The SUNDAY RILEY – Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner (most times just known as the Sunday Riley Martian toner) is a really unique toner! It transforms from a gel into a liquid as you apply it to your face. It is a magnifying and clarifying toner to be used after cleansing your face. It helps skin look clearer and more matte. It is used to help control oil on your face, but normal and combo skin types can use this too.
The target concerns of the Sunday Riley Martian toner are oily and acne-prone skin. It has bentonite clay to mattify the skin and reduce the appearance of the size of your pores. This product also has marshmallow to soothe the skin, and manuka (a purifying botanical ingredient) to help reduce oil and minimize blemishes.
The texture when you pump the product out is a thin gel, and once you apply it to your face on a cotton pad, it becomes a liquid like any other toner. It has a very cooling sensation on the face. The photo shows the initial gel texture!
🛸MY HONEST OPINION🛸
I tried this product because I got it in the Sunday Riley Space Race Kit, and I have had it for about 6 months. I have dry but acne-prone skin, so I tried this out for the acne-fighting benefits rather than oil control. I like this product, surprisingly! I don’t find it too drying for my skin even though it is marketed for oil control, and it feels very refreshing. It does help dry up acne spots.
I can’t speak to the oil-control benefits of this product, as I have really dry skin that doesn’t need oil control. However, it is not greasy at all and feels very nice on the skin, so I think it would work for oily skin!
I would totally recommend the Sunday Riley Martian toner to others! It is great for acne-prone skin, and works well in conjunction with the other SR products from this line (the Saturn Mask and UFO oil).
I also think this is worth the price! $25 for 50mL (which is what I have) or $55 for 130mL. The small size lasts a while, so it’s definitely worth the price! It’s super quick and easy to use this, and it’s effortless as it layers well under other skincare products!
Overall, I give this a 4/5 ⭐️ rating! I’m knocking off a star because I can’t tell how good of an oil control product this actually is, and it has a fairly strong scent (natural, but a little intense).
This article was taken from Cherie, credit to user @Regina