7 Jun 2017

Comparison Review: Dear by Enprani Moistfull Booskin vs. Tone Up Booskin


I got to know Dear by Enprani toners and creams through Memebox US. It is not available in many places, so you can only find it at Memebox, Gmarket, or Koreadepart. The products are quite good, so I am not sure why it is not more popular in other places, not even in Korea based on my observation. Enprani is a brand in Korea, their products are available in many Korean website but Dear by Enprani looks like a sub-brand and is also less popular.

I own two Dear by Enprani toners, one is the Tone Up Booskin and the other one is Moistful Booskin, in 250ml and 60ml respectively. I have finished the Moistful Booksin and is 50% down the Tone Up Booksin, and have used both for roughly 6 months before doing this review. I don't want to jump into my conclusion on a product too fast after using them for several months so I always give myself a few months assessment whenever I am trying out something new. And now I am ready with the reviews.

Let's look at the Moistfull Booskin first, and then follow up with the Tone Up Booskin.

Dear by Enprani Moistfull Booskin


The Moistfull Booksin is more popular than the Tone Up Booskin in the US. One of my favourite bloggers even called this her favourite toner of 2015. It is one of the few toners that can replace or compete with Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion in term of hydrating properties, efficacy and even the consistency.


As you can see, the product has a slimy consistency that can be pull into long strings. However, it is light enough to get fully absorbed into your skin within minutes the moment you smooth it out. Your skin is left hydrated and a bit tight after using so you must always follow it up with a serum or cream to seal in all the moisture.


INGREDIENTS

Water, Glycereth-7, Glycereth-26, Butylene glycol, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Beta-glucan, Hydrolysed Corn Starch, Sucrose, Allantoin, Bis-PEG-18-methyletherdimethylsilane, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Mineral Water, Rose Flower oil, geranium oil, Iris Germanica Root Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, sandalwood oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Lemongrass oil, Chamomile flower oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Dipropylene glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, Sodium Isostearate, Ethanol, Disodium edta, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl glycol, Caprylyl Hydroxamic Acid

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS
(CosDNA)

While the ingredients list for Hada Labo Lotion is really simple, this Dear by Enprani one is not. It uses tonnes of botanical extracts, humectants, emollients, and so on to achieve its unique consistency and moisturizing efficacy. These include sodium PCA, beta glucan, sucrose,butylene glycol, mineral water, and so on. However, this doesn't make the formulation less appealing or useful, but longer ingredients normally mean higher chances of irritation and other skin complications so sensitive skin has to be extra careful when using.

In term of skin-benefiting ingredients we have mountain yam root extract, jericine, sea grape, witch hazel extract, geranium oil, german iris root extract, jasmine flower extract, sandalwood oil, cedar wood oil, lemongrass oil, chamomile oil, camphor bark oil, and so on. Most of these are antioxidants with also anti-inflammatory benefits. Mountain yam extract has additional skin brightening and moisturizing benefits whereas jericine can repair and regenerate the skin and fence it against free radicals damage. Witch hazel is a potent pores-minimizing and skin toning ingredient. It is also a good anti-bacterial and anti-acne ingredient, just as many botanical oils here like sandalwood oil, cedar wood oil, ylang ylang oil, and chamomile oil. Iris root extract can balance out the skin and keep it looking healthy, soft and supple.

In Malaysia, we have an interesting term for tropical fruits salad called rojak. This toner looks like a rojak for me. It has a little bit of everything to achieve its desirable outcome, i.e. moisturizing. However, if you want to point out anything that stands out, it has none. So normally I just access toner like this with its performance, which I will discuss in the "performance" section below.

Dear by Enprani Tone Up Booskin


Actually I am bit skeptical when I bought this toner. I saw the powder settlement when the toner arrived and I thought "oh no will this dry my skin out since it contains powder in it". But no.. this toner is so good that I just want to rave about it.


According to Koreadepart, this toner contains calamin powder to offer soothing and skin protecting benefits. Its cotton seed extract can also absorb excess sebum on the skin. It is also enriched with a lot of hydrating ingredients like mineral water, rose of jericho, and witch hazel extract to hydrate, balance and tone the skin. Natural brightening ingredients like rice extract can also brighten up and smooth the skin.


The toner will turn into a pinkish watery liquid when shaken. It has a really nice scent, like some kind of botanical oils blend.


The consistency of this product is nice, which is completely watery that dries down matte but non-drying on the skin. It doesn't leave a trace on your skin whatsoever, but your skin will feel toned.


INGREDIENTS

Water, Ethanol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fig Fruit Extract, Cotton Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Rice Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Beet Root Extract, Pinus Densiflora Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Ginkgo Biloba, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Eruca Sativa Leaf Extract, Wheat Sprout Extract, Broccoli Sprout Extract, Alfalfa Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Selaginella Lepidophylla Extract, Polyoxyethylene Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Witch Hazel Water, Bergamot Fruit Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lemon Peel Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Lavender Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Canarium Commune Gum Oil, Anise Fruit Extract, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua Resin Oil, Orange, Rose, Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calamine, Mineral Oil, Citric Acid, Allantion, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Citrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Salicylic Acid, Ceramide 3, Bioflavonoids, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Hesperidin, Phenoxyethanol

INGREDIENTS ANALYSIS
(CosDNA)

Honestly, I find the ingredients list of this toner many times more complicated than the Moistfull Booskin. It contains tonnes of botanical extracts and oils. Most of these are skin-benefiting ingredients of course but seriously you won't need so much on your face. If you look at the formulation as a whole, many of these are antioxidants that are essential component in a skincare product. But many more are skin soothing and moisturizing ingredients too, like aloe vera, centella asiatica, lotus, ginkgo, and the sprouts. Botanical oils are normally added as fragrance ingredients but they can also be used as an antioxidants and natural preservatives in skincare. This will allow brand to use lesser synthetic preservative, minimizing the possibility of skin irritation.

Again, another rojak toner with loads of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory.

COMPARISON
&
PERFORMANCE

Dear by Enprani labelled one toner as moisturizing toner and the other one as brightening toner. But for me, the major difference between them lies in their consistency. The Tone Up Booskin is more watery, more hydrating, and less moisturizing than the Moistfull Booskin, whereas the Moistfull Booskin is unique in the sense that it has a slimy consistency that is very fast-absorbing.

There is really nothing in the ingredients list of the Tone Up Booskin that really gives it any skin brightening property. I don't even notice niacinamide, vitamin C or white mulberry tree extract. And the BHA in here is not sufficient (low pH enough) to exfoliate so it won't do the brightening job either. It just feels really hydrating and soothing on the skin. Both Booskins are really good at toning though. The Tone Up Booskin is more suitable for combination to oily skin and the Moistfull Booskin is great for normal to dry skin.

CONCLUSION

In short, are they both good toners? Yes! Are they different? Only in term of consistency and ingredients used. I won't say that the Tone Up Booskin has brightened up my skin though. I think if you are hesitated between the two, then you should go according to your skin types. Normal to dry skin who prefers a lightweight yet moisturizing toner should go for the Moistfull Booskin, whereas combination to oily skin who wants something watery and refreshing can opt for the Tone Up Booskin.

I have used up many toners in the past, and I still think that both of these Dear by Enprani toners are really good in term of performance, moisturizing properties and quality of ingredients used. I won't say that they are amazing though, as I have yet to find my next holy grail after the Innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Skin, but I think both of these Booskins are definitely very good toners at the price and I would consider repurchase if I run out of options in the future!


Dear by Enprani Moistfull Booskin
packaging: ★★★★☆
scent: ★★★★☆
texture: ★★★★
ingredients: ★★★★
performance - moisturizing: ★★★★
performance - toning: ★★★★☆
general impression: ★★★☆ (skin feels tight after using)

Dear by Enprani Tone Up Booskin
packaging: ★★★★★
scent: ★★★★★
texture: ★★★★★
ingredients: ★★★★
performance - hydrating: ★★★★☆
performance - brightening: ☆
performance - toning: 
general impression: ★★★★

You can get this from: Gmarket | Koreadepart | Memebox
[Disclaimer] This is NOT a sponsored review. Products are purchased with my own money. All copy right of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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