I am a big fan of the Thank You Farmer. It has slowly become one of my first choices for Asian beauty stuff. Their skincare is very good, so when I was in the market for a hydrating toner (I guess, when are we not in the market for a new hydrating toner?), I thought I’d give this one a go.
I was expecting something spectacular, not just nice. Let’s see how that went, shall we?
At a glance:
- Price and availability
- My experience
- Should you make your own rice water?
Where to buy Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner?
You can shop for Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner on Amazon* or trusted Asian international websites such as StyleVana, Olive Young, YesStyle*, and Jolse. (*affiliate links)
The Thank You Farmer brand
Thank You Farmer is a clean Korean brand. The brand produces skincare with the mindset of honest, hard-working farmers who follow the laws of nature. Its goal is to achieve healthy skin slowly and naturally.
We promise you the true beauty that shines over time.
My love for the Thank You Farmer Miracle Age Repair Toner has made me want to try more products from this brand, and I must say that Thank You Farmer is truly underrated.
Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner claims
Since ancient times, rice water has been used as a skincare ingredient to make the skin soft and clear. Rice water was used to cleanse and moisturize the skin. The rice is sourced from Gyodong Island, which is a pollution-free area. The rice has been checked for safety and cleanliness. It is extracted at a low temperature with an ultrasonic method that maximizes the natural ingredients’ efficacy.
The Thank You Farmer Rice Toner* is a multi-functional product. It is a refreshing toner and a moisturizing essence, covering two skincare steps simultaneously. It has a brightening effect for glowing and crystal-clear skin.
- smoothes skin texture
- clears skin tone
- hydrates and moisturizes
- balances oil production
Who is this rice toner for?
This rice toner is ideal for dry and combination skin types. Not sure what your skin type is? Please read our guide on Skin types & skin conditions.
Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner Ingredients
Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Glycerin, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ceramide NP, Ethylhexylglycerin
Ingredients are taken from INCIDecoder. It shows no major red flags.
Rice extract is the hero ingredient of this toner. There was an old saying that Korean people live by the power of rice. Koreans cherish rice as a staple dish but also discovered the benefits of rice in skincare hundreds of years ago.
The toner contains rice extract 100 000 ppm. Wondering what that means? I was too. PPM is a unit to measure the concentration of rice extract in this toner, which stands for parts per million. 100000 ppm means 10%.
Rice extract is mainly known for its brightening properties, but rice extract also strengthens the skin barrier due to its linoleic acid content and vitamin B6. Rice extract has anti-aging properties and is a good source of antioxidants. It has anti-inflammatory properties, heals acne, soothes skin, reduces redness, tightens pores, stimulates blood flow, improves skin hydration, and promotes cell production.
Suitable for: all skin types but especially good for dehydrated skin.
Ceramides are a family of lipids that account for 50% of the skin barrier (by weight), so they’re essential, right? Ceramides are crucial to
- maintain the skin’s moisture levels;
- protect skin from external irritants making skin more resilient;
- help make skin more plump, juicy, radiant, and smooth;
- makes skin tolerate chemical exfoliation much better;
- skin is less likely to become irritated
- because they prevent dehydration, ceramides are a great anti-aging ingredient
- regulate the cell cycle and apoptosis (regulated cell death)
- beneficial for all skin types
Heralded as skincare heroes, ceramides can now be found in cleansers, toners, serums, masks, moisturizers, and even hand creams.
They are generally well tolerated and can be combined with other ingredients, especially plant oils rich in linoleic acid.
Lotus Flower extract
Study shows it is an efficient ingredient for brightening the skin and anti-aging. It helps control oil balance and is also anti-inflammatory.
Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water
It is distilled from the cornflower’s beautiful blue petals and is rich in anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits.
Centella Asiatica Extract
Centella is a medicinal herb widely used in the Orient. It is famous for its soothing and healing properties.
Ingredients not included in Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner:
Hyaluronic acid, parabens, alcohol, essential oils, fragrance, allergens
200 mL of milky rice toner comes in a simple, large plastic bottle.
The rice toner has no noticeable scent.
It’s a watery, milky toner. I find that it absorbs within seconds. It doesn’t leave any stickiness even when layered multiple times.
My experience with Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner
I’ve been using it consistently, twice daily, for about a month, and I honestly loved the results. For reference, I have a normal dry skin type and have been testing this toner during the winter.
The toner is relatively consistent, and when applied, it feels like a liquid moisturizer. It is not greasy at all and doesn’t feel suffocating. My skin becomes so insanely soft and bouncy.
It has a brightening effect that is obvious from the very start. Fortunately, I don’t suffer from PIE or PIH, but still, I notice my complexion is more even.
How do I use Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner?
- Start with a pH-adjusting toner;
- Pour some Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner on my fingers and pat it on my face, neck, and chest;
- Apply essences and serums;
- Apply moisturizer and sunscreen in the AM.
- no fragrance
- large bottle
The results are lovely. It helps with hydration, flakiness, and any tightness. I do not regret trying this out. I wished for a nice hydrating toner, but it exceeded my expectations.
Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner vs. I’m From Rice Toner
Thank You Farmer Rice Toner* is more moisturizing, nourishing, and thicker than the I’m From Rice Toner, giving my skin a light-from-within glow after several uses. The I’m From Rice Toner didn’t impress me when I tried it a while back.
Ingredients wise, they both contain Rice extract, niacinamide, and added plant extracts: Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract and Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract. In addition to the, I’m From Rice Toner, Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner contains Centella, Glycerin, Dimethicone, and ceramides, making it a far better choice for dry & dehydrated skin types.
The TYF rice toner* is more affordable because it comes in a larger bottle (7.03 fl. oz. vs. 5.07 fl. oz.)
Check out this nice ingredient comparison feature from INCIDecoder.
Should you make your own rice water?
You can’t safely make rice toner at home.
Boiling or washing the rice and saving the water in the fridge isn’t safe. No matter how sterilized your pot is. Skincare companies use rice extract for their products, not fresh rice water.
Even a cosmetic preservative like Germall Plus won’t prevent food-grade food like rice water from going rancid.
Shop for Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner
You can get Thank You Farmer Rice Pure Essential Toner at Amazon*, YesStyle*, StyleVana, Olive Young, and Jolse. (*affiliate links)
I was not paid for this review or received it as a gift.
As always, you do you, be kind to your skin and yourself! Remember that every person’s skin and skin type is different, so what might work for me might not work for you, and vice versa. So before adding a new product to your skincare routine, it pays to do a little research first.
Pay special attention to ingredients that you might react to. Doing a patch test is always a good idea. Unsure? Best to consult your dermatologist.
Happy skin experimenting, and don’t forget the sunscreen!
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