I guess I’m a little weird but I follow the Kao Group very closely in Japan since I prefer their Biore releases over the ones that can be found in the US.
A recently Japanese release of new Biore Moisture Lotion intrigued me and I asked a friend to pick me some up. Shipping was a bit yak so I ended up telling her to skip it and hauled them from Adam at AdamBeauty (thanks Adam, love your shipping rates).
“Lotion” isn’t actually the term we’d use to describe what actually is toner. However, most Asian countries refer to toner as lotion so not to be confused here the Biore Moisture Lotion is, indeed, a toner.
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A new range of toners from Biore available in Japan!
I doubt we’ll ever see these within the US but one can hope. So far I love them. I picked up all three and haven’t made proper use of one, tell you why in a sec, and felt they were overall a good deal so I’ll def be repurchasing when I run low.
Adam charges $14.50 per a bottle and $2 or so for shipping so it rounds out to $16.50 you’re shelling out. That could be deemed a bit much for drugstore toner but considering you aren’t going to get them in the US it might be worth a splurge. It was for me that’s why I indulged.
They are available in three versions. Moisture (Cream In) is a heavy, gel-like toner that is used for very dry skin. Fresh (Cool), the one I haven’t used much of yet, is for oily skin. Fresh (Cool) will be something I reach for in the Summer so haven’t really taken time to test it out now that my skin is drier). And Moisture is for normal to dry skin.
Fresh and Moisture are both liquid toners. Moisture has a slight glycerin-like feel and leaves skin refreshed and prepped for makeup where as Cream In has a heavier, gel-like feel and a milky, transulcent look. This feels very cool on my skin and offers a nice jolt of moisture to my dry, flaky skin. Both prep for moisturizer and makeup very well. I even like to pump a dollop of Cream In into the palms of my hands and use it after my moisturizer and prior to my primer to get prep my skin for foundation, makeup, etc….as it eases flaky, dry, patchy areas.
Each comes in a bottle with a pump and its recommended to apply into hands and patted on skin. I only use this method with the Cream In version to be honest and use a cotton pad for Moisture and will do so for Fresh when I get around to using it.
They are a step above some other toners I own and I like the feel of each and how well they work for my dry skin!
Since they are available within Asia it can be a pain to have them shipped over via airmail. Sadly, this isn’t something you can dash down to the store for when you run out!
- Those with dry skin who need a heavier toner to prep with (Cream In will be ideal for you).
- Anyone seeking a toner with a glycerin-like finish that keeps skin smooth while easing dry areas.
- Anyone who feels like their moisturizer just isn’t sinking in (a good toner can help!).
- Anyone who doesn’t like online shopping or international shopping (airmail costs, tracking the item down online, etc..can be tiresome to some).
Overall I really like the Biore Moisture Lotion line and felt it did something lovely for my skin. I’ll continue to repurchase them when I run out. I enjoyed Cream In the most as my skin is truly suffering in this very COLD New York weather lately. All three are worth a haul particularly if your skin goes through phases of dry to oily in the various weathers like me!
Very Muse Approved for purchase!
You can visit the Kao website and see some images of the products at www.kao.co.jp however it is in Japanese but still fun to look through none the less!
These can be purchased on E-bay as well as other online shops. I got mine from Adam Beauty.