Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Toner Review : The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner

Good day, everyone
Still in the Korean Corner, now I'm gonna share my review about The Face Shop Toner.
After my 'not-so-good' experience with Nature Republic Green Tea Toner, I gave a try to this toner.

The Face Shop Rice Ceramide Moisture Toner
150 ml/ 5.07 fl. oz.

DIRECTIONS : After washing the face, dispense an adequate amount onto a cotton puff. Apply gently in an outward direction along the skin texture.
CAUTION : For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken or abraded skin. Avoid contact with eyes.

Below is the Rice Ceramide complete line
I took the pic randomly from Google

I decided to shop at The Face Shop official counter to get this toner since I did not find the it’s ready stock on online shops where I usually bought Korean products from. I was quite satisfied with The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam and Cleansing Water. That fact made me wanna taste other Rice product from this brand. Since I always tone my face after washing it, so I bought this toner.
Before buying it, I heard that this toner contained hydrating/ moisturizing properties. I was having dehydrated problem on my skin. My skin is Oily- combination type but sometimes can get dehydrated even flaky on the outside.

Packaging : Plastic bottle crème color, quite sturdy material, hard to squeeze, won’t break if u drop it. Shake the bottle if u want the product to come out. A bit hard to see how much amount in it. It has goldy color on it’s cap, adds some elegant touch to it. The bottle has proper hole size, so u can control the amount of product u want to use.

First time I opened the cap, there's an alumunium seal covering the tube hole.
It's hygienic enough for a protection for new product.
Remove the seal to dispense the toner.

The Hole of Toner Bottle

 Front view of the bottle

Back side of the bottle contains product info and ingredients.

This toner is none like common toner I usually use. The consistency is quite moist, rich and thick. I was surprised because of the texture, almost as thick as lightweight/ emulsion. Then I realized that it has the name ‘moisture toner’, so it was meant to have noticeable moisture level when we use it.

First time when I tried it, my skin condition is kinda entering it’s sensitive and acne prone mode. I had tiny pimples around my jaw. I used it at night and when I looked at mirror in the morning I found that some of my pimples got bigger. And then I ceased the usage. I was a bit desperate back then since this toner costs me IDR 80k, it’s bit expensive for me.

After my skin returned in it’s normal mode, I tried to use this toner again. I used it in the morning, after washing my face and before applying BB Cream. This toner moisturizes my skin pretty well. I used my fingers to apply it on my face. It also did not take too long to absorb. I waited for a while until it completey sinked into my skin. And I felt that my face became hydrated and more supple after using this toner, and my bb cream is easier to blend. Well, u must already know that make up tend to blend and settle easier on hydrated/ moisturized skin. I like this benefit so much.
When my skin is in normal mode, this toner sure gives several benefits for me.
This toner is absolutely not a cleansing toner, and don’t try to treat it as one. This toner should be used on a well cleansed skin. It is to prepare ur skin before make up or next skincare steps. To hydrate and enhance the absorbtion of the next skincare u want to apply.
I’ve tried to use it as cleansing toner and it was not working at all.

I only use about 3- 4 drops for my entire face and half of my neck. I think this bottle is gonna last long.
I've used it more than one month until I made this review and it has not reached 1/3 of the bottle.
I usually use it in the morning, sometimes at night too. I think it also helps to tighten my enlarged pores.

U who don’t like fragranced skincare may walk away from it. Seriously, this toner smell is considered strong, though the scent will fade soon after application. Ugh, why The Face Shop seems to like pouring perfume to almost all their skincare.

The Face shop product prices on their official counter here in Indonesia are less expensive than other Korean High Street Brand like The Skinfood and Etude which double even triple the prices we can get via online shop. The Face Shop price gap between ordering online and official counter in Indonesia is not too much.
They often hold promo too. Last time I went to their official shop, there is a discount on blush on product. U can get 2 Lovely Me ex blushes with only IDR 50k.

Who may like it :
- People with dry or dehydrated skin
- Normal skin type
- looking for moist toner
- don’t mind the strong fragrance, alcohol and preservatives
- whose skin is not on acne prone or sensitive mode
- have The Face Shop Member card so u can get it cheaper

Who may not like it :
- Oily and super oily skin
- Sensitive and acne prone skin
­- can’t tolerate the strong fragrance, alcohol and preservatives

Will I repurchase? I guess it’s a No. The strong smell, alcohol on the third row and paraben are enough to be reasons.

What’s ur opinion? Tell me, I’d like to hear it : )


ascendy said...

Duh terlanjur beli yg cream.. lumayan ok sih setelah pakai.. too bad baru tau perihal paraben. Which one do you preffer.. this rice ceramide series or the rice water series? Rice water series mengandung paraben jg gak ya ?

Queen D said...

Halo, maap bru balas setelah skian lama bulanan nda buka blog.

Yang pernah aq coba rice water itu ada parabennya. ini reviewku soal rice water

thank u uda mampir kemari :)

Leslie Lim said...

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Ivan Djauw said...

sorry nih sis ikut2an nimbrung.
Aku mau nanya beli rice ceramide moisture emulsion dimana ya? sebab di toko2 online sekarang banyak yg ga ready stock dan suka dibatalin sepihak oleh mereka ga jelas alasannya.
kulit aku sensitif, biasanya ga cocok ama banyak cream malam, biasanya jadinya merah2.
jadinya ga dipakein apa2, lagian jg karena cowo jadi ga pake makeup kan.
kulitku berminyak kombinasi gtu, kdg jd suka kering karena srg pake motor siang2 dan hasilnya kulitnya sering kelupas dan kasar2 merah ga jelas.
nyobain rice ceramide emulsion, dipake sebelum tidur, beberapa bulan kulitnya jadi lembut dan bright kata orang2 (jadi pede :p)
klo tonernya belum pernah nyoba sih.
dan sekarang emulsionnya udah abis lama, dan seperti kataku tadi susah dapetnya.
makanya aku mau tanya sis2 sekalian dimana bs dapetin rice ceramide emulsion yg ready stock dan harganya bersahabat seperti yg didapet sis queen D (80k) ^^
Thanks atas bantuannya ya

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