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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner Review

Updated: Mar 28, 2021

I love a good hydrating toner. Keeping my combination skin's moisture levels up has been one of the best ways to cut down on excess shine in the t-zone (when the skin is parched, it can produce extra oil to try and compensate).

A travel size of Isntree Hyaluronic Acid toner was included as a free gift when I bought another toner by the same brand (review here). The full size bottle is 200ml. Even my small one lasted about two weeks of nightly use (I kept it near the bathtub and used it before doing my evening sheet masks). It’s sold on* eBay, Amazon, Jolse and YesStyle (save more with affiliate reward code KBHOBBIT - must be signed in to an account).

Active ingredients:

  • Sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid) - attracts environmental moisture to the skin for supreme hydration

  • Trehalose - locks the moisture in, preventing it from evaporating

  • Birch sap (Betula Alba juice) - supports a healthy skin barrier

  • Soluble collagen - maintains moisture levels and prevents premature aging

  • Panthenol - supports the skin barrier

The toner has no noticeable smell and the consistency thicker than water, close to a light gel. If you’ve tried the Purito Centella toner (review here), the consistencies are the same to me. It doesn’t take much product for the whole face and neck. For the fans of the 7 skin method (layering a hydrating toner up to 7 times) - this toner can be layered, but I find that 2-3 times is enough due to the texture and very effective hydration.

How to use:

  1. Cleanse the face

  2. Apply the toner to your palms or cotton pads and smooth over the skin

Can also be used for a DIY hydrating mask combined with multi-layer cotton pads (read about how to do that here)

The manufacturer states that only green (non toxic) raw materials were used to make this toner. It’s suitable for all skin types and seasons.

My impressions:

I wish I had a full 200 ml bottle. This stuff is great. I’m currently pregnant and try to keep my routines as “clean” as possible, without too many actives, acids, and other ingredients that haven’t been around long enough to really know if they are safe for unborn babies. I am not a doctor, so do not take this as medical advice, but to me this toner fits the bill. I don’t see anything in the ingredients (they are listed at the end) that would give me pause.

I love the texture - it’s thicker than water but still Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner absorbs very quickly with no sticky residue. The whole experience is very soothing and luxurious. My skin is velvety soft and so hydrated, even though it’s dry indoors and very cold outside right now.

It’s a great base toner for anyone and shouldn’t irritate even sensitive skin. I’m strongly considering purchasing a full bottle, even though I still have others I need to finish first. You can read my other toner reviews here.

Final verdict: this is awesome, I’m very impressed.

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Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Betula Alba Juice, Beta-Glucan, Soluble Collagen, Althaea Rosea Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panthenol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract.

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