Klairs toner

This Klairs toner might be your new favorite

This Klairs toner review has been a long due! By the time I write this review, it has already gained a considerable cult following around it. Toners are undeniably an important part of any skincare routine. They balance the skin’s pH level, give it hydration, and prep it for the next steps. Choosing the right toner for your skin is an even more important step. Toners are here to stay for the long haul and they SHOULD NOT be ignored.

Today, we are going to talk about specifically Dear klairs supple preparation toner. It is a Dear Klairs staple toner that has accumulated a sales volume of over 1 Million bottles throughout the year 2019. It is a tried and true toner product that deserves a shot.

Before we start, a short reminder: Klairs supple preparation toner comes in two versions: Original and unscented. This review is about the original version that is formulated with essential oils, unlike the latter version.

So, what is Dear Klairs supple preparation toner claiming to be?

According to the official website, this Klairs toner is infused with a blend of botanical extracts to balance the skin’s pH level while soothing the skin. The formulation also includes superhero ingredients like Centella Asiatica, Beta Glucan, Licorice root extract, Panthenol, and Hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate). The toner gets rapidly absorbed into the skin and delivers hydration to the skin thanks to Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Centella extract.

Best suited for:

This toner suits every skin type, including normal, dry, combination, and sensitive skin types. (more on that later)

Things to know:

The Original version of Klairs supple preparation toner:

  • Tested safe for sensitive skin
  • Also completed the non-irritation skin test
  • Is vegan and cruelty-free
  • Is alcohol-free
  • Is non-comedogenic (meaning, won’t break you out)
  • Contains essential oils
  • Has a scent


Klairs toner

The OG Kairs supple preparation toner comes in a plastic bottle: mini (30 ml) and full sizes (180 ml) are available. The packaging is very practical, easy to use, and carry. It has passed the travel test for me too, and no leakage was detected. Just like most [Dear] Klairs products, it has all the information you need right in front of you which I find really helpful!


Yes, this Klairs toner is scented. As a person being on the record for not liking fragrance/scent in my toner, the scent didn’t bother me that much. You can barely smell it and it is not lingering at all. The scent itself isn’t overpowering and has floral notes to it. If scent in a toner is a strict no-no for you, you can go for the unscented version of Klairs Supple Preparation toner.

Application and Texture

Klairs toner

To me, the texture of toner is what defines it as a hit or miss. As you can see in the photo above, it is mostly on the liquid side but it does have some thickness. It almost has no weight to it and feels very light once you apply it to the skin.

For the fast absorbing qualities, the Klairs toner gets a 10 out of 10. With some toners, you have to wait for a couple of minutes for them to dry down. That’s not the case for this one. I’d say it gets absorbed in a matter of seconds, that’s a big plus for me, the person who is in the rush sometimes on a busy Monday morning!

I didn’t use any cotton pads while using this toner. Mostly because the pads soak up all the product and I want to get the full amount my skin deserves. Just pouring it on my hand and massaging it to my face was more than enough.

The ingredient list of Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner

Kudos to the Dear Klairs team for coming up with such a list of ingredients that are sensitive skin friendly! (except for the essential oils)

The original version of Klairs Supple Preparation toner contains hydrating ingredients, botanical extracts, and some essential oils.

Here is the full list:

Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Arginine, Carbomer, Panthenol, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Beta-Glucan, Lysine HCl, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Proline, Natto Gum, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1

Centella Asiatica – almost every Korean skincare product formulated for sensitive skin has this miracle plant in its blend. Its skin benefits have long been backed by research. It boasts anti-inflammatory and soothing properties while supporting the stratum corneum – the outermost layer of the skin.

Beta Glucan – they are sugars derived from various plants, algae, and mushrooms, for example. In skincare, similar o Hyaluronic acid, they penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin and hydrate it from within. It is also a sensitive skin-friendly ingredient thanks to its antioxidant features.

Licorice root extract – soothes and brightens the skin. It has also been proven to have an anti-microbial effect on the skin.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract – needs to introduction as it has been a godsend plant, particularly for sensitive skin! Aloe vera leaf is packed with minerals and vitamins and adds a moisture boost to the skin.

Sodium Hyaluronate – a type of Hyaluronic acid that hydrates the skin inside out. The anti-aging benefit is also there – smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles!

Essential oils (Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Orange, Geranium, and Ylang-ylang)

This is the one concern people had about the Original version of Klairs supple preparation toner. Although a number of essential oils have proved to be soothing to the skin, they can be irritating to sensitive skin. Taking all this customer feedback into account, the brand came up with the unscented version that you can try. Although it didn’t cause any breakouts on my sensitive skin, it is better to be on the safe side.

Overall impressions: Does the Original version of Klairs supple preparation toner work?

Klairs toner

Overall, I think that all the positive reviews about this Klairs toner are validated from my side. The texture and weightless consistency of the toner is a huge win. Whenever I review Dear Klairs products, I expect them to do well in general, because they are formulated with sensitive skin in mind.

Great absorption: A great toner should disappear into the skin in no time. If you agree with this statement of mine, then this toner will do right by you. This is honestly one of the best toners with the fastest absorption quality. Since it gets absorbed pretty quickly, it is a great option especially for oily skin on the sensitive side because it gives hydration without any tightness or dryness on the skin.

It lives up to its name: This toner isn’t called a supple preparation toner for no reason. It does leave the skin supple, hydrated, and basically, good to go. I feel like they could take it up a notch (just a personal opinion). There is always room for more hydration!

You can use it as a sheet mask or a face mist: Dear klairs supple preparation toner is a skincare chameleon. You can really mix and match this toner. Soak some cotton pads in the toner and put them on your skin. Make sure you cover the whole area. It will help with inflammation, a balanced pH level, and your skin will be happy at the end of the masking session. Or put it in a mist bottle and whenever in need, spray away!

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner
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A K-beauty staple toner for all skin types to optimize pH levels and hydration. Minus the scent and use of essential oils, deserves to be your new fav.
A K-beauty staple toner for all skin types to optimize pH levels and hydration. Minus the scent and use of essential oils, deserves to be your new fav.
4.0 rating
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Klairs toner

How to use Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner

  1. Cleanse (preferably double cleanse, aka oil-based cleanser + water-based)
  2. Ditch the cotton pads, apply a few drops on your palms and rub, rub, rub
  3. Dab, dab, dab with gentle motions
  4. Use in both AM and PM routine

Final verdict

I think no matter your skin type, I am sure that the Klairs toner will definitely improve your skin. It is formulated with skin-loving ingredients that don’t strip the skin off or leave it irritated. Although the toner didn’t break me out, the use of essential oils and the fact that it has a mild scent might be a deal breaker for some. Luckily, they fixed it too, so you can opt for the unscented version.

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner

Dear Klairs Supple Preparation toner
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Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner is formulated with a blend of various botanical extracts to optimize the skin’s pH level and provide hydration and nourishment to the skin.
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner is formulated with a blend of various botanical extracts to optimize the skin’s pH level and provide hydration and nourishment to the skin.
4.8 rating
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  • Performance
    5.0 rating
    5/5 Amazing
  • Quality
    5.0 rating
    5/5 Amazing
  • Ingredients
    4.0 rating
    4/5 Good
  • Sensitive skin friendly
    5.0 rating
    5/5 Amazing

The Good

  • Improves the texture
  • Soothing and hydrating
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free
  • Doesn't dry out the skin
  • Very lightweight
  • Easy to layer
  • Good value for money
  • Suitable for all skin types

The Bad

  • Contains essential oils
  • Is scented (although you can buy the unscented version)
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