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For years and years, my bodycare was basically nonexistent. I would use shower gel or soap and an occasional lotion or cream (usually ones that didn’t work for my face), but that’s it. I even remember my mom telling me at 13 years old to put moisturizer on my ankles and calves since they were so dry, but did I listen? Nah. Even now I don’t always listen to my mom…
A couple of years ago, I started to pay more attention to the rest of my skin, and now I have a simple body routine that works pretty well. Sadly, there’s not much in terms of fun body skincare. A typical selection consists of cleansers, lotions, and maybe a scrub or two. I was absolutely delighted to see more interesting products made specifically for the body, such as Secret Soft Society T1-001 Body Toner, available on Be Mused Korea (save on all full priced items with my code LUCY15).
The Secret Soft Society T1-001 Body Toner promises to tackle acne, rough skin, redness, and clogged pores. It’s a pH-balanced exfoliating toner with mandelic acid, salicylic acid, and sulfur that is mild but effective. Soothing ingredients like centella, heartleaf and chamomile are included to help calm irritated skin.
How to use
Spray liberally over affected areas after a shower
Pat in until absorbed
Can be used twice a day
I like to follow this with body serum (Secret Soft Society makes one) and a moisturizer for a simplified version of my facial skincare routine.
The toner comes in a spray bottle, which isn’t that uncommon, however the bottle is aluminum! As far as I know, this is my first ever aluminum-packaged skincare product (aside from maybe spray sunscreen), and it’s nice. The toner feels pleasantly cooling when sprayed on the skin, and I think it’s at least partially due to the metal packaging. I keep mine on the bathroom counter, not in the fridge, yet it feels much more refreshing than the rest of my skincare.
Finally! Finally we have a brand that’s making something other than boring shower gels and lotions for the body! I love having dedicated products like this and not just “face care leftovers”. The toner is lovely. I don’t have body acne, but I suffer from ingrown hairs on my legs and can always use a gentle exfoliator to help with that. I use this once a day almost every night, and it works well. Having a spray bottle is a quick way to cover a large area of skin with minimal effort. I do not notice a scent or any stickiness.
Secret Soft Society advertises this toner as being great for hard to reach areas, such as the back, but in my opinion the bottle could use a bit of a redesign to be truly useful for that. It works well if sprayed in an upright or slightly tilted position, but doesn’t work upside down. I’d love to see a body toner that can spray from any angle, because that’s how I would use it if I needed to cover the upper back. For me, it’s a small complaint that’s not a deal breaker, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
After introducing Secret Soft Society toner to my evening body care routine (I bathe at night), I noticed much softer and smoother legs with fewer ingrowns. I was already using some mild exfoliating toners on my legs, but my efforts weren’t very consistent due to inconvenient application. But Secret Soft Society is so easy to use that I end up reaching for it quite often.
Even though the marketing materials do not mention this, I think this toner makes the rest of my bodycare work better. My legs are softer and smoother than ever and I haven’t had any ingrown hairs in the last 2-3 weeks. Overall, it’s a win.
Now, can we have a spray-on body moisturizer please? And maybe a huge cleansing oil to remove body sunscreen?
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Secret Soft Society T1-001 Body Toner ingredients: Water, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Dimethyl Sulfone, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Vitex Agnus-Castus Extract, Madecassoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA