An Honest Review of Tatcha The Texture Tonic - freetxp

An Honest Review of Tatcha The Texture Tonic

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When I’m feeling lazy or rushed, toner is the first product in my skin-care regimen that’s skipped over, which is unfair to toner, retrospectively. Toners are typically considered the last step in your cleansing routine, and their main job is to cleanse the skin of any remaining dirt, oil, or makeup before you apply your serum and moisturizer. While there are many different types of toners on the market, they generally help prep your skin to fully absorb the nutrients from whatever you layer on next. And now, thanks to Tatcha The Texture Tonic, a new toner that helps prime and smooth skin that’s prone to blemishes and unevenness, I won’t be neglecting this step anymore.

Touting A-list ingredients like fruit AHAs (these exfoliate and gently resurface dull skin), niacinamide and Japanese mugwort (for redness and inflammation, along with uneven skin tone), and wild rose (to minimize extra sebum production), The Texture Tonic will be your go-to for a brighter complexion and a lit-from-within glow.


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I started testing The Texture Tonic a few weeks ago to give it ample time to work its magic on my complexion. I’d been experiencing some hormonal acne, blotchiness, and dullness for the last month, so I had high hopes. Applying in the morning and evening before moving on to the rest of my skin-care routine, I noticed right away that the formula left my skin feeling softer and more supple. And after applying serum and moisturizer, my face also felt more deeply hydrated (versus that tight, stinging sensation when skin is parched). It took about a week, but my skin became brighter and healthier-looking.

The Texture Tonic also helped with makeup application. Since it exfoliates the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores, I didn’t experience any weird foundation settling on my nose (where my pores are the largest), and my foundation, concealer, and cream blush went on much more smoothly. There was no cake-ness at all, which is a dream.

Board-certified dermatologist Rachel Nazarian, MD, tells Well+Good that The Texture Tonic’s formula is ideal for those trying to retexturize their complexion and create a smoother canvas. “The AHAs are a gentle way to exfoliate skin and encourage healthy, new, glowy skin… ie, even out your complexion,” she says. She also points out that another one of the formula’s superstar ingredients, niacinamide, is “great for addressing pigmentary issues, and also useful to calm sensitive skin.”

“Overall, it’s a good product for hiding evidence of old acne and improving overall complexion,” she concludes.

While the toner just launched in January, it’s already a fan favorite. “This tonic is awesome! I have been consistently using it at least once per day for the past two weeks. My skin is smoother with less texture,” one person writes on Sephora. Another says, “This is incredibly refreshing on the skin and feels very clarifying without being harsh. Love it! My skin also looks brighter and feels softer after regular use.”

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