Nature Republic Ultra Fresh Carbonic H2O Cleansing Water Review

Get it Beauty made me do it. They featured this cleansing water on a blind test where it beat out Bioderma Crealine H2O Micelle Solution, which I’m a big, big fan of, so I had to give this a try. Dr. Jart’s Dermaclear Microwater also beat out Bioderma (and this NR carbonic H2O for that matter), but this carbonic water was cheaper, so I thought I would try this one first, and also how fancy does carbonic water sound?

Nature Republic Ultra Fresh Carbonic H2O Cleansing Water

WHERE I BOUGHT IT

Koreadepart for $11.53. Unfortunately, it’s now discontinued on Koreadepart. Confession: I brought this months ago but haven’t gotten around to reviewing it til now. It is available on amazon but with a pretty substantial markup ($35). My opinion? Spend that money on Bioderma if you’re in a market for cleansing water.

PACKAGING AND APPEARANCE

Comes in a blue bottle and looks like it could be fancy drinking water. The bottle came with Nature Republic cotton squares that I used up in about a week whereas this bottle has lasted forever. There is a TON of product in this bottle.

PERFORMANCE

This cleansing water is strangely moisturizing, has good slip, but contains a fragrance that I am not too fond of.

nature republic cleansing water swatch

In the top left photo, there’s nothing on the cotton pad. I just brought unbleached cotton pads on accident so it looks like there’s stuff on it.

For removing makeup, Nature Republic does a good job. It works quickly and the liquid is surprisingly moisturizing. It takes base makeup off without an issue (but what doesn’t?), took off my gel liner well, but couldn’t remove 100% of the point makeup I put on. Overall, it doesn’t take off makeup as well as my oil cleanser, but it works faster. There is a major issue with this cleansing water though.

If you take a look at the instructions, you will notice that the directions advise the user to rinse after using. The main reason I use cleansing waters is so that I don’t have to rinse my face. Cleansing waters are supposed to convenient, and this water just isn’t. Not only does this water require rinsing, but it’s not easy to get off. The moisturizing feel, which is nice when applying the water, takes some effort to get rid of. In the amount of time it takes to remove makeup and rinse this cleansing water off, I could just as easily have used an oil cleanser.

The ingredients are as follows. The only cosdna acne trigger is butylene glycol. No irritants.

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Butylene Glycol, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (fig) Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Carbonated Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ceramide

The TL;DR

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I will be sticking to Bioderma for my cleansing water needs.
Pros: good at removing makeup
Cons: exceedingly inconvenient to use

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