Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.
pH Level: 5.0
Mia’s review: I really wanted to love Whamisa’s deep rich toner but I don’t. I used it as an essence and patted it on with my fingers/hands. It has a strong smell (a nice smell) that was a bit too strong for me. The strong smell made me feel concerned that the essential oils were too strong for my skin and irritating it. I didn’t experience any breakouts, though. I also didn’t notice that it added any hydration but I think I use good moisturizers and oils so don’t need more hydration. Because of all the positive reviews, I would definitely be willing to try this again in a couple of months to see if I have a different experience.
Update May 2018: I finally figured out that I am one of the rare people who cannot use ferments at all. It explains why I haven’t liked any of the Whamisa products that I’ve tried or Missha’s Time Revolution First Treatment Essence. It’s not the products, it’s me.
Ingredients*: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Lactobacillus/Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Teraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhizome/Root Ferment Filtrate, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Helichrysum Arenarium Flower Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil