12 Oct 2017

Review: Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil

Hi guys I am back again with another skincare review! This time it is the Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil I got from Gmarket last year. I am a shopaholic who tends to shop faster than I finish things up. So I often accumulate a lot of stash in my wardrobe whenever there is big sales going on. Gmarket was running this $5 shipping discount in April 2016 and I couldn't resist the temptation to buy a lot from them. I accumulated so much stash that I only get to use this Goodal Oil some time in May this year. Anyway, enough with the intro, let's go straight to the product.

I was interested in Goodal Oil having read several reviews raving about them, especially in the US. Many people call this the "introductory product for facial oil beginner". As someone who is never an oil lover myself, I am really curious to know my feeling towards this "non-oily facial oil" that everyone seems to be raving about. And that's how I ended up with one.

Goodal Waterest Lasting Water Oil is housed in a tall plastic bottle with a pump top. The product is very handy and light so you can carry it around with you everywhere you go. The product dispenses to a slightly viscous but runny liquid with a mild floral scent with a spicy undertone. It is not sticky at all and get absorbed pretty easily into the skin.

Although it is called oil, this acts more like a booster serum that serves to deeply hydrate and moisturize your skin with its botanical complex and micro-emulsification technology. This technology allows Goodal to break down botanical oil into micronized particles so that it feels more watery and less greasy on the skin. It also contains this "ultra-cohesive moisture capturing barrier" that can help your skin retain moisture with the bio-gum complex.


Normally I will apply 1-2 pumps of this all over my face right after cleansing and toning and before anything heavier. If I were to use other essences or serums, I will apply in the order of product consistency from the lightest to the heaviest. I use pressing motion when I am applying this as I find the product penetrates better and keeps my skin hydrated for longer when doing so.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Raffinose, Betaine, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Peuraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Monascus Extract, Soluble Collagen, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Eugenia Caryophylus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Cellulose Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Disodium  EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Folic Acid, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Acetic Acid, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate


This product is made of mainly two components, which are the botanical extracts and oils respectively. A lot of the botanical extracts used here such as piper methysticum, burdock root extract, licorice extract, cnidium officinale extract, peony, red yeast and so on are also found in many hanbang brands like Hanyul and Sulwhasoo. These are mostly anti-oxidiants with the ability to fence off free radicals and reduce aging-related damages. They can also function as anti-inflammatory to tackle dry, scaly and sensitive skin that is prone to redness and flakiness. They are also skin brightening agents that can reduce UV-induced hyperpigmentation and damages, through inhibiting tyrosinase activity and melanin production of the skin.

The water oil contains a lot of botanical oils such as lemon oil, basil oil, clove oil, rose oil, rosemary oil, green tea seed oil, camellia oil, macadamia oil, argan oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, jojoba seed oil and so on. They share in common free radicals fighting and skin repairing ability, and are found to have moisturizing properties on the skin. They are in an "micronized particles" form so they feel less greasy and more "watery" on the skin.


I don't think this has done any wonder for my skin. It is just a lightweight serum that feels pretty moisturizing on the skin. It doesn't brighten or repair. The absorbency and consistency of this product is pretty similar to Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin 96 Essence without the sliminess. I have this been using this pretty consistently over the past 5 months and feel pretty much nothing about this Water Oil except for the moisturizing properties. I like how it adds a nice slip to my skincare regime though.


Normally it takes 1-3 months to test whether or not a product is good, but not for Goodal Oil. I have tried using this with different products, under different circumstances and skin conditions yet do not seem to be impressed by this in any way. It feels quite moisturizing on the skin. I do notice that my sunscreen adheres better and my cream glides on smoother with this. But that's basically all it can offer for your skin. It is quite disappointing considering the amount of botanical extracts and oils put in here. And quite frankly there are a lot of products that give similar results with much lighter consistency! A bit disappointed and wouldn't repurchase.

- convenient, portable container
- innovative "watery oil" consistency without the greasiness of oil
- pretty moisturizing
- inexpensive

- results are unpromising despite the ingredients

Overall impression: ★★★☆
Repurchasing: ★★
You can get this from: Gmarket | Qoo10 | Goodal Malaysia
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.

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