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Skylake is a Korean skincare brand that touts its products as containing natural oriental herbs to soothe, hydrate and helps in bringing out the healthiest version of our skin. I first got to know about this brand while I was reading Fanserviced-b’s blog in which she talks about this small unique Korean brand. Skylake’s patented production method includes 72 hours of boiling 18 main ingredients, and allowing another 90 days of maturation and fermentation period of the extracted distillate that’s known to soothe, hydrate and empower skin’s natural healing abilities.

In Singapore, I unexpectedly found out about this store called Hebeloft that carries this brand. I answered some of their survey questions online as part of their Facebook promotions and was gifted the Skylake Herb Relax Toner for my efforts. I’ve been using this product for around 3 months and think that it’s time to share my thoughts on it with you guys.

Below are its ingredients for your reference.

Ingredients

WATER, ANGELICA GIGAS EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA ABSINTHIUM EXTRACT, PEPPERMINT LEAF EXTRACT, CNIDIUM OFFICINALE ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA DAHURICA ROOT EXTRACT, LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA TENUISSIMA ROOT EXTRACT, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT, INULA HELENIUM EXTRACT, LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM ROOT EXTRACT, PHELLODENDRON AMURENSE BARK EXTRACT, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT.

How does the Skylake Herb Relax Toner fare?

Skylake Herb Relax Toner claims to soothe, re-hydrate, tone skin and balance skin’s sebum production levels, leaving your skin with a cool and fresh sensation. With daily application, this toner claims to improve texture and clarity, and contribute to a more beautiful, balanced, and glowing complexion. I used this toner in my hydrating mist/ toner step after my actives in both my day and night skincare routines.

When I first used this product, I was rather underwhelmed by it. It seemed to be just like any other hydrating mist that I’ve used and doesn’t seem to be doing much more than providing a light layer of hydration. It was only when I took it with me to my Myanmar trip that I truly discovered its usefulness. While I was packing for my Myanmar trip (I’m Burmese but I haven’t gone back to Myanmar for about 19 years!), I wanted to bring some skincare products that are light but hydrating since Myanmar was experiencing monsoon season then and it would be very hot, humid and wet. I eschewed my usual actives routine and bought only my Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel in the packettes form (since they were so easy for travel) as well as my usual hydrating serum, a light moisturiser and sunscreen. While I was there for around one week, I credit the rather stable state of my skin to this toner. This is because Myanmar was indeed as hot, humid and wet as I expected and my skin was literally feeling suffocated with the heat and pollution at the end of the day when I returned back to my hotel. I couldn’t wait to remove all my makeup and begin my skincare routine everyday while I was there. However, the Skylake Herb Relax Toner really went a long way in soothing my skin! After I removed my makeup and used my Alpha Beta Peel, I would spray this toner liberally on my face and it would be as though the fire in my skin was extinguished.

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Not as dramatic but still!!

It is exceptionally calming and reduces the redness and sensitivity that my skin was experiencing within a short period of time. I’ve read that this product is so mild that even babies could use it (Don’t quote me on this though!). If your skin is naturally sensitive or you are going through a period of skin sensitivity, I believe that this product would be useful to you.

Where can you find it?

In Singapore, Hebeloft carries this brand. They have both an online store as well as physical counters. It retails at S$30 (100ml sized) and S$60 (250ml sized).

In the US, you can refer to their US Online Store here.

Thank you for reading!

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