Product Review : JUMISO – Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 125ml

jumiso yes I am aha toner

to give; ju, 주 + smile; miso, 미소

softly taking care of your dead skin cells

Thankyou so so much Jumiso for giving me this opportunity to test out your product <3 

Product name │Yes I Am Toner AHA 5% 125ml

Category │ Toner

How to use │ 

Use it after cleansing. Pour generous amount onto a cotton pad and gently wipe across your face in an outward motion. Be sure to apply sunscreen to protect your skin during the day!

In Action

Ingredients Breakdown

The key ingredient of this product is definitely the AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) – formulated with 3.2% glycolic acid and 1.8% lactic acid  . I won’t go too in depth but basically glycolic acid has a smaller molecule that can penetrate deeper into the skin (better results) and lactic acid with a larger molecule that does does not penetrate deeper tends to cause less irritation (more suitable for sensitive skin). 

The product also contain propanediol at the top of its ingredient list. It is a well tolerated ingredient that help enhance the absorption of other ingredients. This ingredient also leaves the skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

Other than that, this toner also checks off the ‘standard’ requirement of toner being alcohol free and low pH which are perfect for a healthy skin barrier.

Water, Propanediol, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil, Sea Water, Benzyl Glycol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Raspberry Ketone

Experience

How Often Can You use

Really depends on how well your skin can tolerate AHAs. However, I don’t generally recommend using an exfoliating toner on a daily basis as it might lead to over exfoliation or irritation to the skin.  

Texture

Just like water, it is a colourless liquid that flows out easily and absorbs into the skin within seconds!

Smell

Subtle lemon scent with no chemical smell despite being a chemical exfoliator.

Personal review

3/5

I usually reach out for hydrating toners but when my skin feels congested this is the exfoliating toner that I have been reaching out a lot recently!

I have been using this product on and off for 4 weeks now. This product contains really good ingredients, smells nice and leaves the skin feeling good. Also, the toner have never caused any irritation to my skin. My skin is probably too used to chemical exfoliators that I didn’t see huge improvements in my skin condition.

Overall, I think that this is a decent product and definitely worth trying it out if you are looking for a mild exfoliating toner! I will continue to use the toner too 🙂

Pros 

  • affordable
  • contains AHA : 3.2% glycolic acid and 1.8% lactic acid 
  • contains Propanediol that enhance the absorption active ingredients and to maintain hydrating properties
  • leaves skin feeling hydrated
  • did not cause irritation to me 
  • smells good – subtle lemon scent
  • no alcohol
  • does not leave a film on the skin
  • lightweight packaging and thick plastic that will not get squashed easily
  • product comes out easily and absorbs well into skin

Cons

  • did not see noticeable results yet (my skin is used to chemical exfoliators)
  • possible skin irritation if used along with other exfoliators, vitamin C or retinol products but this applies to all exfoliators

Where can you get this

Jumiso products are widely available here are a few places you can get them : 

Yesstyle ~£ 15.12

Style Korean ~ 10.80 USD

Hermo ~ RM66

 

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