Long time no update. As some of you might know, my life is a total shambles right now. I got dumped and am in the process of moving across the country. I decided on Los Angeles. I know, I know, earlier I was trying to decide between Seattle and Portland, but I traveled out there by myself to check out the area and it just didn’t feel right. That, and I didn’t get the job I wanted, so I was feeling pretty indifferent. Anyway, I think LA will be better for jobs, and I have a bunch of friends there. So in about 10 days, I will be starting my life anew. In my ungodly expensive apartment. So… cross your fingers I find a decent-paying job.
Since I haven’t had a legit update in a few months (!), I figure I’ll try to squeeze one in before things get hectic again. A looooong time ago Peach and Lily sent me a few products to try out, and by a long time, I mean before Christmas. So I’m kind of slacking, but I have my reasons, of course. On a good note, in the huge amount of downtime I’ve had, rolling about in my sorrows, I’ve used this product enough that it’s almost empty, so I can confidently say I know it like the back of my hand. Or face, because that’s where it goes.
So, without further ado, I present Mizon’s AHA & BHA Daily Clean Toner.
Okay, a little further ado. Just to keep you up to date, Peach and Lily is an e-commerce site focused on introducing hard-to-access Korean and Japanese beauty products to the US. They currently ship to the 48 contiguous states, but if you’re in Alaska, Hawaii, or abroad, there are plans in the works for shipping your way in the future! Also, they have free shipping for orders over $50.
The current brands Peach and Lily are offering include Aromatica, Be The Skin, Caolion, Clio, Cremorlab, May Coop, Mizon, Morihata, Sua Young, Tatcha, and Uka.
If you’re interested, check my other reviews for Peach and Lily products:
Clio Eye Guard Waterproof Liner
Clio Friday Glow Liquid Shadow
Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Pencil Gel Liner
Mizon Hyaluronic Acid 100
Sua Young Young Secret BB Complete
Caolion Pore Minimizing Pack
Balances skin’s pH
Keeps skin fresh and radiant
For all skin types (tread carefully with sensitive, though)
From Peach and Lily:
A toner and exfoliant all in one. Perfect for a busy schedule – balance your pH level while sloughing off dead skin cells gently each day. Leaves complexion extremely fresh. Ideal for dry and oily skin. Not recommended for very sensitive skin.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Glycolic Acid, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Salicylic Acid, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance
I love experimenting with new toners and astringents, but for the past couple years I’ve been really stuck on Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner. What can I say, I’m a sucker for anything rose-scented, and it’s super gentle and moisturizing without making me oily.
If you know me at all, you know I constantly whine about my pores and my out-of-control T-zone. So, when I started reading about this magical toner by Mizon (which I adore), I was sold before even trying the product. My skin has gotten a bit texture-y with an uneven skin tone in my old age (wah). Exfoliating? Don’t mind if I do. My pores are crying for help. Balancing and moisturizing? Yes please. So basically, this sounds like my miracle product. But does it stand up to the hype?
It is definitely moisturizing, which I’ve been looking for lately, despite my rabid T-zone. Stripping my face of oils is only going to produce more oils to compensate for the loss, so it’s important to keep skin moisturized. This toner does just that without getting oily or sticky. It makes my skin feel fresh and hydrated.
The exfoliating part is my FAVORITE factor by far. I was a little hesitant at first, since my skin can be pretty sensitive, but it’s very gentle. If you have REALLY sensitive skin, I would recommend only using it once a day. I don’t really think anyone would have much of an issue with it, though. And afterward? My face feels as smooth as a Korean baby’s bottom.
The pH balancing factor isn’t as dramatic as I was hoping for, but that might be because my skin is really stubborn. I didn’t find it to get any oilier than usual though, so that’s a plus.
Also, no pictures of the toner in its final form, but that’s because it just looks like water, not because I’m lazy. Back off.
For a few final notes, this toner is quickly absorbed and smells citrusy. I also lovelovelove the bottle. It looks so sleek and clean, and the design and typography is beautiful.
Pros: Time-saver, exfoliating yet gentle, hydrating, balancing.
Cons: A little pricy, but in my opinion? Worth it. Plus, it’ll last you a long time. I find that applying it with clean hands will save you a lot of product rather than using absorbing cotton. Although that can get messy, so watch yourself.
Final Verdict: I’m in love with this toner. Don’t tell my old one, please. I’ll definitely be purchasing this in the future again and again and again and again (well, once I come into some money). Interested in trying this mega-toner out? Get it at Peach and Lily for $36 USD.
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