Maple Water (or Maple Sap) is highly prized in Korean Beauty because of its tiny molecule size, allowing it to quickly penetrate your skin, delivering its antioxidant-rich goodness throughout. We chose Maple Water as a base for our essence/toner, to serve as a prepping stage for your face to absorb your other serum layers, facial oils and moisturizers even better. Our Maple Essence Toner is over 80% Maple Water.
Other key actives in our Maple Essence Toner include White Willow Bark extract, a natural source of Beta Hydroxy Acids, which increase exfoliation and is great for oily, acne-prone skin, and an exotic mix of tropical fruit enzymes (including passionfruit, mangosteen, lychee and guava) to add a dash of enzymatic exfoliation. These combination of both acid exfoliation and enzymatic exfoliation helps to slough off dead skin cells, allowing the maple water to better penetrate your skin and bind your later skincare layers even more effectively. Finally, we've included Panthenol (provitamin B5) in the mix, to improve hydration, reduce itching and inflammation of the skin.
Maple Essence Toner is also our community's toner of choice for the Seven Skin Method to get the bounciest, most hydrated skin! Check out the 7 Skin Method video above for exact instructions.
Full Size: 120ml Travel Size: 30ml
Instructions: Apply with a cotton pad and swipe on entire face, neck, and décolletage. Follow with serums and moisturizers.
Ingredients: Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Sap, (Lactobacillus & Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract), White Willow Bark Extract, (Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract & Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract & Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract & Garcinia Mangostana Extract & Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract & Punica Granatum Extract & Litchi Chinensis Fruit Extract & Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract & Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract), Water, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Wasabia Japonica (Wasabi) Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract), Panthenol, (Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol), Citric Acid.
Just like many of the reviews, I have noticed that it really gets anything that wasn't removed after double cleansing. And I don't wear any make-up so it's just every day dirt and grime. I look at the cotton ball and am amazed that there's still crap left in my pores and on my face. It makes my skin soft and smooth; sometimes I can't stop touching it! I love that it doesn't sting or make my face red or irritated. And it smells wonderful!
Hi Michele, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review. We are so happy to hear that the Maple Essence Toner is helping your skin so much! - SB Team
Even after double cleansing, this toner does a great job at removing excess dirt and oil from your skin to allow the serums and moisturizers to really seep in. I love using a cotton pad to see all the excess dirt that comes off. The scent is clean and not overpowering. My only complaint is that the top of the bottle allows for more product to come out than is needed so it probably is not lasting as long as it would otherwise. Eve still, I t’s mid August 2022 and since October 2021 I’ve only purchased one travel size and one full size. The full size has 1/4 of the product left still. It would have much more if so much product didn’t come out at once.
Hi Sonjachardé, We are so happy to hear that you're loving the Maple Essence Toner. Thank you for taking the time to write this thorough review! We will be sure to take your feedback about the bottle into consideration - SB Team
I like starting my post washing routine with Maple essence, I imagine all the tiny maple molecules swimming into my pores and prepping my skin for the next layer. Is this how it works? I don't know, I just trust the science.
While Mugwort is my Holy Grail for toners, Maple Essence is definitely up there! It tingles very slightly on my skin and has no noticeable scent, which I loved, but didn't really think it was doing much beyond some slight tightening. But one time after using it, I layered on some aloe vera/arnica gel and WOW. It was apparent that it was being absorbed! No other product allows your skin to really soak in every drop of your other products like this one. I've still got a travel size for now, but a full size may well be in my future!
I love my toner. I love all the products I have bought from Sabbatical Beauty.