Review: Klairs Supple Facial Preparation Facial Toner

Hello everyone!

The time has now come for me to share my final thoughts on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs. I can honestly say that this toner has been thoroughly tested for more than three weeks, which is usually enough time for me to find out if a skin care product is doing what it claims, or pure kicking my ass!

So let’s get to it   ↓


The basics   ↓
Product type: Toner
Purpose: Balancing the skin’s pH level, prepping the skin for following products, hydrating and moisturizing.
Step in skin care routine: After cleansing.
Price (Ebay): 20.78 USD

More details   ↓

Colour: Clear.
Scent: Smells allright. Clean and medicinal scent.
Consistency: A bit thicker than most toners. Spreads out nicely.
Appearance on the skin: After application you’re left with a satin finish.
Feeling on the skin: Feels cool and refreshing on the skin, absorbs quickly.
Container: Purple and light yellow themed plastic bottle. Looks clean and medicinal.
Packaging: Purple and light brown themed box.
(Copy-pasted from my first impression on the same product).


So what do I like about the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner?

As I mentioned earlier; I’ve now been using the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs for over three weeks, and it’s been a true pleasure since day one. I can hand on heart say that I love this toner. It hasn’t caused any breakouts and I feel that it’s doing a great job of it’s main tasks, which are adjusting the skin’s pH level and hydrating – and moisturizing the skin. It feels amazing as soon as it’s applied, as it provides a cooling and soothing effect, and you’re left with a clean and healthy looking face with a satin finish (which is exactly what you want you want when you’re moving on to the next skin care product in your routine!)
This product does have a very clean and rather medicinal scent, but it’s very mild. In other words; if you’re very sensitive to scents, I doubt that you’ll have a problem with this toner, as the scent isn’t overbaring at all. However, I for one, wouldn’t mind a slightly more yummy scent, but I’m not going to complain since the scent of this product is pleasant enough and I do like it. (It’s just not going to blow the head off Vicky’s Scent Scale, but that’s okay, we can accept that!)


And what are the cons?
I have to say that the cons aren’t that many, but there are some.
For instance the consistency could have been a teeny bit better. Don’t get me wrong; I love that it’s thick for a toner and therefore very nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing but it’s not quite as easy to spread out compared to other toners that I’ve tried. It’s not difficult or anything, I just notice a slight difference. Keep in mind that I’ve only tried applying the product with a cotton pad, so for all I know it might be easier applying it with my finger tips. I just haven’t tried this method when it comes to this product yet, as I prefer using cotton pads for this step in my routine.
Also there is the container. Although it’s a good container, it looks nice, it’s safe and secure etc, the dispenser isn’t the best. When you take the top off you’ll discover that the dispenser is flat and that the only way to get the product out is to hold the bottle upside down and shake (not like ferociously shaking it but you get my point). So when you’re done with that and return the bottle into an upright position, you’re sometimes left with a bit of a mess, which I’ll be honest in the beginning was getting on my tits a bit, but now I’m pretty much used to it and it’s not that bad. Just a thought, though.

When it comes to Korean Toners I have tried/used the Skinfood Premium Tomato Whitening Toner, the COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner and the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner, before now trying – and using the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. I can’t really remember my time with the Skinfood toner or the COSRX toner. All I know it that they didn’t impress me and were ultimatly replaced by the Wonder Pore freshner from Etude house, which is the toner that I’ve used the longest. And because of that I decided that if I was going to compare the Klairs toner with another one, it would have to be the Wonder Pore Freshner.

And I must say that in this case Klairs really gave Etude House a run for their money! I know that the Wonder Pore Freshner is a Holy Grail product for many, but for me it was just “allright”. It didn’t break me out but it didn’t impress me either. Needless to say, now that I’ve experienced the full force of the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs, I won’t be going back to the Wonder Pore Freshner anytime soon! This will definetely be a repurchase.


Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 6/10
Consistency: 8/10
Appearance on the skin: 9/10
Feeling on the skin: 10/10
Hydrating: 8/10
Container: 9/10
Dispenser: 5/10

Price: 7/10

Overall   ↓
💧💧💧💧💧💧💧  8/10

And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna. 

So that’s it for my review on the Supple Preparation Facial Toner from Klairs! Hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful. Please let me know what your experience with this product is, if you’ve tried it!




Full review: Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream

Hey guys!

As promised I’m back with a proper review of the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream. I mentioned in the first impression that the full review would we posted after 1-2 weeks of use, but I figured out that this product deserved a little longer. So here we are, 3 weeks and 3 days later. Sorry for the delay. But at least you get a proper review, right?



The basics   ↓
Product type: Cream
Purpose: Hydrating and moisturizing
Step in skin care routine: Last step at night unless you apply a sleeping mask aswell. Last step during the day unless you apply a sun screen (which is highly recommended).

More details   ↓
Colour: Slightly off-white
Scent: Lemongrass and lavender?
Consistency: Semi-thick and silky.
Appearance on the skin: After 5 minutes of absorbation it has a semi-satin finish. However, I always let the last skin care product I apply, absorb into the skin for at least an hour before applying my make up.
Feeling on the skin: Nice and smooth. It feels quite luxurious. Definetely more moisturizing than a gel, a bit greasy.
Container: On the smaller side, made of plastic and not so travel friendly after all (I’ll explain why in a minute.)
Packaging: Beautiful. Love the design and colours. It also comes with a spatula.


So what do I think of the Earth’s Recipe Moisture Bound Cream?
Having used this cream for a little over 3 weeks I can confidently say that I’m rather impressed with it. I’ve enjoyed using it both during the day and as a night cream, and I can honestly tell you that it lived up to my expectations. When I bought the Moisture Bound Cream I had been searching high and low for a “white” cream on the heavier side, that would serve as a good moisturizing cream for night time use, without breaking me out. I looked it up at CosDna (like I always do) and found that it would be less likely to irritate the hell out of my skin, compared to sooo many others. How could I say “no” to that? And furthermore, when I read about the product I found out that it contains Tremella Mushroom, a mushroom ingredient that can hold 500 times it’s own weight in water. YES PLEASE.

Allthough I do like this cream a lot, there are a few cons   ↓
– I really appreciate a nice scent. And to me the Moisture Bound Cream’s lavender/lemongrass scent is just… okay. I don’t love it. And I’m not really sure if I even like it that much? Yeah, sure, it somewhat disappears after a while, but for me this product would score a little higher if it had a nicer scent.

– In the first review I said that due to the container’s relatively small size, that it’s travel friendly. *Cough* Well… I took it with me on my trip around Easter, in a car, NOT A PLANE, NOT A UFO. Just a car. And the lid broke. Let’s just say that I’ve had more solid eggs in my bag, than this mofo.

– I’ve had a lot of products that have lasted a LONG time. This one won’t. I can already tell. I’m 3 weeks into the jar and it’s half empty. Also, I’ve noticed that when I’m applying it, I have to use quite a lot of product to get it all over my face. It doesn’t glide on as nicely or easily as other creams I’ve tried.

– And lastly, I still think I can do even better, when it comes to finding that one absolute Holy Grail moizurizing cream.



Rating   ↓
Colour: 10/10
Scent: 5/10
Consistency: 7/10
Appearance on the skin: 7/10
Feeling on the skin: 8/10
Container: 6/10
Packaging: 10/10

Overall   ↓
🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄🍄  7/10


And remember; I always recommend taking a closer look at any new product before purchasing it, just in case you’re allergic or sensitve to one or more of the ingredients. Personally I always check before buying a new product, because I know my skin is of the extra vulnerable type as I do have dehydrated combination skin with acne prone areas. You can find the ingredients, what they are and what they do at CosDna    🙂


This isn’t necisarily the end of my relationship with the Moisture Bound Cream, but we’re going to take a little (or longer) break, as I promised to give an updated review on another product a couple of weeks ago, which naturally means that I have to start using it again. Can you guess which product I’m talking about? All I can say at the moment is that I’m sooo looking forward to being reunited with this baby in particular  😀


– Vicky ❤