Confessions of a skincare junkie: I’m a sucker for pretty pastel packaging. For the past few months, I have been seeing this brand all over the place. There have been reviews all over the place. With that, I had FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and it was real. I was ready to whip out my card and get to buying. Then one fateful day I checked my DM’s. What did I see? The brand reached out to me and asked to send me some of their products for review. When I tell you I did a happy dance, its an understatement.
Within 2 weeks I received a lovely box from Earth’s Recipe containing the:
- Energy Boosting Tone
- Moisture Bund Cream
- Waterful Sun Gel Spf 50+ PA+++
First thing I had to use the toner. Yes, I love toners. How can you not love such magic waters? In the case of Earth’s Recipe’s Confessions Energy Boosting Toner, the temptation was overwhelming. I open that package and the first thing I did was sniff. I swore I smelled lemongrass one of my favorite scents. With that, I had to investigate the ingredient list. Dear God, this toner is an herbal medicine lover’s dream. The majority of the ingredients list is composed of plant extracts and oils, many of which are anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, hydrating, brightening, astringents and antiseptic in nature.
Let’s take a look at some of the extracts, oils and other ingredients it contains:
Licorice root extract, Kava Kava extract, Japanese Moutain Yam extract, Blackhoof mushroom extract, Burdock root extract, Poria Mushroom extract, Willow Herb root and stem extract, Little Hogweed extract, Japanese Arrowroot extract, Peony root extract, Cnidium Officinale Root extract, Soybean Ferment extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root extract, White Jelly Mushroom extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Lemon fruit Oil, Sweet orange oil, Lemon Grass Oil, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Citronella Oil, Wild Geranium oil, collagen, lecithin, hyaluronic acid, Folic Acid, Ceramide 3, panthenol and more.
This moisturizing toner has a viscous consistency, upon application it certainly was not watery. A bit thicker than my usual toners, in my opinion, can be used both as a toner or as an essence. One important factor is, it’s alcohol-free. This makes it perfect for someone like me, an avid user of acid toners in need of a good moisturizing toner to balance the skin.
Even rubbed in a bit you can still see its thickness. This is why I believe it can have a dual purpose of toner and essence.
Once patted in it was quickly absorbed into the skin leaving it moist, plumped and revived with absolutely no stickiness.
These past few weeks I truly have been enjoying this toner. I have used it as both essence and toner and have had no adverse reactions. This toner is somewhat reminiscent of the Whamisa Organic Flower Deep Rich Toner in texture and almost in scent except a bit more citrusy. If you are looking to purchase, it can be found on Amazon , Bemusedkorea , and at Glowrecipe for $34 dollars. I personally look forward to repurchasing this toner once my bottle is done. Meanwhile, I’m also using the other 2 items also gifted to me by the brand for my honest opinion.
If you are interested in can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the image below :