{Koh Gen Do} Cleansing Spa Water vs. 7 Eye Liners

Hello Lovelies,

A few days ago, I shared my Remover Challenge Post (Part 1).  The challenge was set up to see how Benefit’s NEW They’re Real Remover performed in removing 7 popular eye liners, including Benefit’s NEW They’re Real Push Up Liner.

Today is Part 2 of the remover challenge! I’ll put my current favorite eye makeup remover (Koh Gen Do’s Spa Water) against the same 7 eye liners. Let’s see how it performs against the liners and how it compares to Benefit’s remover!

Koh Gen Do Remover vs Liners- PrettyGossip

Koh Gen Do|  Spa Water | Available here for $39
A mineral makeup remover made with botanical extracts. Cleansing Spa Water is Koh Gen Do’s bestselling skincare product that is easy and gentle to use for all skin types. Made with mineral-rich hot spring water, it is infused with six essential herbs to protect and nurture skin. White birch sap, harvested only three weeks each spring, adds minerals and Xylitol as it removes makeup, oils, and residue. Rich in nutrients, it replenishes and rejuvenates as it cleanses. It is formulated Without: – Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan The formula includes the extracts of essential herbs including: rosemary leaf, sage leaf, lavender, artemsia princeps leaf, perilla ocymoides, and ginger root. This product is suitable for sensitive skin and eyes.

The photo below shows how Benefit’s They’re Real Remover performed (top half of arm). Click here for the full review.

Benefit Remover vs Koh Gen Do Remover- Pretty Gossip

In the photo below, the bottom half of my arm shows how Koh Gen Do’s Spa Water performed. I simply soaked a cotton pad with Koh Gen Do’s Spa Water and held it to the swatches for a few seconds before wiping. Koh Gen Do’s Spa Water didn’t remove all of the liners… but it still a bit better overall compared o Benefit’s remover. No grease or cream to further wipe off. 🙂

Benefit Remover vs Koh Gen Do Remover 5- PrettyGossip

I love Spa Water because it feels like water,  wipes easily, and leaves no gel or cream residue.  I have super sensitive eyes so I’m happy to inform you that Spa Water never irritates them. No stinging!

In terms of the liners, the liners most difficult to remove for both liners included: Benefit: They’re Real! Push Up Liner, Too Faced: 3 WayStila: Stay All DayEyeko: Skinny Mini.

Urban Decay‘s pencil, MAC and Bobbi Brown‘s pot gel liners removed easily with both removers. 🙂

Overall Thoughts:

While I think Benefit’s remover works well, I will stick to my Koh Gen Do’s Spa Water. Spa Water is great for my sensitive eyes, leaves no residue, and works GREAT! The only downfall is the price. At $39 a bottle, it’s not cheap… but in my opinion, it’s worth it if you have sensitive eyes and want a super effective remover for even waterproof mascara.

Hope this review was helpful! Please let me know the remover you’re loving in the comments below.


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