REVIEW: KaplanMD Hydrating Essence & Clarifying Toner

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KaplanMD is a luxury skincare brand created by a world-renowned dermatologist (Stuart Kaplan, M.D.) whose expertise is in anti-aging. As women approaching our mid-20’s, we are always open to trying anti-aging skincare and jumped on the chance to try this highly sought after brand. The Hydrating Essence and Clarifying Toner are perfect for the upcoming change in seasons. They’re both chock-full of amazing ingredients that will help soothe your skin and give you a beautiful dewy glow as we transition into the colder months ūüôā

Read my thoughts on these two glow-getters below!


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HYDRATING ESSENCE

Price: $95.00/1 oz

What: a blend of 8 essential oils in their purest forms for the face, hair, and body. This beauty oil is super charged with antioxidants to relieve dryness, shield against  environmental skin stressors, promote elasticity and firmness, and soothe damaged skin.

Usage: I like to use this in my skincare routine after toning and before moisturizing. I also love using it to help blend out foundation/concealer to give me a natural glow. You can also use this in your hair as an anti-frizz or deep conditioning treatment. However, it’s a pricy product so I recommend saving it for use on the skin.

Key Ingredients: acai oil, argan oil, kukui oil, grapeseed oil, borage oil, passionflower oil, soybean oil, lavender essential oil, vitamin E

My Experience: so far I’m loving this ultra hydrating essence! I use it during my nighttime skincare routine so¬†when I wake up in the morning, my skin looks noticeably softer and supple. It also smells amazing – similar to¬†a calming aromatherapeutic scent.¬† The only downfall of this product is the price,¬†but a look at the amazing ingredients list will reveal why it’s priced so high!

My Rating: 9/10 

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CLARIFYING TONER

Price: $35.00/3.4 oz

What: a¬†multi-tasking facial mist infused with 22 certified organic extracts. You can use it as a toner to tighten pores and refine skin’s texture, or as a setting spray to freshen up your makeup and give skin a soft and dewy finish.

Usage: I like to use this as a setting mist rather than a toner. On the off occasion that I do use this to tone,¬†I’ll spray it 2-3 times in a cotton round first, then apply onto my skin.

Key Ingredients: 22 potent & organic plant extracts, rosewater, eucalyptus extract, salicylic acid (water-based version), biofusion-3S (plant stem cells)

My Experience:¬†this is quickly becoming one of my favorite setting sprays because of how fine the mist is. I love spraying it on top of makeup to give my skin a soft-focused and dewy effect. Lately I’ve been loving a natural & glowing finish to my makeup rather than a matte one. I’ve been topping off my looks with this spray for the past few weeks and it keeps me from looking too powdery or done-up. Seriously loving this stuff!

My Rating: 9/10

Watch how I use these on our Instagram (@themisufix) ūüôā

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