I’ve been searching for a new toner now that the weather is getting warmer and more humid. I needed something that was light yet hydrating enough for my oily, dehydrated and acne-prone skin. I also wanted something that didn’t leave a sticky finish, like my Whamisa Organic Flowers toner.
I’ve never used any products from Klairs before, but have heard many great things about the original version of this toner. I finally decided to give this toner a shot now that there was a fragrance-free version available.
+ Fast absorption that will enhance hydration
+ Will balance pH level of the skin
+ Has a calming formula
+ Is non-irritating
The toner comes in a simple plastic bottle with a matte metallic silver cap. The bottle contains 180 ml (6 fl oz) of product. I really appreciate the fact that they chose a clear bottle for the unscented version of this toner because you’re able to see how much product you have left. It has a plastic stopper to control the amount of toner that comes out when you’re pouring it onto your palm or cotton pad. Personally I just splash it directly onto my palms as I find using a cotton pad wastes too much product.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Copper Tripeptide-1
- Betaine is an amino acid derived from sugar beets and is a humectant with skin protecting properties. It’s unique in that it is an osmolyte, a special type of molecule that can control the cell-water balance. Betaine is also used in formulas for its cosmetic elegance, allowing products to feel silky smooth and non-sticky.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient that makes your skin feel smooth and supple. It’s derived from coconut oil and glycerin, is odorless, clear, and non-greasy.
- Sodium Hyaluronate is a humectant and is the sodium form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is known for its water holding capacity and can hold 1,000 it’s weight in water.
- Centella Asiatica Extract is known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing, wound healing and hydrating properties.
- Licorice Root Extract is a superstar ingredient that’s soothing, anti-inflammatory, and can brighten the skin and fade hyperpigmentation.
- Tocopheryl Acetate is a form of vitamin E that’s more stable and has longer shelf life. It acts as an antioxidant.
- Panthenol is a humectant that also has skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Arginine is a hydrating amino acid that can speed up wound healing.
- Beta-Glucan is derived from yeast is known to have wound healing properties that can soothe the skin as well as moisturize. It has mild anti-oxidant properties and can reduce wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen formation.
- Althaea Rosea Flower Extract is a skin conditioning agent that can restore, soften, and soothe skin.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is the juice that’s extracted from aloe leaves. It has emollient, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Portulaca Oleracea Extract is a succulent with bright yellow flowers that are commonly used in traditional Korean medicine to treat irritated and infected skin. It contains a plethora of beneficial properties, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and wound healing.
- Proline is a non-essential amino acid that is said to improve the appearance of wrinkles.
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (SAP) is a salt form of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is notoriously unstable and difficult to preserve in skincare products because of how susceptible it is to oxidation. SAP has greater stability than pure L-Ascorbic Acid (pure vitamin C) and might have collagen boosting properties. SAP can also help fade hyperpigmentation and brown marks.
- Copper Tripeptide-1 is an amino acid that has wound healing properties, stimulates collagen and elastin, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help rebuild damaged areas of the skin so it feels smoother and firmer.
You can see that this toner contains a variety of hydrating and soothing ingredients that are meant to calm and soften tired, sensitive skin.
I’ve been testing out this toner since the beginning of April when it first launched.
I was expecting the texture of this toner to feel thick because it looks quite viscous in the bottle with little air bubbles. However, I was surprised to find how light and watery it was once applied to the skin. Upon the first application of this toner, I immediately fell in love. It really does feel like a refreshing, hydrating glass of water for your skin.
Best of all, this didn’t leave a sticky film on my face. The biggest gripe I had with my Whamisa Organics Flower toner was that it felt too tacky on my face when I used it with any other products. This on the other hand absorbs fast into the skin, leaving it supple and hydrated.
Like the name states, the toner is unscented and doesn’t contain any fragrant essential oils. I got this at the beginning of April I’m already two-thirds done with the bottle. Opps, I might’ve been using a bit too much! However, I was using this in layers in both my AM and PM routine. It felt so nice and soothing that I found myself using at least 3 layers in the PM to replenish my dehydrated skin. If you were to use this without layering, I’m sure it would last you longer.
This has become one of my favorite products in my routine so far. After using it for about a month, it’s helped provide more hydration for my, dehydrated skin. It especially felt nice on nights when I overexfoliated my skin with too much acids.
If you have sensitive skin that needs some soothing hydration, but can’t stand perfumed products, I would recommend Klairs Unscented Supple Preparation Toner. I would say that all of their product claims are pretty valid as this does provide soothing, non-irritating hydration while refreshing the skin after cleansing.
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