Etude House's Aqua Sherbet Ice Toner has received quite a bit of attention from Japanese fashion and beauty magazines. Although the toner's active ingredients include grapefruit and mineral rich glacial water from Alaska, it is is not your typical thermal or glacial water spray. While most aerosol-can toners spray a mist of mineral water, what comes out of the Ice Toner is a crystallized form of the mineral water that then sizzles and melts into an ice-cold toner. Because the toner does not come out in liquid form, the solution should be sprayed onto a cotton pad that you should then apply to your face and neck. Though not quite as cold as ice, the toner is much cooler than the average mineral water spray and I find it very soothing after exercising or a day in hot weather. However, the toner also dries out my skin and I do not think this product would work well for anyone during the colder seasons. It is much more of a cold spray than an actual toner and I would not consider it a must-have product. Although I do not plan to replace my Avene Thermal Spring Water spray with the Aqua Sherbet Ice Toner, I intend to continue to use the toner on my neck and body after exercise to help cool down. The Aqua Sherbet Ice Toner is 9000 won at Etude House in Korea but many online vendors are selling it for double and in some cases, triple the original place.
This is my last post on Korean beauty products this week. If you are interested in some of the non-beauty-related items I purchased in Korea, check my poupee page (click on the anime girl to your right). Next time, I will begin reviewing some European makeup products.