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 it 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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  1. It's one of my fave steps too and I never neglect it. I haven't tried any from Pixi but it's next on my wishlist! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  2. I have the Glow Tonic and I really like it! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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  3. oooh, everyone seems to love the pixi glow tonic! I didn't even know there were so many types of toners, lol. I'm currently using a hydrating one from nudu that they sent me, but looking at the full price, I don't think it's worth it haha. I want to try a kiehls one next!

    becky @ star violet

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    1. Oh I bet a kiehls one would be amazing! Xx

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  4. YAY! You're back! I love Glow Tonic & I'm looking forward to hearing your updated toner collection! xx

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    1. thank you! I seem to have aquired so many more since being here! Xx

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  5. Welcome back :)
    I love using tonners, for me their essential part of my skincare routine and I've been using them for years. Looking forward to seeing all the new beauty bits you got in Canada :) x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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  6. I love a good toner, they're so enjoyable to use! xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

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    1. They are one of my favourite skincare products to use! Xx

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  7. I really like Glow Tonic, and I find it works really well to clear up any breakouts as well. But I love the sound of this clarifying toner, as well!

    Tia | The 10am Blog

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  8. Everytime I use the pixi glow tonic it amazes me because it does such a brilliant job. I've only got a small one and it has lasted me for ages!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. It's so good isn't it! They last me ages too! Xx

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  9. I really want to try the Pixi Glow tonic, I have only heard really amazing things about it!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  10. Looks like great products here... thanks for sharing!
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  11. I neeeeeed to try the glow tonic!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  12. I love love the glow tonic, it really is amazing!!

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the Clarins gentle exfoliating toner, and have been meaning to try the Pixi one as a replacement for ages. So many people seem to love it! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Ive heard so many people talk about the Clarins one too! Xx

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  14. I am a long time lover of Pixi glow tonic but I would really love to try the Clarifying toner. It sounds really amazing.
    Ash | www.mstantrum.com

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  15. Yay! So glad to hear you're back <3 I'm the same, I feel really uncomfortable with people know I blog. That's a shame that the bio-essence one isn't sold at cult beauty anymore :( It sounds sooo refreshing! I used to really like the pixi glow tonic but haven't used it in ages. I think I have a bottle hiding somewhere lol

    Mili | sharmtoaster

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    1. You need to crack it open! I haven't been using it as much recently but I love having a bottle on hand! Xx

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  16. So happy to see a new post from you hun...admittedly I am getting around to reading it far too late. I love the sound of the Bio Essence toner as I'm really into hydrating toners these days xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. It's so good! I can't believe they stopped stocking it! Haha don't worry I am so far behind too! Xx

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  17. Do you find the Pixi Glow Tonic to in any way be too harsh for your skin? I have a mini sample bottle of it but I'm a bit scared that it's going to react badly with my sensitive skin.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  18. I need a new toner and cleanser!! Thank your for this post at this time :D at the moment my skin is more oily than usual and I'm using the Effaclar range from La Roche Posay but I'm not really impressed.

    Caterina | caterinasosso.com

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    1. Thank you for reading! I haven't used the Effaclar range in tears but I was never overly impressed with it either! Xx

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