Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask Review:
No matter how much you break down the Korean beauty regime, you can’t cross out toning your face. The air pollution problem isn’t as big in the area I live in comparison to China or other places but, my skin is VERY sensitive to dust and germs. I could just go to the city center for an hour and next thing I know, my face is breaking out the following day.
This toner from Skinfood main marketing point is skin protection from dust and hazardous materials and also, moisture. Do you see where I’m going? Skinfood is one of the most reliable brands in my opinion so I thought this could possibly help me prevent new breakouts.
This toner is part of Skinfood’s hypoallergenic anti-dust and detoxifying cleansing line. It features the Bitter Green-5 complex (aka wheat grass, kale, celery, cabbage, and broccoli extracts for optimal detoxification), that helps discharge toxins. While not directly only with this toner, this whole line claims to be able to detox the skin and purify its look from both the inside and the outside.
Water, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Sprout Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Apium Graveolens (Celery) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Polyquaternium-51, Gnaphalium Leontopodium Flower Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Origanum Majorana Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4
How to use:
~as a toner~
At morning and night, after cleansing or exfoliating. Soak a cotton pad with enough of the product and gently apply it on all of your face and neck.
~as a mask~
Take the paired cotton pads that come with it. Separate one from the other (important! If you don’t do that and try to separate them later they’ll get ripped!!), then soak them with plenty of product and place them on your cheeks/ forehead/ chin/ e.t.c. Let them sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then take them off. After that continue with the rest of your routine.
Caution: Don’t let them dry on your skin and be generous with the toner amount on the pads because if you aren’t, they won’t stick on to your skin!
My Skin Type: acne prone and oily.
Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask Review:
This toner comes with 300 ml of product which is pretty reasonable for the price. This is my first time trying a toner is such a bottle (aka one with the hole on top). It’s not that inconvenient but I’m definitely not a fan.
And that’s because it’s too hard to control how much product you use, especially when the bottle is still half-full. Of course, that doesn’t interfere much with the product’s performance and results on the skin but I think it should be noted that it’s not convenient.
As far as decoration goes, it is simple but chic. Extra points for the durability of the bottle because I’ve dropped it quite a few times.
Smell/ texture/ finish:
While this toner contains all these leafy, definitely not pleasant-smelling greens, it actually smells nice! It smells just like a lemon flavored carbonated soda drink.
The texture is just like water but it feels a bit thicker; basically, how a toner should feel. The toner has a cooling effect similar to the feeling you get when you bite a mint flavored chewing gum. I know it sounds weird but I swear it’s a very refreshing feeling.
When used as a toner, there’s no instant change other than some moisture. When used as a mask I always get instant results. Nothing extravagant or revolutionary but it could be compared to some of my go-to sheet masks.
The results I’ve gotten so far while using this are relatively good. You can’t usually expect much from a toner so I feel like I’ve got enough so far. I’ve noticed that this toner is slowly making my complexion brighter and it’s retrieving the moisture my skin that had lost.
I’ve never used cotton pads I really liked until I used these ones. These cotton pads have a sponge like feel that I really enjoy because they’re able to absorb A LOT of product without making it drip.
I liked that they’re quite large and they cover the area from my nose to the side of my cheeks with ease. They also feel very soft and stay amazingly well on to the skin.
This product is great for people who like to mask often but can’t afford a sheet mask for every day or so. I got minor results while using it. I feel like it is boosting the effects of the other products I use while detoxing my skin.
Its price is very affordable considering the size of it and the fact that you get cotton pads and the toner with one purchase. I’ll probably repurchase this when this bottle is finished and I’m also hyped to try the rest of the products from this line.
Where to buy:
Have you tried Skinfood Bitter Green Toner & Mask?
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