Suki Concentrated Strengthening Toner - review


You may remember that I made December Suki month and I've been busily testing a few items from the brand's range.

I've used another Suki toner before and I loved what it did for my skin but couldn't handle the smell: happily this one works just as well and smells nice, so it beats the other one hands down.

Suki claims/product details:
  • Helps the skin’s ability to fight environmental aggressors
  • Leaves skin nourished, restored and refreshed
  • Suki replaces water with its vitamin and antioxidant-packed high-potency rose concentrate™ as the foundational ingredient for all its hydrous products
  • Matches skin’s chemistry and pH for deep derma penetration, creating balance for all skin types
  • Our shiitake mushroom extract reduces inflammation and boosts collagen production to prevent signs of premature ageing
  • Helps firm texture and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a strong, radiant, smooth and supple skintone
  • To use: after cleansing, use organic cotton ball and gently smooth over face until clean and dewy; mist over skin for serum / moisturiser integration; mist skin throughout the day
  • RRP $39.95 AUD for 120ml, but do shop around


This is a great toner and I'm loving it.

It has a fresh, light scent - I smell citrus and herbs - and it's refreshing to use for that reason alone.

I've found that the best way to use it is to moisten a makeup pad before spritzing it with toner: otherwise I'd go through the product all too quickly. 

When used without water, I needed nine sprays to get the pad wet enough to apply product to my whole face, neck and dec, so if I'd kept that up I'd be halfway through the bottle already. When I wet the pad first, I only need a few sprays and I don't feel that the product is getting so diluted that it's no longer effective.

Indeed, calling it a 'concentrated' product is on the mark because it does feel that way and I almost prefer it toned down with a little water so it's not quite as strong. I'm not saying it's too harsh - it's not at all - it's just that it's strong enough that toning it down with water doesn't impact its efficacy, and I think that's a good thing since the bottle will of course last longer and is better value because of this.

What I love about this product is that it's refreshing, does a good job of removing the last bits of grime from my face (I can see these on the makeup pad after use), and I feel like it tones and firms well too. My skin just looks brighter and cleaner after using this, and I always look forward to applying it because my skincare routine doesn't feel complete without it.

The other good thing is that it's not drying and doesn't sting or strip my skin, which is a common issue I've found with toners in the past.

On the product claims: yes it leaves my skin feeling nourished, restored and refreshed; yes I feel that it's penetrating and also balancing; and yes it makes my skin more radiant, soft and supple. I also think it meets its claim of reducing inflammation, although I haven't noticed any impact on fine lines and wrinkles (I rarely do with a product like this).

Overall, this is a sensational toner and I recommend it - particularly if like me your skin can be dry and sensitive and needs something that does the job without being irritating.

I only wish that Suki were easier to come by in Australia....


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