The Backstory...In early 2014 founder, Kimiko Foster held a do-it-yourself skincare workshop on simple skin care recipes like lotion bars and sugar scrubs. In her research, she discovered that the skin was naturally acidic and that using a toner with apple cider vinegar was extremely beneficial for restoring the natural PH of the skin and reducing the risk of acne. With personal struggles with acne-prone skin, she was shocked to experience the results of a PH-balancing toner. Kimiko LOVES to talk about the acid mantle, so don't be afraid to ask.
If it were on the menu... Saving Face Toner
The Saving Face Toner is a crisp and refreshing tonic to be enjoyed after the Saving Face Wash and in combination with the Face Oils. It has a taste of fall, with light apple undertones, and a light hint of rose and lavender.
The Saving Face Toner can always be ordered without the apple cider vinegar for those with allergies, and customers are encouraged to enjoy this lovely refreshment morning, afternoon, and evening!
ROSE GERANIUM WATER (aka. Rose Geranium Hydrosol) (Premium quality with chemical profile authentication from local supplier Genie in a Bottle.)
What is a hydrosol? Hydrosols are made using a steam distillation process, where steam and heat are used to release the powerful "botanical extracts" locked inside the plants. These same "botanical extracts" are used in many supplements and prescription drugs (just think about curcumin as a common supplement extracted from turmeric). Many essential oils are made using a steam distillation process too, but the essential oil and hydrosol are different products recovered during this process
If you have a food allergy, we can make a custom product. In this day and age, having an allergy to a food is extremely common. We honor allergies and sensitivities at Miiko Skin Co and will make custom toners for our customers who have allergies to certain ingredients. We have serviced allergies to apple, pear, lavender, and rose already!
Image by:Lauren Ho. Lauren Ho is a Vancouver food artist who also works at the Juice Truck. She created our Saving Face Tonerimage using pear, apple, lavender, rosehips, orange zest, and honey. The shield image represents the "acid shield" aka "acid mantle."
Alternative uses: You can use it in your hair as a shine, you can use it on sunburns (Saving Face Toner). Use it to repel bugs, to disinfect, or as an additional natural treatment for athlete's foot!
Benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar (Please do not drink the Saving Face Toner): have one tablespoon in the morning with water to help increase the production of hydrochloric acid (digestive juices) in the stomach which can help treat acid reflux.