Have you ever purchased something on a whim just because you’re so curious, and when you finally realized you’re just impulsively doing it, it’s too late you already paid for it? Well, you must be thinking that I could return it since I haven’t used it yet but in my country, you cannot return an item to the store because “you changed your mind” it has strict conditions here especially in beauty products. So in short, I was stuck with it and now I’m writing this Milk Makeup Matcha Toner review. But did I regret it or loved it? Scroll down to know.
WHAT IS IT?
Milk Makeup Matcha Toner is the world’s first solid facial toner is an essential second step to any skincare routine. The unique gel stick formula gently glides onto skin and provides a cool, refreshing sensation on application. In short, it’s a solid toner, made with matcha for purified pores and smooth, hydrated skin. It is packed with matcha green tea which detoxifies and protects, while ingredients like kombucha and witch hazel help visibly tighten pores and absorb excess oil, and organic cactus elixir calms and hydrates skin. It also claims that it is compatible with all skin types.
Besides the matcha green tea and the kombucha, it also contains black tea ferment, witch hazel, and more. This Matcha Toner is oil-free, alcohol-free, vegan, and gluten-free. It is also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. You can read its ingredients analysis in Skin Carisma.
APPLICATION: Swipe solid stick gently onto skin after cleansing. And then pat excess into the skin with fingertips.
SCENT: This doesn’t really smell like matcha green tea, it’s hard to explain, I can only say it’s scent is synthetic. Not a fan, but doesn’t bother me.
PACKAGING: It is packaged in a clear sturdy plastic tube that has a screw on the bottom to bring the Matcha Stick Toner up and down. It is TSA-friendly which is perfect for refreshing skin at home or on the go—and flying through airport security checks. But upon buying, it is also packaged with another plastic tube o protect the actual product. It also has a cover inside before using it.
FORMULA: As mentioned many times already, this is a solid-form toner (and claims to be the world’s first) which feels a little cool when applied but it also feels a little tacky. Which can be helpful if you will use a makeup after applying it, and if you live in a country with the colder weather with a little dry air. If you live in a warm and humid country like mine, then opt to use this in colder seasons.
RESULT: This is honestly a kind of product I will not use regularly. It feels a little tacky as mentioned above, although the tackiness kinda helps with the makeup application and longevity. I only use this when I travel because it saves space, easy and fast to use, and it will not spill in my bag because it’s solid.
It is moisturizing which helps my skin during colder seasons especially on getting rid of my dry patches. And for the hydrating claim? Sure, it kinda feels a little hydrating but not enough in my case. Tightening the pores? Maybe, since my skin looks kinda smoother after application probably thanks to its little cooling effect. But the claims that it is absorbing oil and evening the skin tone? Hmmm… those never happened to me. I don’t think it absorbs or control oil, trust me I have oily skin. And I don’t see it evens my skin tone too, The only thing it happens is when it helps my makeup stay longer.
Overall, it’s an average product which has balance pros and cons, but I will not replace my favorite liquid toner with this first world’s solid toner.
PROS: It’s easy to bring when traveling, easy to use, feels a little cool and refreshing which helps make the skin look smoother.
CONS: Doesn’t really absorb oil and get rid of uneven skin tone.
WHERE TO BUY?
You can purchase the Milk Makeup Matcha Toner for $26 for the 28g and $14 for 6.25g at Sephora. This is also available in Urban Outfitters and Birchbox for the same price of $26.
If you live in the Philippines, you can purchase this in Cult Beauty PH for Php1800. This is where I bought mine.
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