Beauty Finds: Sweeteen Tartcherry Cica Calming Toner Review.

Welcome to Beauty Finds! This edition features Sweeteen Tartcherry Cica Calming Toner

If there’s one product I’m not that loyal to, its toner. Moisturisers I’ll stubbornly stick too until I want a change due to FOMO on the current moisturiser. Plus sometimes or a lot of the time it’s a gamble switching products. More so if they’re expensive. Like shoes you can’t really return them once opened leaving you with wasted money. Toner’s are different. Usually they’re the cheaper product so if you want you can play with a little more. 

Visiting Primor I noticed they had more Kbeauty brands in a few months ago. It’s been a while since I reviewed a kbeauty product here too. I felt like change from Benton Cacao Moist and Mild Toner which is okay but I didn’t feel like it was doing anything. The ingredients looked okay. I was curious about lactococcus ferment lysate which is bacteria that can help boost skin cells immune system and stimulate skin renewal. Read on for my beauty requirements or skip a paragraph for the review.

I have a few requirements when it comes to beauty products: cruelty free, natural, clean, vegan better. I do my best to avoid nasty ingredients such as SLSs, parabens, PEGs, silicones, etc. Petrochemicals are the sneakiest with so many derivatives and aliases. I also avoid palm oil and it’s derivatives as I prefer orangutans. Coconut oil marketed as the good oil, I’m also cutting down on as it can be just a damaging crop as palm oil. If I do get products containing palm or coconut oil I try to get organic or sustainably sourced. With make up it’s a little harder so I go for cruelty free brands. I prefer products with less plastic and thankfully more brands are aware consumers don’t want unnecessary plastic (or governments are telling them less plastic). My skin type’s oily sensitive, acne prone and now wrinkles. I know nothing stops those lines, but if I can delay them then…. 

Sweeteen Tartcherry Cica Calming Toner

Tartcherry and centella asistica leaf extract are contained. It helps to calm the skin and clear the skin tone. It has a non-sticky feelign and helps in sebum management. 

Okay, I’m in at helping calm the skin and clear skin tone. That acne, adult acne can persist. Tartcherry helps defend skin against environmental aggressor and calm inflammation. Centella asiatica helps with the acne side, helping improve small wounds, scratches, burns and is a great antiflammatory agent helping calm eczema. The toner is good value for money: 150ml in Primor price €6.95 at time of purchase. Usual retail price €9.50. All ingredients are vegan and approved by the French vegan association EVE Vegan

Its texture is as it says non sticky. Watery in texture. It applies well just using fingers, it doesn’t smell bad. Does it work?

I’m not sure if I was stressed around the time of using, but my skin was so bad while use it. All my skincare was kept the same apart from the toner twice a day. No glow. It looked dull, lines more visible, felt dry, looked dry and just wasn’t happy. It didn’t start straight away but after about 3 weeks I stopped using it. With all the different types of hyaluronate in it to hydrate the skin, it did the exact opposite. I switched to Meisani Rice and Shine Hyaluronic Acid Essence Toner and my skin within a few days returned to normal or had the glow it was missing back. Toners do count helping returning the skin to its pH happy level! 

Would I recommend. No sadly for oily skin. I really like Sweeteen ethics towards the planet and animals. They care! However this product my first by them was a no. It hasn’t put me off trying more products by them. Researching a few ingredients such as lactococcus ferment it was hard to find out if it is vegan as it can be obtained from diary sugar. Confused? Me too. You can read more here. That said, if the product has been approved by EVE Vegan, France is usually strict when it comes to ingredients, so if they say it’s 100% vegan, it’s vegan. 

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