Buy or Ditch: Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water review
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Described as "a soothing and refreshing cleansing water that gently cleanses and tones the skin", the Marcelle Essentials Purity Soothing Cleansing Water promises to be a gentle toner that truly refreshes, cleanses and moisturizes. This toner also claims to remove all sorts of makeup, including pesky eye makeup.
The first ingredient in this toner is water, so they've definitely got that "cleansing water" claim down. The second ingredient is caprylic glycerides, a fancy term for coconut oil, which forms a protective fatty acid barrier to prevent moisture loss. After these two major components, the next ingredient is Aloe Vera juice, which according to Cosmetics Info and here, is a common ingredient in makeup removers (who knew?). So far Marcelle is 3/3 on their claims!
Price & Packaging
A 200mL bottle of this toner will cost you around $16, which might seem steep at first, but trust me, is well worth it. I've been using this bottle for the past 2 months everyday, once a day, and I've only used up a couple of inches!
Another reason why the price shouldn't sway you is because this product is awesome! If you want a toner that sweeps away oil and grease, while not parching your skin with harsh alcohols, than this toner is for you. After a long day, this toner preps my skin for my serum and moisturizer, while also washing away any residue leftover from my cleanser. I even wipe it across my eyes to get off the last bits of mascara and it doesn't sting them one bit.
All the gushing aside though, when compared to another alcohol-free toner that I love, the Nivea Gentle Toner, which is also awesome and half the price, it can be hard to argue for the Marcelle. If memory does serve me correctly though, the Marcelle does a much better job at removing makeup. Since I use toners primarily to remove any excess makeup gunk from my face, or as a quick oil reducer on those extra-hot days, the fact that Marcelle does a great job at both is a big factor in why I might favour this product over the Nivea.
Love this product. Great at refreshing your face and removing makeup residue, but if you're on a budget, there may be cheaper options available.