Shiseido WASO Quick Gentle Gel Cleanser Review

Shiseido's WASO Quick Gentle Gel Cleanser ($28) is an alcohol and oil-free honey gel gentle cleanser that foams without water to remove impurities and makeup. I was most excited to receive this product to try as I have always been a big fan when it comes to Shisedo's makeup removers (i.e. Perfecting Cleansing Oil and Gentle Cleansing Cream).

According to Shiseido's website, this product is "formulated with honey and royal jelly extracts. [It] rinses off clean and nurtures [the] skin by protecting its moisture. The skin feels soft, clean and healthy-looking to prevent the appearance of imperfections." It is meant for all skin types, dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic, paraben-free, and mineral oil-free.

The Good:
  • Classic, fresh Shiseido scent
  • No mess; it's easy to use. A little goes a long way.
  • Removes ALL of my makeup without hassel. (No raccoon eyes after!)
  • Squeaky clean feeling after use. 
  • Does not dry out my face
  • No breakouts!
The Bad:
  • Although it's considered a gentle cleanser, be careful if it gets in your eye. Like most Shiseido products, it will sting! Lesson learned.
Final Verdict:
Shiseido's WASO Quick Gentle Gel Cleanser is nothing I've ever used before - it's better! Unlike most makeup removing oils, this was easy to use without any mess and did not leave my face with a film or feeling oily after use. My face looked and felt so clean, I didn't even bother needing to wash my face right after! Most importantly, it passed my toner test; there was no leftover makeup on my cotton pad after washing off this cleanser.

If it wasn't already obvious, I love this product. I have experienced no breakouts on my sensitive skin and it has honestly never looked or felt as clean as it does after makeup removal. In fact, I actually get excited to take off my makeup after a long day because this was so easy to use without any hassel! It claims to help with impurities, and with 1-2 weeks of use so far, I feel like it's helping with my skincare routine.

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Will you be purchasing this product? What are your thoughts on it? Sound off in the comments below!

xoxo, naomi

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