Hi peeps, so as per tradition, I am starting off this post with an apology for the long pause. I was in the midst of panicking over an exam in Dec, then Christmas and New Years happened, and after that was some personal stuff that I can’t really talk about, so that’s about my excuses for my disappearance. Again I am so sorry 😣.
On to today’s review though! So, this toner was just something I picked up in Taiwan while walking through a drugstore (like always, I impulse buy!). I actually quite like the Naruko brand (esp their sheet masks), but what really caught my eye was the calendula part. My all time favourite tone has always been the Kiehl’s calendula toner, it just does wonderful things for my skin, but the price tag was a bit too heavy for my wallet so I haven’t repurchased in a long while and have been forever searching for a replacement.
Long story short, this wasn’t it. It was kind of a disappointment. It didn’t do much for me. Although reading the ingredients it does have some good stuff in there, just maybe not enough?
Firstly the texture, it was liquid (obvy) but it has a slight slip to it, kind of feels like dish soap but a much much diluted version. It felt a bit sticky on my face, and I was not a fan.
The ingredient list did not list fragrance but I felt the smell was quite heavy, not that it was a terrible smell, but the scent was heavy.
It did however made my skin looked dewy when I had it on.
And lastly, I was most disappointed with the pH level (looks like a 7). This was after I started looking at pH levels of skin care (specifically cleanser and toner) and realizing how important pH level is in skin care.
Naruko is a Taiwanese brand, and so this was made in Taiwan.
Price wise it was on the cheap side. I cannot recall how much I purchased it for but I believe it was under $10.
In conclusion I will not be purchasing this. I have however found a toner I recall like, but that’s for next time, until then…😃