Thursday, 14 April 2016

Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner

Merumaya is a brand that I absolutely love and am yet to use a product I dislike. On their shelves you will find a product for everything - Cleansers, Cleansing Balm, Toners, Eye Cream, Night Cream, Face Wash, Oils, Serums, hand wash, hand cream, masks, peels, supplements and spot treatments to name just a few. The latest product which has been added to my routine is The Gentle Exfoliating Toner.

 Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner
 Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner


Until now, I never bothered to use a toner as part of my skincare regime, so I was very excited to see what effect this Exfoliating Toner would have and to see what the results were. The product itself is packed full of active ingredients some of which give immediate noticeable results and others that are more effective when the toner is used over a longer period of time. Unsurprisingly, the words AHA and Hyaluronic Acid appear in the list on ingredients and this is what they do.
  • AHAs or Natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids work to gently yet effectively peel away dead skin, detoxify, cleanse and refine pores to reveal fresh smooth and brighter skin. Natural AHA’s Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are proven to act as exfoliants, loosening and removing the top layer of dead cells by decreasing corneocyte adhesion. This reveals the new skin cells below. Natural AHA Complex provides a superficial peel action resulting in an improved surface appearance for a fresher, smoother look to skin. AHAs help to remove dry skin and can be useful in treating blemished or problem skin, unblocking and cleansing pores. Phew! So essentially what it does is remove all that dirt, grime, excess sebum and nasty stuff from your skin, the stuff that accumulates each day, the stuff which turns the cotton wool pad a black/brown shade when you cleanse essentially. 
  • Hyaluronic Acid is an ingredient that my skin absolutely loves, it helps to retain over a 1000 times its weight in water within the cells of skin, making it an excellent moisturiser. 
  • Natural Betaine is an osmoregulator which essentially means that it manages water balance in skin cells. It can hold 1.6 times its own weight in water. It hydrates and softens the surface of skin resulting in a soft and even finish.
I absolutely love using this toner and it is so gentle on the skin that you can use it twice a day or if you feel this is a little too obsessive, then it is great for using during those times when your skin feels lacklustre and dull. I use the toner once a day as part of my evening skincare routine and afterwards my skin is so soft and smooth, it feels amazing. This toner is priced at £17.50 for a 128ml bottle, so it is going to last quite some time, even if you do use it twice a day.

What I also love about Merumaya is their focus on promoting #BeautyHasNoAge and by this, it means the products are not focused or targeted at Anti Aging, a term most people, myself included, are often skeptical about, but instead, Merumaya want to promote the feeling of positivity about our age and embracing the changes that happen as we get older.

26 comments:

  1. I like the sound of this brand. I really dislike it when products are focused on age as I don't think that's always relevant to my skin.

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  2. I love discovering new beauty blogs because of you! I need a good toner, currently using a Nivea toner. Will watch out for this one next time I'm in a shop :)

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  3. oh I have been looking for a product like this, i feel my routime is lacking somewhat, watched the YT link, thanks :)
    It says gentle, is it? I am a little weary of trying new things on my skin, as it can flare up randomly.
    Thanks :)

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  4. Now I know what it does, I might give it a try!

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  5. Oh wow this looks fantastic!
    I keep seeing this brand pop up and so tempted to try

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  6. I love discovering new brands and products this toner looks and sounds great.

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  7. I've never heard of this brand before but it sounds pretty decent, I have a fair bit of dry skin around my nose so maybe it could solve this problem for me :)

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  8. I have never seen any Merumaya products - this sounds lovely though. Thank you for sharing. Kaz x

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  9. I have not heard of an exfoliating toner - will have to give it a go, I don't tend to use one either

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  10. This toner sounds really lovely!! I have used the Pixi Glow Tonic in the past but never really saw a difference, so I kind of gave up acid toning for now..

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  11. An exfoliating toner sounds like a great idea! I need one of these ;-)

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  12. I have a little travel set of Merumaya but have yet to try it, I might do now. Glad to hear that it is gentle on the skin xx

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  13. Sounds like a good product. Bet my sis would like this.

    Oliver • http://suedeandsymphony.com

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  14. I love that it creates products that target all ages and even better it is good for sensitive skin. Result!

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  15. Love the beauty has no age thing - how positive!!

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  16. This looks right up my street, sounds ideal for my skin! Thanks for sharing x

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  17. I love the sound if this, my skin is super sensitive so its great to be able to read something like this before i try it. Marie ☺

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  18. I do like serums with Hyaluronic Acid but I hadn't thought to use it in a toner.

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  19. Sounds like a very interesting brand and product. I love the clear content and that the bottle is kept simple - this is something I will have to try soon. Great review

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  20. This sounds brilliant, it's definitely on my list to try! I love Merumaya and I'm really loving exfoliating toners at the moment so I'm so glad they brought this out :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  21. I always love reading your blog and being introduced to all these products that I wouldn't normally come across

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  22. ive never used an exfoliating toner before. reminds me of the pixi one which i still need to try myself

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  23. I am obsessed with using toner, but don't think I've used an exfoliating one so would love to give this a try.

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  24. I've never heard of this brand before but it looks fab. I have gone through times where I haven't used a toner before and my skin has hated me for it! It's def something that's part of my every day routine now x

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  25. I've never heard of this brand before so thanks for enlightening me. The toner does sound lovely, perfect for using at the end of a skincare regime.

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  26. I have yet to try this brand, but this sounds promising! I'm a huge fan of toners and use mourning and evening x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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