Mini Tremella Tonic Activating Essence Mist

Regular price $16.00  — proud to be Carbon & Plastic Neutral!
Pair this mini Tremella Tonic Activating Essence Mist with your gua sha starter kit for a complete 3 step ritual. Use Tremella Tonic Activating Essence Mist as the first step to enhance nutrient penetration, support the skin microbiome, provide long lasting hydration, and maximize the effectiveness of your skincare products. This mini sample is 15 ml. Find the full size product here.

What It Is
Activate the skin with a plumping tonic of traditional Chinese beauty superfoods. Tremella mushroom is boosted with hyaluronic acid for long-lasting and deep-penetrating hydration while fermented black tea enhances the skin’s ability to absorb nutrients. Use this essence on its own when your skin craves a burst of hydration, or at the start of your skincare routine to supercharge your beauty ritual for soft, hydrated, dewy skin.

Pair Tremella Tonic Activating Mist with Mount Lai’s nutrient-rich Serum Concentrate or non-comedogenic Facial Oils to maximize their absorption and effectiveness.

What It Does

A deep-penetrating activating essence mist that:
  • Draws and locks moisture into the skin
  • Enhances nutrient absorption
  • Smooths and plumps the skin
  • Supports the skin microbiome with enriching postbiotics
  • Helps other skincare products work better

Who It Is For
Beneficial for all skin types.

How to use:
Shake before use for best results. Hold 12 inches away from the face and press down firmly and confidently to gently mist, enveloping the skin in a dewy cover of hydration. You may also mist directly onto a facial round or into the palms to apply to the skin. Once applied, gently pat the essence into the skin.

Use before serums, moisturizers, face oils or balms as an activating essence. Use throughout the day as a plumping radiance mist whenever the skin craves a boost of hydration.

Harnessing the Power of Traditional Chinese Botanicals
  • Tremella Mushroom: Draws in moisture and locks it into the skin for long lasting hydration, used for centuries as a Traditional Chinese herb for its beauty benefits
  • Fermented Black Tea: Enhances nutrient absorption and supports the skin microbiome through its rich postbiotics profile 
  • Green Tea Extract: Combats free radical damage for anti-inflammatory benefits 
  • Bamboo Extract: Strengthens the skin barrier with essential amino acids and antioxidants
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Smooths and plumps the skin

Our Skincare Philosophy:
Formulated in collaboration with a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner to utilize the centuries of study done on the power of herbs.
Clean, natural, effective formulas. Each ingredient selected with intention, no fillers.
Crafted with care in small batches.
Made in the US.
Non-comedogenic, vegan and cruelty free.
Formulated without synthetic fragrances, artificial dyes, silicones, parabens, PEGs, phthalates, sulfates or mineral oil.

Tremella Tonic Full Ingredient List Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Water, Glycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil

Use our facial tools and skincare for naturally glowing, radiant skin. Pair different tools together with our skincare to maximize results. We harness ancient beauty secrets with a modern approach to craft gentle yet effective tools and skincare. Our products are easy to use and perfect to add to your everyday ritual. For a detailed guide on how to use,
read our Guidebook
A Brand Rooted in History and Culture...
We believe in wisdom through the ages. Our products are based around Traditional Chinese Medicine practices that have been passed down through generations, inspired by founder Stephanie Zheng's grandmother. Our skincare products are formulated in collaboration with Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, using herbs intentionally selected for their healing and beneficial properties that have been studied extensively throughout history. Learn more here
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Shipping Policy

We offer free standard US shipping on all domestic orders over $50.

For in stock items, orders placed before 11 am EST will ship the same day. If you place an order after 11 am EST, your order will ship the following business day. Please note that orders placed after 11 am EST on Fridays will be shipped the following Monday.

Transit times provided at checkout are estimates provided by the carrier. The actual transit time may vary. Standard shipping is typically in transit for 7-10 business days, but there may be carrier delays during the holiday season.

Unfortunately once the package has shipped, we are unable to refund shipping fees as the payment has been made to the postal carrier. Shipping fees are nonrefundable and we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

International Shipping
We ship worldwide! For the UK and EU, we've partnered with Passport Shipping and they will be the Seller for all orders to the UK for orders under £135 and orders to the EU for orders €150 and under.

Pre-ordering Policy
If you place an order with a pre-ordered item, your entire order will ship together once the pre-ordered item is available.

Returns Policy
We want you to love every aspect of your Mount Lai products. If there is an issue with your order, please send a note within fourteen days of delivery to Please note that returns must be in original packaging and shipping is non-refundable. If a return label is requested, return shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Mini Tremella tonic

I’m still not sure the purpose of a toner, but this is very nice and feels very clean. It hasn’t caused any irritation either which is always a good sign to me!

Sydney R.
Essential skin care item!

I use this with my skin care routine every night and I love it so much. The scent is so amazing, it really soothes me before I go to bed. It really is as hydrating as it claim! 10/10 would recommend!

Cynthia T.

This spritzer feels good on your face. I keep this in my fridge and when I spray it on, that cool mist makes me feel as if I’m in a spa. I love Mount Lai products!

Micala C.
Amazing Hydration

I ordered the Mini needing something for travel, but it has not left my counter. It's so good.
Was being super lazy in my nighttime routine and only used the mist after a quick cleanse and the hydration was amazing.

Micala C.
Amazing Hydration

I ordered the Mini needing something for travel, but it has not left my counter. It's so good.
Was being super lazy in my nighttime routine and only used the mist after a quick cleanse and the hydration was amazing.

Epi T.
Got this for a trial, will now be an essential

I generally am of the philosophy that less is more when it comes to my skincare, so I was skeptical when I tried this out. I now love it and can’t imagine going without. I use it as a step in my gua sha routine and also just to freshen up when I’m on the go. A few spritzes does wonders. I can feel my skin soak up the mist and within 30 seconds, the dullness is replaced with a dewy, hydrated sheen.

Dianna Y.
Love this new addition to my skincare routine

I really love this mist. It does make my skin hydrated and plump. I found the scent to be very calming. My skin is sensitive, and it's hard for me to find new products that won't cause a reaction. This worked for me.

Christine M.

I absolutely LOVE this product.
I’ve never used an essence before so I got the mini size to try it out and I will definitely be buying the full size soon!
First, it smells HEAVENLY!
Second, it feels so nice on the skin!
Last, it has become a permanent essential staple in my routine!

Kari B.
perfect self care companion

Mount Lai products are amazing quality. I love using these in my self care rituals.

Anastasia L.
Tonic mist

Love it!

The Benefits of Calming Herbal Repair

Naturally powered by healing herbs and plant botanicals that support the skin barrier.


Purple Gromwell Root

accelerates cellular repair and healing


Licorice Root

fights free radical damage and inflammation with antioxidants


Rhodiola Root

protects skin from environmental stressors


Astragalus Root

soothes skin irritations


Blue Tansy Oil

calms the skin and promotes cellular regeneration


Squalane + Meadowfoam Seed Oil

balance and hydrate the skin

The Benefits of Gua Sha & Facial Massage

Besides improving overall health and radiance of the skin, consistent facial massage with Mount Lai tools has a multitude of benefits:

Promote Lymphatic Drainage

Promote Lymphatic Drainage

by clearing congestion and removing blockages

Reduce Puffiness + Fluid Buildup

Reduce Puffiness + Fluid Buildup

by guiding excess fluid away from the face

Relieve Facial + Jaw Tension

Relieve Facial + Jaw Tension

by targeting and relaxing tight muscles in the face

Give Skin A Radiant Glow

Give Skin A Radiant Glow

by aiding in circulation, bringing blood and nutrients to the skin

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

by gently working and stretching the fascia that sits underneath the skin

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

Bring harmony to the skin

by soothing and calming the complexion

The Stone Guide

A Guide To Choosing The Right Stone For Your Mount Lai Facial Tools


The Stone of Eternal Youth - Balancing


The Stone of Love - Soothing


The Stone of Tranquility - Calming


The Stone of Clarity - Warming

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is right for you?

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Why It Works

Mount Lai tools are designed to work on the lymphatic system, address adhesions in the fascia and melt tension in the facial and jaw muscles, promoting a radiant complexion + combatting fine lines and wrinkles.

01 / Why is lymphatic drainage important? The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system that helps the body get rid of toxins and waste. ...

02 / The benefits of lymphatic drainage are two-fold. Lymphatic drainage removes toxic and congestive substances from the tissues, which allows greater absorption of nutrients. ...

03 / Why is using a tool better than using your hands? The beauty of Mount Lai tools is that they work on the skin without pulling. As a result, the tool is able to work on the very surface level of the skin to target the lymph system and fascia that you wouldn’t be able to target with your hands. ...

A Modern Approach
to Ancient Rituals

Beauty tools & skincare rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Where it fits into your ritual

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Prep the skin

Apply your product. Our favorite is the Calming Herbal Repair Balm.

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Gua Sha

Once the skin is ready, we will begin a gua sha facial massage to activate lymphatic drainage.

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Go to /collections/gua-sha-facial-tool-collection
Complete the ritual

Follow with our facial rollers to bring the skin to harmony.

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Beauty tools & skincare rooted in traditional Chinese medicine...

We use wisdom that has been passed down through generations to create beauty tools and skincare rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use natural plant based remedies and deep knowledge of the body’s internal systems to achieve amazing results.

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beauty tools & skincare rooted in traditional Chinese medicine