Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner review

Dear Beauty Diary,
I finally bought the Sukin toner and moisturizer, and I am extremely delighted with how organic it is (it is not 100% organic, but still mostly organic), how budget friendly it is, and how great its results are. By the way, I have already done a review for the Sukin Facial Moisturiser, click on the link to read my review.

Sukin packaged its toner in a 125ml mist bottle. I got this for $14.90 at Watsons. There's the toner for sensitive skin and another for all skin types. I picked up the one for all skin types.

As mentioned above, this toner comes in a mist bottle. I don't mind the idea of mist toners, but I must say that I don't like the pump for the mist in the bottle. Its a very unstable pump. Most of the time, the mist comes out in spurts, and its like water droplets. On the rare occasions that the pump works, the mist is very heavy. And the pump is very short, so only small sections of the face can be sprayed at one go. Sighs. Well, at least the toner still gets onto my face.

Here's the product description:
This alcohol-free, skin hydrating mist combines chamomile and rosewater to help soothe, tone and cool tired skin. Use after cleansing or whenever your skin feels tired or stressed. Perfect for hot days, long flights or long days in an air-conditioned environment.
[Application] Close eyes and spray onto face and neck area for an instant refreshing feel. Can be used on face and body, over and under lotions, creams, oils, gels and make-up. Use throughout the day to refresh and hydrate dry skin.
[Ingredients] Aqua, Rose Damascena Flower Water (Rose), Glycerin, Chamomila Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid.

Organic lovers. Look at that ingredient list. Its as simple as that. Its as organic as that. Ok, the only non-organic things there are Glycerin and Phenoxyethanol, which is something like alcohol. But this toner is only $14.90! Its very cheap for a toner of 125ml, and purely organic skincare like Suki is super expensive.

Suki and Sukin. They sound the same. They are not related though. Suki is the 100% purely organic skincare and cosmetics brand, where everything there is super duper expensive. Its like mid-range to high-end pricing. Sukin is almost 100% organic, but the price is so cheap and its totally worth it. I recommend Sukin, if you happen to come across anything from Sukin, just buy it (if you have the money with you at the moment).

This toner is a water-based toner. It feels exactly like water. If not for the strong scent of this toner, I would have mistaken it for water. When sprayed onto face, it feels refreshing, leaving a cooling sensation behind. However, because of the little amount of product dispensed with each pump, I usually give myself 6 pumps of the bottle. When patting the toner into my skin, I find that there is a slightly sticky feeling. Its a very very slight sticky feeling. However, if you chose not to pat it in, you won't be able to feel that sticky feeling.

This toner wears very comfortably on the skin. It absorbs really quickly too, and you feel nothing after the toner has absorbed into your skin. It also leaves no residue behind, there is no sticky or greasy feeling as a result.

I don't feel that this toner gives a whole load of moisture. I don't get my moisture from this toner, I get it all from my moisturizer. Therefore, be careful not to use this toner alone, you must follow up with a hydrating moisturizer. But this toner does not dry out your skin. Sure it is not very moisturizing, but it does not suck away the moisture either, so its ok as a toner. Throughout the day, you can apply this toner. However, I feel that this effect is just for giving your skin a nice refreshing touch, and definitely not a nice boost of moisture. It calms down your skin nicely.

This toner has a very strong scent. But after looking at the ingredient list, and knowing that Sukin does not add any artificial fragrances, I know that this scent is from one of those plant extracts used in this toner. After unscrewing the cap and giving the contents a nice good sniff, I can say that the Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner smells exactly like a strong good cup of chrysanthemum tea. Even though chrysanthemum is not one of the products used. Still, I love the smell!

As a toner, this Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner gives a great refreshing touch to the skin, prepping it for my moisturizer. It also calms my skin and has really helped in managing my acne. It reduced redness and has smoothed out my skin. I spritz this on quite frequently, since it has natural and healthy ingredients that keep my skin happy. I recommend this toner to everyone! :D

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