The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
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Hydrate and Brighten? My Experience with The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner: Review

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Toners are an important part of skincare regime. My skin is oily-combination type, hence I need to change my toners with seasons. In humid summers I prefer light, watery toners, more of cleansing types, while in winters, my skin loves a thicker, more hydrating toner. I had heard quite a few good things about The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner, so when Nykaa had a bomb discount on this product right before winters, I immediately picked it up. 🙂

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner

About the Product:

A skin brightening magic that keeps skin fair and clear, the White Seed Brightening Toner by The Face Shop is your one way ticket to transform, giving it a boost of gorgeous radiance. This translucent, brightening toner helps brighten the skin and clear away dullness without leaving a sticky residue. A compound of brightening ingredients such as White Lupin Seed, which contains a natural brightening substance, and White Daisy Flower extract, which helps reducing dullness makes skin look bright and clear. Here’s to showstopper skin ladies!

  • It makes dull skin bright and clear.
  • This product is dermatologically tested.
  • Created to give you a gorgeous Korean beauty experience.

Price: INR 1690 for 145ml.

My Experience with The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner:

This toner has an unusual packaging, with a completely opaque body and a pump dispenser with a cap. It definitely feels sturdy in the hands and has a premium look to it. Overall an aesthetic packaging, but opaque body limits visibility of the toner content in the bottle.

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner

So I started using it in the winters, as a 2nd or 3rd step in my skincare routine, day and night. I have used it in two ways: one, by dispensing some on a cotton pad and two, with bare hands. Method two was a savior in severe winters when I just took 3-4 pumps of this on my palms and patted it gently on my skin for absorption. Honestly, I love using this toner in whichever way. It did not give me any initial reactions nor did it cause any adverse effect later on. Just plain and simple, this toner dedicatedly worked as expected.

It has a mild fragrance, a fresh, floral type, which I personally like. However the same may be a put-off for those who dislike fragrances in skincare products. The product itself is a slightly viscous liquid, and has a milky consistency and color. Since it is a little on the thicker side, the toner liquid takes a while (only a little while) to get absorbed into the skin. But when it does, this insanely hydrates my skin! If you’ve used Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner, then you’ll understand when I say it is a tad bit more thick and hydrating than The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner. But it is still great for combination skintypes like mine for the winters.

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner

Just to test it a bit more, I kept a small quantity and put it to use at the onset of summer. I would method one in the warmer months and only 2-3 pumps would suffice. The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner turned out good enough for that time too. It didn’t cause me any breakouts or clog my pores. It would make the skin hydrated but I’ll admit, it did feel a bit heavy during mid-summers. So I would mostly recommend this toner for oily to oily-combination skin types for winters and spring. Dry skin people could however enjoy using it throughout the year. Oily-combination skins can too, depending on the humidity in their cities and how their skin receives it.

This toner also helped even out skin tone and improve skin texture. I didn’t see a major brightening effect although I’ll admit that skin appears healthy while you’re using this toner. It helped eradicate skin dullness and maintain a glowing complexion throughout. Moreover I even noticed that my skin looked and felt healthy on days I didn’t use it.

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner


The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner is free from 7 additives including animal-derived ingredients, parabens, mineral oil, talc and paraffin. And that’s what I really like about this product. Predominantly this toner has a White Seed Complex which is nothing but a compound made from white lupin seeds and white daisy flower extract, aiming to fight skin dullness.

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner Ingredients
The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner

The Final Verdict:

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner is definitely a pretty decent toner. If you are new to toners, you can give this a try because it’s so mild and gentle on the skin. It is even free from harmful additives, making it a safe option for all skin types. This toner is superbly hydrating and non-greasy, it evens out skin tone and helps maintain a fresh, glowing complexion. It has a subtle fragrance too, so watch out if you like your skincare to be fragrance-free (which is again a rare occurrence). I love how it makes my skin feel supple and plump, and does not feel greasy at all. You can opt for The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner if you’re looking for a hydrating toner that hydrates and maintains a youthful skin. It is often on discount in online shopping portals too!

The Face Shop White Seed Brightening Toner

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  • Noor Anand Chawla

    To be very honest, I do not usually use toners in my routine, but recently I have been feeling that I should. I will check this product out on your recommendation.

  • Prerna Sinha

    White seed looks effective and amazing. From so much work my face has become dull. I need a fresh look. And i love it when the product has fragrance. Thanks for the review.

  • Jhilmil

    Good to know that this toner even outs the skin texture and hydrates it well. The bottle looks really impressive. The ingredients are tempting, would love to try it out.

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    The White Seed skin toner, looks like an effective toner, especially during winter months. Will give this a try in the coming winter, as I too need to change toners owing to the skin type.

  • Mrinal Kiran

    I too have the same toner and my mom uses it all the time! She loves it and I like it too… It is really good! Loved your detailed review!

  • Nisha

    I happened to come across a sample of brightening serum from the same range last year when it was launched. I was thrilled to look at the claims it made but it broke me into cystic acne which took months to heal. Glad the toner suits you.

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