I've always been a fan of Mamonde, and always trying to find products for pore care. Bought this toner in the flagship Mamonde store in Myeongdong, Seoul. This toner aims to effectively remove any dirt, sebum & dead skin cells that can clog the pores. It contains heartleaf houttuynia, which can help with skin detox, as well as effectively control oiliness & help with pore-tightening. The bottle does mention 'pore & blackhead care'.
Ingredients: Water, Houttuynia Cordata Extract (10,01%), Glycerin, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Xylitol, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Octyldodeceth-16, Sodium Phytate, Propanediol, Fragrance.
Scent/texture: The toner has a flower herb sort of scent, as well as a faint trace of alcohol (?). I'm usually not affected much by scent so I was okay with the scent. The liquid is average watery texture & is clear.
How I use it: I pour some on to cotton pads & rub my skin to remove any dirt. I focus mainly on the nose & upper cheeks area as my pores are prominent on these areas, as well as having whiteheads/blackheads. Sometimes I pour the toner onto my hand & pat pat pat on my skin.
My thoughts: I do think that this toner helped with my pores! This was actually my first toner that focused on pore care & blackheads, and since I used this, my blackheads/whiteheads have been lesser/easier to remove. Usually the cotton pad that I use with this toner shows a decent amount of dirt removed. My pores are significantly smaller than they were a year ago. Also, it helped with sebum control; my skin is less oily now. Really pleased with the results. However, sometimes on days when my skin is sensitive, the toner does cause some redness. Nowadays, I alternately use this toner with other toners that I have.