During my last trip to the MAC store, I picked up two new products from the latest Mineralize Skincare Collection.
The MAC 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.
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 MAC 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.
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.
MAC Mineralize Charged Water Cleanser and Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Eye Cream are available at maccosmetics.com and all MAC counters.
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