Skin Type: Combination
I recently purchased a toner from Muji, which is a Japanese brand, now available in India. I had previously tried their “All in One Essence” from the anti-ageing range. This toner is from the “sensitive care” series. To know more Muji Light Toning Water and how it fared for me, read on 🙂
$10.50 for 200 ml.
Skin care series made using natural water from Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture. Provides fresh hydration for sensitive skin that dries easily. Contains purslane extract, grapefruit seed extract and Lipidure (polyquaternium-51), a material containing a large amount of moisture, as skin protection components. Low-irritation, making it gentle on delicate skin. *Fragrance free *Non-staining *Mineral oil free *Mildly acidic *Paraben free *Alcohol free *Allergy tested (however, it is not guaranteed to be allergy free for all users).
How To Use:
After washing, take an appropriate amount in hands or onto cotton wool and massage into entire face.
My Experience with Muji Light Toning Water:
The packaging for this toner is pretty minimalistic. It comes in a transparent bottle with a small plastic opening at the mouth and a metallic cap. What I like is that it has markings for the volume of the toner so that you can keep a track of usage. It also has a spray cap which must be purchased separately. I didn’t, as I had a spare spray bottle.
The texture of this toner seems a bit foamy in the bottle. At first, it resembles water, but the product feels a bit slippery on the skin.
I prefer watery toners as my skin loves a boost of hydration. I simply spray it onto my face after “double cleansing.” It takes a while, at least a couple of minutes, to completely dry down. If I’m in a hurry, I will pat it into skin using fingers. It provides hydration instantly. All my other skincare products apply smoothly over it.
The sales rep told me that it contains water from Mt. Omine in Japan. The water passes through many minerals and gets purified in the process. The pH of this toner similar to the pH of our tears – it is slightly alkaline. This property allows the product to be gently absorbed into the skin. It also has a myriad of plant ingredients, which I have not seen in other Asian brands.
I tried the Korean Seven-Step Method, but I could not do more than three layers as my skin became too oily. I was a bit disappointed for the same reason. But as a basic toner, I think it performs well.
Pros of Muji Light Toning Water:
- Designed for sensitive skin.
- Minimalist packaging.
- Hydrates and moisturizes well.
- Affordable for the amount of toner provided.
- Free from parabens, mineral oils, fragrance, etc.
Cons of Muji Light Toning Water:
- Slightly oily.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Muji Light Toning Water?
I would repurchase it, probably for the dry winter months. As for people with dry skin, this might prove to be a good toner for you. For people with oily or combination skin, you must try it before purchasing.
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