Oh, toners. I know they’re not technically a necessity in a skincare routine and a lot of people skip this step, but it’s a must-have for me. I’m constantly using a toner – whether it’s right after I cleanse my skin, as the last step of my makeup routine to melt the powder into my skin, or just throughout the day when I feel like I need a little spritz of something.

I tend to gravitate towards calming and soothing toners as I have sensitive and reactive skin. Whenever I have an allergy flare-up, soothing toners are my go-to after I’ve taken my medicine, just to cool down my skin. That’s why I was so intrigued by the Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster by Abib, and it’s pretty affordable, too!

Facts in a Flash

Skin type: Dry, dehydrated, sensitive, reactive, acne-prone sometimes, combination sometimes, it’s a mess all the time

Main function:

  • Provides deep hydration for tired skin
  • Soothes the skin

Star ingredients:

  • Heartleaf
  • Glycerin
  • Houttuynia Cordata Extract
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Centella Asiatica Extract

Texture: Watery

Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster

First things first, let’s talk about the product itself and what it’s supposed to do. The packaging really drew me to it, I appreciate how their star ingredients are very clearly listed on the front of the bottle. And as I’m a sucker for anything with Centella Asiatica Extract, it basically sold itself to me.

The Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster is packed with both hydrating and soothing ingredients – both of which I really need for my skin. Hydrating ingredients in this toner include glycerin, which pulls water from the air and minimises water loss from the skin, as well as sodium hyaluronate which helps the skin to retain moisture. The toner also has very soothing ingredients, such as Houttuynia Cordata Extract, AKA heartleaf, which anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and antioxidant properties, as well as Centella Asiatica Extract.

This is a 210ml bottle, which has lasted me quite a while even though I use it several times a day. I believe that because the mist it sprays is so fine, the coverage is more even, so I don’t feel the need to spray as much.

Review on the Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster

First Impressions

The first thing I noticed about this product was the spray. Bro, the nozzle on the Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster is superior. No other spray bottles I have come even close to how fine the mist is. I truly enjoy the fine mist, it feels so incredibly gentle, like it just caresses my face.

My Thoughts on the Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster

I like this, but I’m not in love with it, you feel me? I’ve actually used two bottles of this product because when I first bought it, it came with a refill. Which, TBH, was a pretty risky move because I didn’t know if the product would even suit my skin and not break me out, but so far so good.

The Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster does calm my skin and soothe any redness that I may have, and I do find it hydrating as well. I enjoy using it to finish off my makeup routine too, and it melts the powder beautifully to give my base makeup a more skin-like effect.

However, I don’t find it to be anything special. It’s not unlike some other toners I’ve used, and I still tend to reach for my other calming toner (my trusty Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner by COSRX) more than the this toner. The best thing I can say about the Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster is that it has an amazing spray, but that’s about it. Like, it’s pretty okay, but it’s not incredible or life-changing in any way, IMO.


Do I like the Abib Heartleaf Calming Toner Skin Booster? Yes. Do I love it? No. Would I buy it again? Maybe. Would I bring it with me on vacation? Yes. Would I buy it if I had to repurchase all my skincare products and start from scratch? No.

If you’d like to try out the for yourself, you can get it on Watsons (RM98), Shopee (RM98), or GlamPick (RM95)

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