Hey everyone! It’s been a bit but I’m back and ready to review a stellar product, the dearKlairs Supple Preparation Toner. Especially now that the seasons have changed, it’s time to shake up the routine for some products well suited to the hot and humid weather. The dearKlairs Suppler Preparation Toner is one of my favorites and I’ve just used mine up so I’m definitely getting more soon. It has loads of awards and it’s no wonder why.
On the dearKlairs website it says, “The Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner balances the skin’s pH level and improves the effectiveness of your entire skincare regime, helping you to achieve your best skin yet! Get the best facial toner for gorgeous-looking skin. Enhance the effectiveness of serums and creams with the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner that balances your skins’ natural pH levels, creating the perfect canvas for your skin care products to work their magic!”
So the toner is pretty standard, doing all the normal things like balancing pH levels and enhancing the effectiveness of later steps but what is it that really separates the toner from its competitors making it an all-around favorite? Perhaps it is written in the ingredients.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1
Unfortunately, the first ingredient is water which we never like to see and the second is Butylene Glycol so there’s nothing too special there just some moisturizing effects. Butylene Glycol is an alcohol but it’s a safe one so there are no worries. Natto Gum comes at the top as well, an interesting ingredient to use. Fermentation is generally great for the skin and fermented soybeans are no exception; full of vitamin E, vitamin k2, and Gamma Polyglutamic Acid (PGA). PGA specifically is an extraordinary moisturizer that diminishes wrinkles, brightens skin, and (very) gently takes off old dead skin cells. Truly, a star ingredient. There is some Centella Asiatica Extract and Licorice Root pretty high up there too, making this a great product for those with acne and scars. The website does specifically mention the use of Phyto-Oligo as a key ingredient which is really just a mixture of Althaea Rose Extract and Aloe Extract which appear somewhere in the middle of the list. These two ingredients are quite calming and moisturizing so they are great for irritated or troubled skin. At the bottom of list there is an array of essential oils, definitely used to give the product natural scents. Personally, I found it to be perfectly fine and rather soothing. The last ingredient Copper-Tripeptide-1 is a peptide (as stated in the name, I know, duh) and is known for boosting collagen production, prompting the skin to renew itself which is perfect for old or damaged skin. Sadly, it is at the bottom of the list so the effects were reduced to a minimum. In general, the ingredients are great and there are so many I haven’t even mentioned like Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, and Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate which are also stellar for the skin. There are no troubling chemicals which leads this to be an impressive ingredient list.
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I love the toner because of its thicker consistency. It’s lighter than an essence but a little too bouncy to be considered watery like most toners. It absorbs If I didn’t need to try other toners, I would use this toner forever. It is a holy grail. It’s so soothing, with an almost watery-gel like texture that really sinks in and moisturizes beautifully. I didn’t see too much “trouble solving” but it did its job beautifully for a decent price tag. The smell didn’t bother me, I kind of liked it but if you are sensitive to fragrance there is a newly released version of this beloved toner without the essential oils and fragrance, and I’ve been dying to try it so let me know how it is in the comments below. If the price tag was lower I would definitely use this as a 7 layer method toner.
Pros and Cons:
- Gorgeous ingredient list
- Decent price
- Beautiful texture
- Works for all seasons
- If you are sensitive to fragrance try the new unscented one.
Who Should Use:
EVERYBODY! I recommend this to anyone and everyone who asks me for toner recommendations. Hands down a solid and reliable toner that I always use when my skin is going through a rough patch.
Hi friends! Thanks for keeping up with the blog even though I haven’t yikes. Now that I have more time, definitely expect a more consistent schedule so make sure to follow and like if you want to see more! Next week we’re reviewing Cosrx’s Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask. See ya!