Friday, 4 September 2015

Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint 3-in-1 Cleansing Water review

I really wanted to love this skincare product, on paper it seemed to tick all the boxes and I was incredibly happy to get the chance to try a natural product which is made in Britain. Unfortunately I wasn't won over...



Bee Good
I received this cleanser in one of the British Beauty Blogger boxes, which are always an amazing deal and you get the chance to try out products you may not have heard of. This was one of the bigger samples included in the box and I couldn't wait to try it!

Bee Good are actually an independent British skincare company founded by husband and wife in 2008. They're based in Hampshire and they decided to create a natural skincare range harnessing the power of British honey, beeswax and propolis, without the use of synthetic colours, parabens, silicones or mineral oil. They wanted to provide the treatment from the flower, to the bee, to you!
Packaging
I love the concept of the company and I'm all for supporting home-grown produce, especially if it's natural and good for you. The name is just lovely and the packaging is gorgeous too. 
The symbol with the bee is beautiful and I like the little British flag to indicate it's home-grown. It's also decorated with some lovely mint green leaves.

This cleansing water is contained in a white bottle with a click lid, you need to press for the opening to appear and then you must shake or press the bottle for the liquid to come out onto the cotton pad. It could be a little easier than this, but it does its job.

Composition
This cleansing water contains some natural ingredients such as British Wild Flower honey to retain the water in the skin and make it more supple, British Propolis which is great for skin healing, red algae which is supposed to be brightening and water mint which gives it a refreshing feel on the skin. 

What is more, it contains natural ingredients and none of the nasties such as synthetic colour, mineral oil, parabens, SLS or silicones. I think Bee Good's philosophy is great!
Use
This cleansing water is supposed to be like a micellar water but with 3 properties in one: in theory it has the ability to dissolve makeup, cleanse the skin and also tone it without having to use water. 
It's also gentle enough for sensitive skin and for the delicate eye area and it's suitable for all skin types, yay!

You're supposed to apply the cleansing water on a cotton pad to remove makeup and as you don't need to tone it should be enough. 

My Opinion
Unfortunately I have to say that I'm quite disappointed with this product. I find that it doesn't remove makeup very well, especially if it is waterproof. I always double cleanse and I could see that after using this cleanser there was still a fair amount of makeup that needed removing, even foundation!
The only way I have been using it happily is to cleanse in the morning before using makeup or as a first cleanse, although I feel I need a very good cleanser to finish the job. 

I do have to say however that it isn't irritating on my skin and it feels refreshing, but in my opinion it doesn't do what it's supposed to. The first time I actually took it on holiday as my only cleanser and I had to run out and buy something else as it wasn't removing all my makeup well!
It is also quite pricey at £10 per 100 ml. so I definitely won't be repurchasing this. It's a shame as I think the philosophy of this company is sound but it needs to be a little better to remove a full face of makeup.

What's your favourite micellar water?

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