Empties #22: June 2015 – Part 1

I’m back with another empties post! It’s gonna be a quick one today – I “lost” the close-up photos of the items, but I’ve already packed them into the kitchen garbage… and no way am I digging them out! So this sole surviving photo will do! Let’s take look at what’s in Part 1 of June’s empties!
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The 5Min Review: Mizon Mojito Punch Pore Toner

A really quick review on a toner today – the Mizon Mojito Punch Pore Toner. This claims to help in pore care and sebum control. I got mine from a Memebox awhile back, so I don’t know how much it cost in stores but a quick google check showed a price of about USD18. It has ingredients that could be found in a real mojito – lime, apple and peppermint leaf water – although these are pretty far down the list.

Top 5 Ingredients:
Water, Butylene glycol, Alcohol Denat, Pentylene glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract

I think the bottle is adorable – a green shapely bottle. This is full size and have 150ml of product; I thought it would be less as it looks like a small bottle. The smell of lime is quite strong but it doesn’t stay on the skin. To use, I just pour some on a cotton pad and wipe over my face.

I found this slightly different from the regular breed of Korean toners which tends to prep the skin for more hydration – this one works more like a western kind of toner that works as an astringent to control sebum; alcohol is the third largest component.

It’s slightly drying on my skin, but not overly so. I found it very useful when my skin is particularly spotty – it really helps to control my zits from growing! When my period is around the corner, my skin can feel particularly clogged and gross, and I’ve found a wipe with this makes it feel less congested and oily.

In short, I really enjoyed this toner. If you’re thinking it’s a traditional korean toner, it’s not; but it does what it claims to do and it feels really refreshing to use. I have dry skin, and while it is slightly drying, I think using it at the right time offsets the dryness; just don’t use it all the time, only when needed.