Thursday 28 September 2017

Current Skincare | Toners #1

Toner review

Hello! Is anyone still there? After a longer than intended break from blogging I'm going to try and kick my arse into gear and get back into the habit of posting semi regularly on here! I moved last week - same town just a different place with my own room so I think I can keep it up a bit more - I don't know why I hate people knowing I blog but I do so I just stopped. The beauty buying on the other hand hasn't stopped and there is lots I want to talk about but first up, following on from my Current Skincare | Cleansers post, I’m here with my toners today! This is a prewritten post from when I was still at home but I will do an updated version at some point too here in Canada!

Toners are a very underrated product in my opinion and they are actually one of my favourite steps in my skincare routine. I love how they get any leftover residue from cleansers off my face as well as preparing my skin for the next treatment/moisturising steps in my routine. The only thing I really look for when picking a toner is that its alcohol free so here are my current picks!

It wouldn’t be a toner roundup without this cult favourite! I have gone through so many bottles of this over the years and it’s a constant in my routine! It contains 5% glycolic acid and is a super gentle but effective exfoliating toner that helps to dissolve dead skin cells revealing the newer cells underneath! It also diminishes signs of sun damage, fine lines and scarring and is just all round bloody brilliant at doing all of these! This really helps smooth my uneven texture and just overall refines my skin! Its £18 for 250ml and a bottle lasts me ages with daily use!

The most recent addiction to my toner collection and one I talked about in full here!
It’s formulated for normal, dry and combination skin and contains Sodium PCA which attracts water molecules to the skin to help maintain hydration as well as Cypress tree bark extract, a natural astringent that leaves skin feeling fresh.

BeautyRX by Dr. Schultz clarifying toner skincare review

This works perfectly at removing any leftover makeup or dirt from my face after cleansing and feels really refreshing. It doesn’t leave any residue behind and my skin feels soft and ready for the next step in my routine. It’s different to any other toner packaging I have as it comes in a spray bottle and I find that 6-7 sprays onto a cotton pad is perfect for me! You can also spray this onto your face during the day too if you wish – the mist is very fine and sprays evenly so it’s brilliant if you want a refresh! I do detect a light fragrance with this which I personally love but bare that in mind if you like fragrance free products and its $30!

The Hydrating One – Bio-Essence Hydra Tri-Action Aqua Refreshing Toner
Bio-Essence is a Singaporean brand and I got this bottle from Cult Beauty though this product doesn’t seem to be stocked there anymore *cries*. The tri action that’s referred to in the title is the hydrating, nourishing and protecting formula. It contains two types of hyaluronic acid - power nano hyaluronic acid and hyaluronic acid. These help the toner to absorb into the skin quickly providing long lasting hydration and keeping the skin firm and plumped up. It’s also enriched with Cranberry Extract and Olive Oil which again keep the skin hydrated and are rich in antioxidants to fight free radicals.

My skin feels so refreshed and – you guessed it - hydrated after using this, I love it! It has a really light scent that doesn’t bother me and I’m gutted I can’t find it online anymore though it was £14 when I bought it before Christmas! The only bad thing about this is that it’s not travel friendly at all – the glass bottle is so heavy and it can be quite hard to get the product out of the tiny hole in the top! The effort is 100% worth it though because it’s such a beautiful product!

That’s the toners I’ve been using at home! Since I've been in Canada my toner collection has expanded so I will do an update soon but let me know if you have any other alcohol free recommendations!  

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure here.

Danielle xx

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