Have you ever love a product that you keep buying it even though you still have more than enough stock in your house? Just like the Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder, this is the only second product that I’m afraid to run out of hence I keep buying it whenever possible. Want to know more? Then read the rest of The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water review.
What is it?
The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water is gentle but powerful one-step cleanser that removes dirt and all kinds of residue on your skin, makeup included! Infused with Australian tea tree extract, this product keeps your pores clean and sebum production at bay, making this a must-have for those with oily, more acne-prone complexions. This cleansing water is made without any artificial pigments, synthetic fragrances, benzophenone, parabens, animal products, mineral oil or talc, making sure this product doesn’t irritate the skin.
APPLICATION: Saturate a cotton pad and apply onto face, leaving it on the skin for 5-10 seconds before wiping to really remove makeup and cleanse skin. Repeat as needed, then rinse off with water and pat dry.
PACKAGING: It is packaged in a 300mL plastic bottle, nothing fancy about it. It’s light and the cleansing water is easy to dispense. The only thing I didn’t like is the cap, whenever I receive my new bottle from the mail the cap is a little moist meaning it’s leaking a little bit if stored sideways. (UPDATE: As of July 2017, they changed their bottle. It still has the same print, but the bottle is more sturdy and doesn’t feel cheap anymore. More importantly, it doesn’t leak anymore!)
SMELL: The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water actually have three “flavors” which are green tea, white tea, and my favorite, the tea tree. So they all have different scents, but they have this distinct soapy after-smell.
RESULTS: I’ll start with a disclaimer. When I shot the video above, I wasn’t aware yet that there is a “proper way” to use cleansing water, that they’re not the same as how you use a normal toner. On the video, I draw a face on my wrist using waterproof makeups and a Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips, and just tried to remove them with The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water like I’m using a toner by mildly rubbing it. Turns out, you do not only soak the cotton pad, but you leave the product on your face for around 3-5minutes before actually mildly rubbing all the residues away, especially on make-ups. Much better, if you leave it with the soak cotton pad stick on your face like a face mask. After I learned that, I decided just to explain it here rather than shoot another video to convert to GIF. Sorry, I’m just that lazy.
Anyway, I tried all three Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Waters but my favorite is the Tea Tree because it’s kinda minty and specializes on sebum-control. My mom and I use this twice a day, for me, it makes my face less oily and saves me time and money on removing my makeup because I no longer need an actual makeup remover, this is sufficient enough. While for my mom, she finds the product a better exfoliator than the previous product she used. She also claims the product makes her skin look rejuvenated.
PROS: The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water is non-sticky and refreshing. As a cleanser and exfoliator, it’s really effective, while as a makeup remover, it’s great as well if you used it right. So make sure to leave it on your face for 3-5 minutes before rubbing away any residue. Lastly, it’s very affordable!
CONS: The bottle is kinda cheap and the cap leaks when not stored vertically so it’s not ideal for travel. (UPDATE: As of July 2017, they changed their bottle. It still has the same print, but the bottle is more sturdy and doesn’t feel cheap anymore. More importantly, it doesn’t leak anymore!)
Will I buy it again? As mentioned in the intro paragraph, I’m stocking up of this like it will have a shortage or something. So absolutely yes! I have oily skin, this controls my sebum, refreshing on the skin, non-sticky, and affordable.
Where to Buy?
You can buy The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water in Style Korean for $10. They ship internationally and you can get free samples for every purchase.
I bought The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleaning Water in Althea for Php270. Which is affordable compared to other cleansing waters, because this contains 300mL already. Others cost thousands for just a mere 60-100mL. Althea ship in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and even in the United States. You can also get up to Php350 off when you signed up and used my Althea Coupon Code “stylevanity” before checkout.
If you live in the US or UK, you can buy The Saem Healing Tea Garden Cleansing Water in Yes Style for $21.