Thursday, August 20, 2009

Review: SUKI Concentrated Balancing Toner

I purchased a bottle of Suki Concentrated Balancing Toner after reading rave reviews about it on several skin boards. It was supposed to really help acne prone skin.

I've been using it for over a month now and can't see any difference in my skin. None at all. I spray it directly on my face, chest, and upper back after my shower in the morning and after I wash up before bed. It has the vague smell of stale lemon juice. The bottle is very nice, thick glass, but not good for spraying at angles.

For me, it certainly isn't the wonder juice everyone raves about. Maybe I take better care of my skin than other people who have tried it, I don't know. After I purchased this, I read about making your own version using apple cider vinegar and crushed aspirin. I may try that after I make it to the bottom. But hey, it's a really nice bottle.

Grade: C (I want to grade it lower than that because it costs so darn much!)
Price: $30
Size: 4 ounces
Pros: Has great reviews from other users, nice bottle
Cons: Had zero effect on my skin, bottle can't be sprayed at angles

Marketing blurb from their website and the ingredients list:

what a super potent anti-inflammatory, bacteria-fighting, vitamin C tincture
who all, especially combination to oily, acneic, rosacea, eczema & dermatitis
key actives standardized white willow bark for active 15% salicylic acid, natural vitamin C polypeptide liposomes & organic roses in our high potency organic botanic concentrate™
solves breakouts, redness, irritation, inflammatory symptoms, oil-balancing issues & bacteria production
benefits reduces inflammation, purifies pores, relieves redness, itchiness & irritation, balances ph, cleanses cuts, soothes sunburns & preps the skin for treatments & moisturizers that follow

Active Ingredients: white willow 15% active salicins + vitamin c polypeptides
Ingredients: organic roses (rosa centifolia) infused in purified, filtered water (agua), organic concentrated aloe vera (aloe barbadensis), organic rose (rosa canina), lavender (lavandula angustifolia), calendula (calendula officinalis) & chamomile (anthemis nobilis) extracts, natural vitamin C polypeptide liposomes, standardized white willow bark extract (salix alba), organic seaweed extract (algae), aroma (pure premium steam distilled essential oil)

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