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  • Dry Skin Toners
    hydrating toner,  routine

    Best Toners For Thirsty Skin

    Dry vs Dehydrated Skin Dry skin lacks natural oil, as opposed to dehydrated skin which lacks water. However, both can feel the some and often it’s hard to tell them apart. Dry skin is a skin type and is genetic while dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can be treated. Symptoms of dry skin include a feeling of tightness, itchiness, flaking and an ashy complexion. Skin generally looks dull and matte, making it more prone to fine lines or even cracks. Chances are your skin soaks up moisturising creams pretty quickly. There are several factors that can lead to dehydration, including environment, diet and the products you choose. Skin…

  • I'm From Rice
    face,  hydrating toner,  I'm From,  scrub,  serum

    I’m From Rice

    the rice line A brand inspired by traditional remedies to alleviate skin concerns and promising transparency, honest ingredients and materials without harmful additives, the rice line is one of the most popular by I’m From. Included are the toner, cream, serum and mask. Typically presented, all have consistent packaging, glass packed with paper labels making them immediately identifiable. The organic rice range formulae are also cruelty free and free of additives like stripping alcohols, fragrance and essential oils. Rich in amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin E, B and ferulic acid, Rice Extract has anti-inflammatory and calming effects, tightening plus short and long term skin hydration. It’s great for sensitive and…

  • Laneige Cream Skin Refiner
    hydrating toner,  Laneige

    Laneige Cream Skin Refiner

    the claim The Laneige Cream Skin Refiner claims to be a toner comprising a whole bottle of cream dissolved with safe ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and healthy. It’s said to offer a significant moisturising effect, particularly recommended for skin that feels tight, dry or sensitive.     the ingredients Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Disodium Edta, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol     CosDNA returns a favourable all green report for this compact 15 ingredient formula, confirming product safety.     the science Following the humectant powerhouse Glycerin…

  • hydrating toner,  I'm From

    I’m From Rice Toner

    the claim The I’m From Rice Toner is made with 77.78% Rice Extract which is said to enhance skin whitening and elasticity. The toner forms a protective barrier over the skin to prevent water loss, eliminate dead skin cells and provide luster and moisturization to rebalance dry and tired skin.     the science Rich in amino acids, vitamin E and ferulic acid, Rice Extract has anti-inflammatory and calming effects, also providing short and long term skin hydration. It’s great for sensitive and acne prone skin types. Included at almost 78% concentration, it’s the hero ingredient of the toner. Three synthetic ingredients follow in concentration. Methylpropanediol (together with Butylene Glycol)…

  • hydrating toner,  Pixi

    Pixi Rose Tonic

    the claim The Pixi Rose Tonic claims to naturally soothe and nourish. It helps to tone, balance pH, minimize redness and calm skin while rehydrating, replenishing and refreshing.     the science Following regular water in concentration, Damask Rose Flower Water which brings antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-ageing qualities to the product, giving it soothing and healing properties in addition to protecting it from free radical damage. Furthermore, anti-inflammatory properties give Rose Extract the capability to help minimize redness and soothe irritation. The ideal rose pH (almost identical to human skin) assures skin balancing and an intact acid mantle. Citric Acid is also added to control product pH. Additional soothing ingredients…

  • hydrating toner,  Isntree

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner

    the claim The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner claims to be a highly concentrated, dermatologically tested toner boasting hyaluronic acid, trehalose, birch sap extract and collagen to rejuvenate skin with moisture.     the science Sodium Hyaluronate is a salt derived from Hyaluronic Acid. It delivers similar benefits only skin absorbs it more easily. Hyaluronic Acid is a Glycosaminoglycan, a vital naturally occurring substance of the skin which works to keep every aspect of skin stable, safeguarded and continuously renewed. Able to attract up to 1000 times its weight in water, it’s also a competent humectant, well supported by Glycerin and Butylene Glycol, the latter also assisting to increase the effectiveness…

  • hydrating toner,  Pixi

    Pixi Vitamin C Tonic

    the claim The Pixi Vitamin C Tonic claims to use the potent antioxidant power of Vitamin C to promote healthy collagen production and boost skin luminosity.     the science Vitamin C boasts the ability to decrease sun damage and dehydration plus reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s easily absorbed into the skin, assisting to decrease water loss and boost moisture retention making it a great hydrating agent for dry skin. Furthermore, it enhances the skin’s ability to repair itself, speeding up cell turnover with an increased ability to remove accumulated dead and damaged skin cells. As a result, hyperpigmentation and acne scarring concerns are eased by…

  • Marine Active Toner
    hydrating toner,  The Skin House

    The Skin House Marine Active Toner

    the claim The Skin House Marine Active Toner claims to sink in quickly to hydrate the skin with hyaluronic acid and ceramides. Deep sea water and seaweed extract make skin clean and bright without feeling sticky.     the science Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is naturally present in the human body. It draws up to 1000 times its weight in moisture from the atmosphere into the skin for a hydrated, plump and healthy appearance. Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of HA and present at a fair concentration, listed seventh on the ingredient list. Humectants Glycerin, Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol similarly enhance hydration, the latter also assisting to increase the…

  • Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner
    hydrating toner,  Keep Cool,  Style Korean

    Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner

    the claim The Keep Cool Soothe Bamboo Toner claims to add moisture and soothe troubled skin.     the science This toner contains a huge concentration of 85% Bamboo Water. Bamboo contains 70% natural silica, an organic compound that helps to keep skin looking healthy, supple and radiant. Packed with amino acids and flavonoids, it also provides antioxidant protection against UV radiation. By reinforcing the moisture barrier, it further reduces bacteria penetrating to improve acne and damaged skin. Sodium Hyaluronate is the salt form of hyaluronic acid, used to boost moisture content. Also improving moisture content, humectants draw water into the skin and are well represented by Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Urea,…

  • Benton Deep Green Tea Toner
    Benton,  hydrating toner

    Benton Deep Green Tea Toner

    the claim The Benton Deep Green Tea Toner claims to be a light and hydrating toner enriched with Green Tea from Boseong, a famous tea producing region of Korea. It is said to replenish moisture, soothe and freshen the skin to leave it healthy and clear.     the science Dominating a gentle formula of only 15 ingredients is Green Tea Leaf Water, represented at a significant concentration of 50%. Extracts from the leaf, seed and root add a further 3%. Green Tea is a potent antioxidant source that helps to protect skin from free radical damage, reduce inflammation, clear cell damage and repair wrinkles. Rich in Catechins, a group…