With no shortage of hyaluronic acid toners on the market, this one caught us by surprise! Ever since discovering it, Fel has been raving about how this toner helped calm her acne-prone and dehydrated skin and how it subtly brightens to give that healthy glow from within!

Here, we weigh the pros and cons of Haruharu Wonder’s Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner and share our final verdict so you can decide for yourself whether this is the one for you!

The Feel:

When you first pour it out, the consistency looks slightly goopy. But although it has a little bit of that viscosity, it glides over the skin and is instantly absorbed. On top of that, its lavender scent makes you feel like you’re in a luxurious spa at home. For those of you that don’t enjoy the scent of lavender or just fragrance in general, check out the newly-released fragrance-free version. It’s free of alcohol, essential oil, and fragrance, so it’s great for even the most sensitive skin types!

The Highlights:

  • The Star Ingredient: Fermented Black Rice Extract

Packed with polyphenols and flavonoids, black rice is a super potent antioxidant ingredient. It helps preserve skin elasticity, build a strong healthy skin barrier, and protect the skin against free radical damage. What’s amazing about fermented black rice specifically is that it contains 30 times more antioxidants than your average rice extract.

Other key ingredients in this toner include bamboo shoot extract, ginseng root extract, and aspergillus extract. These ingredients not only hydrate the skin but help prevent hyperpigmentation at its root by inhibiting tyrosinase production in our skin.

  • The Ultra Deep Technology (UDT)

Another amazing highlight of this toner is that it utilizes Haruharu’s micro-encapsulated delivery system. This helps the ingredients sink deeper into the skin and deliver the potent benefits to where your skin needs it the most. To us, this is one of the key factors that make this toner stand out from the rest of the hyaluronic toners out there!

The Results:

Upon first application, I find that it’s super hydrating and balancing. Even though it’s slightly goopy, it feels surprisingly light on the skin and gives a comfortable skin-like finish. It’s one of those toners that you can keep layering without feeling suffocated or sticky.

Over a few weeks, I noticed my skin looking brighter overall, with a healthy glow to it. Unlike the gold-standard brightening ingredient vitamin C, this toner brightens the skin more subtly by providing intense hydration and plumping your skin cells to give you that truly glowing effect.

Our Final Verdict:

I would recommend this toner to any- and everyone. Being lightweight and deeply hydrating, it’s suitable for most, if not all, skin types – from oily, dry, combination, sensitive, dehydrated, to mature skin. Plus, it helps control sebum production and brighten dull skin. As long as you use it consistently with patience, you’ll see noticeable results over a few weeks of use.

More About The Brand:

Did you know that Haruharu means ‘Everyday’ in Korean? This connotation fits well with the brand’s message because they’re all about formulating products you can use as part of your daily ritual and skincare. With 95% of their ingredients being naturally derived, they strive to provide your skin with what’s needed and give you a no-fuss skincare experience.

Want to find out even more about Haruharu and other products we love? Read our in-depth brand review here!

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  1. I had no idea that black fermented rice had such a higher antioxidant concentration than comparable ingredients. I haven’t seen that many products with this as an ingredient, but I’m sure I will soon if the difference is so big. Looking forward to trying it out! 🙂