Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner Review:
These days, Isntree has been booming in the Asian Beauty community with their simple no-frills skincare products. They first garnered popularity with their famous Hyaluronic acid toner which I also thoroughly enjoyed, resulting in me falling in love with the brand.
Isntree’s Green Tea Fresh Toner on the other hand, appealed to me due to it being a light watery toner which I find more ideal for daytime use for combo or oily-skinned folks, especially those living in countries with high humidity all year long.
+ Brightens skin
+ Reduces sebum production
+ Skin soothing effect
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Water, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Salix Alba Bark Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyacetophenone
– Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is a popular antioxidant with a lot of scientific research backing up its efficiency. Antioxidants are a nice addition to any skincare routine as it is known to fight off any free radicals caused by pollution. Green Tea has also shown that it is capable of brightening the skin as well as controlling sebum production in some studies. This toner’s formula is composed of 80% Green Tea Extract.
– Centella Asiatica Extract is another great ingredient with abundant scientific research to back it up. Korean products with Centella are usually coined with the cica term. Centella is a potent antioxidant and is a rich source of amino acids that has the ability to promote wound healing, skin brightening, and skin soothing effects.
– Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid is a low-molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid, meaning it can penetrate the skin much more effectively than regular Hyaluronic Acid, resulting in hydration from the inside, but it also comes with a catch that it can be more sensitizing as it penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin.
– Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate or more commonly known as Licorice, is another potent antioxidant that has shown the ability to reduce pigmentation and inflammation.
Scent: This product has no added fragrance to it and doesn’t really smell like anything, making it great for those with sensitive skin.
Volume: 200 ml
My Skin Type: Combination Skin (normal/oily t-zone) with Malassezia (Fungal Acne)
How to use:
1. After washing your face, take a moderate amount of the product on a cotton ball, wipe the skin with the cotton ball along the skin texture and tap the skin slightly to let the product absorb.
Shelf-life: 6 months after opening
Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner Review:
As someone who suffers from Malassezia (Fungal Acne), I have to be mindful of products and their ingredients. Luckily, this toner which I have for around 2 months already, fits the bill for me.
The texture is very watery and it has a brown-ish/amber color to it. It provides ample hydration that absorbs fast without any kind of sticky residue making it a good candidate for the 3/5/7 skin method.
If I were to categorize this toner, it wouldn’t be a hydrating toner, but rather an all-in-one toner as it can balance the pH levels of the skin, it has a good load of antioxidants within the formula with Green Tea comprising 80% of the ingredients list, and a noticeable added hydration to the skin.
Efficiency-wise, I did notice slight reduction of oil production within my t-zone as well as an improved brightness to my overall skin tone. I also noticed that it helps to calm down inflammations that comes in the form of cystic acne within my jawline. In that regard, I also find it effective to use on mosquito bites or sunburn.
If I were to compare it to their famous Hyaluronic Acid Toner which I also use in the same routine, they are both good and the differences are pretty minimal;
- Hydration wise, the HA toner wins due to the 50% HA content
- Cost-effectivity wise, the HA toner has more slip to its texture whereas the Green Tea toner is watery, hence the principle that a little goes a long way applies to the HA toner more
- Long term effects wise, the Green Tea toner wins due to the high amount of Green Tea extract in the formula
I will definitely repurchase this lovely product as it has already made its way to becoming a staple in my routine, mainly because I believe that the long-term effects of the antioxidants present in this formula will slowly but surely work its magic onto my skin.
I highly recommend this product to all skin types but I believe those with naturally oily skin will benefit from this product the most.
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