Gluta-C Kojic Plus Whitening System Acne Control Toner
Bought from: Free | SRP: P109.75/100ml
Bought from: Sampleroom
This product has long been overdue because curse my forgetfulness that's why. I wasn't feeling very well the past few days too because I've been infected with chickenpox very unfortunately. But on a lighter note, I'm excused for the next two weeks, I got my reasons and medical certificate ready and all, so I got plenty of time to blog during times like this where I feel like I can manage. You just won't be able to see swatches, well, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to see swatches haha!
Anyway, without further ado, here's a quick review on a product I've bought from Sample Room weeks ago. I've tried this product for a span of a month so I'm quite confident how it performed and I'm going to tell you exactly what are the things that it does and it doesn't on my skin.
Gluta-C Kojic Plus+ Toner is an alcohol-free toner that performs 4x skin whitening action with the combined power of Glutathione, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, and Azelaoyl Diglycinate for a more holistic skin whitening regimen. It has anti-bacterial properties that fight acne and breakouts; visibly reduce the appearance of pores, and; remove excess oils, dirt, and impurities without drying or irritating the skin for that soft, smooth, and refreshed skin.
First thing, the product comes in a cloudy, almost transparent plastic bottle that is sturdy and does not feel cheap at all. You can clearly witness what is going on inside--whether it's the color of the liquid or if it's running out. It has this flip cap that tightly closes with a click. I appreciate that the product has all necessary information displayed for avid readers like me such as claims, ingredients, directions for use, expiry days and all.
Texture, Scent and Ease of Application
The product is clear and liquidy and smells like what I think is the trademark scent of Gluta-C products which is a bit citrusy and nice. It gets absorb easily by the skin and leaves a hint of dewiness. The toner does not feel tacky or heavy at all and it's moisturizing despite the whitening claim which I think made it suitable even for those with dry skin. It doesn't sting the skin at all and I like that about it.
Despite all the good stuff this product possesses, I just think of it as an average toner. I don't mean that this toner should now cease to exist but there are really a lot better drugstore toners out in the market, price point is around the same. It could leave a nicer impression on me had the claims be truer.
Let me tackle one by one. First of, even after using this product for a month, I didn't see any noticeable whitening on my skin though my skin looks a bit clearer after use. The cotton swab with toner that I use soaks up any remaining dirt on my skin which fails to remove by my cleanser. So it now ticks off one of its claim which is the cleansing ability.
Definitely, this product did not help with my oil production and didn't help reduce my acne breakouts either. To be fair, it doesn't flare them up anyway. Still, I've tried a toner before, quite more expensive, but works a lot better. This product claims to minimize pores which is hella not true. To be fair again, nothing, to date, works to reduce my pore size at all. And last but not the least, this product claims to smoothen the skin which, okay, it does but not so exceptionally smooth that I would reconsider.
Have you tried Gulta-C With Kojic Plus Whitening System Acne Control Toner already? Share your thoughts down below!
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