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Also-called-like-this: Aqua
What-it-does: solvent

Official CosIng Information


Good old water, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. You can usually find it right in the very first spot of the ingredient list, meaning it’s the biggest thing out of all the stuff that makes up the product. 

It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. 

Once inside the skin, it hydrates, but not from the outside - putting pure water on the skin (hello long baths!) is drying. 

One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified and deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). Like this, the products can stay more stable over time. 

Products with Water

#6 Anti-Ageing Collagen Hydrogel Eye Patches (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Source Of Nature Day Cream White Tea & Liquorice (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Source Of Nature Eye Make-Up Remover White Tea & Buriti Oil 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream 111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster 111SKIN Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask 111SKIN Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask 111SKIN Nac Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm 111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream Nac Y2 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster 11Huesday Pha Refining V. Ceramide 23 Years Old Badecasil P-Original 23 Years Old Black Cavidiol Mask 23 Years Old Cocoon Willow Silky Mask 23 Years Old Cocoon Willow Silky Mask 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner 2Sol Cica Youth Toner 2Sol Duna Moisture Pack 2Sol Elixir Propolis Serum 2Sol Facial Recovery Booster 2Sol Niacinamide 10% Treatment 2Sol Ongoing Toner 2Sol Perfect Cica Treatment 365 Skin Workout Essentials Active Toner 365 Skin Workout Essentials Multicleanse 3CE Back To Baby BB Cream 3DAMO Manucera Moist Barrier Toner 3INA The Fixing Spray 3LAB Anti-Aging Eye Lift 3LAB Perfect Balancing Toner 3LAB Super Cream 3LAB Super Face Serum 3W Clinic Black Pearl Eye Cream 3W Clinic Intensive UV Sunblock 7th Heaven Creamy Coconut Mask 7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off 9wishes Collagen Perfect Ampule Serum 9wishes Milk Advanced Whitening Serum 9wishes Milk Advanced Whitening Treatment A Love Story Skincare Love Potion - No. 2 Illuminating A'Bloom Moisturizing Watermelom Mask A'KIN Calming Body Cream A'KIN Calming Facial Moisturiser A'KIN Hydrating Antioxidant Day Cream A'KIN Hydrating Mist Toner A'KIN Nourishing Cream Cleanser & Toner A'KIN Oil Control Clarifying Cleansing Mousse