“A super potent inflammation soothing, blemish reducing, vitamin C tincture.” -Suki
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)
PRICE DETAILS: 120 ml./4 fl. oz. $29.95 – Glass bottle with spray pump (♦♦♦♦♦)
SKIN TYPES: All skin types. Especially combination to oily, specifically formulated for acneic, rosacea, eczema & dermatitis-prone skin.
BEST FOR: Balancing and hydrating skin prior to additional treatments.
QUICK REVIEW: A great organic refreshing option for reactive skins who are prone to occasional breakouts.
the REVIEW (08/31/10): What can I say? I used up the entire bottle of Suki Concentrated Balancing Toner and fully intend on ordering more. Normally, I dislike toners. My theory is that your face should be balanced and clean if you’re using the proper cleansing technique. However, I have a new found love for fresheners, tonics, or botanical waters like Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water and Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. While I wish the mist were finer, more like the Jurlique, what makes Suki’s “toners” superior is their ingredient list (you can recognize each ingredient and it doesn’t have alcohol). The salicylic acid keeps skin clear and balanced without over drying and irritation.
I religiously use this daily (occasionally I use my Tammy Fender waters…they were expensive!) before applying my treatments and throughout the day to refresh. This particular product is a must have for Suki users as it facilitates the application of other Suki moisturizers and treatments. Also feels great on a sunburn (LOL! I didn’t even see that in the description! But it makes sense!).
UPDATE (12/30/2010): I’m currently using the SK-II Clear Lotion, which is priced about the same as the Tammy Fender Bulgarian Rose Water. After it runs out (its really good, but I can’t keep dropping $60 on a toner) I’ll probably go back to using this or the Jurlique Rosewater and the Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Pads. Suki is a great line, but because of the lack of preservatives, it tends to change color, texture and scent fairly quickly. Be sure to keep them in a cool, dry place.
SUKI CONCENTRATED BALANCING TONER DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: “This powerful tonic is designed for the treatment of combination, oily, acneic, rosacea, eczema and dermatitis skin conditions. White willow bark extract and aloe vera reduce breakout-causing bacteria while soothing inflammation and balancing sebum production. Vitaminc C polypeptide liposomes and rose extract deliver powerful antioxidants to protect skin from free radical damage. This formula is also helpful in the treatment of clogged pores, sunburns and itchiness, with its pH-balancing relief.” This product is vegan.
RECOMMENDED APPLICATION: Mist over skin or soak cotton ball, gently smooth over skin. Use throughout the day to refresh.
SUKI CONCENTRATED BALANCING TONER INGREDIENTS: Organic Roses (Rosa Centifolia) Infused In Filtered Water (Agua/Eau), Organic Concentrated Food Grade Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), Lavender Oil Denatured (Lavandula Angustifolia),Standardized White Willow Bark Extract For 15% Salicylic Acid (Salix Alba), Natural Vitamin C Polypeptide Liposomes (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Natural Seaweed (Algae) Extract, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) & Rosehip (Rosa Canina) Extracts, Aroma (Pure Steam Distilled Essential Oil), Geraniol, Linalool. This product is vegan.
Sources: Dermstore.com and SukiPure.com.
*This product was received by PR for review consideration. Cosmetic Monster is not affiliated with this brand or company and did not receive compensation for this review or its outcome.
Suki Concentrated Balancing Toner is available at dermstore.com and sukipure.com.