- What is the the Son & Park Beauty Water?
- What are the additional uses of the Son & Park Beauty Water?
- Will I bring it to travel with me?
What is the the Son & Park Beauty Water?
Raved by so many people, the Son & Park Beauty Water is a popular K-beauty product developed by makeup artists, Son and Park. If you’re new to K-beauty, the first thing you should definitely add to your beauty collection is the Son & Park Beauty Water.
Suitable for all skin types, the Son & Park Beauty Water is a multi-tasking toner and cleansing water that creates a clean base for any skin care and makeup that follows. It also promises to gently exfoliate your skin and remove light makeup and makeup residue.
I know what you’re thinking – it sounds a lot like empty promises. Except it isn’t. I’ve been using the Beauty Water for over two years now and it is an indispensable part of my daily skincare routine.
I use this every morning and every night. Even on days when I am super tired and want to dive straight into bed, I will still douse a cotton pad with toner and swipe it across my face.
I’ve tried toners from other brands (I’m talking Laneige, Mamonde, etc), but I always found myself reaching for this one.
What does a toner do?
I know many people who skip toners and dive straight for their mositurisers. So here’s why you have to use a toner as the first step of your beauty routine.
Our skin has a natural pH level of 4.5-5.5. After cleansing your skin with a facial soap (which is alkaline), it strips the skin of moisture and destablises its pH value.
Toners have pH values hovering around 4.5-5.5 as well. Thus, applying toner after you cleanse your skin will help to rebalance the pH value of your skin and moisturise it at the same time.
What are the ingredients in the Son & Park Beauty Water?
The second ingredient listed is rose flower water, which is a common ingredient used in many skincare products for its hydration properties. On top of that, there is lavender water and orange fruit extract, which serves to boost and provide intense hydration.
Another popular skincare ingredient used in the Beauty Water is green tea. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties helps to prevent premature ageing and sooth irritated skin.
There is also willow bark and papaya extract, which serves to gently exfoliate the skin by lifting impurities and dead skin cells. You can even visually see its effects when you use a cotton pad! After swiping your face and neck, there are brown streaks left on the cotton pad. I know it sounds gross, but I do get a kick out of seeing the products I use work!
Look & smell of the Son & Park Beauty Water
I’ll be honest, my first impression of the packaging was that it looked rather cheap and gimmicky (because of the “BEAUTY WATER” printed on the bottle). But you know what they say about not judging a book by its cover.
The Beauty Water has a very subtle floral fruity smell which is both calming and refreshing, and I absolutely love it!
What are the additional uses of the Son & Park Beauty Water?
1. Sheet mask
Douse a couple of cotton pads with the Son & Park Beauty Water and apply it on your face like a sheet mask! I learnt this trick from popular Korean makeup artist Pony.
2. Use it to clean up sheet mask residue
If you’re like me and hate the tacky feeling left behind by sheet masks, but feel that washing off the residue is a total waste of the product, you can use a soaked cotton pad (with the toner, of course!) to clean it up. It leaves your skin free of the tacky feeling, while making sure your skin gets the most out of the sheet mask.
3. Facial mist
Simply transfer the toner into a spritz bottle, and carry it along with you in your bag. It works great as a mid-day perk me up, while also moisturising your skin at the same time. Ladies who work in dry, air-conditioned offices would know what I mean.
4. Makeup remover
I wouldn’t suggest using this as your sole makeup remover, but rather to use it to remove makeup residue which you may have accidentally missed out. Otherwise, you can also soak a cotton bud and remove any eyeliner or lipstick that you messed up!
Will I bring it to travel with me?
YES. Absolutely. 100%. You know how plane rides can get extremely drying for the skin. I like to bring a spritz bottle containing the Beauty Water on flights and refresh myself periodically throughout the flight. The Son & Park Beauty Water definitely lives up to its holy grail status!
Linette helms the beauty column at belaroundtheworld.com. She is currently a final-year student at NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communications and loves all things beauty related. She loves a good adrenaline rush, and you can spot her at the front of every roller coaster ride.