Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review:
Because my skin is so horribly dehydrated I spent quite a lot of time online reading reviews and searching for some kind of magical product to fix my dehydrated skin. Over the course of a year, I realized no one product was going to do that, but that didn’t stop me from reading about products that sounded like they would at least help. That was how I first heard of this Goodal water oil, with its unusual name.
Despite the confusing name, it seemed as if this product worked miracles for other people’s dehydrated skin which made me very curious to see whether it’s magic would work on me as well. I later found out that it had been reformulated a few times, and so I was unsure if it was as good as the original water oil, but that was half the fun – testing it out for myself to see whether this was going to be a miracle product for me or not.
+ Super absorbent natural Fermented Water Oil!
+ Formulated with micro fermented moisture oil and Bio Gum complex, this liquid type moisture oil absorbs into the skin fast
+ Moisture lasts from morning to evening!
+ Clinically tested and proven to keep moisture for 24 hours!
+ It leaves your skin feeling moisturised all day long
+ Anti-Stress: Contains red yeast rice moisture oil which boosts elasticity of skin exposed to environmental stress
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Raffinose, Betaine, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Peuraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Monascus Extract, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Eugenia Caryophylus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Folic Acid, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Acetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate
How to use:
After washing your face, apply 1~2 pumps of the water oil and pat into your face
My skin type: Dry, easily dehydrated with mild rosacea.
Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil Review:
Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil comes packaged as a pump bottle in a box, with a simple yet elegant design. The bottle itself is clear and has a simple but pleasant look to it, I also appreciate that I can see how much is left inside the bottle, I don’t have to guess how much is left.
It’s quite a small bottle, which is easy to fit in your palm and again makes it easy to travel with too. It only comes with 60ml which seems quite small, and makes it seem like an expensive product but it surprisingly lasts a long time.
I opened my bottle near the end of July 2017 and it lasted around five months with me using two pumps once (and sometimes twice) a day. I found that it lasted quite well considering it’s quite a small bottle.
It is scented which surprised me at first, but the scent isn’t too strong and it doesn’t linger for very long. The scent is vaguely floral and herbal, I found it very hard to say what kind of scent it is. It kind of reminded me of liquorice but at the same time it doesn’t smell like that at all.
The scent didn’t last long, when I apply it I’m aware of the scent and then it’s gone, so that’s fine for me. But if you are sensitive to smells or they irritate then maybe it’s better to avoid this product?
The texture of this product is like a typical serum and not an “oil”. It has oil in the name, but to me it doesn’t feel oily at all, instead it’s watery. It doesn’t feel like an oil at all as far as I’m concerned, which may be great for people who hate the feel of oil on their skin.
It spreads quite easily and a little goes a long way, but I use two pumps (one would be enough for my face) because I like to be generous with products.
Honestly this product is a bit confusing, it sounds like it should be an oil, but actually it’s more like a serum/ampoule than an oil. Or at least that’s how I view it, and I know some people use it as an emulsion but I personally think it’s a bit too light for that. So, I tend to use it in the middle of my routine, with an emulsion (in winter) coming after it in my routine.
It has a long list of ingredients with a lot of plant extracts which might be irritating to some people. Because I don’t know a lot about the ingredients I won’t dwell too much on them, but I will mention a little about some of the ingredients.
It does contain niacinamide which is excellent for brightening skin, as well as licorice root which should also be great at reducing redness and brightening skin tone too.
The water oil also has a yeast ferment which should be avoided if you have fungal acne or a sensitivity to ferments. For moisturizing and hydrating the water oil contains sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) which is meant to help skin stay hydrated, as well as aloe which is soothing and moisturizing too.
I notice that it also contains small amounts of adenosine which apparently has proven anti-wrinkle benefits as well as a tiny amount of a mild retinol (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4) but because it is so far down in the ingredients list I’m not sure if it has enough to do much. Still over time it might make a slight difference but probably would have to use this product for a year or two to actually see.
I bought it hoping it would be a good boost of hydration and moisturisation for my dry/dehydrated skin and so that was what I was looking for in the (five) months that I used it.
At first, I was quite disappointed with this product because it didn’t seem to make any difference to how dehydrated or hydrated my skin was when I used it. I tried moving it around in my routine – to right after a toner, and then near the end but it didn’t make much of a difference with hydration or moisture levels for me.
My skin seems to be odd in that way – that no matter what I throw at it, it’s determined to be dehydrated so I think just because it doesn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for other people. Other people who reviewed it, seemed to have great results with it for moisture and hydration levels, my skin is just stubborn and insanely dehydrated. Which is frustrating, because I really do want to fix my dehydration problems and so far, I’ve been unable to find any product that actually makes much of a difference for me.
So, after a month or two I was planning to stop using this since I thought it was completely useless for me. But since I had the bottle I thought I might as well just use it since it wasn’t doing any harm. I was using it at night, but felt like it was just a useless product that wouldn’t run out.
I kept using it for month after month, without really noticing any benefits. But then one morning I realized that my face looked less red and more even than it usually did. At first, I didn’t think much of it – after all I often days when my skin seems less red but then it gets redder as the day goes on. I was pretty sure that nothing would help with my redness (because it’s rosacea), so that’s why I didn’t think too much about it.
However, I realised my face wasn’t as red almost every morning, sure it’s still red compared to most people, but it was less red for me – like going from beetroot red cheeks to peach coloured cheeks. I wish I could show before and after photos, but unfortunately, I didn’t think to take any after ones.
At first, I didn’t even attribute it to this product, because well in my eyes it was a useless product that I was just trying to finish. But after looking at my routine and the ingredients in my routine, I realized that this was the only product that had niacinamide in high quantities and licorice root extract as well.
It hasn’t completely removed all of my redness, but it has made a huge difference in my cheeks. I used to have to wear bb cream every day (I still do) because of how red and blotchy my skin was – if I went without bb cream I had people asking what was wrong with my face/skin and thinking I was ill and should see a doctor. Even with bb cream I had to use a green primer because the redness couldn’t be covered with bb cream or foundation alone.
But after using this Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil for five months, my redness has decreased enough that I no longer need to use a color correcting/green primer under my BB cream. This for me is a huge achievement, and something that boosted my confidence about my skin.
Maybe it didn’t offer the hydration and moisture boost I wanted, but instead it helped to reduce my redness which was a surprise benefit but also a great one for me. For that reason, I’ve repurchased this water oil, because over time it might help to even out my redness even more. I’m not currently using it at the moment, but when it gets to winter I’ll add it back into my routine, because I need all the layers in winter.
So, it didn’t help with my moisture/hydration levels, but instead helped my redness problem. I think it works differently for everyone, and I think if you aren’t sensitive to extracts and oils then maybe you should give this water oil a chance and see what it does for you. I think it’s best suited to people with dehydrated and dry skin, and maybe people with oily skin could use it at night.
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