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It’s been a long time since I’ve held checkers *groans*. I haven’t had a chance to write reviews lately. But! I can’t keep hiding my love for Innisfree Whitening pore skin from you much longer.
As I’ve written before, some time ago I found barely visible pigmentation spots on my cheeks. Since then, my purchases have shifted toward really whitening products and not just simply those that even out the overall skin tone.
I’m 33 years old, live in the northern sea climate, have combination skin: prone to oiliness in the t-zone and dryness on the cheeks, enlarged easily clogged pores with always forming “blackheads” in large quantities.
The two phase toner from Korean brand Innisfree falls into the whitening products category. The first thing that attracted me to it – the scent of tangerine peels, whose extract the whole Whitening pore line is based on. The second, of course, is the ingredients list – but more about that a bit further down.
Let’s look at the packaging.
A bottle made from matte white-ish plastic with a round massive cap with happy orange wording. It looks quite attractive and in some way minimalist. Volume 150ml. This toner, like others from Innisfree, comes without a pump, so we pour the product out of the small opening in the bottle.
The texture is quite unusual: it contains both lotion and toner simultaneously, which allows it not to only deeply hydrate the skin but also to soften it. This type of product also prevents moisture from evaporating from the surface and improves the penetration of beneficial ingredients into the skin.
The base of the product is tangerine peel extract from the Jeju island, which is extracted through the cold press method. It’s rich in antioxidants, aromatic and antibacterial components. This ingredient helps fight acne, improves local circulation in the skin, tones. It restores firmness and elasticity of the skin, brings back good skin tone.
As a whitening agent, the product contains arbutine. It blocks the production of melanin, but does it quite slowly – to see the results, you have to use this for a few weeks, and for some even months. Such long development time is the price of safety, arbutin doesn’t damage skin cells, it can be used during the active sunny seasons.
In addition, the toner contains vitamin C in the ascorbyl glucoside form. It’s one of the most stable forms, which also helps fight pigmentation, along with oxidation stress, which makes it irreplaceable in the fight against sun damage.
Full ingredients in the photo:
The toner is very pleasant to apply with hands. The smell, a slightly oily texture (very slightly), fast absorption – these properties make it my favorite at this time. I even bought another bottle, which for me is very rare!
Of course, I see results. There was a period of time when my routine didn’t have any other anti pigmentation products, but the spots didn’t show up, which makes me so happy.