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another micellar cleanser that doesn't sting my eyes -- yay!
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I hope my L'Oreal Paris and Bourjois Paris micellar cleansers don't mind, but I've begun a relationship with a third formula. A Korean brand, my latest no-rinse love is TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water. Does that change my polyamorous relationship with the first two? How many do I have to love before it becomes a harem? (Things I think about, although perhaps the subject of harems would be more suited to thoughts about Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Clive Owen.)

Anyway...  Old news: I approach new-to-me micellar or cleansing waters with great caution. Too many of them make me shriek bad words when I use them to take my eye makeup off. Yes, yes, I could use something specifically for my eyes in addition to micellar cleanser for my face, but I won't add another step.

TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water review: doesn't sting my eyes!

TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water doesn't sting my eyes -- #gimmethat

New news: I've shared some happy eye-makeup-removal moments with TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water ($27 for 300 mL at TheFaceShop). So I've invited it to join my micellar cleansing family. Of the three therein, it's the most expensive: L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft is $15 for 200 mL and Bourjois Paris Micellar Cleansing Water is $18 for 250 mL. But hey, variety is important in relationships, right?

Chia seed extract in the formula lends some moisturizing benefits (not as much as hyaluronic acid would, but no matter), as does cotton seed extract. According to TheFaceShop, the cotton seed extract also absorbs excess sebum; I can't tell with just the cleanser. (There is also a Chia Seed toner, toning mist, serum, lotion, moisturizer, sheet mask, etc.; perhaps the oil-control effects are more pronounced if you use the whole range.)

The Faceshop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water ingredients

TheFaceShop Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water usage directions and ingredients

I'm just happy to hook up with yet another eye-friendly, no-rinse cleanser. That said, there's no guarantee this one won't sting your eyes. Seems to be an individual thing. Some people get along great with formulas from Bioderma or Marcelle or Lise Watier for eye makeup removal. But me... *bad bad words.*

The Chia Seed Fresh Cleansing Water is available at TheFaceShop stores, not online unfortunately, at least for now. (TheFaceShop has stores in the US; if one is accessible to you, give them a call to see if they carry it.) The rest of the Chia Seed lineup, however, is available via

Anyone else tried this cleanser? Or anything from the rest of TheFaceShop Chia Seed skincare line? Does anyone else have a micellar cleanser harem?