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2023 Empties: Toners/Essences

Here are all of the toners or essences I used up in 2nd half of 2023. I haven’t reviewed all of them yet on the App

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Sharonspendstoomuch

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Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence

I think I might have purchased the full size version on my last Korea trip before everything shut down in 2020. This is a nice gentle product, quite hydrating and good for dehydrated skin. This essence absorbs quickly, and it helped calm my skin. Kind of expensive though.

Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence product review
Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence product review
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thatgirlfromskincare


Oily/Resilient

✨It's been a while since I used it for the last time (mini version is surprisingly efficient though) and my skin seems to miss it. This essence has everything I'm looking for in products like this. Starting from the texture, one of the best I've used, slightly thicker than water hydrates the skin and leaves it plump and dewy. Irritation is elimitated and face feels soothed. After I've used it up I noticed my skin is softer and less dull. It also works great as a "base" when using retinol, it helped me get rod of itchyness and irritation. Overall this essence is worth checking out if your not a fan of watery formulas that evaporate the moment you apply it and looking for something to boost hydration.

Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence

Dr. Jart+
Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence

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4.2

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40

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Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

I liked this toner as it made my skin feel soft, smooth and even-toned, reducing redness and soothing the skin.

Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner product review
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner product review
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I received the Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner for free from @go.picky & @skin1004official in exchange for my honest review. The Tone Brightening Boosting Toner, which retails for $20 on the @skin10004official global website. It is a dual functioning toner that helps hydrate & balance skin, as well as brighten & improve skin tone. Natural exfoliating ingredients gently remove dead skin cells, to help absorption of other skin products. Main Ingredients: ▪️90% Centella Asiatica Extract ▪️Niaciniamide ▪️Madecassoside (Made White) ▪️Aquaxyl ▪️Singreen (plum blossom, apple, papaya & grape extract) ▪️3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid ▪️Panthenol Packaging and Texture: Comes in a frosted 210ml plastic bottle with white cap. Toner is a clear, light watery texture and is unscented. My Experience: I’ve been using this toner for about 2 ½ weeks, both AM & PM. You can apply with a cotton pad or with your hands, patting it into the skin until absorbed. My preference is to use my hands, applying 2-3 layers onto my skin and gently patting until it absorbs. Since it has a watery texture with no viscosity, it instantly absorbs into the skin without any stickiness. It has both Niacinamide and 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (a Vitamin C derivative) help to brighten the skin. Singreen gently exfoliates & removes dead skin cells without irritation. Aquaxyl is great for those with dehydrated or dry skin as it provides a nice boost of hydration, holding moisture onto the skin. I personally applied at least 2 layers, as my skin type leans towards dry, especially in the winter months. I noticed that my skin felt soft, smooth & looked more even-toned after using for about 10 days. The toner provides a cooling, soothing effect, and really helped reduce redness. It has a pH of 5.5, which is mildly acidic and close to skin’s natural pH. My skin reacts well to products that are mildly acidic and I did not experience any irritation while using this toner. I would recommend this toner for all skin types, as it has great ingredients and I like the effect it has had so far on my skin, as it feels very refreshed after using the toner. Additionally it works well with other products in my routine. I really enjoyed using this toner, and will continue using to see the brightening effects with longer use.

Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

SKIN1004
Madagascar Centella Tone Brightening Boosting Toner

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4.4

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Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture

This bottle lasted almost a year and I also need to review. I believe I got this at Don Quijote in Tokyo Contains several amino acids, ceramides, glycerin, placental protein, arbutin, and rice ferment filtrate/sake. Does a great job plumping and hydrating the skin. I’d recommend it for dry skin.

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ayatalkss


Oily/Sensitive

This is a brightening first step watery with sake extract and plenty of ceramides. The fermented rice product that comes from making suck it has great anti-aging and skin brightening benefits. The best part of this product is it comes in a gigantic 1 L bottle and it’s so affordable! About 12 dollars per bottle. I’ve been using this for many years and it’s a great way to get ceramides into your routine☺️

Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture

Kiku-Masamune
Sake Skin Lotion High Moisture

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4.6

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Triple Collagen Toner (Glass Glow Toner Essence 3.0)

This toner contains 3 types of collagen -- hydrolyzed collagen, atelo collagen, and soluble collagen. It made my skin feel soft, smooth and deeply hydrated. Another winner for dry skin!

Triple Collagen Toner (Glass Glow Toner Essence 3.0) product review
Triple Collagen Toner (Glass Glow Toner Essence 3.0) product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I was lucky enough to receive a great Medicube Skincare Routine set in a giveaway in exchange for my honest review. This set included their Triple Collagen Toner, Deep Vita C Ampoule and Triple Deep Erasing Cream. This review is for the Medicube Triple Collagen Toner 3.0. ▪️Fortified by 10,000ppm of collagen (Hydrolyzed, Atelo & Soluble) to revitalize & moisturize skin ▪️Fast absorbing toner that hydrates skin from the inside out, leaving skin smooth & soft ▪️Superior moisturizing properties locks in moisture in dry skin to ensure skin is plump all day long Key Ingredients: ▪️Glycerin ▪️Niacinamide ▪️Adenosine ▪️Collagen ▪️Hyaluronic Acid Texture: Clear essence/toner, slightly viscous, absorbs quickly with no stickiness. Slight floral scent Packaging: 140ml Pink plastic bottle with rose gold lid, came sealed My Review: I have been using this both AM & PM for about 2 weeks as my essence step after cleansing and toning. I apply it with my hands, patting it on my skin until it is absorbed. It has a viscous texture and spreads easily, sinking into the skin without any tacky feeling. My skin looks plump and supple after continued use, and it feels so soft and hydrated that I sometimes forget to apply my moisturizer, especially if I layer it. I don’t really care for the floral scent (it smells like old lady), but it does go away when it absorbs into the skin. I’ve been using this toner/essence along with the Triple Deep Erasing Cream and it really locks in the moisture. I would recommend this toner for dry/dehydrated skin types, but I think it would work for anyone except for those with very sensitive skin. This is a great product- I love it! Pros: ▪️Absorbs quickly with no stickiness ▪️Skin feels soft and hydrated ▪️Works well with other products ▪️Skin looks glowing and appears plump ▪️With continued use it should help brighten skin

Triple Collagen Toner (Glass Glow Toner Essence 3.0)

Medicube
Triple Collagen Toner (Glass Glow Toner Essence 3.0)

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4.4

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Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

Very hydrating and soothing - this is one of my favorites! I’ve repurchased a few times.

Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion product review
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion product review
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I received the Rovectin Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion in a giveaway from Picky and Rovectin in exchange for my honest review. 💧Claims: 💦 Multi-functional product formulated with 7 kinds of hyaluronic acid in a hypoallergenic formula to provide intense hydration 💦 “Aqua Cell Activator” boosts moisture and skin firmness and promotes smoother skin 💦 Targets various skin problems including dehydration, acne, hyperpigmentation and loss of skin elasticity 💧Key Ingredients: 💦 7 hyaluronic acids for internal dehydration 💦 Caffeine reduces swelling & activates moisture 💦 Papaya Fruit extract provides exfoliation without irritation 💦 Panthenol has antioxidant benefits giving vitality to skin 💦 Niacinamide for skin brightening 💧Texture: very thick liquid with a gel-like consistency. There are bubbles if you shake or drop bottle. There is no fragrance 💧Packaging: clear plastic bottle (180ml) with screw cap. 💧 My review: I first heard about this product after seeing EuniUnni and Gothamista reviewing it on YouTube & had it on my Wishlist for a while. I finally purchased the smaller size to try. Then I was lucky enough to win in a giveaway. The giveaway was for a special edition with 5 animals (Beagle, Cat, Monkey, Sheep & Rabbit). Mine has Becky the Sheep. It is meant to be a 2in1 product as both a toner and essence. I assume that is why they call it a lotion (??). I used this both AM and PM after cleansing & before moisturizer. I use a dime sized amount, and it just glides on the skin, sinking in like magic! I did not find it at all sticky. My dehydrated skin feels plump, brighter and super hydrated. I think it is a great product and highly recommend it for all skin types!

Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

Rovectin
Skin Essentials Activating Treatment Lotion

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4.7

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Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

Great toner for sensitive skin! I’ve tried using the original version and this one. I prefer this version because it is unscented and doesn’t contain any alcohol.

Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance product review
Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I was lucky enough to be selected by @stylekorean_global for one of their Try Me Review Me events. This is a program where they provide people with products for free, in exchange for an honest review. I was excited to be selected to try the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner in the new Alcohol & Fragrance-free version for Sensitive skin. This toner is formulated with 95% naturally-derived ingredients, including antioxidant-rich fermented black rice, hyaluronic acid for moisturization, plus beta-glucan & red ginseng to heal & rejuvenate. U.D.T patented technology allows this active anti-aging ingredient to permeate deeper into the skin for maximum results. Recommended for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Key ingredients: Fermented Black Rice Extract, Bamboo Shoot Bark Extract, Aspergillus Ferment, Ginseng Root Extract, Skullcap Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, and Beta-Glucan. This unscented version does not include the alcohol or lavender oil that is included in the original version. It has a great ingredient list especially for drier skin. Texture: Clear watery, but viscous consistency. Absorbs quickly into skin, with no stickiness, even if you layer it. There is absolutely no scent. Packaging: 150ml hard plastic bottle with spout. Bottle has a gradient effect), with dark to light shading on bottle. My Review: I have been using this toner 2x per day for about 10 days. I am so impressed with how hydrating this is, and my skin drinks it up! I use my hands and pat it on my face (prefer this to using cotton pads) and experienced no irritation. I loved how this one had no smell at all! It is hydrating, quick absorbing and makes my skin so soft! I noticed that my skin tone looked brighter, some hyperpigmentation lightened a little, and my skin is plump, hydrated and smooth. I liked the original version for the brightening and hydration effects, but I preferred this Sensitive skin version due to the lack of fragrance. I will definitely purchase this toner in the future, as I absolutely loved it! It is one of my favorite toners I’ve tried! Highly recommend!

Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

HaruHaru WONDER
Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner Free of Alcohol & Fragrance

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4.7

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Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner

Great product! It absorbs easily and provides a cooling and calming effect onto skin. It contains both hydrating and calming ingredients to help strengthen the skin barrier or reduce irritation.

Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner product review
Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner product review
Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

🍀JUMISOxStyleKorean TryMeReviewMe🍀 Review: Jumiso Super Soothing Cica & Aloe Essence Toner I received this toner along with 3 other products through a @stylekorean_global Try Me Review Me promo for free in exchange for my honest review. This toner is described as a soothing facial toner for all skin types that focuses on hydrating & calming skin. It contains “Green barrier” a combination of mineral water, Centella Asiatica & Aloe leaf juice powder. Mineral water has a smaller molecular structure than regular water and helps quicky absorb active ingredients deeper into skin. Key Ingredients: 🍀 Glycerin 🍀 Centella Asiatica 🍀 5 types of Hyaluronic acid 🍀 Madecassoside 🍀 Asiaticoside 🍀 Aloe Leaf juice powder 🍀 Panthenol Packaging/Texture: 125ml/4.22oz green tinted clear glass bottle with screw top & stopper to control amount of product dispensed. The toner is clear, with an Essence-like texture. It does have a little bit of a watery texture, but I think it is more viscous than the Vitamin Glow toner (which I also tried - check out my review) My Experience: This TMRM promotion included 2 toners, so I used this one in the PM only for about 2 weeks. I love products with Cica so was most excited about trying this toner. It is intended for everyday use and I like how lightweight and gentle it feels on the skin. It absorbs easily and provides a calming and soothing effect onto skin. It is not sticky or heavy on skin. There is also a cooling feel after applying, making my skin feel refreshed. It is very hydrating and makes my skin feel soft and supple, especially when using with the other products I received. After using for 2 weeks, I noticed my skin texture looks smoother and it really helps reduce redness. I think this toner would work for all skin types as it has very hydrating, calming ingredients and helps strengthen the skin barrier. This was my favorite out of the 4 items I received in this promotion and I’ll definitely repurchase!

Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner

Jumiso
Super Soothing CIca & Aloe Essence Toner

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4.8

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62

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All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner

Contains Niacinamide, Sea Buckthorn Water & Extract plus Ascorbic acid to brighten and even out skin tone. I found it pretty good for reducing hyperpigmentation on my cheek when used with a Vitamin C product.

All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner  product review
All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner  product review
All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner  product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I received this toner along with 3 other products through a @stylekorean_global Try Me Review Me promo for free in exchange for my honest review. This toner is described as a highly stabilized vitamin toner that creates naturally glowing skin. It is a non-drying lightweight hydrating toner that is gentle & refreshing on skin. The toner helps brighten, even out skin tone & reduce hyperpigmentation. Key Ingredients: 🍊 Niacinamide 🍊 Sea Buckthorn Water & Extract 🍊 Glycerin 🍊 Panthenol 🍊 Ascorbic Acid 🍊 Tranexamic Acid Packaging/Texture: 125ml/4.22oz orange tinted clear glass bottle with screw top & stopper to control amount of product dispensed. The toner has a clear watery consistency with a mild citrus scent. My Experience: This TMRM promotion included 2 toners, so I used this one in the AM only for about 2 weeks. It is intended for everyday use and I like how lightweight it feels on the skin. I applied after cleansing and it sinks into my skin quickly without a sticky/tacky feeling. It is very hydrating and soothing on skin. After using for 2 weeks, I noticed my skin looks plump, brighter and more even-toned. It is still a little early to see much improvement with some hyperpigmentation I have on my face near my ear, but I’m going to continue using to see the longer term effects. I did not experience any irritation while using this toner. I think it would work for all skin types & is a good introduction to an Ascorbic Acid product since it is pretty gentle.

All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner

Jumiso
All Day Vitamin Glow Boost Facial Toner

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4.6

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55

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My First Essener

Another product that I have to review! This is a first essence/toner for use after cleansing. It is kind of thick and viscous with almost a serum-like texture, but it feels lightweight on the skin when applied. Leaves my skin plumped and hydrated.

My First Essener product review
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missionhydration


Dry/Sensitive

When I hear the name Sioris I think elegant, minimalist packaging and gentle, natural ingredients. Combining the words ‘Simple’ and ‘Original’ Sioris believes in a ‘Fresh, Safe, Honest’ approach, a philosophy I think we can all get behind. 🍁My First Essener seeks to cut down on routine steps by combining toner and essence. This vicious amber liquid promises to hydrate and nourish at the same time, thanks to a blend of 14 special ingredients. The first thing you’ll notice is the subtle mugwort scent so you already know it’s going to be soothing. Add Green Tea, Damask Rose, Glycerin, HA and Polyglutamic Acid and it becomes clear how this is such a well loved product. Put simply, I love it, the bottle is only 100ml but you don’t need layers like your typical toner, just a few drops is enough for your whole face to feel moisturised and plump. I do enjoy all my different steps but if I’m in a rush I’ll be reaching for this one.

My First Essener

Sioris
My First Essener

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4.6

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1025 Dokdo Toner

This toner exfoliates dead skin cells and retains skin moisture. This was a repurchase. It is very watery and I usually layer it for more hydration

1025 Dokdo Toner product review
1025 Dokdo Toner product review
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Sharonspendstoomuch


Dry/Resilient

I purchased the Round Lab 1025 Dokdo Toner from another app at a reduced price in exchange for my honest review. Claims: #1 skin soothing solution for 3 consecutive years. Toner is made with Ulreungdo Island's deep-sea water, which includes 72 minerals that helps to hydrate dry skin. Round Lab's patented protease enzyme obtained from Gangwondo Province, HATCHING EX-07, helps to exfoliate dead skin cells on your skin and ingredients like Panthenol, Allantoin and Betaine help soothe and comfort skin irritated by external environment and pollution. The watery texture formulated with only key ingredients allows product to instantly absorb into skin, leaving it refreshed without any stickiness. Ideal for all skin types, it is fragrance free, alcohol free and safe for sensitive skin. Texture: Very watery texture that immediately soaks into the skin. I did not notice any stickiness after application. It has no fragrance at all. Packaging: Simple packaging, clear 100ml plastic bottle with a spout to control amount of product dispensed. Review: I have used this essence for about a week as part of my AM and PM routine. I used it after cleaning my face as my first toner, using my hands to apply. I pour some toner in the palm of my hand, rub hands together and pat the product on the skin as I feel this keeps you from wasting the toner. You could also soak a cotton pad to apply if this is preferred. Since it has such a light watery texture, I layered the toner 3x in the evening. It feels cooling and soothing, without any stickiness. While I enjoy using this toner, I have not really felt the hydrating effects for my combo-dry skin. I think it may be more suited to those with combination or oily skin. It might be a good toner to use in the summer months as well or in more humid climates. I think it would be good for daily use, as I understand it also acts as a mild exfoliant, gently exfoliating the skin without any AHA/BHAs.

1025 Dokdo Toner

Round Lab
1025 Dokdo Toner

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4.6

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maliaperks

Oily/Resilient

Agree! I’ve gone through multiple bottles of this!
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brebre0925

Dry/Sensitive

I loooove toners this will be helpful when choosing one in the near future
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sarahb3

Dry/Sensitive

😍😍😍
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Jolivares1717

Dry/Resilient

Great List! 💙
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