Tosowoong Syn-ake Whitening Mist - review


I received this product in Memebox Special #63 Skincare Elixir. I was happy to receive it because I love face sprays and use them a lot - they're a quick and easy way to freshen up your skin during the day without disturbing your makeup - but unfortunately this one isn't very good.

Hoh well, at least I can use it as a toner by putting some on a makeup pad and applying it that way instead, so it will definitely get used and it's saving me from having to buy another toner for the time being.

Tosowoong claims/product details:
  • A complexion-reviving mist 
  • Natural formula contains niacinamide, morus alba bark extract, paeonia albiflora root extract, beta-glucan, bifida ferment lysate, rh-Oligopeptide-1 (EGF) and galactomyces ferment filtrate
  • Formulated with syn-ake complex (a kind of peptide carrying similar constituents to snake venom)
  • A whitening treatment in a toner/mist form 
  • Fragrance free, lightweight and non greasy 
  • Provides a lifting effect for dull, inelastic skin
  • Aims to alleviate sensitive, stimulated skin and rejuvenate/strengthen dry, tired skin
  • To use: spray on your face after cleansing, or chuck some on a cotton pad and apply it that way
  • RRP $20USD for 100ml


This one took a while to review because I couldn't find a hell of a lot to say about it.

It basically feels like spraying water on your face and I've noticed nothing distinctive about it: it's not particularly cooling or refreshing; it doesn't smell or feel wonderful; and while I don't hate it, I'm not sure there's much point in using it. Still, even spraying water on your face feels nice enough so I may as well finish it off.

As mentioned, I did try the second application method also (using it like a standard toner on a makeup pad) and I'll probably finish the bottle off that way because it will save me from buying another toner for a while.

However, I don't love it using it that way either unfortunately. While it does help remove that last layer of gunk and the cotton pad always comes away dirty, it doesn't feel nice on the skin and I have to spray a lot of it to get the cotton pad wet enough. It doesn't feel cooling or refreshing when I use it this way either, nor does it feel hydrating or have any beneficial effect on my skin. If anything, it leaves my face looking dull and dry, and it's a relief to apply moisturiser afterwards to get rid of that tight feeling.

As for claims, it doesn't meet any of them as far as I'm concerned: it's not reviving or whitening; it doesn't lift dull skin; and it doesn't alleviate sensitive skin or rejuvenate/strengthen dry skin either.

Foo! I'd avoid this one. Much better, more refreshing mists exist on the market and this one's far too expensive for what it is.

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