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Exuviance SkinRise Morning Glow PHA Toner, 36 Pads,1.7 fl oz


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7 reviews for Exuviance SkinRise Morning Glow PHA Toner, 36 Pads,1.7 fl oz

4.6 out of 5
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  1. a customer

    I have used it for many years, originally recommended by my Dermatology nurse

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  2. Anne McGuire

    I have used this product for over 10 years. It’s such a great toner. When I don’t use it, I notice a difference. Skin is brighter, clearer and healthier. Huge fan.

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  3. Dr. E

    First, this arrives in a really nice, fortified box that guarantees a flawless journey to your home. Next, this has a little seal on the cap that ensures a clean product. Love that! Now, when you open this jar, you will find the most delightful scent: it’s kind of like coconut and mint? It smells so delicious!

    Now, grab one of the little celery colored pads. You will notice that one side is textured and one is smooth. The textured side feels incredible on your skin and the liquid is cooling, refreshing, and so nourishing! This left my skin feeling really soft and healthy! I love it!

    This is incredible smelling and works so well! I’m a fan!

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  4. Astrid

    Usually when you use some sort of facial pad skincare product, it’s either to help wipe away excess sebum and bacteria or it’s some sort of exfoliating peel. This one is different from those. Instead, it is an easy way to add a light, yet potent, layer of essence that is somewhat like a cross between a toner and a serum. It’s very lightweight and couldn’t be any easier to apply. It feels soothing and clarifying on the skin. When I first applied this I really didn’t realize how much of a layer that it would leave on the face because it felt like so many of the others except that it was moisturizing instead of oil stripping.

    After I allowed this to fully set and dry, I was absolutely amazed at how my skin felt. It left a perfect layer of protective moisturization on my skin for those days when I don’t feel like loading my skin up with creams and other heavier skincare products. My skin was left nice and soft and felt silky smooth all day. My face had a healthy glow and felt hydrated. Lines were softened and my skin looked younger.

    This substance is very soothing to the skin and it feels nice and clean. It’s also quite gentle on the skin. Seems very clean and should be easy for those with sensitive skin. Good for all skin types, but I think it’s best for those with normal to dry skin. Men too should like this, especially for its ease of use.

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  5. Revere

    Been using this product for three years. Light weight and overall protection.

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  6. Kathryn Magendie

    Okay, here’s the thing. There are 36 pads for $45 so in theory that’s almost $45 a month (plus six days) if you use one pad a day. And each pad has a good bit of ‘morning glow’ absorbed into it. But once I apply the ‘morning glow’ to my face with the pad, there is still a lot left over on the pad. So what happens now? I can’t keep reusing one pad until it’s all gone–where would I put it? Can’t put it back in the jar because that would contaminate the fresh ones. And, if I leave it sitting out to re-use it later, it will dry out and be exposed to air and whatever else.

    It’s super wasteful.❌

    I’d cut these in half maybe so I’d not waste so much.

    I like the unique herbal-floral scent to it. I would not use this before coffee (tried that, and my coffee ‘tasted’ like perfume), but after coffee I’d swipe it on and give it time to disappear some. ✅

    Then there’s how it feels on my skin. Slightly sticky until it fully absorbs. If I pat some water on my face it does better. My face feels warm after applying it, but not unpleasantly so.

    If this were in a jar without the pads, I’d likely like it, but it’s not something I’d reorder.

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  7. OneWhisper

    This comes in an outer product box. The jar inside is really nice and there’s a protective seal.

    The ingredients are listed on the box and here on the Amazon page (not sure what someone else said they had to go on a “detective journey to the company website” for the ingredients?

    The not-so-good ingredients…
    The ingredients include parabens and synthetic fragrance – “parfum (fragrance)” – which I was really surprised to see since on the product page it initially said “Scent Unscented.” I don’t mind because I like the smell, but some people might so I wanted to mention it.

    There are also a few essential oils – peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, grapefruit peel oil.

    There’s also a few fragrance ingredients that have allergen potential – hexyl cinnamal (a common fragrance ingredient that smells like jasmine) and butylphenyl methylpropional (has a floral scent). These are both part of the “EU 26 fragrances” that have to be labeled separately (and can’t be included in the term “fragrance/parfum” on the label) because of the allergen potential, so it is best to avoid if your skin is sensitive.

    This also has Limonene, which is a super common and cheap fragrance ingredient. It’s found in many plants like rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, etc. It is the main component (about 50-90%) of the peel oil of citrus fruits. It smells nice, but the problem is that it oxidizes on air exposure and the resulting stuff is not good for the skin. Oxidized limonene can cause allergic contact dermatitis and counts as a frequent skin sensitizer.

    The good ingredients…
    This has gluconalactone, which is a PHA, which is sometimes called a next generation AHA. PHAs are the next generation AHAs because they have almost all the benefits and more, but without the irritation. It also has lactobionic acid, another PHA. They work together well. PHAs gently exfoliate the skin. They provide long-term anti-aging benefits, such as increased skin thickness and decreased wrinkles. They are great moisturizers and help repair impaired skin barrier. Gluconalactone and lactobionic acid are also antioxidants, and they do NOT make your skin more sensitive to the sun like some exfoliants can. It can be used even if your skin is very sensitive, rosacea prone, etc.

    This has retinyl palmitate, which is one of the weakest retinols. There’s many different retinoids. There is retinoic acid, which is the prescription retinoid. Then there’s OTC retinoids – retinaldehyde (retinal), retinol, and retinyl esters. Whatever type of retinoid is used, in order for it to have an effect on our skin it needs to be converted to retinoic acid. The more steps there are in that process, the weaker the topical ingredient is, and the less results you will see. Although, on the other hand, you’ll also experience fewer unwanted side effects (such as redness, peeling, and dry skin).

    Basically, you just need to remember that with each conversion the strength is weakened. So, the closer a form of retinoid is to retinoic acid, the better and faster it works (but, the higher the chance for unwanted side effects like redness, peeling, and dry skin). Just because a retinoid is one of the weaker ones, doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you. Not everyone needs to use the strongest available retinoid. Some people will never need more than a weaker strength retinoid. It all depends on what your skin needs/wants are and what your skin can handle.

    Retinyl palmitate is a retinyl ester. Retinyl Esters are 3 steps away from retinoic acid, which makes them the weakest type of retinoid, making it one of the least effective types of retinoids (or at least takes the longest to see the results of the formula). But that also means it is so mild and can be used even if you have sensitive skin. You may not see visible results when using Retinyl Esters. The process of converting Retinyl Esters to retinoic acid doesn’t leave the body with much retinoic acid to work with unless the ingredient is present in super high percentages to start. Although retinyl Esters won’t give you irritation, they won’t give you the same wrinkle plumping, acne busting results of other retinoids either. Retinyl Esters are commonly used on skin care products due to low cost and low irritation potential, but often at very low concentrations.

    This also has vitamin E and C, arginine, glycerin, cucumber extract, and green tea.

    The pads are a light green color. They are nice and soaked. I love the ease of the pads. I don’t have to take a pad and put product on it before using it, or put product in my hands and dab it onto my face. It’s already on the pads, so it’s easier. I find that when I use pads like these, I never really need the whole thing. With ones as expensive as these I didn’t want to be wasting basically half a pad every time, so I cut them in half and that’s worked fine. These have a nice scent. It’s kind of minty but sweet. I’m guessing it’s the essential oils I’m smelling (peppermint, eucalyptus, grapefruit). It gently exfoliates my skin. It doesn’t tingle or burn at all. I’m able to use these daily. They feel moisturizing on the skin too. This said “Start the day with a Bionic power boost…” I thought it was interesting saying to start the day with it, so use it in the morning, since it has a retinol in it. Normally, any products with a retinol in them say not to use during the day because retinols can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. But, this didn’t say anything about that. But, since the retinol it has in it retinyl palmitate, one of the weakest retinols, I’m guessing that’s why? Regardless, it’s why I felt okay using it in my morning skin care routine, along with the fact that I use a good sunscreen and a proper amount. I like to use them in my morning skin care routine. It exfoliates my skin gently enough, but moisturizes it enough that I have a nice base for my makeup. I haven’t noticed any radiance to my skin from using it. But, it does feel nice on my skin and smooths my skin nicely without irritating it or drying it out and it’s something I can use daily, so I like that.

    Overall, these are okay. They gently exfoliate my skin, so I can use them daily. They don’t irritate or dry out my skin at all, they actually make it feel moisturized. They work well to give me a nice, smooth base before makeup. But, these aren’t something I’ll purchase when I run out. To me, they’re not worth the high price. But, I don’t like rating things on price since we all have different views on what’s affordable/expensive. It has some not-so-good ingredients like synthetic fragrance, essential oils that are potentially irritating, other fragrance ingredients that are potential irritants, and parabens. I don’t think something at this price tag shouldn’t include synthetic fragrance and other potential irritants. So, I took a star off for that. It does have good ingredients in it though. It’s gentle enough to be used daily, at least for me. It doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin. I haven’t noticed anything other than gentle exfoliation and that it’s a little moisturizing. So, I give it 4 stars.

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