New! Shiseido Refreshing Cleansing Water - Review

Growing up, I've always used Shiseido's Pureness Refreshing Cleansing Water as my toner before following after with the rest of my skincare routine. However, I will admit that it never compared to Clinique's Clarifying 2 Lotion in terms of throughly removing all the remaining gunk off my face. Shiseido recently came out with another new Refreshing Cleansing Water to their main collection and I'm curious to see how this compares.

To note: I'm currently using SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner and Kore Herbal Alchemy Auric Skin + Spirit Mist as my daily toners.

According to Shiseido's website, their Refreshing Cleansing Water is a gentle water-based cleanser that whisks away the impurities, makeup, and oil that can clog pores and lead to imperfections. Maintains skin’s natural balance. Leaves skin feeling refreshed."


  • Packaging: Straight-forward and easy to use. All you have to do is three pumps of this thing onto a cotton pad and you're good to go! I feel like all I needed were 1.5/2 full pumps for my face.
  • Sensitive-skin friendly: Unlike most toners on the market, this cleansing water was light and perfect for my sensitive skin! There is no alcohol or harsh chemicals in this product, which could be why. But it honestly felt like I was applying water onto my skin (with the makeup removing benefits). I love it!
  • Removed impurities: To keep it short - it does what it says it does! This product is strong enough to remove all your makeup off your skin if you wanted to, but I like to go through a separate process for that. I like using this after washing my face or in the middle of the day when I'm not wearing makeup to take off the impurities.
  • Balanced skin: After using this product, I've noticed that not only has my skin appearance improved, it has also helped maintain the oils that surface on my face throughout the day. It has truly changed how my makeup looks during application.

  • Price: It's a pricey product, I'm not going to lie! But that's what you get for going with luxury! If you don't follow through with the 3 full pumps per use, I believe this product can last you a good time.

Final thoughts:
I'm happy to say that as an adult I have found the perfect "cleansing water" that doesn't irritate my skin and does what it's supposed to do. Shiseido's new Refreshing Cleansing Water removes my impurities better than any other product I've used before! From makeup wipes to micellar waters, toners, the list goes on... this cleansing water beats it all and without irritating or drying out my sensitive skin in the process. My skin is left feeling so clean and refreshed, I can go about my day or go to bed with confidence that I don't have any gunk lingering on me. In the month that I've used this, my skin has truly never felt or looked better! A+, Shiseido!


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