Recently the beauty world buzzed with excitement about this new beauty launch; to be fair it's not a new product but more like an updated version of a cult favourite. Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner had a sister, a much gentler unscented sister.

Meet Klairs Supple Preparation Facial 'UNSCENTED' Toner*.

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Many were sceptical about this new unscented version and some were worried that it wouldn't live up to the original so how did it fare? Personally I had no problem with the original because my skin is not sensitive to essential oils but I know many do. So Klairs listened to their customers and decided to launch pretty much the same formula but without the possible irritants.

I'm listing the ingredient lists of both toners below and those that are in bold and italic are the omitted ingredients.

Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine (humectant, anti-irritant), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum (skin conditioning, antioxidant, vitamin, amino acid *source*), Sodium Hyaluronate (water-soluble salt form of Hyaluronic Acid), Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract (aka Gotu Kola, rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (antioxidant, regulates skin's oil production, great anti-acne ingredient), Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E, skin-conditioning, antioxidant), Carbomer, Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5, humectant), Arginine (amino acid), Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial), Beta-Glucan (antioxidants, skin soothing), Althaea Rosea Flower Extract (skin soothing), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (skin soothing, anti-inflammatory), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract (skin soothing), Lysine HCL (antioxidant, skin replenishing), Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (water-soluble form of Vitamin C, antioxidant, skin soothing), Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Copper Tripeptide-1 (stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin)

Water, Butylene Glycol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chlorphenesin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Arginine, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Glucan, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Copper Tripeptide-1

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As you can see, most of the ingredients are the same and also in the same order and the essential oils are the only things missing in the unscented version.

The packaging between both toners are also different; the original comes in a opaque dark plastic bottle which I assume is to protect the essential oils from degrading while the unscented version is clear.  The textures are also slightly different between both; the original is thicker, heavier and leaves the skin slightly tacky while the unscented version is much lighter and absorbs quicker without leaving any residue or tackiness.

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Now do unscented really mean no scent? No, it means they took out the essential oils which gave the very pleasant lavender scent in the original version. There is definitely a distinguished scent to this new unscented version. To me, it's a mixture of chemical and thermal spring water or at least that's the best way I can describe it.

My method of application with both toners is 3-4 drops into my palm and pat it into the skin. Performance-wise, I find both performed similarly well on my skin; plumping, hydrating, leaving my skin looking and feeling soft and supple but I do find the original to be slightly more hydrating. So is one better than the other?

I think it all comes down to your skin type. If you have dry-normal skin and are not sensitive to essential oils then I highly recommend trying the original because you might enjoy the thicker, heavier texture. If you are sensitive, combination or oily skin then the lighter texture of the unscented version might appeal to you more.

There is never one rule or product that fits all when it comes to skincare so I think it's brilliant that we now have two options with this cult favourite toner. Personally, I will be repurchasing the original in the future but I know many will enjoy the unscented version.

Are you familiar with Klairs Supple Preparation Toners? Which version are you most interested in trying?

Klairs Supple Preparation Toners retails for US$21.99 each and are available for purchase through

*Product marked with * was received for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own.  Post contains affiliate links. There is no place for any sort of BS here.

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