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Our database includes 32170 products that contain Water.


Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

People also like: Hyaluronic Acid, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid

People also dislike: Citric Acid, Glycerin, Niacinamide

Also known as: Eau, Aqua, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water, and Spring Water

Water is a very popular cosmetic ingredient, with about 76.9% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Community Stats

17547 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Oiliness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Dullness • Dryness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Water is most often found as ingredient number 1 within an ingredient list.

Of the 46 products in our database that have a known concentration of Water, we've seen concentrations from 0% to 500% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Water the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 92472
  • INCI Name: WATER
  • EC #:  231-791-2 (I)
  • All Functions: Antiplaque, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.