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Hailing from Korea, serum toners are the latest thing in skincare. A two-in-one product, they’re ideal for those with very dry or sensitive skin. Sitting between an essence and a traditional serum, they’re rich and milky but quick to absorb, instantly topping up hydration levels and soothing any inflammation.
Free from alcohol and witch hazel – ingredients associated with traditional toners – the latest serum toners are full of hydrating, skin-loving ingredients. They work hard to protect skin, brighten it and keep it feeling supple and smooth, all while streamlining your routine.
Dr.Jart+’s Ceramidin Skin Barrier Serum Toner…
Full of ceramides and panthenol, Dr.Jart+’s new Ceramidin Skin Barrier Serum Toner will immediately alleviate feelings of tightness and inflammation. Unlike other toners which are known to strip the skin and leave it feeling dry, this one removes impurities and build-up, while simultaneously improving skin’s texture tenfold by giving it some juicy bounce. Even the formula is proven to increase moisture retention – by up to 134% – and prevent water loss within the skin.
What’s most impressive is how quickly this works – almost immediately you’ll find skin has better glow, softness and tone. It’ll soak up dry patches and, over time, help to strengthen the skin barrier for better radiance and firmer, smoother texture. It also helps to cushion any harsh effects from more potent active ingredients you may be using in your routine – like retinol and exfoliating AHAs.
The Formula Explained…
Thanks to its liquid, gel consistency, the formula sinks in at speed and is thin in texture, meaning it easily penetrates without leaving behind a tacky or sticky residue. A great base layer, it allows other products – be it creams, serums or make-up – to adhere better, too.
Ceramides also work hard to maintain the long-term health of your skin. They do this by protecting it from environmental stressors and preventing moisture loss from conditions like eczema and rosacea. Gentle yet highly effective, there’s also nourishing fruit oils and glycerin in there for further skin-softening benefits.
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An Insider On Why She Loves It & How To Use It…
Make-up artist & skin expert Cat Parnell share her tips:
“Serum toners are ideal for make-up artists – or anyone who’s into good make-up prep – as they work fast to smooth and hydrate skin with minimal steps. The glow is unrivalled, too. Anything you apply after a serum toner will absorb so much better – they act as a great primer for make-up to adhere to. I love this one from Dr.Jart+, which has soothed and repaired my skin sensitivities – which are caused by rosacea – within days.
“Although not essential, I recommend applying it a few times a day. If you can – and you’re having a make-up free day – apply it morning, afternoon and night for maximum results. I pat quite a large amount onto my skin using my hands until it’s dried. On top of the toner, I’ll often apply a moisturiser and sunscreen, but you may find it offers enough hydration on its own.
“I also recommend steaming your face before using this product. This will open up your pores, so when you apply the product, it really sinks in and hydrates skin from the inside out. Trust me, your skin will look and feel incredible. You’ll find make-up glides on like butter afterwards.”