This is another post about product from Indonesian dermatology clinic. I bought it on the same time with Erhalogy Eternalips that I reviewed in HERE, that was several months ago. This post has been abandoned for long time in my disk.
So here is the product description.
Erha 21 New Improved Formula
Erha 3 Balancing Toner
pH Balanced Toner, refreshed and revitalized your skin
Water, Witch Hazel extract, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactic Acid 3.42 %, Propylene Glycol, Ethanol, Glycolic Acid 2.45%, Aloe Vera extract, Glycerine, Phytic Acid, D-Panthenol, Allantoin, Benzoic Acid.
Well, I heard some good review before decided to buy this product. This is Erha product that sold as regular item, it means u could buy it at Erha Apothecary without Erha Dermatologist prescription. The Erha SA said that it would work for combination and oily skin.
This is the bottle
White and clean plastic bottle packaging
The toner is transparent water- like
The back of the bottle containing product info
I experienced redness at the first time using it. I used it after facial wash. It did help to remove traces of dirt that could not be wiped by facial wash. At first I thought my skin was just trying to adapt to a new product. The next day I tried it again and the redness and unpleasant feeling on my skin happened again. And then I ceased the use for 1 day, and the next day it occurred again. I only use this product 4 times before gave up. My sensitive skin could not tolerate the formula.
After doing some online searching. I think I knew what inside it that my skin could not tolerate. The combination of sulfur, Lactic Acid 3.42 %, Glycolic Acid 2.45%, alcohol in form of ethanol, benzoic acid, and Sodium Hydroxide on the 4th top ingredients list is just too 'strong' for my skin. 2 kinds of AHA(Lactid and glycolic) with that percentage might be too much for my skin, considering at that time I seldom used product containing AHA, maybe my skin was not used to it. And the presence of alcohol and sulfur (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane) could not be tolerated by my sensitive skin. Then the sodium hydroxide on the 4th is also intolerable for my sensitive skin, it is known as strong skin irritant.
Oh, stupid me, I should have learned knowledge about chemical ingredients before purchasing this product. I really regret this.
Ok, let's jump into my conclusion.
- Non perfumed
- No strong smell
- could wipe away the traces of residue on my skin that missed by the cleanser
- the formula could not be tolerated by my sensitive skin
Repurchase ? Big No No. It may suit many people out there but unfortunately it's not for me. I don't mean to judge this one as a bad product, but I just have some sensitive and specific conditions that couldn't tolerate this toner's formula, that's just it.
I think every individual has different condition about their skin. One product that suit many people does not mean that it would go well for me too.
So, readers, especially in Indonesian, have u ever tried any product from Erha Dermatology Clinic before? Tell me ur thought, let me know if u visit my blog :)
Until then, see ya on my next post, have a nice day :)