I just started using a toner this past summer, when I was off my BC and my face began getting more breakouts than I was used to. And now I can say after BC and Epiduo, my face has been better, but a little more drier, at least not more in winter like it used to. Anyway to the point, I find this toner very very helpful in clearing my skin up, it actually works with my cleanser (HG St Ives Green Tea cleanser) and an occasional night of Epiduo for added backup. This does not dry my skin out any further after cleansing it, esp. after a shower or a facial it makes my pores looks better and the pores on my nose look way better and smaller, which is a plus. Will continue to repurchase and use this as it's a staple in my skin care routine now and forever.
A great toner for my skin for the summer time. I like an astringent that deep cleanses and removes leftover residue. Yes, considering it says it's made for sensitive skin, it's rather harsh with alcohol listed as the first ingredient. The salicylic acid did help clear my skin and I quite enjoyed this till Autumn rolled around. My skin is combination, leaning towards more oily in the summer time and then combination and a little drier in the cooler months. My skin gets too flakey with this and I will be looking for a toner with less alcohol for now.
I cannot tell you how much I love this stuff. It has been a total life saver for me lately. I have very oily skin around my T-Zone and fairly large pores. Even after I take my make-up off with wipes and then wash my face, I use this astringent and you can physically see the leftover make-up and dirt it takes off your face. I would say this is a great product for oily skin. If you have dry skin I would not use this on a regular basis, or if you do, moisturize after every application. My skin has almost totally cleared up because of this product. I love it. Definitely recommend. Especially for the price!!
Great product. Got it for $4. It takes of all of my left over make up and dirt. It also dries out my pimples. I like it.
I don't think something advertise as sensitive skin should have alcohol as the first ingredient. It makes my skin turn red and feel unpleasant. Once I got over that initial feeling, my skin feels fresh and my pores feel cleaner and tighter, but the irritation is not worth it. I could find a much better, alcohol free toner for around the same price.
Randomly bought this while dealing with major breakouts during a vacation. I tend to have combo skin, but during the summer it's just an oily mess. I usually only use toner once or twice a week, but due to the last breakout, I stormed into the acne aisle of cvs looking for anything that would work. For the last two weeks I've been mixing this with witch hazel on a cotton round and just touching up the few blemishes a few times throughout the day. Due to my job which has me outside all day and no ac, this has helped my skin so much. I usually have small bumps all over my forehead, and even after doing a few months on retin-A micro, they never went away. This toner is working great, hopefully I'll be able to taper off once some of the breakouts clear so it doesn't lose it's effect.
My sister and I have been using this as our toner for years, and it's been quite effective for the both of us who use different cleansers.
It's pricing could be a little cheaper, but I'd say it's fair enough considering how much we use. I think the key ingredient that makes me come back to this product time and again is the aloe and algae extract, which are products that really help with your skin; especially if your acne-prone.
And when I've finished wiping myself with a cotton ball, I can see how much dirt has been accumulated in my skin. (yuck!) It's definitely doing it's job, so I'll likely keep to it in my daily face regime.
i've been using this toner for months and months now, and have gone through at least two or three bottles. i've never really sampled a different toner, so that's truthfully why i stick with this one. it does make my skin feel tighter, smoother, cleaner and while i don't actually notice if it treats my skin (since i never stop using it) it does work well to remove excess oils and makeup off of my face. it may have helped with blackheads, actually, now that i think about it.
I wish I could have given this toner 5/5. I had read a whole bunch of great reviews but I used it for 5 days and did exactly what was directed on the bottle and all of the sudden, on the 6th day, my skin just exploded. Perhaps I'm just allergic to one of the ingredients, I really have no idea but I broke out like I've never done before all along my chin area. I can tell you for sure that it was the toner since it was the only new product I tried that week but I am baffled as to what would have caused such a reaction. Anyway, it still may work for you but for whatever reason, this stuff hates my skin. As everyone is different, I suppose you have to try it to see if it's compatible with your skintype but I absolutely will never buy this again. (Now what to do with the rest of the brand new bottle I just bought! xD)
I will never regret the day when I tried out this product!!! I can feel how it cleans my skin deeply and properly.