You’d think that having thousands of skincare products from hundreds of brands would make finding the best fit for you and your complexion easy, but it’s instead incredibly overwhelming. This is an issue that the founders of Tonik Skincare discovered – and is why they set out to release products that make the whole thing easier.
The brand doesn’t sell a huge range of products, yet, and they’re on the pricey side of things but they promise to leave your skin nourished and glowing.
As Tonik Skincare itself explains: “Our products have been designed by sceptics, for sceptics. We’re tired of skincare companies marketing cover-ups and quick fixes as solutions. Our team has worked tirelessly to create cutting-edge, natural, and powerful products your skin truly deserves – better than any we have tested in the market.”
Since the start of the year, we’ve been shining a light on brands that represent and align with what we stand for at mamabella – brands that offer great products without the BS; brands that champion inclusivity and diversity; clean, sustainable, and ethical beauty brands, and brands that are challenging the beauty industry hierarchy.
We’ve previously profiled The Ordinary, a fantastic brand doing amazing work in the science of skincare, and have separately outlined what we consider to be the best cheap makeup brands on the market.
Now it’s the turn of Tonik.
From our experience with the brand, Tonik Skincare products actually work. They don’t try to do too many things and at the time of writing Tonik Skincare sells just three products – a Vitamin C skin refiner, lash serum, and a Bio Boost Moisture Serum.
As a result, it’s spent time perfecting its formulas to make sure they work as they’re meant to.
All Tonik Skincare products are cruelty-free, and 100% natural, organic and vegan. The company has a research and development team that makes sure every product is subject to challenge tests, nickel tests and dermatological testing. And all of the products are “designed to enhance natural beauty, no matter the age”, with Tonik describing it as pro-age, not anti-age.
What’s more, the brand is so sure of its products that it offers a 90-day money-back guarantee.
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Although Tonik Skincare only sells three products, one of them – the Vitamin C skin refiner – is available as a standalone purchase, or on subscription. It costs £79.97 in both instances, but the subscription means you’ll never run out.
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Who’s it for? All skin types including sensitive skin can use this skin refiner to shrink pores and target fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dark spots, and pigmentation
Why we love it: Thanks to both a “unique manufacturing process” that stops the Vitamin C from breaking down, and the fact this product contains the highest concentration of Vitamin C possible, Tonik Skincare promises that this Skin Refiner will make your complexion appear brighter, more radiant, and younger-looking. In as little as one week.
How to use it: Dispense a pump of the Vitamin C Skin Refiner onto your fingers and massage into your skin.
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Who’s it for? People with mature skin looking to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and dryness
Why we love it: Designed to replace the moisture and hydration our skin loses as we get older, this serum uses the powerful anti-ageing properties of hyaluronic acid to give it a quick boost.
Tonik Skincare claims that with daily use “you can quench your skin, restoring the moisture levels and keep it hydrated all day long.” The formula can be used by anyone, but it’s going to be most effective for people with mature skin because it firm’s skin firm, revitalises and reduces dullness, and minimises visible wrinkles and lines.
How to use it: After cleansing and toning, use a pea-sized drop and tap and blend into the skin. Use twice daily, morning and night.
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Who’s it for? People with dry, brittle lashes who want to boost their eyelash’s natural appearance
Why we love it: This Lash Boost Serum from Tonik Skincare is a “nutrient-rich” serum that conditions and stimulates eyelash growth naturally. It combines peptides with grape stem cell extract to encouraging cell proliferation and boost hair growth.
How to use it: Run the Tonik Skincare Lash Boost Serum along the lash lines morning and night.
Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget