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Waterless Beauty: What Is It & Why It Matters

March 23, 2022 4 min read

Water is used in countless beauty products - and a lot of it. There are many reasons why its not necessary and with worldwide water supplies diminishing, it’s time to say “no” to H2O.


Waterless skincare and beauty products are one way we can pull the plug on water waste. Water-free beauty is trending. If you’re looking for ways to make your self-care routine more potent, read on to learn what waterless beauty means and how it can benefit your skin and the environment.

What is Water Free Beauty?


While most beauty trends focus on what ingredients go in a product, water-free beauty focuses on keeping one very common addition out. The waterless beauty trend hails from South Korea, and the movement is all about using little to no water in beauty and skincare products.

Why go water-free? Zero-water products or products containing minimal amounts of H2O are more effective, last longer, and are made without fillers or preservatives.

Waterless Beauty Benefits


A waterless skincare routine is better for the skin. The active ingredients (the ingredients that actually do something for your skin) in beauty products made with mostly water get diluted. So skipping the water as a filler makes the end product more effective for your skin. Also, when you eliminate water, the good ingredientshold their purity, so you get a fresh hit of the ingredients each time you use the product at home.

If you’re using water-based skincare for its hydrating benefits, the effects may be short-lived. Water evaporates fast, so water-based products may only offer temporary dryness relief. On the other hand, waterless products are often made with more nourishing ingredients like oils. More oil means more hydration.

Zero-water products or products containing minimal amounts of H2O are more effective, last longer, and are made without fillers or preservatives.

Sensitive-Skin Safe


Other synthetics are often added to help give the watery substance more texture or an artificial scent. These chemical additives can irritate people with sensitive skin. Also, when a product is made using water and oil, an emulsifier is needed to prevent the product from separating in the package. Many emulsifiers are made with sodium lauryl sulfate or polyethylene glycols which can lead to irritation and disrupt the skin barrier.

Why Leave Water Out?


Water is used as an inexpensive filler to ‘beef up’ products and usually doesn’t serve a purpose related to the skin. Also, companies don’t have to let consumers know where they sourced the water used to make personal care products. Depending on the source, the added water could be compromised with unwanted contaminants like fluoride, chlorine, or microbes and fungi.



More Water = More Bacteria


To combat the growth of unwelcome icky bacteria, brands include questionable chemical preservatives like Triclosan, Parabens, or DMDM Hydantoin to elongate its shelf life, which happen to be known irritants and carcinogens. When there’s no water in a product, there’s no need to add antifungals and unnatural ingredients to prevent bacteria from growing. So every ingredient in the product is for you not added to make the product last longer or stay together!

More Reasons to Love Waterless Beauty Products


Going H2O-free isn’t just better for your complexion; waterless beauty is also more sustainable. Two-thirds of the world’s population could face water shortages by 2025. That’s around 5 billion people, while some 1.1 billion people already lack access to water.

Going H2O-free isn’t just better for your complexion; waterless beauty is also more sustainable. Two-thirds of the world’s population could face water shortages by 2025. That’s around 5 billion people, while some 1.1 billion people already lack access to water.

The pressure is on brands to create sustainable solutions and consumers to shift toward a greener, more sustainable future. Living more sustainably can seem overwhelming, but you can make a huge difference when you make small changes. When you consider the packaging brands use and better-for-the-environment ingredients, you can cut down on your water consumption without giving up your favorite products.

What to Look Out for On Labels


Take a look at the ingredients list of your everyday staples like facial cleanser, moisturizer, conditioner, body lotions, or deodorant, and you’ll notice the first (and therefore, most abundant) ingredient listed is frequently ‘Water,’ ‘Aqua,’ or ‘Eau.’

Our Favorite Waterless Beauty Products


At Black Chicken Remedies, every ingredient in a product is there for remedial purposes. We don’t need fillers, synthetics, or water to give you natural, effective waterless skincare.

  • Cleanse My Face - Natural Cleansing Oil -This hydrating cleansing oil is made with14 healing and essential oils to remove all the nasties from your skin while leaving you feeling plump, fresh, and hydrated
  • D-Bar - Activated Charcoal Detox Soap - Kick your bottle of water-filled body wash to the curb for a natural charcoal soap. Activated charcoal detoxes and purifies the skin while essential oils give a boost of hydration.
  • Love Your Face Serum - Natural Face Serum - Serums are uber concentrated to help restore and replenish the skin. This blend of natural essential oils hydrates, rejuvenates, and smooths skin while combating fine lines, dryness, redness, and sun damage.

Final Thoughts


Waterless is the way to go. Give your skin and the environment a little extra love by keeping water in our oceans, not in our cosmetics.


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