EDOBIO Saketernal Fresh Balancing Toner Review

May 12, 2021

Hi guys, today I'll be sharing all about Edobio's new Saketernal line, as well as my review of the Fresh Balancing Toner

If you guys remember a few years back, I reviewed their Floradiance Moisturizing Soufflé Soap. They recently expanded their skincare line to include a mask, toner and serum, and these products all fall under the Saketernal line.

If you're not yet familiar with Edobio, they're actually a Japanese brand inspired by the Edo period (1603-1868). Using cutting-edge Japanese biotechnology, they combine it with the ancient natural ingredients that have been in development in Japan since the Edo period. 

Focusing on a simple ritual, Edobio aims to optimize the skin's natural abilities by using natural ingredients. They understand that living in modern times can be stressful on our skin, and they aim to provide products that rejuvenate and gently revitalize our skin.

The new Saketernal skincare line features something called Lactobacillus Fermented Sake Lees Extract. This is a special ingredient that has been handed down for generations since the Edo period. Using the power of Sake, the aim of this skincare line is to rejuvenate the skin and address the signs of ageing, giving you eternally youthful skin.

Like I mentioned, this range consists of 3 products, a mask, a toner and a serum. In this post, I'll be sharing all about the toner.

If you'd like to watch my video review instead, you can watch it here:

Edobio's Saketernal Fresh Balancing Toner is a lightweight formula lotion (or toner). Containing a carefully selected blend of botanicals that have been popular since the Edo period, it contains a unique moisturizing ingredient called Lactobacillus-Fermented Sake Lees Extract that gives the skin a luxurious texture and deep moisture that lasts.

With a fresh clean feeling, this toner can be used both day and night and is good for all skin types. It can also be used as a mist for additional hydration throughout the day.

The full-sized 150ml toner can be purchased online on Edobio's website here for RM222.08.

You can also opt for the Saketernal Trio Set that contains all 3 products for RM592.20 instead of RM814.28. Click here to check it out.

The packaging is really clean and minimalist:

Made from paper from sustainably managed forests, the boxes actually contain more info inside, and I find that better than including an additional leaflet as it's more environmentally conscious and they're actively reducing their paper waste which is great.

Not to worry, there's ample English information available on the packaging:

The toner comes in a spray bottle for easy dispersion and so that you can use it as a mist as well:

This product contains no parabens, no artificial fragrances, no synthetic colours, no ethanol and no petroleum-based surfactants. It is also alcohol-free, silicone-free, EU-allergen free and contains very minimal ingredients. 

After analyzing the ingredients, I found that they are mostly EWG green or yellow-level rated, meaning they will nor or are very unlikely to cause any irritation:

Ingredient list: Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Inositol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Citrate, Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate, Betaine, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus /rice ferment (sake) lees ferment extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Chrysanthemum Morifolium flower extract, Chrysanthemum Sinesis Flower extract, Prunus yedoensis leaf extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) leaf extract, Camilla Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camilla Sinensis Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Oil), Butylene Glycol, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender Oil), Phenoxyethanol.

Like I mentioned above, the key ingredient in this product is Lactobacillus Fermented Sake Lees ExtractSake kasu (or sake lees) is the solid material left over from the sake fermentation process after pressing. As a result of the sake fermentation process, sake contains kojic acid which can provide lightening and brightening benefits. This compound reduces the amount of melanin that the skin produces. This can help to lighten skin and reduce the appearance of freckles, sun spots, age spots and other dark areas. It also helps even skin tone. Sake also contains lots of amino acids that help to maintain hydration + give a supple appearance, and these amino acids also help with smoothening the skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This toner also contains Sodium Hyaluronate that helps promote wound healing, as well as Citric Acid that helps with anti-ageing. Those with dry skin will enjoy the powerfully moisturizing Butylene Glycol & Glycerin, as well as the skin-soothing properties of Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil. Those with oily skin types will enjoy the soothing effects of Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract as well.

The texture of this toner is very light and fresh. It does not have a heavy scent and I think it's quite lightweight.

Edobio recommends to lightly mist the toner all over a clean face or to spray your preferred amount of toner on your palms and then press them gently into your face. Personally I prefer using a toner pad as I like to use my toner to gently exfoliate my skin and to get rid of any excess dirt and dead skin cells, but patting it in is great as well to lock in more moisture and use it more like a lotion.

You can also mist it on your face throughout the day:

I like this toner for its hydration and its convenience. I find that it's really hydrating, and the fact that I can mist it on as well makes it versatile and useful throughout the day. I do find that I still lean more towards other stronger toners with an acid formula on days when I do have a more severe breakout, but on normal days where my skin is looking good, this is a great alternative for daily hydration.

I would recommend this to those looking for a great daily toner that can provide anti-ageing benefits to the skin, especially if you're young. I like that the texture is very lightweight and that it works well with Malaysia's climate.

Definitely! I quite like using this together with the rest of the Saketernal line, and I would definitely consider purchasing them again.

And that's it for this post! I hope you guys found it helpful and informative.

See y'all in my next post!

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