Before korean toners caught my attention, in my mind toners were these water based products which contained a high concentration of alcohol and were mainly used to remove makeup and cleanser residue. After trying a few I gave up on them because they were stripping my skin of hydration and my skin only became oilier. I’m sure many of you have experienced this in the past with western toners. But after coming across korean toners I simply cannot imagine leaving them out of my skincare routine.
What are toners?
Many cleansers are alkaline, while healthy skin is naturally slightly acidic. Toners are intended to regulate the skin pH levels after cleansing and enhancing the absorption of the following skincare products in your routine, while providing hydration.
Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner – What it does
If you are into kbeauty, there’s no way that you haven’t heard of Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. It’s a very popular toner, that’s why a couple of months ago I thought to give it a try and see if it lived up to the hype. And spoiler alert: For me personally – It does!
Description: ” Supple Preparation Facial Toner is formulated with a base of various botanical extract to balance the skin’s pH level and provide full nourishment to the skin. It also helps prepare the skin to better absorb following products and boost their effectiveness.“
The consistency is on the watery side, but not extremely runny. It has a bit of viscosity. The way I like to apply it:
I pour it on my hand (I always use my hands to apply toners), wet the palms together and then massage and pat it gently on my face.
I personally don’t use it to wipe the face after cleansing because I feel like I do cleanse the skin thoroughly, but you sure can.
You can also soak some cotton pads with the toner and use them as a mask for more hydration.
I use this right after cleansing and I can immediately feel the difference. It gets absorbed pretty fast and the skin feels supple and plump afterwards, the reason being that the toner is filled with humectants.
On days when I’m using active ingredients like AHAs which tend to dry out your skin or in the winter time, I may need to apply more than one layer. If your skin barrier is compromised and you feel that your skin is very dehydrated, this tone relieves that uncomfortable feeling and it’s a very good first step from which you can go on and build upon the hydration your skin needs. The formula is very gentle and non irritating, infused with plant extracts that help soothe and repair the skin.
It contains ingredients such as wheat amino acids, centella asiatica, liquorice root which help reduce inflammation in the skin and have a calming effect. Leaves the skin smooth and definitely improves the texture as well.
For those of you who are sensitive to essential oils you can go with the unscented version of this toner, which has the same ingredients except for the essential oils. And it’s just as good as the original version.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1
Where to buy
Price: Depending on the seller it retails for $18 to $22.
I purchase mine from Wishtrend or their ebay store kr.cfactory, but you can also get it from SokoGlam or from other sellers on Amazon and Ebay.
Wonderful lightweight toner that provides and helps maintain hydration, while calming and soothing the skin at the same time.
All skin types can benefit. Balances oily skin well and has a calming effect for sensitive skin.
I will be repurchasing it when I run out.
What are your thoughts on the Klairs Supple Preparation Toner? How does it work for your skin? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
*Please keep in mind that your experience with a product may be different from mine, considering there are so many factors that play a role such as: age, skin type and condition, hormones, diet, lifestyle, environment.
*My skin: Oily and acne prone, a bit sensitive, gets dehydrated easily, large pores, uneven skin tone.Follow my blog with Bloglovin
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin health.
I’m very happy to bring you on this journey with me and I hope you enjoy it! <3
My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.