Love this toner, have been using it for 2+ years on and off. I always come back to it. It hasn't lead to any breakouts and leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean and hydrated.
Finally found this in a David Jones store as most place that stock Burt's Bee don't seem to have this toner in stock. Glad I finally got to try it as I think it will be my HG toner, just love the fresh cool clean feeling it gives!
I love this stuff. I use it every night to take off any makeup residue and I'm always surprised how much dirt and makeup comes off my face even after I've used my normal face wash. I have combination skin with dry patches and oily patches so I just make sure to moisturize afterward. Other than the fact that it can be a little drying, it's great! The smell is great too!
This was the first toner I have used that had a strong alcohol base. I have oily skin, and this product aggravated my skin by over-drying it. Normally I have very minor breakouts, but I ended up with extremely oily skin, clogged / irritated / enlarged pores, and major breakouts. I used this product for almost two months.
Because of my experience with this toner, I would not recommend this to people with oily skin, and especially not to people with dry skin since its results could be even more devastating. Actually, I would not recommend this to anyone.
I used this on my face after cleansing and ran out the door without my normal face makeup (I was late for work). By the end of the day (I work outside), my face was an oil slicked nightmare.
I used it again a few days later after cleansing and applied my normal face products, and by the end of the day, the same thing happened.
I couldn't believe my face could get that oily. It has never been like this. I will not re-purchase it.
This is a so-so product for me. I didn't feel like it did anything particularly wonderful for me, nor did it do anything bad. I liked the smell of fresh vined tomatos, but there was a lot of alcoholy-smells, too.
A lot of people are put off by the fact that SD Alcohol 40 is listed as a second ingredient, but this is what I found out about SD Alcohol 40 on dermadoctor.com:
Alcohol SD-40: sometimes listed as SD Alcohol 40 and synomymous with alcohol SDA-40, it is a high grade purified cosmetic alcohol. Evaporates instantly, so it is used as a vehicle to transport important ingredients to the skin's surface and then leave them there; gentler to the skin than ethyl (rubbing) alcohol. May help kill bacteria.
the alcohol's main purpose is to help the good ingredients in this toner, like the green tea, cucumber, orange and lemon extracts into the skin. It can be a little drying to those with sensitive skin, but for my combination, oily, acne prone skin, this product works very well. I took a lippie off because the fragrance is a little bit overwhelming (I try to stay away from fragrances at all but I love burts bees products and know that their fragrance is derived naturally instead of being parfum, which is irritating to my sensitive skin). Overall, good product, and don't let the alcohol scare you away from trying it out!
I bought this item a long time ago, and I don't remember whether I returned it or poured it down the drain. Anyways, I was re-reading reviews on this product and decided to give it another try. Turns out, there's a reason why I didn't use this product before and I should've stuck to it.
The smell is herb-y, but there is also a strong alcohol smell. I use this toner after I wash with the Burt's Bees Acne Cleanser, then follow with the lotion. My face is pretty oily, and before I started using the toner, the cleanser + lotion work just fine (maybe a bit towards the oily side). So I thought, hey maybe the toner will balance the oiliness. But with the addition of this toner, my face becomes too dry that it's itchy. At the end, the toner is once again a waste of money. I poured it down the drain and my sink smells good for about 5 minutes. Wouldn't buy it again and this review will remind me to do so.
I first used this product in 2002 and fell in love with it immediately. I stopped buying it when my local Whole foods stopped carrying it and missed it terribly ever since. I found out that Target now carries it and I bought a handful of bottles and I am beyond happy once again! AMAZING toner, AMAZING scent and I love that it is sooo natural (minus the perfume they put in it). I will use this for as long as BB continues to make it. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend it!
This toner is super fresh, its great to have as a kick start in the morning! But I see the most amazing results when I use after using m/u remover and cleanser. I swipe this across my face and there is an unbelievable amount of m/u and cleanser residue left behind on my face :(
It leaves my skin suuuuper soft, clear, radiant and bright. Although I havent noticed a massive change with my blemishes. Its not at all drying or tightening in my opinion. Ive noticed that my skin isnt as oily/shiny before I go to bed or wake up as it used to, so good for oil control :)
I like the packaging, its neat and classy. There will be no problem with product wastage, which is one of my pet peeves, plus you can easily recycle the glass. The smell doesn't bother me, its a herb-y, parsley smell with strong alcohol scent. The price isnt cheap nor overly expensive for what it is, although Im pretty sure you can buy it from amazon.com about $10 cheaper than in stores.
Overall Im really pleased with this product, and I def think itll be my summer go to toner!