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Beauty Water, created by two celebrity makeup artists, Son và Park, is one of the products curated by Charlotte Cho, co-founder of Soko Glam. In addition lớn this, it is 2015 Soko Glam Beauty Award Winner, (well-deserved) & is one of the best K-beauty hàng hóa at Sephora. But why this product is so popular?
Beauty Water is not your regular toner. Instead, it’s a multi-tasking beauty sản phẩm with a consistency of water that delivers moisture khổng lồ your skin, cleanses, adds glow and exfoliates – all at the same time!

This cult favorite toner is your transition from the “cleansing” steps to lớn “nourishing steps, as it creates a clean base for subsequent skincare products, while also preps the skin for makeup.

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The sản phẩm is suitable for normal, oily, dry & combination skin types, and it even works for my sensitive skin. The pH cấp độ is 4.5, which means it is restoring the natural pH màn chơi of your skin after the cleansing step. 
Son & Park Beauty Water is packed with skin-loving oils và extracts. Lavender & rose flower water along with the orange fruit extract deliver hydration, green tea protects from environmental damage, prevents from premature aging and soothes irritation, while papaya và willow bark work as an exfoliator, revealing a smoother và brighter complexion. In addition khổng lồ this, Beauty Water is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates.

Full danh sách of Ingredients:

Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, PEG-7 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 Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Water, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Artemisia 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, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf (Green Tea) 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 Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Octanediol, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Protease, Alcohol Denat., Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.

Even though it is quite gentle for the skin và works for my sensitive skin, it contains Alcohol và some PEGs và PPG. Nevertheless, their concentration is likely khổng lồ be very little, as most of the ingredients (except for PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides) are at the bottom of the list.

The main concern of the PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, in its turn, is its possible contamination with such potential carcinogens as Ethylene Oxide and 1,4-Dioxane. Nevertheless, some of the manufactures may have a policy on stripping down the contaminants, however, I couldn’t find any policy for Son và Park. Nevertheless, FDA considers PEG-7 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides as “designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food“, since there is no strong evidence that PEGs và PPGs cause an adverse reaction khổng lồ the skin or health. However, to be on the safe side, it’s better khổng lồ avoid putting the hàng hóa directly on broken skin.

How lớn Use:

Beauty Water can be used multiple times a day, including your morning và night routine as well as for refreshing the skin in between. There are a few ways to use Beauty Water.

Use it as an exfoliating toner by moistening a cotton pad & gently sweeping across the face. Use as a regular toner patting it into your skin before you apply your skin care products or to prep the skin before makeup application.

I prefer using it as my last “cleansing” step. I apply a little bit on a cốt tông pad, gently cleansing my face & neck. Besides, I also like to apply it before I put my makeup on since it gently smoothes my skin.

I’ve almost finished my full kích cỡ (11.49 oz / 340 ml) bottle and it has lasted me for over 7 months và I think the remaining amount of the hàng hóa will last me another couple of months.



My Experience

As I mentioned, it feels lượt thích water on the skin và doesn’t leave any sticky feeling or residue. This K-beauty cult favorite product absorbs fast into the skin & gives me instantaneous glow.

Son và Park Beauty Water

I also love the packaging và the closure on the bottle since it prevents dispensing the excess product. I struggled to find the exact name for this type of closure, but hope you understand from the picture. If you know the right word, just leave it in the comments! 

Overall, I loved this hàng hóa a lot, và I’m likely lớn repurchase it if I don’t find an alternative with “cleaner” các mục of ingredients. 

You can also see me using this sản phẩm in my latest đoạn clip on Youtube:

The retail price for Beauty Water is $30.

Bonus Tip: How I took these pictures

In stories on my Instagram account, I asked if you, guys, would lượt thích to see behind the scenes more, so this section is for you!

My initial goal was lớn capture the bubble in the product. For that, I was using a tripod – his name is Slavik by the way, & my Nikon D800 with Nikkor 105 mm Micro lens. 

Excuse my “falling” #behindthescenes images, it’s quite hard khổng lồ have only two arms outstretched in two different directions!

Some Technical Details

I’m a huge fan hâm mộ of adding sun rays into the picture. You can achieve this by closing your aperture lớn the max, in other words, choosing the highest number of your F stop. My lens gives me a chance lớn close it down to lớn F/39! Can you imagine this?

Nevertheless, you have lớn be careful when you choose a high number of F stop, as all the dust that you have on the camera sensor will show on the picture. But you can always retouch the image, which is what I did, but it’s quite a time-consuming process, though.

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This is a screenshot from Lightroom. All the grey rounds are the places I had lớn retouch to keep the photo “clean”! 

My remote control stopped working, so I had lớn use a timer. I also attached an extra monitor from Neewer, so that I see what I’m shooting. I also had a reflector that I was trying khổng lồ hold with my foot, but I’m sure it barely added any effect to this. I definitely need to lớn invest in a stand.

Finally, I was experimenting!

The secret behind the background

I was shooting at home. It was a sunny day, around noon, và the sky had that perfect xanh color. I pointed the camera upwards and used the sky through the window as my background. To my surprise, the dirty window didn’t ruin my picture. On the contrary, it added a sophisticated background khổng lồ the photo! It looks lượt thích I used an extra source of light & sprinkled water from the back – this is what I did for the picture below back in a day.