Using this together with the Cottonseed Cleanser that Clarins carries. Together, they are an amazing duo and I have been using them for the last six years or even more.
It's soothing and calming to the face. There's no reaction. You feel as if nothing has happened but if you do let it run for one year, you will see that your face oils up at a slower rate!
I did like it, but for my taste it is just not strong enough. My sister LOVES it, so I had to get it for myself. Green one. It refreshes face, but I like when my skin is a little tight after the toner, this one doesn't do that, but I will use the whole bottle without complaint.
My favorite toner at the moment! I am using the green one with iris. It does its job. I needed something to remove the last traces of makeup and this does the trick. It's not too strong so it doesn't sting or anything. I am not a fan of the packaging. I feel like the hole is a bit too big. I accidentally knocked it over the other day and spilled quite a lot of product onto my counter.
*This review is for Clarins toning Lotion for Combination/Oily Skin
I've been on the hunt for a great toner for quite some time, and I couldn't be happier with this product. My main objective for a toner is to clarify, soothe, ad prepare my skin for other treatments like serums and moisturizer. I'd been using Mario Badescu Cucumber Cleansing Lotion, but found it really harsh and more of an astringent. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and can get a pimple once a month, so I think it was simply overkill. This toner is gentle, smells fantastic (not at all overbearing, but light & fresh), and has helped minimize/tighten my pores! No other toner I've tried has come close. I actually look forward to using this twice a day. It's simply that great.
I started using the Clarins Lotion Tonique for combination and oily skin (the green one), since the one that I've been using (Dior Purifying Toning Lotion) ran out from the retailer.
I always had great experiences when using any Clarins products. The Lotion Tonique is great, and worth the price, even though it's no so expensive.
The results are great, it really helps my combination skin with a more matte finish and also helped to minimize the pores, while refreshes the skin. It's been a few days since I used this, and for some reason, the Clarins tonique seems to work even better than the Dior one (at least on my skin), but the two of them are great toning lotions.
I have switched to this toning lotion from the Sisley one which had become way to expensive hoping for similar results. It worked. This toning lotion does its job just fine for my combination skin and i use it in both my morning and evening routine as the last cleansing step before serum and moisturizer. I buy the 400 ml bottle as Sephora at a bargain price and it lasts at least two months. so far so good will not be looking for alternatives in this area.
The few products that I use from Clarins have really impressed me, this toner being one of them. The packaging change to the round bottle is a bonus. I have bounced around the past few years between using a toner and not, and this product reminded me that my skin definitely benefits from using one, esp if it's formulated well. In order for a toner to work for me it must be alcohol free and have skin soothing ingredients and this one is perfect. Normally I don't even like to have witch hazel in my toners but this one is just fine because the witch hazel is further down on the list, so it's not irritating or drying to the skin at all while still removing traces of cleanser, dirt, etc from the skin. I'm almost done with my first bottle of this (I used the yellow one before this one which is also good) but I've already got 2 bottles backed up and ready to go, so needless to say, I would buy again. I prefer this one to the yellow one (which is slightly too moisturizing for my skin). Price is decent because it lasts a while.
Before using this toner I used biotherm aqua source toner (the light blue one), which smelled good but did nothing extravagant for me. This Clairns toner is excellent and very soothing to my combination / sensitive skin. It has aloe in it which really soothes redness, but it's alcohol free component really helps to not over dry or irritate your skin. When using it on a cotton pad after havjng washed my face i can see that it help pick up dirt and makeup that i missed and makes my face feel almost moisture infused for the couple of minutes before i put my moisturizer on. I have noticed less breakouts and significantly reduced redness after only a week of using this toner. You feel so clean afterwards that it is hard to believe it is alcohol free... That is until you read the list of natural ingredients and essential oils that compose this lovely toning water.
I put a few drops (about 10) of Thursday Planations tea tree oil into my toner and shook it up. I find that it is much less harsh to my face when I apply tea tree oil that has been slightly diluted by my toner. At the same time the tea tree oil takes Clairns toner up a notch for m by adding an antiseptic natural acne fighter that does no overdry. i found the addition to be a positive one and will add tea tree oil to the next bottle of toner that i buy. My one complaint is The hole that dispenses the toner is rather large and a lot of the product can come out if you aren't careful, which, in retrospect, is not a big deal and is easily avoidable.
Great toner. Smells awesome. I have really sensitive skin that gets red easily. this calms my skin down. I checked the ingredients to see that aloe leaf juice is listed as second or third ingredient.
Wonderful toner. Was using witch hazel before but i found that to be too harsh on my skin. This one smells divine and is very gentle but effective. My skin feels refreshed and clean after using this. Will repurchase.