Friday, March 8, 2013

Product Rave-iew: Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner

     Caring for my skin is one of the most important things in my life. Seriously! Especially since I am a makeup artist, a blogger, and a YouTube guru. It would be weird to teach you about beauty-related stuff and skin care routines if I have a bad skin. It is like a part of my job to take care of my skin and share to everyone the best products to try. I think it is always my obligation to advise people to take good care of their skin. Most of us are afraid to grow old because we don't want to look old! Well, you should start by exercising and taking care of your skin!

     Cleanse, tone, and moisturize --- these are the three words you should never forget and you should live by. There are so many great cleansers out there. So many great moisturizers to choose from and so many toners to try --- and I've found one of the bests. In fact, I think it is the best I've tried so far. Ladies (and gentlemen), I present to you, Moringa-O2 Malunggay Herbal Facial Toner!

Price: P87.00 - P89.00 (I forgot the exact amount, sorry!)
Bought from: Mercury Drug / SM Hypermarket

     Moringa oleifera, Moringa or Malunggay is the main ingredient of this toner. I always thought malunggay is just used for cooking such as an ingredient for tinolang manok (chicken soup). I didn't know that there are a lot of benefits that this plant can give to all of us.

     Moringa is also called The Miracle Tree because of its multi-benefits. All of the parts of this tree, from seeds to branches to leaves, have good benefits to one's health. Based on scientific research, malunggay contains 7 times the Vitamin C in oranges, 4 times the Calcium in milk, 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots, 2 times the Protein in milk and 3 time the Potassium in bananas. Amazing, isn't it? I think we should all start eating malunggay or moringa in a daily basis! I remember when I was a child, whenever we visit our province, my aunt would always cook Tinolang Manok with malunggay and it always tastes so good! That's actually one of the things I love about malunggay, it doesn't have an unwanted taste unlike other leafy vegetables. If you want to know more benefits of malunggay, click here or simply Google it!

     One of the best things about Moringa or Malunggay is that it contains antioxidants. In the native land of India, Moringa is used to improve skin complexion, tone, and radiance. Antioxidants combat skin aging since it revitalizes skin cells. It blocks the free radicals which are deadly substances that damage cells. Free radicals are the culprits for wrinkles and dull-looking skin! Thanks to antioxidants for cleaning the skin cells! It will make us look youthful and radiant. *wink*

     Another mineral found in Malunggay leaves is Sulfur which is found in every single cell in the body. Sulfur is used to help treat skin discoloration, acne and other skin diseases. It is what makes up collagen and keratin, two important substances that make up the majority of all skin tissue in your body. Collagen gives skin its flexibility and softness while Keratin gives skin its rigidity and strength. Since Malunggay contains Sulfur, it may help improve the production of Collagen and Keratin in your body resulting in a healthier and more radiant skin.

     With all this said, I bet you now know why I love this Herbal Facial Toner by Moringa-O2. It just offers a lot of good benefits for your skin. Not to mention that it also contains olive oil and omega which are also known to have good skin benefits. They are also used to fight skin aging and help keep your skin moist and maintain its elasticity making you look young, healthy, and vibrant!

     Really, I can't think of any reasons why you won't give this toner a try. It's amazing! I am actually on my third bottle right now. Usually, when I use a particular toner, I switch to a new one once I've used it for three months or after I emptied two bottles of it. But I just can't seem to let go of Moringa-O2 Herbal Facial Toner because of its benefits and its effect on my skin. And oh, did I mention that it is a multi-awarded product?

    Moringa O2 Herbal Facial Toner is from Ardent, the same manufacturer of Gluta-C. This toner is a green liquid which is very light on the skin. It doesn't give you that tight feeling after application unlike other toners. It is made for dry and sensitive skin so before I wrote this review, I consulted Moringa-O2 first if this is also suitable for people with oily skin. I was actually a little confused at first because it is meant for dry skin but it says that it's an oil-control toner so I thought maybe it's okay to try it even if I have oily-combination skin. Well, I was right! According to Moringa-O2, it helps control the oil on your face, thus helps in fighting pimples. So, if you have an oily skin, don't think that it will worsen your oiliness just because it says it is for dry and sensitive skin. I think it is made for every skin type.

     From my three months of experience, this toner didn't make my skin oily at all. Not even once! I thought it's going to make my skin look a little dewy after using it since it is meant for dry skin but to my surprise, it is easily absorbed by the skin so it dries up quickly leaving you with a completely matte skin but not dry. It actually moisturizes my skin and every after use, my skin looks supple --- not dry, not dewy. I'm sure my other skin care products as of the moment also help in making my skin look radiant but this toner is just different from the toners that I've tried in the past.

     Here's a before and after photo. I'm not sure if you will notice it but it made my skin in the right photo look healthy and more supple compared to the first photo. The first photo was taken after washing my face and the right photo was taken after applying the Moringa-O2 Herbal Facial Toner.

     Here is what Moringa-O2 claims about their herbal facial toner:

Cleansing - gently cleanses residual dirt without drying
Oil Control 
Pore Minimizing
Stimulate cell regeneration and skin renewal
Anti-bacterial, Anti-acne - may help reduce pimples
Moisturizing dry skin - deeply nourishes, moisturizes and smoothens dry skin
Improves skin elasticity and suppleness
Skin lightening

     I agree to everything Moringa-O2 claims about this toner except for the "skin lightening" part. I haven't noticed if that part works on me. Maybe because I am also using other products that has whitening properties. Anyway, aside from that, all of these are true --- at least for me. We all know that people react to different products. Say this one, it works amazingly on me and it may not work the same for you. Keep that in mind. So, don't bash me if you try this product after reading this then it will not do good on your skin. Hehe!

     Like most toners, this really helps remove residual dirt on your skin such as excess makeup which your cleanser or makeup remover did not thoroughly removed. Here's a cotton piece with the Moringa-O2 Herbal Facial Toner:

     Here's the cotton piece after I applied it on my face and neck. It removed the excess makeup on my face leaving my skin completely clean. Awesome!

     Now you know why I love this toner so much and why I wrote Product Rave-iew in the title line instead of Product Review! This toner is worth raving for! Haha! I did not write this because I'm a fan of Moringa-O2 or Ardent nor I am affiliated with them. This is the first product I've ever tried from the said brand and I bought this bottle, nay, the three bottles of this toner with my own money. I just really love it because it does an amazing job on my skin so it deserves a well-written review! No wonder that it received three beauty awards. ;-)

     I definitely recommend this to everyone --- to people with dry skin or people with oily skin! With all its benefits, I will say it again, I can't really see any reasons why you wouldn't give this a try. :) Talk soon!

Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)


  1. Have you been using this toner regularly? How do you like it now?

    1. Yes, still using it and it still does the same job on me. :)

  2. Lots of people want to experience the health benefits of Moringa but they don’t have access to fresh leaves or seeds. It is good to know that the powder can also supply many of the nutrients that are found in the plant when it is fresh.

    Women who are pregnant should always speak to their doctor before using it. Some physicians do not think of it as a food that should be consumed too often during this stage. If a woman wants to know whether to use Malunggay during pregnancy she can get good advice from her gynecologist.

  3. Yay! I can't wait to try this product. The fact that it also smells like Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea makes me want to have this right away. I've tried their herbal lotion and I'm loving it so far.

  4. Yay! I can't wait to try this product. The fact that it also smells like Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea makes me want to have this right away. I've tried their herbal lotion and I'm loving it so far.

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  6. nagamit ko na tong toner na to way back 2013 pero sobrang oily sa mukha. Ngayong 2017 tinry ko ulit sya nakakapagtaka lang kasi hindi na sya oily sa face ko. Ang hirap maghanap ng toners sa market na alcohol free. Usually, Celeteque Neutrogena, Gluta-C at moringa o² lang ang alcohol free toners na options mo. actually I'm using this toner together with a body lotion from physiogel. have you tried physiogel body lotion as face moisturizer?

  7. Hi bing! Do you still using this toner? Straight 2013-present?