Skinfood Gold Leaf Caviar Toner Review

Skinfood Gold Leaf Caviar Toner Review

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.

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toner palm

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 :)

toner apply

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


  • Brenda BusyBee

    Wow – this product looks so luxurious! I would be tempted to but it just to look at it lol :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

    • Liveshoptravel

      I know right! :) Believe me, once you use it once though, you want to continue to use it as it smells gorgeous and feels even better. If you ever want to feel like you’re really pampering yourself, I’d get this one :)))) xx

  • Lisa

    This looks beautiful. I feel like If I had an amazing bathroom this would have to be sitting next to my sink – so luxe!

    • Liveshoptravel

      Hi Lisa, this product is sitting on my dressing table and adding to my bedroom decor when I’m not using it lol

  • Erin and Katherine

    I’d love to try this if it’s moisturizing! Reminds me of the new YSL primer with gold flecks in it, how luxe.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • Liveshoptravel

      Isn’t it? Somehow gold flakes have made into almost anything, including chocolates :))) xx