I realized all I do is post about my hauls but I never do reviews. I'm a bit apprehensive about doing reviews because I'm quite fickle - one day I'm in love with a product, the next day I hate it. But I figured I owe a lot to people who do reviews so I might as well share my two cents. And also because I have to have an opinion on everything. :p
So here goes:
VMV SuperSkin 2 Toner
This product is designed for acne-prone combination skin. And it really does work. I started using this after a nasty nasty bout with adult acne and I haven't had major breakouts since. I still do get an occasional zit or two during that time of the month all women abhor and when the weather gets wonky but I don't wake up every morning dreading to look at the mirror for fear of a new pimple.
The formulation is quite strong. The instructions say you should use it twice a week at first, and then gradually increase the frequency as your skin's tolerance level increases. It's also a bit drying, so always follow it up with a moisturizer (which you should be using anyway). And it also contains retinoic acid which increases the skin's sensitivity to UV so ideally the moisturizer should have SPF (mine doesn't because my skin goes bonkers when I use sunscreen).
The packaging leaves much to be desired, and the bottle opening is huge so you always end up with a soaking wet cotton pad. But this is quite forgiveable; I just decant it into a spritz bottle.
Oh, and the most annoying thing: I checked the website, and this product is no longer listed. I'm not yet panicking since I still have a backup and a bottle lasts for months (and even longer if you transfer to a bottle with a tinier opening) but I'm seriously hoping they don't phase this out.
All in all I'd say it's worth a try if you're having acne problems. Just don't get too eager and use it everyday on the first week because that will just make everything worse. And this usually goes on sale like, every other month, so definitely don't get it at full price.