The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner Review: Hello everyone!!! Poets have often compared the face of their beloved to the moon – leading me to believe women have suffered from the problem of open pores. Why – you ask? Well, the moon has craters, and we women at some age or the other – or if we have oily skin – have the same – in the form of pores.
I have been on the subject of pollution-related ageing for a while now and during my research I spoke with a lot of experts who insisted on how toning is the one key part of a beauty regime that determines the size of your pores. Since I have a huge crater (open pores) issue on my face, I was suggested to use a medicated toner. So I picked up the The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner and let’s see how it fared.
About The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
This is how the website describes this product: “A mild toner that calms skin and boosts moisture. Daily mild moisturizing solution. Skin-sync Rx™ containing phytoshpingosine, moroheiya, birch tree sap is used to help form a moisture layer to calm dry skin. Formulated without 9 additives: parabens, synthetic pigments, triethanolamine, mineral oil, benzophenone-3, animal-derived ingredients, propylene glycol, talc, benzoic acid. Allergen-free fragrance: formulated without 26 types of additives with possible allergens. Dermatologically tested.”
Benefits of The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
Faceshop is a South-Korea based skincare line that provides fabulous goodies for your beauty rituals. Ranging affordable high quality products born from botany, this sensational brand believes on creating products that stem from a lovely concept of ‘Science meets Beauty’.
Dr. Belmeur line uses Skin Sync formula that comes very close to our skin cell structure, which will be easily accepted by skin. The Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner is a mild hypoallergenic toner that calms skin and boosts moisture. It is daily mild moisturizing solution.
• Formulated without 9 additives: parabens, synthetic pigments, triethanolamine, mineral oil, benzophenone-3, animal-derived ingredients, propylene glycol, talc, benzoic acid
• Allergen-free fragrance: formulated without 26 types of additives with possible allergens
• Suitable for dry and sensitive skin
• Dermatologically tested
• Maintains skin’s pH balance
Ingredients in The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
When Dr. Belmeur mentions “low-irritant”, it means it suits the most sensitive skin you may have! It gives the skin a comfortable balance between oil and moisture. Plus, the natural oil ingredients derived from olive leaves is mild and less irritating. What makes this toner extra special and so hydrating is the Polymeric Water Gel System. This ingredient is actually what helps hold moisture in the skin, and improves your skin’s moisture barrier over time.The other ingredients are: Water/eau, dipropylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, propanediol, glycerin, glycereth-26, panthenol, betula platyphylla japonica juice, corchorus olitorius leaf extract, monarda didyma leaf extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, phytosphingosine, beta-glucan, hydroxyethycellulose, carbomer, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, octyldodeceth-16, tromethamine, trisodium edta, ethylhexylglycerin, parfum/fragrance
How to Use The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
After washing face, apply adequate amount using your hand or a facial cotton. Spread thin and pat lightly for absorption.
Price of The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
₹ 1600.00 for 200 mL (Rs 1350 after discount)
In Detail The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner Review, Swatches and My Experience
During the spring to summer or summer to monsoon transition, my skin always goes through a confused and unbalanced phase – there is a serious identity crisis going on there. Sometimes it is super dry and sometimes sticky and oily spots – so I need to be careful with what I use. I don’t like to over-hydrate my skin and have a breakout, but I can’t neglect the drier sections of my face. I love a good toner, and I was not disappointed with the Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner.
I was definitely not used to the clean, “clinical” packaging that reminds me of some medicines, rather than a dermalogical product – but I guess this packaging reinforces the message that the product has been scientifically formulated for results. The bottle itself is super convenient and allows you to get the product easily.
The dispensing bottle has a flip top cover and despite the liquid being fluid, it doesn’t just ‘gush’ out of the dispensing hole. The texture of this toner is fairly watery. It’s a clear liquid that is slightly thicker than water, but not heavy or thick. The clear syrupy texture is slightly thicker than pure water but not the cloudy type. Due to its thick texture, the adherence onto skin is very high too.
This toner is formulated with a low irritant formula which makes a great product for those of us that have somewhat sensitive skin.
The skin feels cleansed after wiping off the “residue” on the surface. It feels like pure fluid, hence does not irritate those with very sensitive skin. Its rich content of moisture and hydrating ingredients give the skin a “moisture recharge” without any irritation. Very light on the skin, calming and soothing too.
How I Use it
I cleanse my face thoroughly and after patting it dry with a muslin cloth, I gently apply this toner. I use just about 3-4 drops of the product on some cotton wool and dab it on my face – never rub or pull. If I am at home, I usually don’t apply moisturizer – and it works as a basic moisturizer as well. In the night, after cleansing, I apply this on skin using my palms and pat to absorb. I know many apply their toners with a cotton pad, but I like to apply it by gently patting it into my skin with clean hands. I have just found that this way I am not pulling or dragging a swab around my skin, instead I am getting all the product on my skin without any damage.
Effects of The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
My skin is fairly sensitive (though in the last few years, it’s gotten a bit better) and I have had really poor reactions to skincare before and I was impressed by how soothed and healthy my skin felt after using this Toner.
I bought this from Nykaa after a friend went crazy recommending it. I found the price a tad steep for a toner. But once I started using this, I realised the worth of this product. Firstly, it works like a dream. Secondly, a little goes a long way. I have been using it for a month and have barely reached the three-fourth mark. Most significantly, I have noticed a 50% reduction in pore size.
I use this twice a day – once in the morning after my bath and once at night time – after cleansing my face and before using a night cream. The Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Toner is a mild hypoallergenic toner that calms skin and boosts moisture. It is daily mild moisturizing solution and the birch tree sap that is an ingredient in this one is used to help form a moisture layer to calm dry skin.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been using The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur skincare and I’ve been really impressed with how soothing it is on my skin. Oh yeah, that’s the other fun thing about my skin – it’s quite sensitive – so using skincare products with heavy scents or harsh chemicals isn’t an option for me.
Being a specialised skincare, you should try Dr. Belmeur if you have the following concerns:
• Sensitive, blemished, problematic skin
• Excess sebum and clogged pores
• Damaged skin due to external harmful environment / stress
• Extremely dry skin from inside
• Overly sensitive / easily irritable skin that cannot stand dermatological treatments
More Photos, Swatches
Pros of The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
- Lightweight so you can use under your facial moisturiser
- Nice packaging.
- Detailed information.
- No strong smell.
- Works good as a primer.
Cons of The Face Shop Dr.Belmeur Daily Repair Toner
- Initial plastic-like feel that feels slightly sticky on the skin
- Takes a while to get absorbed.
Give a gap of at least 10 minutes before applying any sunscreen, lotion, moisturizer, concealer or foundation once you have applied the toner. This helps it absorb better into the skin.
4/5 (price factor!)