[REVIEW] 2NDESIGN First Toner Essence

Today, I’ve got a review on the 2NDESIGN First Toner Essence.

Quick Review:
1. Very hydrating and plumping
2. Great for a short routine
3. Sensitive skin friendly
4. Over promising claims by the brand

Ingredients:
Glycerin, Panthenol, Arigine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella extract, licorice root extract, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Green tea extract, Rosemary leaf extract.

Texture:
This cloudy looking essence is watery with just a hint of viscosity. It has lots of slip and absorbs really well without a tacky or greasy finish. Just neutral.

My opinion:
I wasn’t really feeling this initially but this has grown on me over time! Initially, I just felt that this was yet another basic hydrating essence. After using this for 4 months, it’s only after I have emptied this that I began to feel where it’s merits really lie. This is incredibly hydrating (like it almost penetrates deep into my skin) especially if you layer this 2 times. And it brings a really nice balancing moisturizing slip (slightly oily but not greasy if you know what I mean) such that I find myself reaching for either this (or the Laneige cream skin) on days I’m running late. Beside the hydrating properties, I didn’t notice much in terms of “elasticity and firmness” like they claim. It’s just hydrating LOL

Will I repurchase? Maybe cos I have a lot of other skincare to try. But I would return to it next time! At $19 for 200ml, this is a pretty good deal considering the hydrating effects that it gives!