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Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner 4.5oz

Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner 4.5oz

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Overall Rating : 4.07 / 5 (15 Reviews)
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Ok toner. Expensive for what it is

This toner works ok, it doesn't do much for me though and doesn't suit my skin type. I've been using it for a while now and have yet to see any pore tightening or mattifying results because I bought it to see if it would help with my comedonal forehead acne to tighten up the large pores on my forehead (as the previous toner I used that did that job so well was discontinued). It hasn't seemed to help that much. I have combo skin but it's mostly dry and I'm sure the amount of alcohol in this dries it out unless I'm using other products to counteract it. My forehead is exceptionally oily, and it doesn't seem to help. I don't mind the smell at all - in fact I really like it. It is an ok toner. It doesn't worsen or aggravate any existing break outs so that's a plus. But I think it's not good value for money especially for the minimal results.

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Cant live without it

It took me a long time to get used to but once I had it in my routine I was hooked. It's soothing, Cooling, pore tightening magic!!! The bottle lasts forever and I use it straight after cleansing. I then put my daily moisturiser over it before primer and foundation. My acne is bad and this is the key part of making sure my routine prevents acne. A must have for anyone suffering from acne.

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Im addicted

I noticed a difference in my skin immediately. I use it day and night and am on my second bottle. Is the smell off putting comparable to stagnant water? But the smell does fade and is a small price to pay for the results. I have combination skin with enlarged pores around my cheeks. My pores are visibly reduced and overall smoothness of my skin has improved.

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Good but smells awful

Its a love-hate product for me: it provides good results but the experience of using it is so off-putting and almost makes me avoid this product. You should shake it up first, it's very runny and can spray very strongly so be careful when pressing the pump. Also, the tip gets somewhat clogged and you always get a little dried lump when squirting it out. I don't recommend using a cotton pad with it, just use half a pump and press it to your face. The thing I hate about this is the smell! It smells like lemongrass at first but the second it reacts with the skin it smells straight up like dried shrimp. It's awful! If you're familiar with the La Prairie Marine Biology cream scent, this is exactly that. The scent does go away but I truly hate it. Misting the face and then rubbing the toner in help get rid of the smell. Other than that, this toner works well. It makes my skin clear, smooth, plump and helps maintain the results of a good facial. I do not recommend using it on irritated skin because it can tingle a bit.

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Best toner I've ever used

This toner is excellent. I have oily and acne-prone skin and whenever I get spots the redness of them take forever to go away. However, since using this toner, alongside UFO face oil, ceramic slip cleanser and good genes, it really calms down my skin and helps soothe my spots and takes down the redness. Whenever suffering from a bad break out I use this twice a day and it aids in the healing process. I use it before I put on my makeup and the mattifying effect of the product always makes my makeup last longer. A bottle lasts me around 5/6 months which is surprising given how much I use it. I will 100% be repurchasing!

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Great for sensitive skin but not mattifying.

I have incredibly sensitive skin and find this toner very calming. Been using it for about 2 months, my redness is reduced and acne is improving however it isn't mattifying as such. Instead of looking greasy my skin now looks dewy which is a great improvement, but definitely not matte. Pores are also very visible. I use this with the ceramic slip cleaner and for the last few weeks have also used the sleeping night oil.

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Overpowering smell

Firstly, I wanted to say I am a die-hard fan of Good Genes. I don't mind the smell one bit (quite like it), and use GG as a peel, overnight treatment, acne treatment and so on so forth. I had high hopes for Martian, but the smell was overpowering right from the first pump. However I persevered and applied the lotion on my face. I couldn't take the smell on my face though. I know I will struggle to finish using this toner.

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It's a no from me.

I purchased this hoping to find a good toner for my combination acne prone skin that is also quite sensitive. As soon as I put it on I just wanted to wash my face straight after as if I had my face covered in molasses on a humid day. It smelled terrible, almost sickly, and left my skin feeling sticky and filmy. I really wanted to like it, but my skin just felt too gunky for me to even keep it.

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Amazing product

I am so pleased with the results of this product. I have oily skin and for years have tried so many other skin care products and found that this is the only one that works for me. Before bed, I use a dermaroller and apply this straight after and my skin is amazing. I will be buying this again.

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Works but doesn’t last

This product is amazing at instantly mattifying and makes skin overall look cleaner and smoother. However I find that with my extremely oily skin, this only lasts for a few hours. (Better than nothing, but a bit pricey for something that doesn’t last that long). Also I really do not like the smell. Me and my friends have came to the conclusion that it smells like lemongrass mixed with old socks aha, but if you have the money to spare then go for it.

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