Best Pick: CEZANNE Skin Conditioner High Moist

Ultra-Affordable Hydrating Japanese Toner That Works

My one-sentence tweet on CEZANNE Skin Conditioner High Moist a couple weeks ago seemed to have sparked a mini frenzy on the r/AsianBeauty Subreddit, so here it is with its own full page review. Because it deserves one, absolutely.

I have been testing it and have found it to be quite unexpectedly brilliant. Obviously, I was hoping that it would be good, but really, how much can you expect from a watery lotion (toner) that costs just ¥650 for a half a litre? Especially since I find the regular version of Cezanne’s Skin Conditioner a waste of time — wishy-washy formula that looks like a dumping ground for leftover herbal extracts (31 altogether!). It doesn’t do anything for me. This one, though, has been made for dry, dehydrated skin. It’s beautifully put together and is packed full of ingredients to help protect and hydrate the skin.

CEZANNE Skin Conditioner High Moist uses 3 types of ceramides, 3 sizes of hyaluronic acid, collagen, 7 essential amino acids, and Job’s tears extract rather than just comprising of a boatloads of herbal extracts. Those who want to avoid animal by-products would be glad to know that all ingredients are completely plant-derived! It also has a slightly acidic formula that’s free from alcohol, fragrance, and oil, making it suitable for any skin type.

You can pat it in with your palms but my preferred method of applying this type of large format, half litre-sized watery lotion is using cotton wool pads. Just pour a bit onto cotton wool pad and gently swipe it on after cleansing to freshen, soothe, and hydrate skin. On my normal, slightly winter-dry skin, it absorbs instantly, giving a fresh feeling but without the tightness. My skin feels moisturised and comfortable — not sticky or coated. If you have oily skin, it might just give all the moisture your skin needs!

A giant 500ml bottle is just ¥702 HERE from Amazon Japan — worldwide shipping is available via AmazonGlobal. (You need to sign up for an Amazon Japan acount, if you don’t have. Only Amazon Japan gift cards are accepted.) What an absolute steal! It’s also available on Amazon US for US$16.57+ or eBay US$19.99+ HERE.

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