Essence Toner

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Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Minimal Ingredients

Notable Effects & Ingredients

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Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient)
Butylene Glycol
(Solvent, Skin Conditioning, Masking, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Controlling, Viscositydecreasing Agent)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
Comedogenic Rating (1)
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane
(Skin Conditioning, Emollient, Hydrotrope, Humectant, Hair Conditioning, Foam Boosting)
(Viscosity Controlling, Viscosity Increasing Agent, Emulsion Stabilising, Binding Agent, Binding, Stabilising, Film Forming)

Latest User Reviews

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Might just be a holy grail for me
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

I am so pumped about this toner! It has a watery consistency like most hydrating toners in asian skincare but there's something about this one. It sinks into the skin nicely and doesn't get sticky even with multiple layers. But if you apply too much at once, it does feel slightly tacky. I don't really mind though as my next skincare steps take that feeling away. The packaging lets you control how much toner you want to shake out pretty easily too. All in all, I really don't think I'll be searching for a hydrating toner anymore because this does such a good job!

I had a glow the first time I used this!
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Acne, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

So, I'm going to cut to the chase--I love this product. I enjoy how few ingredients there are and how gentle it is. I love how it can be layered and never causes pilling. But the thing I love most is that the first time I used it, I KID YOU NOT, I patted it into my skin and I noticed and obvious shift in my skin. It was like it instantly gave me a glow that I'd been looking for. Out of all of the toners I've tried (because I do use this as a toner), this one for me is a holy grail. It was a drastic enough glow that even my bf who is not a skincare junkie like me, commented on how it effected my skin that first time. It was crazy! I definitely recommend this product. There is always a chance that your skin chemistry won't like something, but I think that this is a product worth taking a chance for!

broke me out
Skin Type: oily Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Blackheads, Fungal Acne (Malassezia), Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

there aren't any bad ingredients so i don't know why it broke me out.. the herbal scent it has after putting it on doesn't smell good to me. i would say that this is more meant for dry skin as it is very hydrating. it is slightly sticky but it seeps into the skin fast. sad to say that it doesn't agree with my skin.