I saw this Asian cleanser on Cultbeauty and decided to try it. Per Cultbeauty’s website: “Chuck out those half-empty (quite useless) bottles you’ve stockpiled and prepare to fall in love with Bio-Essence’s Miracle Bio Water Jelly Make Up Remover – without doubt, the most phenomenal formula we’ve ever come across (and a firm favorite amongst skin care-savvy Singaporean women). This gentle gel-textured cleanser dissolves even persistent waterproof mascara, and makes equally light work of eliminating stubborn lip stains, to leave your face perfectly clean and clear in mere moments – and save you a fortune in flannel and pillow case maintenance. With a unique texture, the non-irritating ‘essence’ contains 60% Miracle Bio-Water to soothe, soften and cool as it cleanses – cushioning skin to prevent dragging, tugging and sagging, whilst leaving your face feeling smooth, dewy and perfectly plumped.” This retails for about $20 for a 200 ml pump.
The ingredients: Water, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, C12-15 Pareth-12, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Maganesium Oxide, Pentylene Glycol (and) 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, Glyceryl,Caprylate (and) 1,3-Propanediol (and) Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCI (and) Glycerin.
The texture is a thin water like gel, it’s definitely not irritating and feels like a water cleanser, like using Bioderma Sensibo except in a thicker format. You are supposed to rub this on dry without water, then rinse. So it’s very much like a cleansing water, just thicker. It’s gentle and my skin didn’t feel stripped or tight after using. However, it didn’t take off my makeup fully by itself so I tend to use it as step two in a double cleanse. I tested this by cleansing only with this, then sweeping Bioderma Sensibo on a cotton square after, I got makeup residue on the pad still. I also tried this to remove eye makeup, it removed my eyeshadow but barely removed my non waterproof mascara. It also stung a touch in my eyes.