This is one of Korea’s best-selling products and it is considered a holy grail too many, including me.
The exfoliating ingredient is Brazilian black sugar. Sugar is a really good exfoliator because it melts while you massage you skin. Other ingredient like nut shells is much harsher on the skin and can cause some irritation.
The word malgem is a Korean word and means clean, clarity and pure.
This toner is more essence like in consistency, which means it is quite thick. It isn’t a clear fluid but a milky color.When applying toner you could either use a cotton pad or you can pat it in. I never use a cotton pad to apply my toner; instead I pour some in my hand and pat it into my skin. This way I feel I don’t waste any product and I know exactly how much I use.
This is an amazing cream and is around 10-15 USD. It is made for all skin types but I would guess if you have oily skin you should use smaller amounts to start off with or only use it during nighttime. For my dry skin it is just perfect for both day and night and it really makes my skin feel great and moisturized.
The skincare I learned when I was younger was, cleanse tone and moisturize, that’s it. Nothing more and nothing less. Sometimes I even skipped the toner part due to that I felt more dry (probably used toners with alcohol in. The reason for alcohol in toner was probably due to being afraid of acne and thinking that that would be the solution.. ohhh my how wrong I was.. When I grew older I started using toner without alcohol and an eye cream. The toner I sometimes skipped. This is what I think is most common in the rest of the world (except Asia that is).