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


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

111SKIN Celestial Black Diamond Emulsion 23.5N Oriental Beauty Tea Balancing Toner 2Sol Duna Moisture Pack 2Sol Elixir Propolis Serum 2Sol Facial Recovery Booster 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 9wishes Milk Advanced Whitening Serum A'KIN Purifying Gel Cleanser A'pieu Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50 A'pieu My Skin-Fit Sheet Mask - Baobab A'pieu My Skin-Fit Sheet Mask - Lime A'pieu Nonco Tea Tree Stick A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++ A'pieu Pure Block Natural Sun Cream Spf 45 Pa+++ A'pieu Skunk-Poo Mist Fruity A'pieu Stone Peach Pore Less Bubble Mask A-Derma Protect Ac - Spf 50+ A-Derma Protect Cream - Spf 50+ A-Derma Xera-Mega Confort A. By Bom Ultra Time Return Eye Cream A. By Bom Ultra Time Return Eye Serum A.H.C Hydra B5 Soother A.H.C The First Diamond Ampoule AB Crew Ab Carving Gel AB Crew Cutting Body Hydrator AB Crew Hair Minimizing After Shave ACM Duolys C.E. 15% Vitamin C ACO 25+ Protect & Restore Serum ASAP Gentle Cleansing Gel Abib Relaxing Sleeping Pack Bright Tube Abitima Clinic Gesichtscreme Acne.org Aha+ (Glycolic Acid - 10%) Acne.org Cleanser Acne.org Moisturizer With Licochalcone Acure Brightening Vegetable Peel (Chlorella And Kale) Acure Brilliantly Brightening Fruit Peel Acure Day Cream Acure Organics Brightening Face Mask Acure Organics Radically Rejuvenating Cleansing Cream Acure Pore Minimizing Red Clay Mask Acure Sensitive Facial Cleanser Acure Seriously Soothing Cloud Cream Acure The Magical Wonderfluff Acwell Anti Mark Gel Cream