belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner Review:
My experience with the belif The True Crème Aqua Bomb moisturizer was pleasant and I was interested in learning more about belif’s other products. I saw a major beauty store was offering a reward that featured travel and tester sizes of belif products that could be used to do a full K-beauty skincare routine, which I bought. The toner was included as the second step in the process. Prior to trying the set, I never used toner, thinking it was an extraneous product that skincare companies used to get people to buy and use more products in their routines. Out of all the other items, I really liked the scent of this product and did notice a difference after using many times. When I ran out of the tester size, I purchased the full sized product.
For those who are new to the brand, belif is a mid-price skincare brand from Korea, best known for their face moisturizers. Belif products are described as being inspired by 19th Century apothecary processes, using the purest ingredients, combined with modern skin science.
A soothing toner that hydrates and balances the skin’s pH after cleansing.
Water, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract 8%, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Butylene Glycol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Corchorus Olitorius Leaf Extract, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Beta-Glucan, Glyceryl Acrlate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, *Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, *Nepeta Cataria Extract, *Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, *Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract, *Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycereth-26, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Peg/Ppg-17/6 Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Octyldodeceth-16, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tromethamine, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance**, Citronnellol, Limonene. *Napiers Original Formula. **Fragrances of Natural Origin.
Volume: 6.75 oz
How to use:
After cleansing face, dampen a cotton pad or ball or pour a small amount of toner into hand. Apply all over face and neck areas, avoiding the eyes.
My Skin Type: Normal with occasional dryness and acne
belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner Review:
Upon first glance, the packaging for the toner is very minimalist and clean – belif uses a rounded cap, typically black, to top their bottles, which show bar graphs of the skincare properties the product promises to deliver. It is well made and pleasing – the packaging feels scientific with the use of the bar graphs on the front and the clear wording of what it does.
Following the instructions, I applied the toner after washing my face. (I would also use this prior to applying a face mask.) I used clean hands to place 2-3 good-sized drops in the palm of my hand, which is more than enough to cover my face and neck.
The bergamot scent is prevalent but not overwhelming or heavy – applying it reminded me of Earl Grey tea, as bergamot is a common ingredient in the tea blend.
The toner is lightweight, likely due to water being the first ingredient in the list and is pleasant when applied to the skin. (I experienced a cooling sensation when patting it onto my face and neck.) It takes a few seconds to absorb into my skin, which is typical for any toner product.
After several months of including this toner in my daily skincare routine, I’ve noticed that my skin has retained moisture better, especially during the dry winter season. Because of this, I have not used a heavy amount of moisturizer, serum, or essence in the follow-up steps of my skincare routine. (Many articles on K-Beauty have said that a good toner helps keep skin retain moisture so it requires less product application, which can be a money saver in the long run.)
It is gentle enough on sensitive skin and does not irritate it. (Initially I had been concerned about the fragrance, since heavily scented or prominently scented products tend to make my skin become red or itchy.)
I give this product a 5/5. The belif Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner has converted me into a regular toner user and applying it has been a pleasant part of my daily routine. The brand recommends this toner for anyone who has normal or combination skin, but I think this could work for people with dry skin as well.
Those with sensitive skin should be safe to use this product as well. However, if you are not a fan of scented toners, I would look for another product. A little goes a long way.
Where to buy:
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