Product: (Klair’s) Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Price: $ 21.99 (retail)
Where to Buy: wishtrend.com
Origin: Made In Korea
My Rating: 9.5
Customer’s Rating: 9.5
Recommended: For all Skin types (Best for oily skin but not too oily)
I am not a beauty guru, skin doctor, expert or any of such. This product was bought with my own money with the intention to review it on my blog because I only recommend products I have tested and approved, and I believe will be good for my audience as well and I am not being paid to write this review. Every thoughts and impression on this review, are all mine unless stated otherwise. While This product might or might not have worked for me, it might or might not work for you as well. Because your mileage may vary. (YMMV)
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Hello and welcome to my site for another review. Today’s article is all about the Klair’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner review and its newly launched unscented formula. This toner is one of the most popular toners in Korean skincare. I think it’s about time to sit down and then give you all the information that I have found about this product and also share my experience as well. And then we can compare how the unscented one performs and if it holds up to the standard that I have for this one.
Main Features Of The Klair’s Toner
About the main features of the Klair Supple Preparation Facial Toner it’s the first burst of water, soothes, and hydrates the skin, calms sensitive skin type, improves skin texture to smooth and maintains a balance PH level of the skin with all the rich ingredients blended together to produce the toner.
The Klair’s toner absorbs fast and provides full moisture for the skin which makes the skin glows brighter. Its ability to absorb fast into the skin makes it capable of prolonging hydration by more than 20% that some other toners with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan. It also absorbs with other products and is non-irritating.
Klair’s claims that this toner is unscented but when I did my research I saw that it’s not. Let me tell you why. At the bottom of their website, there is a list of oils used to produce the toner and these oils are:-
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Geranium oil
- Lemon oil
- Orange oil
- Ylang Ylang oil
And they made clear that the above-mentioned list of oils is not enough, there is also a collection of oils that increase stability and decrease irritation. Now, come to think of it, how is it possible to use all these oils in a product like this toner and claim it is unscented. And at the bottom, they say that they have used those oils to give it a scent.
Does That Make Any Sense? Funny You Know.
Packaging & Texture:
The packaging for the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner has been improved during the year 2016 and has increased their volume by 30mL, providing 180mL in total which is a significant amount of toner. The design container is quite simple, it has a screw-on black cap with a dropper style opening that easily dispenses 1 drop per shake of the bottle.
The texture of this toner really makes me look at it as revolutionary. And this because it is unlike western brand toners I have used before which is also why I love Korean skincare products so much. I have always known toners to be harsh and drying when used against acne and oiliness. Little did I know that the reason for this was the fact that the toners had ‘’astringents’’ which does not agree with all skin types but may rather add up to the existing skin issues.
But on the contrary, Klair’s toner helps to tighten pores and freshens the skin without any harm. It actually does everything your skin may need or want. The texture of the toner is thick, extremely watery but dense at the same time and does not leave behind any sticky residue on the skin. But as for the texture of the two, I have not been able to differentiate from each other. It’s all almost the same.
Application & Results:
Before I introduced the product into my daily routine, l tested it by applying each one on one side of my face and guess what, it did not take enough to discover the result and the difference between the two. And it left me no irritation. The Klair’s Supple Preparation Facial Toner container has a nice design screw-on cap which allows it to easily deliver the required amount of toner either into the palm of your hand or onto a cotton pad such as the Klairs Toner Mate 2 in 1 Cotton Pad’s. which are currently my preferred cotton pad.
But in most cases I prefer to use the palm of my hand because, in my morning routine, the toner absorbs more into the skin so using my hands leaves enough to absorb into the skin, but using a cotton pad does not leave the skin with enough to absorb so I use the cotton pad in my night routine.
Using the cotton pad in my night routine after cleansing, allows me to gently wipe out all the dirt on my skin and dead skin cells. But it’s all up to you. For me, I personally have no issues with the packaging and find it to be ideal and satisfactory. The spreads up smoothly on the skin and absorbs well and quickly(unscented) but not so quickly(scented). After you apply on your face with your palm (for morning routine), pat your face with your palm to enhance and complete absorption, and for dry areas of your skin, double or multiple application is necessary.
When I applied both on my face, the scent I was getting more was that of the ‘’UNSCENTED’’ copy which confirms what I mentioned earlier about the ‘’UNSCENTED’’ not actually unscented like they claim. After all the oils used, nothing was actually added to make it unscented. It is ‘’SCENTED’’ But I don’t have a problem with the scent, it’s not like it’s a bad scent. NO. But it is scented.
The Different Performance:
Why did Klair release a new formula of the toner (Unscented)? The reason is that some of their customers are still too sensitive to the essential oils in the toner. The unscented formula absorbs faster while the scented formula takes a little longer to absorb. So, when you apply the scented, the fact that it takes more time, it leaves your face looking moister a little longer which does go away after patting with the palm of your hand.
After my test of applying both formulas to my face for about a week, I noticed that the section of my face where I applied the unscented formula was feeling a little bit drier than the section where I applied the scented formula. But besides the external feelings of dryness, I felt the same internally. I also notice that the scented formula leaves a moisturizing residue than the unscented formula. I also notice the scented does not do much when it comes to oil control but will leave your face very smooth.
The below recommendation is as a result of the outcome of my test.
Those whose skin is reactive to essential oil. Those not too concern about the un-unscented fact (You don’t mind that it is not unscented) Those who are ok if it absorbs faster.
Those with a skin-friendly to essential oil
Those interested in the moisturized skin end result
Those who have time to allow it to absorb well (Though Not Too Long)
The fact that the unscented formula is light in texture and absorbs quickly enough makes it best for combination and oily skin type, meanwhile the scented formula will be best for normal and dry skin type.
Neither One Can Work Well for Both Skin Types. Do Your Own Test.
About The Ingredients:
Below is a rundown of some top ingredient found in both toners and their values when it comes to skincare products. Ingredient Source: Special Chem & Paula’s Choice. Special Chem has a social platform for scientific professionals providing technical data on ingredients in our skincare products in the market today as well as other materials.
And Paula’s Choice Ingredient Dictionary, (a section of Paula’s Choice website) is always providing data of well-researched ingredients with a reference list of scientific studies on each ingredient page. As well as other sources of ingredient’s technical data such as EWG.
Panthenol: This is a Vitamin B pantothenic acid in alcohol form. This ingredient is found in many skincare products out there. The fact that it attracts and holds moisture in the skin makes it acts as a humectant in these products.
Arginine: This ingredient is an amino acid and it contains antioxidant properties.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate: This ingredient is Vitamin C soluble water, contains antioxidants and helps to brighten uneven skin tone.
Phyto-Oligo: This ingredient is a good anti-inflammatory. It is also a soothing and moisturizing agent to keep the skin elastic and soft and contains the following: –
- Amino acids
- Salicylic acid
Natto Gum: This ingredient helps to form a supple and cohesive layer that contains water-binding properties that leaves the skin smooth and silky all day long.
Beta Glucan: This is a great ingredient that improves the look of redness and symptoms of sensitivity on a sensitive skin type.
Sodium Hyaluronate: This ingredient is a skin-replenishing salt, due to it great compatibility, it is very effective for the skin than hyaluronic acid itself.
Centella Asiatica Extract: This one is rich in antioxidant but is usually listed on labels as (Asiatic acid, hydrocotyl or gotu kola). A great source of amino acids and soothing properties. Has a 5% concentrate in skin moisture content.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract: This ingredient is found in most anti-aging and pigmentation products out there. This wide range of use by these companies is due to its active and skin-soothing components. This outline does not mean that the other ingredients are not of importance.
NO. But like earlier mentioned, they are the top ingredients on the list with more important roles than the rest. The rest are also skin conditioning agents.
Scented Full List Of Ingredient
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1
Unscented Full List Of Ingredient
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum,Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Copper Tripeptide-1
From what I noticed after going through the list of ingredients, they actually took out the plant fragrance but then did not add anything to make it unscented.
Calming and soothing
Good for the treatment of blemish
Brightens your skin in a matter of days
Paraben-free, alcohol-free as well.
Effective enough to go as a standalone tonner
Hydrates the skin without leaving any sticky residue (unscented)
A bottle will definitely last long
it runs out quickly
Not suitable for extremely oily skin
Not suitable for deep cleans
However even at safe levels, products with essential oils can’t always appeal to everyone’s skin-type, too many different genetic makeups to make it possible!
You can also try out the Korean Skincare Beginner Kit for Teen Skin which comes with free shipping just for the cost of 78.32, (35% OFF.)
This set is a routine for beginners and teens with concerns with acne and dryness. This set consists of mild but effective products for teens who need oil-moisture balance and also good for adults who have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin and are not familiar with skincare. But you have to know that it is very essential that you have to know your skin type first.
You can also check out the Acne Prone Sensitive Skin Total Care Kit. An awesome set which also comes with a free shipping offer.
If you have been worried about how to care for skin that becomes sensitive due to our day-to-day condition, worry no more. Because
this kit will not only cares for sensitive skin but can also be used by any skin type.
I hope this helps. If you ever need a hand or have a contribution to make or a question to ask please do leave them below I shall be more than glad to help you out.
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