MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream and Charged Water Cleanser Reviews

During my last trip to the MAC store, I picked up two new products from the latest Mineralize Skincare Collection.

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream and Charged Water Cleanser
MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream and Cleanser

The Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser ($23) is a lightweight cleanser formulated with ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology, cucumber extract, caffeine, yeast extract and more to gently remove makeup without scrubbing, massaging or rinsing while leaving skin clear and conditioned. It comes in a 100ml blue-tinted bottle the same size as MAC Fix+. There is no pump attached so you just pour directly onto a cotton pad then wipe over the skin.

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser

Similar to Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water and Mandom Cleansing Express Lotion, this goes on non-greasy and super lightweight with a faint scent. It does a pretty good job removing light makeup without drying out my skin but for long-wearing and waterproof formulas, I have to go back to my favorite Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil.

One thing I love about it though, is how gentle it is. Unlike the Mandom that stung my eye like crazy, this does not irritate or burn my skin the slightest bit. Not bad if you are looking for something quick to take off your everyday makeup or correct a mistake during application!

The Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream ($35), on the other hand, is a rich eye cream that comes in a 15ml jar. Again infused with the ionized Super-Duo Charged Water technology, it also contains Oat Kernel Extract, Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Soybean Protein, Caffeine and Algae Extract to moisturize and minimize dark circles and puffiness instantly and over time.

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream

The eye cream has a nice, light texture like the La Mer The Eye Concentrate I loved. You only need the smallest amount and it sinks right into the skin. While I did not see an immediate difference in terms of undereye circles and puffiness, this does smooth out the eye area nicely and leave me feeling rested. It also works very well under makeup, keeping any fine lines at bay and my foundation and concealer from caking.

My only complaint is the packaging. A bottle with a pump dispenser or tube packaging would have been more hygienic and easier to use.

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MAC Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser and Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream are now available at all MAC counters.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Nice review! I’m currently trying the cleanser right now. I like it so far, but it doesn’t do a great job of removing my eye make up. I suppose that’s a lot to ask from a cleanser when I wear 3 coats of mascara…

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