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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

De Latex All-In-One Detoxifying Deep Cleansing Water Gel #17vderma Pibuwang Mask #6 Anti-Ageing Collagen Hydrogel Eye Patches (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Cleansing Milk White Tea & Shea Butter (Sainsburys) Source of Nature Night Cream White Tea & Avocado (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 .Serge D'estel Keratin Shampoo Straightened Hair .Serge D'estel Ricinus Oil Shampoo dry & btittle hair 100% Pure Green Tea Spf 30 1000 Hour Hair Colour Mascara Black 111SKIN 3 Phase Anti Blemish Booster 111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion 111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream 111SKIN Cryp Atp Sports Booster 111SKIN Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster 111SKIN Meso Infusion Day Defence Hydration Mask 111SKIN Meso Infusion Leave On Overnight Mask 111SKIN Meso Lip Pen 111SKIN Nac Y2 Pollution Defense Booster 111SKIN Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask 111SKIN Rose Gold Mask 111SKIN Rose Gold Radiance Booster 111SKIN Space Anti Age Day Cream Nac Y2 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask 111SKIN Sub-Zero De-Puffing Eye Mask 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Cleanser 11Huesday Pha Refining V. Ceramide 183 days Secret Ritual Hd Face Fluid 23 Years Old Badecasil D 23 Years Old Badecasil P 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 Years Old Peeling Treatment 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner 24 K Donna Bella Collagen Radiance Renewal Serum 24K Donna Bella 24K Bio Anti-Aging Thermal Cream 24K Gold DNA Therapy Omega & Hyaluronic Acid Nourishing Night Cream 2NDESIGN First Cream Moisturizer 2NDESIGN Springy Peeling Gel Tone Up Boost 2Sol Cica Youth Toner 2Sol Duna Moisture Pack 2Sol Elixir Propolis Serum 2Sol Facial Recovery Booster