This is a really great toner and its perfect for dry skin. I do have another favorite by Etude House but this come in at second place. The scent is fresh and it has a quite strong smell but it smells fresh and therefore it doesn’t bother me at all. It penetrates really fast into the skin which is perfect when you are layering products.
The packaging is fine for the product and you have to shake the bottle to get the product out, because it is a little thicker in consistency.
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.
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).