[REVIEW] AXIS-Y Daily Purifying Treatment Toner

As I’ve mentioned in a few of my posts before, TONERS are so crucial (in my opinion, at least) to the skincare routine. Toners help balance out the skin and prep it for the rest of your routine (similar to how you’d use a primer for make up). I’ve tried my fair share of AHA/BHA toners, and my skin has been sensitive to.. well most of them. I asked to give this one a try to see how my skin reacted and the team at AXIS-Y recommended that I only use this 2-3 times a week (which is what I did!). This post is part of my AXIS-Y review series and is in collaboration with them. If you are interested to know more about this product, keep on reading!

Disclaimer: I am not a beauty guru nor expert, and all sorts that fall under that category. These products were provided to me for review purposes. My review, photos, impressions and thoughts are all my own, unless stated otherwise. While this product may or may not have worked for my skin, it may or may not work for yours – remember, your mileage may vary (YMMV)! 
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Specs

Brand
AXIS-Y
ProductDaily Purifying Treatment Toner
Size/weight
200 mL
Lifespan when opened
1 year
Consistency
Toner
Fragrance
Mild
Received from
AXIS-Y

Price

💲💲

All prices are in CAD, unless stated otherwise

$25 USD for 200 mL| AXIS-Y

Quickie

The Good

  • Skin felt hydrated after using
  • Mild fragrance
  • Light and refreshing
  • Helped with skin absorbing product and exfoliating
  • Contributes to making my skin feel less oily throughout the day

The Bad

  • My skin is sensitive, so I found this to be a bit tingly the first time I tried it, but it went away after the next couple times

Evaluation

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Scores by category (each one is based on a scale from 1 (why you do me like that) to 5 (excellent):

Packaging
5
Application
5
Texture
5
Effectiveness
4
Price
5

Claims/Description

  • Gently exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Removes acne causing bacteria for clearer skin
  • Soothes inflammation and speeds up skin’s healing process

Packaging

Typical toner packaging – large bottle, with a cover to prevent you from spilling all the product onto your cotton pad. Nothing special or unique about this!

Ingredients

Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Extract), Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinatum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Betaine, Salicylic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hieracium Pilosella Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticose Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Gluconolactone, Arginine, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Artemisis Princeps Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Carbomer, Dimethly Sulfone, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

AXIS-Y

Texture

As you can tell from the photo, it’s a water-y toner, not viscous! It’s quite refreshing haha.

Application

I only apply this toner with a cotton pad and gently wipe all over my face. The first time using this product was a tiny bit tingly for my skin, but after a few times of using it my skin was not as sensitive to the salicylic acid.

Effectiveness

Overall, I will admit I was scared of using a product with 0.5% BHA, as my experience with chemical exfoliants has never been (to say the least) the best. I didn’t find that it removed my acne, but it did help with soothing that area. I also don’t use this everyday, so that might be a reason why I didn’t see as much of a result with the acne on my skin. However, it did soothe my skin when I used it and made it feel soft. It also doesn’t have any fragrance which is always a plus! A nice thing about this toner is that it also has centella in it (my skin loves this).

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