I am a huge believer of toner! When people ask me how to make Korean glass skin, first thing I ask is "do you use toner?" "how many layers do you apply?" Toner is the last step of cleansing and first step of skin care!
For skin care, Toner enables our skin to clean up thoroughly and prepare for the next skin care step. How? Cleansing itself (cleanser, the entire rubbing friction on the skin) actually adds stress to our skin, so the skin becomes sensitive and tense after washing.
While toner helps to calm sensitive skin after washing, it also acts as a BOOSTER. Imagine our skin is like a dried-up sponge. After washing, you skin surface is damp so you don’t think it is dried-up? But you literally washed off the surface of skin only! Inner layers are still very dry like dried-up sponge. If you put a thick cream on a brittle dry sponge, it won't accept it as it isn't 'prepped' for moisture. But if you wet the sponge, the cream will sink in more easily.
Not only that, Toner helps the skin to absorb more moisturizers. Your skin will stay moisturized longer. Why is that so? Like we said, skin is like a sponge. Do you remember how a wet sponge picks up water so much better than a dry sponge? That is because water molecules are highly attracted to one another than anything else. It’s the same thing with skin. “Wet” your skin first with toner, and it will draw in more of whatever you put on next. This is also why you should apply skin care products right after cleansing, while your skin is still moist.
So Ksisters carry one great toner IWLT Hydra Treatment Toner (Link). But when Serendibeuaty HQ sent us this cloud moisture facial toner, we loved that different aspect of this product.
4 Points why we love about this product!
EGF + 3 peptides will restores your skin texture.
Deep moisturizing within skin layers - Fructan + PGA interacts to create a deep moisturizing sensation.
Rich Nourishing Essence Water - Especially it has Noni, which boost the immune system and helps in detoxification.
Water & Bubble 2 in 1 type with high volume (500ml!) : It comes with this empty bubble generating case! So if you pour the solution to this bottle, it comes out as micro bubble foam! I love to use this bubble toner as first layer of toner, since I don't use towel after washing off face! Perfect to remove impurities yet not drying off your skin! You have apply toner within 10-30 secs after washing off face not to lose the moisture of your skin! So what I do is I leave this bubble toner in my shower room and I literally use it as right after washing off face. So for me it is closer to last stage of cleansing!
How is it different with IWLT toner?
To be fair with you both are great toner products. So I will say it is personal preference!
Try out Serendibeauty Toner if you want to try out KR raved bubble toner with high functions with EGF & Peptide for skin restoration. I have used 3 different bubble toner brands from Korea, because bubble toner is very trendy product now in Korea, so I wanted to try out for myself. But most of times I found very irritant for me. I am not so sure why I feel that but most of cases I felt my skin is itchy after using them. Serendibeauty toner was actually first toner that was not itchy for me!
Try out IWLT toner if you want to try out light, mild, and simple toner with Hyaluronic Acid for great hydration and Rose oil for luxurious scent. Can't deny many ladies love IWLT toner's elegant and luxurious rose scent from Rose oil. And its solution is so hydrating throughout the day! Fast absorbing and not sticky so perfect for #7skinmethod and #tonerpack too!
How do I use them together?
I put serendibeauty bubble toner bottle and its cotton pad in my bathroom basin, and use it right after washing (never let your skin dry out). I use it as last step of washing my face day and night.
Then I come to my dressing table and start to apply 2nd or 3rd layer of toner. I alternate these two brands. (meaning use morning / night different brands or use in different days) Between each layer, I make sure to pat into skin so that it can actually absorbs. For me, IWLT toner can go to 3rd layer, but Serendibeauty can go to 2nd layer usually.
If it is homecare day(Sparkling pack, Bebetox, and Miraskin), I skip toner. it means I only do bubble toner as starter and do homecare right away. After wash off home care, Serendibeuaty bubble toner is again very good to use as first layer of toner! Especially after sticky Sparkling pack or Miraskin lifting, this is very helpful!
If it is normal routine day, I do 2nd or 3rd layering like morning routine and followed by ampoule (I am alternating between IWLT glow ampoule and bebetox ampoule), eyecare, and moisturizer (cream/oil)!