Review | THE FACE SHOP Flebote White Crystal Brightening Skin Toner

Wednesday 1 January 2014
First of all, Happy New Year! I hope it's going to be a great year for us and I pray that everything will go awesomely for you and me! Have you guys finished with your new year resolution? For me I'm almost finish finalising it! So, for today's review I'd like to share with you guys a skincare line that I used for the past 3 months, which is Flebote White Crystal line from THE FACE SHOP!

I decided to use the whole line except for its eye cream as I already have different product for that. 

As  you may already know, 3 months ago (around the time I started this blog) I was looking for a skincare line that can help me brighten up my skin tone as I was suffering from sunburn and after recovering from that, I decided to venture into this Korean skincare brand. I started with THE FACE SHOP, then Etude House, and then Skinfood, then when I got back to KL, Nature Republic, TONYMOLY and even Holika Holika. I saw It's Skin store I think around last month but the skincare range available isn't that much. 

Anyway, the reason I chose this skincare line is because I'm looking for not only brightening function but also with anti-wrinkle properties. To be honest, when I first got this, it's actually during the time I was helping mom finding a new skincare line for her. During that time, I already bought some stuffs but those were mainly mask packs and not skincare line. So, after trying hers, I didn't break out after using it for about 3 days and when I got back in KL, I decided to go for this line and what a great timing as it was during THE FACE  SHOP 10th Anniversary sale!

First, let me review the Brightening Skin Toner. 

Product Description: Taken from the box. 

Provides for translucently clear skin tone.
Uniquely formulated with Korean White Pine Extract, a natural skin brightener, and Saffron Extract, this high-potency toner activates skin metabolism for translucently brighter skin tone while leaving it moisturised. Opuntia Tuna Fruit Extract and Betaine, a form of natural amino acid, accelerate skin turnover for clear, even complexion.

What is Korean White Pine?
It's an evergreen tree native to korea that has prized since ancient times for its unchanging green colour. Rich in resveratrol, an excellent anti-oxidant and skin brightener, this unique ingredient specially developed by THE FACE SHOP laboratory, provides skin with last long lasting brightness and glow.

What is Saffron?
Saffron is a rare plant grown in the clean snows of beautiful, pristine Tibetan highlands, 5000m above sea level. It's Flebote's key ingredient that protects skin from free radicals and activates skin metabolism for improved clarity and resilience. 

Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Glycerin, Betaine, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Arbutin, PEG-32, Xylitol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-60, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate, PVM/MA Copolymer, Panthenol, Crocus Sativus Flower Extract, Opuntia Tuna Fruit Extract, Pinus Strobus Bark Extract, Hydroxythyl Ethycellulose, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben and Fragrance. 

How to use?
Soak a cotton pad and smooth over cleansed face. 



This is the box. Use the product within 12 months after opening and use the product right after dispense. 

Now the bottle, like the box too, it's in grey hues and note there's expiration date at the bottom of it.


Comes with a nice pump. which works awesomely throughout the 3 months. 



As for the packaging, I'm neutral about it. it's minimalistic which I love but it's not much of an impact. It's elegant, giving off that "mature, young 30 years-old" looks to it. Which I guess most suitable for the targeted market. Though I'm not yet 30. hehe 

Score: 3.5/5

The consistency of this toner is like water. It smells like flower but I guess it's because of the fragrance like mentioned in the list. 

Score: 4/5.

After using it for about 3 months, I do like this toner. It moisturizes my skin, doesn't irritate me, doesn't break me out, it's a nice fragrance, and I guess it works great for my oily-combo skin. 

Final verdict: 4/5. As I got this for the sake of wanting to see the result if I use the whole range, yeah. I guess it works in brightening up my skin. Definitely recommend it if you're looking for a nice, mid-range Korean brand brightening toner. 

I will post my skin photos after I'm done reviewing the whole line so stay tuned! 

By the way, the retailed price is RM89.90 and I got this during THE FACE SHOP 10th Anniversary Sale so I get 15% discount plus as I spend above RM300 I got lots of freebies. :D It's so nice to get full size products instead of merely samples and whatnot. I went like 3 times and get three sets of the above RM300 gifts. Thank you, THE FACE  SHOP MY! 

So yeah, that's it for this post. I'm going to post about the Essence from this line next so stay tuned!

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