This review is on a unique product, it’s of a skin tonic which has to be used after essence. With my limited information about the “ten step Korean skin care routine” I can say that the product in this article is a toner. It is called a tonic, which can be a misleading term, but looking at the product consistency, one will know what this product is all about. So, here is the detailed review of The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Tonic.
Young bamboo extract 100%, and eco certified golden palm oil. Used 100% of young bamboo extract instead of water with golden palm oil to increase two times. Shaking essential toner to provide rich moisture with eco moisture on skin. Young bamboo extract less than 1 year combined instead of water for moisture skin. Eco certified golden palm oil increase 2 times.
Nature derive ingredients 87%. Skin tested, 7 non additive.
My Experience with The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Tonic:
I love face mist and skin toners, especially those by Korean brands. That is why face toners make a huge part of my Korean skin care haul. Toners and mists instantly add hydration to dry skin and prep it for further skin care and subsequent makeup application. Ideally, a toner should be used right after cleansing and face wash. It is best to apply it before the water on the skin dries out completely.
This toner by The Face Shop has a very captivating packaging. The product comes in a bamboo green-colored tinted, glass bottle with a pump dispenser on top. The packaging is appealing, but at the same time, it is also very bulky, definitely not travel friendly. The pump dispenses a big drop of product which can be applied on face by a cotton pad or directly by palms (for the seven-skin method).
This product claims to contain 94% natural ingredients. It is free of paraben, alcohol, artificial coloring, animal sourced ingredients, mineral oil, benzophenone and triethanolamine. It contains extracts of baby bamboo which adds moisture to skin. Before this product, I had never heard of bamboo as a key skin care ingredient, but since this toner is hydrating, I guess this claim about young bamboo is true.
The product comes in a 225 ml size bottle which is good quantity for the money paid. It has a smaller version as well. It has a very subtle earthy fragrance which vanishes soon after application. This product contains tiny fibers of bamboo and it is fun to gently shake the bottle and watch the fibers dance around like flakes in a snow globe!!
Pros of The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Tonic:
- An affordable face toner, especially because we get good amount of product for the money paid.
- The packaging is appealing, sturdy and comes with a pump dispenser on top.
- Has a very subtle, earthy fragrance.
- Has no artificial color.
- Ingredient list is clearly disclosed in English (not usually done by other Korean brands).
The ingredient list is very appealing and has mostly natural ingredients.
- It does add moisture to skin and preps it for further layering of skin care products.
Cons of The Face Shop Arsainte Eco Therapy Tonic:
- Availability can be an issue for some but some Korean websites do ship to India as well.
- It could be expensive for some if converted to INR.
- The packaging is bulky and not travel friendly.
- Bamboo is not a well-known skin care ingredient, might not suit everyone.
It is a rather unique product because it contains bamboo extracts, which at least to me, is a new skin care ingredient. I enjoy gently shaking the bottle and applying this hydrating this toner on my face. I do recommend it to others.
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