SON & PARK Beauty Water Review

The YesStyle BeautyLab

I first heard about SON & PARK Beauty Water from some of my favorite beauty blogs back in 2015. I’m late to the game but I finally got my hands on this famous beauty product! Currently, the SON & PARK Beauty Water retails on YesStyle for US$25.56 for a 340ml bottle, and it is such a gorgeous bottle!

A+ for Aesthetics

Part of the buzz surrounding the Beauty Water’s initial launch was that it was created by two of the most prominent makeup artists in Korea for whom the product was named: Son Dae Sik and Park Tae Yun. Since then, there have been many changes regarding ownership of the company and its products, but the Beauty Water remains a bestseller.

One thing that many reviews mention is how chic it looks. To see is definitely to believe: The Beauty Water’s sleek, transparent plastic bottle is Instagram-worthy. Its square shape with rounded corners looks very pleasing. The product name is written on the bottle in white while the brand name and logo are in black. There’s also a short description at the side written in black. The box itself is white with the product name written in silver. It’s quite mesmerizing to look at especially when it catches the light.

The clear bottle literally shows that the Beauty Water looks exactly like water. It’s colorless, but bubbles do form when you shake the bottle. This is apparently due to surfactants according to Tracy’s review at fanserviced-b.com. Twisting off the cap reveals a silver sticker that seals the small hole, which is just the right size for dispensing the water onto a cotton pad or clean hands.

Supreme Multi-Tasker

While the description on the box defines the Beauty Water as “a cleansing liquid” (or makeup remover, if you want to call it), I find that it’s quite a versatile product. The watery consistency and great blend of ingredients allow it to be used as a hydrating toner or mild exfoliant as well. Take a look at the complete ingredient list below:

Water, Rose Damascena Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, PEG-Y Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Xylitol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cedrus Atalantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Artimisia Absinthium Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Mentha Spicata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castol Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Octanediol, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Protease, Alcohol Denat., Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

Among the top ingredients are damask rose and witch hazel water, both said to be helpful with sebum control. The product also contains natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) from citrus extracts like orange and grapefruit to aid exfoliation. In fact, many of its botanical ingredients can be found in the first half of the list. Alcohol is included at the very end but that doesn’t really bother me.

As I use oil-free makeup, I prefer to use a cleansing balm or oil and a foaming cleanser to remove my makeup and sunscreen at the end of the day. On weekends, the Beauty Water is my go-to cleanser as soon as I wake up. A few swipes with a soaked cotton pad removes any oil accumulated overnight and makes my skin look fresh.

More often than not, I use the Beauty Water as a toner, especially with the 7-skin method (or 5-skin, in my case). With the weather becoming more humid, I shy away from heavier creams and switch to gels and toners to hydrate my skin. Patting a few drops of the product on my face and neck gives a refreshing sensation and envelops me in a lovely mild citrus scent. Should SON & PARK ever create a body mist using the same fragrance, I’d snap it up in a heartbeat!

Looks exactly like water.

There is definitely a lot to love about the SON & PARK Beauty Water, not the least for being such a versatile product. Despite my initial misgivings about it because of all the hype, it’s nice to be proven wrong because this product definitely delivers on its promise.