I recently hauled the new Kevin Beautymaker Vin Vin Skin Care Collection as you might have read in my prior post.
I thought I’d give the Kevin Beautymaker Vin Vin Hydrating Toner it’s turn in the review box today.
Jump ahead for my thoughts!
As with most Asian toners I’m always somewhat confused at the description and details for use. According to the bottle I should take this and splash it in the palms of my hands and proceed to massage onto skin. Personally I like saturating a cotton pad with toner and find doing anything else is just a mess however most Asian toners recommend applying with your hands, weird for me.
What is it?
It’s a facial toner created by a famous Taiwanese Makeup Artist and which is sold within Taiwan. It’s supposed to hydrate skin with Imperata Cylindrical that offers 24 hour moisturizing benefits, non stop.
Housed in pink and white packaging this toner will grace your vanity with a little bit of pretty and I admit it’s mainly why I purchased it because lord knows I do not need more Asian skincare in my life. It’s a rather large bottle so it should last ages. I personally don’t use it as recommended and embrace the use of a cotton pad for application. I do not notice incredible hydration with use and it feels like a typical toner aside from the fact that it’s pleasantly scented like roses. One thing that was interesting is when paired up with Kevin Beautymaker Vin Vin Morning Hydrating Gel it actually performs incredibly well.
As per instructions on the back of the tone which would be following up with moisturizer however a reader currently commented that I needed to apply my Morning Hydrating Gel first and proceed to follow up with the toner. Now…this sounded weird as I never use a toner after moisturizer, kinda defeats the purpose doesn’t it? But actually it works quite well! After the moisturizing gel phase I follow up by swiping down with toner and it seems to “activate” the gel and creates a very hydrating experience. Quite nice and interesting to say the least as I’d personally never follow up moisturizer with a toner, completely opposite of what I know about skin care.
Sadly, it’s not available within the US so you do have to pay a considerably higher price at around $23 per a bottle (more than 50% higher than retail). Without the use of the Vin Vin Hydrating Gel I feel like the toner is completely uneventful and has nothing special to offer aside from it’s cute packaging and lovely rose scent.
Overall, if you purchase with the hydrating gel I’d say it’s a dynamic duo for lighter hydration in the warmer weather when you aren’t interested in slathering your face with a crazy rich cream. All skin types can take advantage of this as it’s very light and refreshing. The crummy price tag within the US does make me shudder in fear but it’s a large bottle that should last a while plus the cute packaging appeals and makes it vanity worthy.
Not too bad at all, few bad things but overall a nice toner when used correctly.
Available from Imomoko for purchase.
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