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What is it?
It is a toner. Product that has a purpose to be a finishing step of a cleansing and a first step of a treatment in skin care routine (for more click here). When used with a cotton pad, it removes last traces of makeup (if any) and any mineral residue from the tap water used in cleansing process. Toners also rehydrate skin and prepare it to absorb other skincare products in skincare routine.
When used with fingers, toner can double as an essence (liquid resembling toners, but more concentrated). Splash your favourite toner all over your face, let it absorb, and if you want, repeat. Until you feel your skin is quenched with that lovely liquid. You will know when to stop.
I personally love toners and I’m kinda sucker for them. Acidic, enzymatic, soothing, moisturizing, exfoliating… you name it, I love (and have) it. I use different toners depending on my skin needs after every face wash, but also as a face mist. I simply put it in a spray bottle and there you go, face mist of my favourite toner. I even play with oils and add them to toner to make that face mist even more moisturizing.
Here on this website, I reviewed more than a handful of toners, you can use search box (desktop version on the right, mobile version on the page bottom) to find your read.
Natural Pacific (NACIFIC) is Korean brand (mentioned here) that “is aiming to produce naturalistic goods for healthy skin using valuable ingredients from pure nature on the basis of scientific proof.” /Nacific quote/.
This Real Floral Toner is especially interesting to me for its key ingredient – calendula.
Calendula, or simply marigold is one of my favourite ingredients (you can tell by these reviews of calendula cleansing cream and calendula face mask) for its soothing and anti-inflammatory purposes. My skin simply loves it and enjoys what marigold does: calms the rash, pimples rally, that nasty hormonal bump when you are already swamped with other PMS symptoms… You see, I really like marigold in my skincare products.
That being said, I had to have this Nacific Real Floral Calendula Toner. This is what Nacific says about it:
Multi-purpose toner with real calendula petals promotes moisturising and soothing benefits that last. Gentle to skin and comfortable to wear. It leaves your skin refreshed without sticky feeling. Jeju Herb 7-Complex (rosemary, chrysanthemum, lemongrass, tea tree etc.) as a remedy for stressed-out skin ensures your skin’s barrier stays intact./Nacific/
It comes in 180 ml/6.08 fl.oz. plastic bottle. This is visually the most attractive toner I’ve had. Real marigold petals floating in transparent liquid. How mesmerizing is that?
Toner is very watery, very light and has faint herbal scent to it.
How to use it?
- Cleanse the remaining impurities from the face.
- Put the suitable amount of toner on cotton pad and wipe off your skin softly.
- Pat your face lightly to absorb./Nacific/
This toner is very versatile and you can use it both with cotton pad and with fingers. It can be layered and it can be simply splashed over the face, and it can be face mist. Whatever you prefer.
You can use it as DIY face mask. Just soak cotton pads with this toner and let it on face for about 20 minutes.
Simplified skincare routine steps:
(Double) cleanse – toner – serum – moisturizer – SPF (if day)
Calendula Officinalis Flower Water (91%), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Propanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropyelene Glycol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Allantoin, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Wonderful list of beautiful botanical extracts including:
- Centella (gotu kola),
- Tea tree,
- Camel grass,
- Roman camomile,
Rosemary, peppermint, lavender and tea tree extracts are not to be confused with these plants’ fragrant oils. Extracts are in general less sensitizing for the skin than the fragrant essential oils.
Who is it for?
All skin types
Does it work?
Did I mention I like marigold? This toner just confirmed my opinion of it.
Real Floral Calendula Toner is light, effective, soothing, and thanks to sodium hyaluronate very high on the ingredients list, hydrating and very skin friendly. It’s not sticky nor too moisturizing. It proved its skin soothing properties when I used it as cold compress when got back home from the hot summer day. It calmed down redness in 20 minutes.
In daily use, I find it most useful when used with cotton pad. Light exfoliating effect of the cotton pad in conjunction with those beautiful botanical extracts of the toner do have slight skin brightening effect. Not bad at all.
On the other hand, this product cannot do miracles for the skin on its own. It is a great helper to other skincare actives and treatments. And that’s exactly the true quality of this product – great skincare start.