A few years ago a beautiful friend of mine from Paris asked me if I wash my face with Evian water .”Porquoi?” she asked when I gave her the side eye. You know as if to say “why would I do that” She said water from the tap is not good for our skin . I chalked it up to a French beauty thing American girls wouldn’t do.
Boy was I wrong!
Flash forward here I am testing out the latest “Asian beauty secret” of cleansing with sparking mineral water. Hold on to your Perrier , I’m talking about a specific water from the Carpatica Mountains in the last wild forest in Europe called AQUA Carpatica water . The worlds only nitrate free naturally sparkling mineral water.
When the two bottles arrived I was intrigued by the packaging but tasted the water first
Both sparking and flat waters were delicious.But my mission was to cleanse not drink.
I started with a cotton ball added water and wet my face .Then added a bit of cleanser ,doused my Clarisonic with the water and hit the button. Using a cotton ball again to rinse off any trace of cleanser with AQUA Capartica
After the first wash my skin felt softer and I noticed I didn’t need to run for moisturizer. The water itself is loaded with Calcium, Magnesium (anti-inflammatory properties), Natural carbonation and a nearly neutral pH balance of 6.5.It’s a skin regeneration cocktail.
By day 3 my skin actually looked brighter , was softer, and was clearer. This was truly a surprise .At this point I was contemplating what small luxury to give up so I can buy this water by the gallons.
By day 7 ,after cleansing morning and night with AQUA Carpatica I can report that I used less moisturizer and serum but had better results . My skin was brighter , clearer and smoother .In a word it looked #Flawless!
Findings after a week.
This process was new to me but apparently women have been doing it for years. What I learned here is that the quality of the water really makes a huge difference in how your skin reacts overall.
- Cleansing this way saves on moisturizer.
- My skin was clearer than it been in a long time.
- I would definitely do this again.
Since AQUA Carpatica is not available in all states yet , you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. It’s coming to stores this summer.
But , if you are not about to wait for the east coast release of Aquacarpatica (California already has it ) there is a solution.. Korean powerhouse skincare line Laniege can handle the sparking water fan. Laniege has a fantastic line of water bank (water) based products. Specifically the Brightening Sparkling Water Whipped Cleanser (Target $23.). It’s made with sparkling water and really brightens ,and deep cleanses. The foaming texture whips up like a mousse immediately .Follow it with Laneige Water Bank eye gel and Water Bank sleeping mask at night . Boom ! Hydrated skin in no time.
Photos courtesy of 5 WPR, Laneige.com, Trilogy.com, MOTOX Pure.