because it's quite pricey :/ but the brand name does sound promising though XD pure water!
    too bad you didn't like it, but at least you didn't break out from it! because that would be the worst thing ever :( that's what usually happen to me T_T

    ps. i can't believe i didn't follow your blog yet! i'm so sorry! i just did!
    - Coco

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  17. Coco: The only reason why I was able to try out H2O was because of the set they had during the holidays and it was marked down a lot! I'm always afraid of products breaking me out but thankfully my skin isn't that sensitive! Thank you for following! It would have been totally fine ;P

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