Sunday, 11 October 2015

Review: The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Toner

Today I'm here with a review of a toner I've just ran out of, it's The Face Shop Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Toner. I got it in a small Koreadepart order - my Korean cosmetics orders have been cut back so much since saving for my Japan trip, I can only get the essentials now haha... ^^;; I can't wait to buy cosmetics in Japan though! I really want to see the cute Etude House stores~!

Brand: The Face Shop
Name: Calendula Eden Essential Moisture Toner
Price: $7-$12
Where to buy: Sasa, Pretty and Cute

The Face Shop's official website recommends this toner for dry to normal skin in need of nourishment and moisture. It contains hyaluronic acid, which was a big selling point for me, and calendula flower extract to keep skin moisturised for a long time.
The toner comes in a large glass bottle with plastic packaging on it. It is frosted and opaque so you can't see inside the bottle. It has a small opening protected by a small rubber inner lid when you first open it. You get 150ml of toner so it's a good sized bottle and quite heavy, which you might want to keep in mind for shipping costs.

The bottle size compared to my hand.

The back of the bottle.

When you first use the toner, not a lot of product comes out. It eventually eases up and can be easy to pour a little too much into your hand.
The toner has a consistency like water and spreads really easily. It absorbs super quickly in my skin and feels cooling, hydrating and soothing. I love that it has hyaluronic acid in it so that my other products are held into the skin better (hopefully). The toner is very light and I would recommend this for many skin types.
The scent of the toner is floral. I'd wager that it smells like calendula flowers, hence the name, but I don't know what they smell like so I can't comment. It's not an artificial, chemical floral scent though, I like it.
This toner is a lovely moisture toner perfect for prepping my skin for the other skincare products. It lasted me a long time, was a great price and I never had a problem with it. I'm so sad it's discontinued from Koreadepart though! I give this toner 5 stars out of 5 and recommend to anyone!


  1. Thanks for the tip, it sounds really cool and like something that might work well for my dry skin! Now I am more used to Korean toners, but I am still at a loss when it comes to understanding having a toner that basically behaves like a thinner emulsion... and then an emulsion as well! And then some brands still have the typical astringent toners to be put on a cotton pad... confusing

    1. I do really like this toner! But yes, all the different products can be so confusing, especially because Western toners are astringent, so it's like having to change what you previously thought about toners! I would use an astringent toner before a moisture toner personally!