Review: IOPE Derma Repair Skin Water

Appreciate the large volume

Where to Purchase: I couldn’t find this on Yesstyle, but this seems to be available on Amazon.

Price: $12

Volume: 200ml

Made in: South Korea

What is it?: Soothing toner containing calcium to calm the skin down.

Good for: All skin types. Especially sensitive/oily skins!!

NOTE: Iope claim they have done an eye irritation test, Allergy test and Dermatology test – to watch out for any reactions or sensitivities. so this should really be excellent for reactive, sensitive skins.

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Packaging: Plastic bottle with a cap, very easy to pour onto a cotton pad (as there’s a small hole so I don’t over-pour). Also easy to travel with due to the cap.

The cap. Good for travel

Directions: Apply AM / PM

How I use it: I use a cotton pad drenched in this product and then swipe my face (to remove excess dirt) when I’m not cleansing in the morning and after cleansing in the evening. Then I follow with a serum.

Texture: Literally like water. Same thinness. Not a thick gloopy serum. Very watery. Absorbs straight into the skin.

Very watery, completely runs down the hand
As you can see, this sinks in quite quick but does leave some hydration

Key Ingredients:

Contains calcium ions, which already exist in the skin, that quickly soothes with a water-like texture while supplying abundant hydration.

Also contains ‘Cypress tree extracts’ which are supposed to be soothing.

Full Ingredients: Purified water, propanediol, glycerin, chamaecyparis obtusa leaf extract, calcium pantetheine sulfonate, betaine, trehalose, 1,2-hexanediol, butylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA

NOTE: Skincharisma have an ingredients list breakdown HERE

Fragrance?: Fragrance free!

Good under Makeup?: Yes!

How long have I been using this?: About a month

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The Effect?: Relatively hydrated skin (but don’t expect the same effect as splashing your face with Hyaluronic acid. This feels almost like putting water on your skin without that transepidermal water loss feeling when drying. Very dry or very dehyrated skins would not find this hydrating enough (but this is still satisfying for oily or combo skins). But I don’t use it for hydration as much as removing dirt/excess oil from my skin WITHOUT having to use water which I feel dries out my skin.

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What I like:

  • No irritation
  • Manages to give my skin some hydration (a good first step before adding on serums)
  • Doesn’t dry out my skin
  • Very light texture
  • No fragrance / essential oils
  • Quite a lot of ml
  • Due to the cap, one can travel with it

What I don’t like:

  • Not hydrating enough on its own as it’s just nearly water For instance those who have drier skins would prefer something like the Laneige Cream skin or a thicker toner like the unscented Klairs supple preparation toner. But for those with oily/combo or slightly dry skins, I think this is a really good first step toner!
  • Could have had some added extras like Niacinamide, Arbutin or added Hyaluronic acid, just to give it a bit more of a beneficial punch to the skin. That being said, this does do the job of being a first step toner.

Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – This is a very very simple, no frills toner (would have liked the addition of HA, etc). I think sensitive skins would really benefit from this. I also think those who like lightweight formulas (not a gloopy toner that balls up), and simple hydration, you’ll enjoy this. It’s not an out of this world product, but it does the job.

Would I repurchase?: Yes I would as it’s so simple – would be good to use to calm down any inflammation or as I use it – to mop off any dirt!

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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