Innisfree Broccoli Clearing Toner Review:
I got this product first as a membership kit (I think over 1 year ago) and I ignored it, neglected it, didn’t even open it. Until one day I went to a store and actually read the package, saying that it specializes in sebum and pores. So I had a “a-ha” moment and decided to start using it! I have been using it ever since, which gives me a margin to make a proper review.
It’s part of the Superfood collection, which focuses on, well, superfoods, and this collection has products to tackle every skin worry. This is my third product from this line, simply because it’s affordable and the design is simple and beautiful!
Are you curious about this toner that looks exactly like water? I wonder if it smells like broccoli…
Contains broccoli and salicylic acid (0.1%) components, which calm the skin and care for the sebum and blackheads.
Broccoli helps in soothing & enhancing skin barrier via enriched vitamin and mineral.
Powerful sebum and blackheads removal effect with BHA. Natural-origin-salicylic acid (BHA) is used.
Purified water, Ethanol, Propanediol, 1,2-hexanediol, Broccoli extract, Wintergreen leaf extract,
Centella Asiatica extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed extract, Houttuynia cordata Extract, Orange peel oil, Pogostemon Cablin oil, C12-14 Pareth-12, Tromethamine, Butylene glycol, Ethylhexyl glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl caprylate
Volume: 150 ml
How to use:
According to the package: put a sufficient amount of product on a cotton pad, and apply it on the skin.
But you can also apply it by using your palms.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, sensitive, blemishes easily, and allergic.
Innisfree Broccoli Clearing Toner Review:
The basic analysis first of course.
It starts by having a safety seal which of course means if there is no seal or if it’s cut you shouldn’t use it and should go complain to the store you bought it from!
It’s cute so I’m showing it. On the lid there’s an embossed “innisfree” writing, and it’s just one of those details that make the product design prettier.
There’s a safety lid which you should remove before using it. I usually keep them, but since this lid closes really well I ended up throwing the safety lid out after these photos were taken.
First, I decided to use it a few times the way they said it. Just put it on a cotton pad and apply it on your face afterwards.
The scent, if you know the rest of the Broccoli line, is the same. If you don’t then… I guess it smells sort of like those horrible green juices. Sort of bitter in flavor, not in scent (I didn’t eat it, but it accidentally touched my lips).
I’ve used it a few times like this and the result has always been the same. The cotton pad with the toner removes some of the sebum (mainly around my nose area) even after I cleansed my skin! A thing I thought I felt the cleansers remove.
The other way of using it is just like this, pouring it on your palm, and then pat it on your face.
This is obviously right before and right after using it for the first time.
This is after using it for one month in a row. When it comes to clearing the pores, it really doesn’t. However it really does great maintenance when it comes to sebum.
And in the long run I noticed I have less pimples and my skin is overall cleaner (less imperfections in general) and I guess that’s what they meant by “clearing” toner. I would have taken a before picture, but I wasn’t expecting it at all!
When I had skin damage (peeling patches, open wounds, etc) it did burn a little. But otherwise it didn’t hurt even on my sensitive skin. When I apply the toner with a cotton pad it does feel a little dry on the skin.
With my palms it really doesn’t dry on the skin much. And when I do a multiple-skin application then it feels almost as moisturizing as 1 layer of a moisturizing toner (for reference, a moisturizing toner would be like the Aqua by Nature Republic).
Oh, also, this is how much I used during this past month. I did do a lot of 5-skin-method (I find 7 to be a little too much for me) so it emptied a little faster than it would with normal usage. But it’s so affordable I don’t even feel guilty!
This is by far my favorite toner so far. It’s not a moisturizing toner which is a set back during dry weather, but as soon as it turns to spring (or now during the summer) it’s my new go-to, and I deeply regret ignoring it until now!
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Have you tried Innisfree Broccoli Clearing Toner?
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