Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water was never one of the products that I had intended to purchase. I chanced upon this cleansing water by accident. One day I was testing out some lipsticks on the back of my hands and needed to remove it. I saw that Sephora very thoughtfully left out their cleansing water together with some cotton pads and tissues on a counter for the customers to clean up after testing the makeup. When I used this product for the first time, I was so shocked that it actually removed all the lipstick stains without any residue whatsoever. In the end, I purchased the cleansing water instead of the lipsticks (lol!).


Water, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Propanediol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Poloxamer 184, Fragrance, Tetrasodium Edta, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Butylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, D-Limonene, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, BHT.

How does the Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water fare?

I’m sure that everybody who’s used to the world of makeup and beauty would be familiar with cleansing waters by now. The Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water claims to eliminate impurities and makeup without the soapy texture. With the help of a Sephora-exclusive ingredient (what it is though is a mystery to me!), it leaves your skin feeling supple.

You just need to pump out the product by pressing a cotton pad onto the pump dispenser and use the saturated cotton pad to swipe it all over your face to remove makeup. I normally use this product on my face makeup alone and not on my eye makeup. This is because I usually wear waterproof mascara and eyeliner and I find that this product didn’t manage to remove them thoroughly. However for removing face makeup, it works pretty well and I can definitely see the remains of my makeup and sunscreen on my cotton pad. I find this product particularly useful for days when you come home from work and just wanna get all the dirt and grime off your face quickly but you are not yet ready to do the full skincare ritual (you get what I mean?). Now, I would still double cleanse after using this cleansing water since I’m paranoid like that. But for those of you who wear very light makeup or sunscreen, I would think that you just need to use a gentle cleanser as a second cleanse after using this cleansing water to remove your makeup.

The opening that spurts out product!

The only thing that bugs me about this product is that the pump dispenser doesn’t work very well. When you press the dispenser, the product actually spurts out quite violently and makes it a little messy to use some days. Also, this is definitely not a rinse-free product so don’t be fooled by what its packaging says. All cleansing products, whether it be cleansing water, foam, gel, oil or balm should be removed thoroughly from the skin if you are using it to remove makeup. Even if you do not want to use a second cleanser after using this product for any particular reasons, I would still recommend that you rinse off the product using plain water. This is especially important for this product because it contains surfactants which should not be left on the skin for a long time. In short, this is a nice inexpensive cleansing water which works as it should and I would keep it in my routine. Try it!

Where can you find it?

I bought this product from Sephora stores. You can also purchase it on Sephora Online. It retails at S$8 (50ml sized), S$16 (200ml sized) and S$26 (400ml sized).

Thank you for reading!

1 Comment on “Review – Sephora Triple Action Cleansing Water

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