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SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Toning Toner Review

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

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I love toners. Every time I hear someone online say they aren’t necessary, I gasp. I mean sure, you can definitely live without a toner, the way someone could technically live without air conditioning in the middle of a blazing summer, but why would you want to? Aaaaanyway… One of my current toners is SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Toning Toner.

This toner features 84% centella asiatica extract plus hyaluronic acid, PHA, and niacinamide to soothe, moisturize, gently exfoliate and help with hyperpigmentation. What can’t it do? SKIN1004 toner is available on YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT), Jolse, and Amazon.

How to use:

  • Apply after cleansing using cotton pads or hands (I use hands)

  • Gently pat in

  • Follow with the rest of your routine (essence / serum, cream, etc)

SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella toner has no scent and is slightly thicker than water. During application, there’s a wonderful slip to it that makes my hands glide over the skin in the best way. My combination skin absorbs it quickly and there’s no sticky or heavy feeling. I move on to the next step before the toner dries, so I’m not sure if it would be sticky if allowed to dry on the skin (I don’t recommend that as it can cause transepidermal water loss).

My impressions

This is a great soothing product. I wouldn’t consider it an exfoliating step, despite the PHA Gluconolactone being one of the first ingredients. I still use separate exfoliators like peeling gels or BHA toners a few times a week. For someone with very sensitive skin, this could be enough exfoliation, especially if used daily.

SKIN1004 toner is a source of hydration and calming for my combination skin. I don’t have too many breakouts, but my skin gets red easily, and occasionally I commit one of the huge skincare sins - I pick at the blemishes (don’t do that). I feel like madagascar centella toner helps everything heal quicker while plumping up my fine lines.

I’m absolutely in love with the texture of this. That beautiful “slip” gives me so much joy, and I end up reaching for the bottle quite often. And the packaging is lovely and even has a little hidden secret - watch this reel if you want to see what that is.

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SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Toning Toner ingredients: 1,2-Hexanediol, Gluconolactone, Niacinamide, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Dipropylene Glycol, Bataine, Centella Asiatica Extract (84%) , Sodium Citrate, Adenosine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Purified Water, Carbomer, Hyaluronic Acid, Tromethamine


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