I’m one of those people who is always going on about toner. It was a big thing in the 90s, Cleanse Tone and Moisturise – the three steps to healthy skin! Then at one stage in the early 2000s toner became ‘irrelevant’ and I read many articles saying that toner is not needed and the toners with alcohol dry your skin.
I continue to use toner because I see it as an essential step to uphold a good skincare routine and also toner helps cleanse the rest of residue and oil that your cleanser hasn’t picked up. These days toner is back and in higher standing than ever.
When I saw this Gold Caviar Toner with gold leaf particles and extracts from Russian Caviar, I was first surprised at the fact there is gold leaf in the product (I mean wow!) and also the consistency is quite thick, not like all the other toners I’ve used in the past. From reviews I saw online, one of the only criticisms of the product is that it’s priced at a higher range. On the Skinlosophy site (Korean and Japanese cosmetics/skincare website for Australian shoppers) the price tag is $30. I agree its not the cheapest toner out there however this one has gold leaf to moisturise your skin and caviar extracts to inject suppleness back into your complexion. Added benefits like these will always cost more. When normal toners strip your skin of moisture, this one layers moisture to prevent dryness after cleansing.
This product is very beautiful and I filmed a short video to show it off properly. Hard to see the consistency and the effects on the product shots.
No large amounts of gold leaf particles leave the bottle but enough to see on the demak pad. I’ve poured some onto my hand to demonstrate the consistency of the product as well.
Application can either be done with fingers or with a demak pad. I look a bit grumpy on the photo below, I think there was too much sunlight coming in that morning I took photos
Verdict, this product is different and unique enough to give a go, just purely for the novelty factor. If your skin is indeed lacking moisture – heading into the colder months, it’s not a bad idea to invest in a moisturising toner with additional benefits such as this one. Cleansing should still be an important part of your skincare routine and pick your toner based on what works best for you. I find Korean skincare to be quite gentle and have highly moisturising properties generally so these products are safe to use on all skin types.
Do you use toner in your daily routine? Have you found that it works for you? Leave your comments below