Review | THE FACE SHOP The Therapy Hydrating Formula Emulsion

Tuesday 20 August 2019

As much as I want to mix around my skincare products, I usually go for the whole skincare line; from cleanser to moisturiser as I believe the most concentrated product would be the essence or serum and the other products within the same skincare line are designed to complement the star product in order to bring out the best result for my overall skin condition.

As I have previously reviewed the sister product, THE FACE SHOP The Therapy First Serum, let me introduce the toner for this hydrating The Therapy line; Hydrating Tonic Treatment so first, let's go to some basic information.

Product Description

This anti-ageing, hydrating tonic treatment delivers the effect of toner + treatment + emulsion all at once for smoother skin texture and effective hydration.
  • Toner + treatment + emulsion action all in one
    • This hydrating tonic treatment provides toner + treatment + emulsion action all at once as it penetrates into skin while hydrating and smoothing it.
  • Moisturising toner for perfect hydration.
    • This toner provides an excellent moisturising effect to hydrate and smooth dry skin and spreads easily upon application.
  • Le Marche hand-blended formula
    • This moisturising anti-ageing line is formulated with highly nourishing Oat, Lavender Flower, Wild Rose and Sweet Basil blended by hand with great care over a period of 6 weeks.

How to Use:
  1. After washing your face, soak a cotton pad and apply over the entire face using a gentle tapping motion to promote absorption into the skin.
  2. Completely soak cotton pad in the product and apply to skin for 90 seconds to enjoy a quick mask/pack in the morning or at night.
Capacity: 150ml

Ingredients list:
Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, Betaine, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Honey Extract,Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oatmeal) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Disodium EDTA, Parfum/Fragrance, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin.



The box packaging has a similar design to the First Serum sister with the name of the product printed in blue - a good indicator so I won't get mixed with another toner from The Therapy line. On the side of the box packaging, there is the English product description and the short story on the blending method used to create the product.


The product comes with a nice pump that is similar to the rest of THE FACE SHOP products. There is simple product description printed at the back of the bottle although partly in Korean but you guys surely get the gist. The expiry date is printed at the bottom of the bottle in YYYYMMDD (year-month-day) format.



This toner comes in the form of slightly runny liquid; definitely thicker  consistency compared to your regular toner but I do appreciate this kind of toner especially at night where I would be layering hydrating toners, essences, even serums to buffer the irritation might be caused by AHA-containing exfoliating toner or BHA-containing skincare product  that I usually apply at night as part of my chemical exfoliation routine.


On its own, this toner does leave slightly sticky finish but I do not mind that as I would be applying more products on top.

Looking at the ingredients list, with Dipropylene Glycol and Propanediol help the overall texture and enhance the absorption of the toner into skin, I just love that this toner contains Betaine, an ingredient that helps skin adapt to moisture losses due to cleansing step for an example and also moisture gains from hydrating ingredients in the toner itself.
What's more, this toner contains Panthenol which is famous for its soothing properties which makes it is perfect for my dehydrated, flaky facial area so together with the rest of other ingredients within, this toner actually works well with my current skin condition.

Final verdict:

Overall, I give this product 5/5. I love how hydrating it is so when it comes to the 7-skin method, I would be layering this toner for 2 to 3 times; compared to my other hydrating toners with lighter consistencies, I literally need to layer 7 times!

I would say this toner is perfect for those of you who are currently feeling dehydrated due to external stressors like air-conditioner or simply hot weather, or if you are looking for not-too-intense or mild anti-ageing skincare products. 

I guess that's all from me and I'll be seeing you guys on my next post! Annyeong~

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