Hi! How is everything going? This is my last article of the year, after quite some time using it I will finally talk to you in detail about the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. For those of us who know Korean cosmetics, it’s a well-known product, but if you want to find out why you need to use a toner, what it can do to your skin and why I like this one in particular, check out the rest of the post!
PRODUCT: SUPPLE PREPARATION FACIAL TONER
SKIN TYPE: ALL
RECOMMENDED FOR: UNISEX
I want to start this post talking about the basics: what is a toner and why do you need to use it regularly. As you know, if you want an elastic, smooth, skin with a good texture and, above all, a healthy skin, you should wash your face and moisturize it daily. Think of all the situations in which, throughout the day, you expose your skin to microorganisms, contamination and other particles. If you do not wash your face at night, all these particles remain on the surface of your skin, damaging it and deriving, over time, in a more aged appearance and, as I said, a less healthy skin.
To understand the importance of the toner you have to understand what happens to your skin when cleansing it. When you apply a cleanser, it takes away the dirt from the surface of your skin and it lowers its pH to make sure that all those particles of which I was talking about come off. What happens if we wash our face and do nothing afterwards? The skin, with its modified pH after cleansing, tries to regain its balance by itself, but by being slightly dehydrated it can produce an excess of oil that, in the long run, may result in acne. Think of all the times that you have washed your face and you have not even applied a moisturizer then, by doing that you’re helping your skin get damaged and progressively lose elasticity and firmness.
And why do I talk about cleansing if what I’m really going to explain is why you need a tonic? Because the tonic is the next step of your skincare routine, right after washing your face. With it, what we achieve is to rebalance the pH of the skin between cleansing and moisturizing, so that when we apply our serums and moisturizer they work better and develop their full potential, giving us everything we seek from them.
In this case, Klairs have developed a toner that I personally really enjoy. This toner is intended to be used even on sensitive skin (although I recommend that those who have sensitive skin you prefer this Supple Preparation Unscented Toner, of the same brand, which does not include essential oils and may be more suitable for you). The main idea behind this product is to provide our skin with a good dose of hydration while rebalancing its pH so that the rest of our routine products give us everything we want and we can nourish our skin in depth. One thing that I value very much of this Klairs tonic is that they have created a product that is hydrating but has a very light texture, getting quickly absorbed to be able to comfortably apply the rest of the products of the routine.
Regarding its composition, this Facial Toner Supple Preparation has aspects that I like very much and others that seem unnecessary to me. Among its ingredients it includes hyaluronic acid, panthenol and beta-glucan, which help us improve hydration at the surface and in depth. In addition, the extract of centella asiatica is especially beneficial when it comes to soothing our skin, especially if we have redness or some type of irritation. As for ingredients that I think it was not necessary to add to the composition, lavender, lemon and orange oils I think are completely unnecessary. You know that I usually prefer products that do not incorporate essential oils, since they are potentially irritating, so in this case they could have avoided with them. In any case, as I mentioned before, if you are looking for a quality toner and without essential oils you can try the Supple Preparation Unscented Toner.
My final evaluation of this product is positive. As I mentioned before, it is a toner that provides very good hydration and has a very comfortable texture. Its composition, if we put aside essential oils, is quite good, so it is a product that I could buy again. However, the next Klairs tonic to try will be the Supple Preparation Unscented Toner to see how it works compared to this.
HOW TO USE:
As I mentioned before, the toner is an essential step in all your routines. Whenever you wash your face you should use a toner to rebalance your skin and so that the serums and moisturizer you apply will give you everything you are looking for. This toner can be used interchangeably in your day and night routines, although because of its texture I like it better in the morning.
This graphic aims to help you understand in which part of your skincare routine you should use each product.
You don’t need to do all the steps from this routine (but you should always cleanse, moisturize and use sunscreen).
Remember it’s key to do a patch test every time you consider adding new products to your skincare routine.
Do you usually use a toner or do you usually go from cleansing to moisturizing directly? Have you tried this Klairs toner? What is your favorite toner? Tell me in the comments section!
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