Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner Review

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner Review

Hey Dreamers and Creators!

Today's review is on the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. (What a long name.) This is a toner I discovered and started using since late spring of this year. After using and liking the Klairs masks, I wanted to try more of Klairs products. At the time, I was running low on my toner, so I purchased the Klairs toner with a couple of other products to try.

Let's get to know this Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner.

Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner

Product Description: A facial toner that works to balance the skin's pH level and improve the effectiveness of other skincare products applied after. The toner is formulated with a variety of plant extracts such as aloe leaf extract, althaea rosea flower extract, centella asiatica extract, licorice root extract, and more. The toner can help to remove excess sebum after cleansing and prep the skin for the rest of its skincare routine products. This toner also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce redness, calm irritation, and reduce acne pimples.

To Use: After cleansing the face and neck, pour an adequate amount on a cotton pad. Apply it all over the face and neck. Alternatively, pour the toner onto the palm of you hand and gently pat it onto the skin. Follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.

ingredient lists in Korean (left) and English (right).

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1.

Please Do Not use if: you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

Packaging: The toner comes in a darkened but still see through bottle. So you can see just how much of the toner you have left. I showed the 2 bottles because their packaging are a bit different. While both comes with the same light yellow colored label, what's printed on them is different. The bottle on the left is mostly printed in Korean, with only the front information (and a bit on the back) being printed in English. However, the bottle on the right has all of its information printed in English, including the full ingredient list, directions, cautions, etc. 

Scent: This toner has a floral and herbal scent to it. Not overwhelming, but if you look at the ingredients you can see that fragrance was added to this toner. 

Color: The Klairs toner is colorless.

Texture: Liquidy like most toners. Absorbs easily and leaves no sticky feeling after. 

Two toner bottles, Korean version on left and English version on right.

My Thoughts: As with all new products, I ran this toner through my patch testing process. Prior to purchasing this, I had already checked out its ingredients. While I was pretty sure nothing looked like it could cause issues, I was still cautious. I was also cautious because my skin was extra sensitive then. It was sensitive because it was a season change of spring to summer. My skin is naturally sensitive but during season changes it is even more sensitive. So I just have to be extra careful.

As you can see, I already have a second bottle of this. So I clearly like it enough to stock more of it. I am more than 3/4th way through my current bottle, so I think my current bottle might last me just before the end of the year. I rarely use this toner with cotton pads because I find that to be way too wasteful. So, usually, I just pour it on my hands and pat it into the skin.

I purchased this toner mainly because it promises to help reduce redness, calm irritations and reduce acne. That sounds like a great combo for my sensitive and acne prone skin. I did notice that it was able to help reduce redness a bit. It doesn't take away all the redness, but every bit counts. What I really like about this toner is how moisturizing and soothing it feels after I apply it. The formula isn't sticky and absorbs nicely. Leaving the skin feeling quite refreshed. It does seem like it can calm my skin a bit, which is nice. Aside from this toner, I also use other products to combat and prevent acne. So, I can't say just how much this does in reducing acne. However, aside from that time of the month (sometimes) and on the rare occasions when food allergies prompt new acne, my acne has been pretty well controlled. So I think this toner does add to the help.
toner bottle opening, just the right size

I recently learned that Klairs will be releasing a new version of their toner on Nov. 26th. Don't you hate that? When you finally think you find something good and they decide to discontinue it or change its formula. I won't know if the new Klairs toner formula will be any good and I'm slightly unsure if I want to try it. On one hand I do want to try it because if it's good or better than I want to know. On the other hand, I'm slightly scared that my skin won't like the new formula. That means I'd have to start the toner hunt all over again to look for another good candidate. For now though, I have my current one and one backup which will last me for some time, so I still have time to think and decide.

toner is clear
-help reduce redness
-help reduce acne
-calms the skin

-current formulation discontinued  

My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Final Thoughts: I really, really like this toner. It's definitely one of the best I've tried so far. I am sad the current formulation, which I like, is being discontinued. Although, a new formulation will be released, I'm afraid that my skin might not like the new formulation. I do have a backup that will last me well into next year so I'm happy for that. Maybe I can restock some more of the current formulation before it is sold out everywhere. 

Would I repurchase in the future? Yes. I need to stock up on this baby before the current formulation is all gone. Do I think this is worth a try? Yup. I think if you are looking for the effects this toner offers and is not allergic to any of its ingredients, then it's worth a try. You could also try the new formulation coming out Nov. 26, 2015. However, I have no idea how that compares to the current formulation.

Where to purchase: (new formulation)

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