Tuesday, May 1, 2012


yes, they really spelled it as f-r-e-s-h-N-e-r
hoooray! i found a replacement for one of my all time favorite toners.   i think the competition who used to bottle their pore clear toner has updated their formula and changed the name to some doctor ac something.  but i shall always remember this:
so i had to try out the sample first.  and i am really glad i did.  it really is refreshing, very very very gentle, but still is able to clean off any residue from my soap or makeup.
 and who wouldn't get a kick out of the the line below??
'i'm your wonder woman for your pore'???
 bwahahahah, whatever this thing is, it's gentle yet it works.  doesn't leave any greasy after feel but isn't drying or doesn't have a stinging feel. but let's break it down, shall we?

the promise:

Wonder Pore Freshner is a total solution for pore care, preventing enlarged pores, less firmer skin and skin troubles by eliminating what hurts skin health from within.
Features Seven Pore Effects:
-Maintains ph 4.5 to within 1 ph
-Refines the skin tones
-Keep the elasticity of pores
-Deep cleanses pores
-Minimize appearance of pores
-Control a large amount of the sebum (oil control)
-Moisturize inside and outside of skin
Vol. 500ml (16.90 fl.oz.)

1.) well, i don't carry around me litmus paper so i can't test that, besides litmus paper isn't cheap
2.) refines skin tone :  according to this:

Definition of REFINE

: to free (as sugar or oil) from impurities or unwanted material
ok i guess, i'm down with that.  i produce the oil and dead skin cells so that was once apart of me so using this toner refines me or at least my face
3.) Keep the elasticity of pores - well it doesn't feel like my skin is being pulled to dryness.  you know? that stretching, tightening feeling when using eskinol (sorry tita Vi)
4.) Deep cleans pores, if something can 'melt' away dirt, oil, and grab on to dead skin cells, then yes, it does this purpose, if only for the alcohol content in this product.
5.) Minimizes appearance of pores - nothing short of a true chemical peel and a dimethicone primer can diminish the appearance of pores.  so no, but i do feel clean with just a few drops and a few wipes on my face ;-)
6.) control a large amount of sebum (oil control) - yeah, i would say so.  i've been spending the weekend at home with no makeup just a clean face, this and my skin care and i'm not too oily even with a less than performing a/c (so mainet parin kahit naka aircon)
7.) Moisturize inside and outside - well, outside sure, by not being to alcohol-y but inside? i don't remember drinking this :P and really, if something is topical, then it shouldn't go inside your skin.

So i've broken down the konglish -  but this kind of promise can be seen and found in western brands as well.  it's alcohol  or some sort of basic (as in base the opposite of acid) liquid and perfume the difference would be the percentage of it in the content.  even rhoto eye drops are astringents.
Will I purchase the full size - yep, i found my gentle toner in the same range as the toner i had lost from the competition, nuff said.
Do i recommend? - yes, actually, i recommend this, to ladies and gents with oily and oily combination skin.  i do not recommend anything stronger just because you think you're too oily.  the more you make your skin dry??? the more oil you'd end up producing.  so hinay hinay lang.  
and for the price?  a little goes a long way so your PhP798 for 500ml will go a long way.  and since it's not too alcohol-y, it wouldn't immediately evaporate on you either.
i know this is a quite popular toner, i'm glad i finally get to try this LOL


Ingredients | Reviews

Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract
Plant extract
Alcohol Denat
Butylene Glycol
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Sodium Hyaluronate
Hyaluronic Acid
Citrus medica Limonum
Plant extract
Cymbopogon schoenanthus
Oryza sativa
Prunus Mume Fruit Water
Plant extract
Uncaria gambir
Plant extract
Nelumbo nucifera
Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Leaf Oil
Sanguisorba officinalis
Pelargonium graveolens
Taraxacum officinale
Chrysanthemum Morifolium Flower Extract
Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water
Plant extract
Disodium EDTA
Caprylyl Glycol
Pulsatilla koreana extractno matched results


CheonsaDiana said...

hmmmm. I'm curious about this product. Do you think it's good for fighting pimples?

gerilen_elinessete said...

i already had this but was hesitating to use it kc oily and acne prone ako lately lalu na ngaung summer, yaw ko na dagdagan breakouts.. thanks po for posting! after reading this review, im uber excited na to use it all up! hearts hearts! <3

Marge said...

be gentle on your skin, if you were to wash, twice a day, and choose a gentle cleanser.
enough to clean but not dry out your skin. so yeah, this is a good toner ^_^

Marge said...

fighting pimples - keep your skin really clean, if you can wash twice a day, try. but don't use a harsh cleanser or toner, so this is good. like i mentioned, if you dry your skin out too much with harsh astringents the more you'll produce oil, the more you might get pimples, sebum is a medium (a home and food) for bacteria

CheonsaDiana said...


Hzel Uri. said...

Can you list the ingredients please? :) 

Marge said...

no worries ;-)

Breena Estillore said...

I got this for free when we bought the Sweet Propose set :) It's a good product. :) Thank you for the review!

Marge said...

hehehe yep, i got this sample size as a gift with purchase, too LOL, you're welcome

Marge said...

sure, i haven't had the chance to google the list and i only have a sample so i couldn't post the ingredients, readily. will post the ingredients tonight ♥

Issachavez said...

thanks for the review... this toner looks interesting

Marge said...

i'm not a fan of how the real packaging, yung full size is but some people find it ok. but yeah, super gentle ♥

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Mango Jelly said...

Have you tried the Etude House Skin Mal:gem Fresh? Which one do you like better? this or malgem?

Marge said...

i have not tried the Mal:gem yet. next time ^_^

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Hjamnette G said...

I want jandi' s necklace! love reading through your blog.i recently started mine:


Marge said...

congrats on your new blog!
i think jandi's necklace is still available at yesasia

Jewel Anne Kho said...

Thank you so much for the detailed review! :) I was wondering if you can do one on the Wonder Pore Clay Clear product? It sounds really interesting! Thank you so much!

Marge said...

hi there! thank you for the comment.
i may try that one of these days, thanks for the heads up ^_^

elisatot.kv said...

this is such a great review ,
i have been wanting to try this product
line from etude because of my icky pores .
thank you so much .

followed your gorgeous blog .

Marge said...

you're welcome and thank you for your comment.
i've followed your blog back on google friend finder, thank you for following me

BeautifyIU Blog said...

I've tried the modelling clear one from EH's Wonder Pore Lines. But it breaks me out.
Now, I'm trying the freshener. So far its good.



Marge said...

i'm glad it's working out for you, too.

Jbn L said...

thanks for good reviews and ingredients list

Marge said...

you're welcome ♥

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Marge said...

hi Charry! hehehe thanks so much. I wanna de-mystify Korean and Japanese brands as much as I can so I do my best to collate the information that's out there. LOL
thank goodness dun na ko na hiyang LOL

Marge said...

good luck ^_^

Mayla Lagrimas said...

love to try this, I want to minimize the pores on my cheeks & nose, combi skin type din ako.. perfect! :)

Marge said...

true, it's so gentle yet so effective ^_^

Kat P said...

I use this as my facial mist.. soo good.. :)

Marge said...

it's one of the many Etude House that i really really like ^_^

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