Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner: Free Samples for UK Readers

merumaya gentle exfoliating toner

A lovely reader tweeted me this week asking if I had any recommendations for a gentle acid or exfoliating toner; well it just so happens that I’ve been trying one out. As a rule, I tend to stay away from acids (AHAs, BHAs) during pregnancy because my skin becomes quite sensitive and they seem to cause more harm than good, but I had it on a promise that the Gentle Exfoliating Toner from Merumaya was – well, gentle.

And do you know what? Slight tingle, but nothing too horrendous, and then, the following morning, lovely bright skin. What I like about exfoliating liquids, or “acid toners”, is that you see very quick results – the acids nibble away at dead skin cells to reveal fresher, more radiant skin, and there’s none of the abrasiveness of a scrub or “microdermabrasion” style product.

Merumaya’s Exfoliating Toner combines AHAs (which exfoliate for smoother, fresher skin) with hyaluronic acid and natural betaine to help keep the skin hydrated. There’s no dryness or tightness after use and I didn’t see any red patches around my nose or chin the next morning – redness, for me, is a classic sign that I’ve gone a bit overboard with the old exfoliation. Even though I’m pregnant (and yes, it’s safe for use during pregnancy) my skin has tolerated this really nicely, so it bodes quite well for those who have tried acid exfoliants before and found them too harsh.

merumaya gentle exfoliating toner

Anyway, as I was recommending this toner to a reader, Merumaya jumped in and – very kindly – offered UK readers a free 5ml sample*. If you’re new to acids and want to start with something effective yet pretty much foolproof (begin with applications a couple of times a week, build up to daily if you like the effects and feel comfortable) then this is a brilliant product to try. To be fair, it’s actually quite potent, so it’s equally great for those who are well-versed in the whole acids game!

To claim a free sample, you need to sign up on the mailing list form and in the space where it says “where did you hear about us?”, enter the code RUTH. If you’d like to read more about the toner, the Merumaya website is here. A full-size bottle of the toner is £17.50 and a little goes a long way, so if you do find yourself hooked, it’s quite the inexpensive treat!

Claim a 5ml Sample

*while stocks last, but there are loads of them so you should be fine and dandy!

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  1. Catherine Colgan
    February 2, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Thanks Ruth! Can’t wait to try this! Have a wonderful day, Cathy xxxx

  2. Sophie
    February 2, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Thank you Ruth. I’ve heard a lot about Merumaya and everything good it seems.

    I hope you’re feeling well in your last days of pregnancy and can’t wait to see the new baby xx

  3. February 2, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Just signed up for samples, this sounds lovely can’t wait to try it out!

  4. Yasmine choudhry
    February 2, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Hi Ruth
    I fill the form but wont submit

    • Sofia
      February 4, 2017 / 9:03 am

      Me too

  5. February 2, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Sounds wonderful – wish I lived in the UK right now! I have redness issues as well and my skin is very quick to point out when it doesn’t like something I’ve done to it.

  6. Lisa
    February 2, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Ruth, thank you for recommending this product to me, the companies PR team have already been in contact and have been super kind. Very much looking forward to trying this out. I hope you are relaxing before your new arrival and thank you for responding to my endless tweets xx

  7. Tish
    February 3, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Hope I do receive the promised sample as I’ve applied for things in the past and nothing received – fingers crossed as I need to try before buy

  8. February 3, 2017 / 5:32 pm

    Looking forward to sample ty

  9. Denise Turner
    February 3, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    I would really like to give this toner a try, as ive tried most others which just don’t suit my skin, many thanks.

  10. Paula Bendle
    February 3, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Would love to try this.

  11. Sharon Trigg
    February 3, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I would love a sample

  12. clara jackson
    February 3, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    would love to try this

  13. michelle davey
    February 3, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    would love to try

    February 3, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Dear RUTH,
    free sample please..Just signed up for samples, this sounds lovely can’t wait to try it out!

    February 3, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Would love to try a sample of this toner please

  16. Dee Brierley
    February 3, 2017 / 6:47 pm

    Would love to try a sample

  17. Dee
    February 3, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Would love to try a sample – looks great

  18. maria steele
    February 3, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    would love a free sample please

  19. Shirley McGovern
    February 3, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Would love to try

  20. Shirley Taylor
    February 3, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Would love this

  21. February 3, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    Would love to try a sample.

  22. February 3, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Would love to try a sample please

  23. Elizabeth McAllister
    February 3, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Please send me free samples the more merrier as I’m the one everyone askes about new line or any products as I always try before buying Ty Lizzy

  24. February 3, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    fabulous just the ticket for this weather

  25. Clare
    February 3, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    Just to let you know that I am another reader who has applied to this company in the past for a sample to try and recieved nothing. It’s happened twice unfortunately. Not great.

  26. Nasreen
    February 3, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Would love to sample the product please

  27. February 3, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I would absolutely love the chance to try this toner!! I hope I get one I have everything crossed

  28. Sofia
    February 4, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Your mailing list won’t let me submit my details

  29. Jennifer Highfield
    February 4, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Has I’m getting older I find my skin needs more looking after and I’m looking for new skincare products to try so would love to get a sample to see if it works for me thanks.

  30. Catherine Kearney
    February 4, 2017 / 10:52 am

    Would love to try this please

  31. Margaret Al-Adhami
    February 4, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I’ve not yet tried the toner although I use other products in the range I’d love to try it

  32. Paula Tankard
    February 4, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I would love the chance to try this toner!

  33. Wendy John
    February 4, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Hi, I would love to try a sample please. Thankyou so much.

  34. margaret welsh
    February 5, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Hello,I would really like to try a sample of Merumaya’s Exfoliating Toner ,many thanks.

  35. Jean Little
    February 6, 2017 / 12:58 am

    Would like to try a sample

  36. Ros Bilek
    February 6, 2017 / 1:22 am

    Please send me a sample of Murumaya Exfoliating Toner. Thank you.

  37. caterina
    February 6, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Please send me a sample.
    Many thanks

  38. February 7, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I.would love to try a sample please.

  39. Siobhan
    February 8, 2017 / 1:50 am

    Would love to try a sample please

  40. February 8, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    I love this lotion, Really get on with all of the Merumaya products!


  41. Jagir kaur
    February 8, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I would like to try a free sample please

  42. Balbir Thindal - Sull
    February 8, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Would it be possible for me to try a sample of this product please

  43. Kitty
    February 15, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Samples received today. Thanks, Ruth, and all the best to you and your recently expanded family!

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