you're going to need an ocean

Shiseido Eau de Carmine is one of those cult classics that doesn't get enough whisper-y buzz. There were stacks and stacks of it at the drugstore when I was in Taiwan for work and I have to admit - I'd never seen it in my life. But guess what ... it's a toner solution of calamine lotion. So you have seen it ... likely in your mom's medicine cabinet but maybe also in yours, as it is commonly used in a little bottle as an acne treatment. So let's put 2 and 2 together here: this toner is excellent for absorbing oil, treating troubled skin, and yes - soothing sunburn or other irritation.

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eau de carmin / texture (unshaken)

Plus, look how elegant it is? 

But wait!  There's more!  Bonus, it has salicylic acid which unclogs pores. If you have oily summery skin ... not sure what more you could ask for in an $11 glass bottle of chic.