This is an excellent toner. If you use Ultrabland cleanser, which I love, you should use some Breath of Fresh Air on a cotton round after cleansing to remove the slight film left on the skin. In the morning, after splashing my face with water, I find a quick swipe of this toner & a little Lush moisturizer (I use Enzymion) is all you need to have perfectly clean, glowing skin. if you cleaned your skin properly before you went to bed, you don't need to wash again. The water wakes your face up and the toner removes whatever your skin flushed out in the night. It also makes a nice pick-me-up face spritzer on hot, sweaty days. Breath of Fresh Air is not drying, seems to firm & plump up the skin, and definitely adds a glow. It is also mildly exfoliating - if you doubt this, put some on a cotton pad and wipe it over your throat, back of neck and decolletage, then take a look at the pad and see how much dead skin & grunge it's removed.
The first time I used this, I hated it. I tried it for about a week and eventually put it aside and went to my old toner, due to breakouts when ever I used it. A month or so later I ran out of my toner and was forced back to this one - and I fell in love.
The second time I gave it a go, I didn't break out at all (I realize now it must have been something else). It is very cooling and leaves skin very soft. It adequately removes excess dirt and makeup after I wash and preps my skin for a moisturizer well. It smells very herbal, with a hint of rose and aloe.
The product works, but is pricey - I will purchase again until I can find another natural toner that doesn't break the bank.
I bought the smaller bottle and I can't believe it's lasted me so long! This has actually become an HG status toner for me that's environmentally friendly :) it doesn't leave you sticky but very cleansed and helps with m/u removal! Best for normal/ combination skin!
To start off, I have sensitive, acne-prone, oily/combination skin. I'd recommend this product to anyone with sensitive and/or acne-prone skin seeking an affordable toner. This product is available in two sizes - 3.3 fl. oz. for $10 and 8.4 fl. oz. for $22. Since the product comes with a pump, it's relatively easy to dispense the desired amount. I use this product twice a day after cleansing my face, where I'd dispense two to three pumps onto a cotton pad to rid of any excess makeup, dirt or oil left on my face. Having a toner in my skincare routine again has shown me the amount of excess makeup, dirt or oil left on my face that can potentially lead to breakouts. I've tried several department store toners, where I've experienced acne and flakiness as a result. After using this product, my skin feels clean and refreshed. I've found the 3.3 fl. oz. bottle lasting anywhere between six to eight months. I have been using this product for a little over a year and am glad I stumbled upon this product; I am no longer on the hunt for an affordable toner that doesn't break me out. :)
This was 'okay' it was a little drying I prefer other brand for cleansers and toners
Made me skin drier and made me break out. I consistently used it for over a month, and I would even carry it around with me to spritz on my face, but it definitely wasn't doing any good. Sucks that I had to throw almost half a bottle away.
Last month, when I finally took the plunge and bought my beloved Ocean Salt, the very eccentric sales associate offered me a sample of the Breath of Fresh Air toner, which she said was her favorite product to use in conjunction with Ocean Salt. Lush says that Breath of Fresh Air will "give your skin a new lease on life with a blend of ingredients inspired by the sea. Breath of Fresh Air is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly beneficial for faces that have been ravaged by the elements. A gentle spray refreshes you when you need it most and brings all the nutrients of the sea directly to the skin. Fresh sea water gently cleanses while carragen seaweed extract softens and provides essential vitamins and minerals. And all the while rose absolute an aloe vera are soothing dry areas". For the most part, the ingredients are natural. Breath of Fresh Air is available in two sizes; 3.3 fl oz ($9.95), and 8.4 fl oz ($21.95). Like I mentioned, I got a little free sample with a purchase. As we all know, Lush is a cruelty free brand that focuses on "fresh", organic, and natural products, a large majority of which cater to vegans. This toner was made in Canada. Lush products can be bought at Lush stores and kiosks, and through the brand's website.
The full size of Breath of Fresh Air comes in a black spray bottle. The standard Lush label wraps around the bottle, featuring the product name, a description, and ingredient list. I'm not a fan of spray on toners, I'd likely be spraying it onto a cotton round. The packaging for this toner is recyclable, but I don't think its eligible for Lush's in-store recyclable program.
I'm a dedicated user of Olay's Oil Minimizing Toner, so I was feeling pretty neutral about Breath of Fresh Air. The first time I used this toner, it felt amazing! Slightly tingly, in a good way, and kinda firming. I thought it was love at first use. Sadly, the next several uses didn't really wow me. The pleasant tingle and toned feel seem to have been a one time deal. To me, the point of a toner is to pick up the last bits of cleanser and makeup that haven't been rinsed away, purifying the skin before you apply moisturizer. I just don't feel like this toner does that. The Lush sales associate also told me that you need to use less moisturizer when you use Breath of Fresh Air, a claim that also doesn't seem to hold up. What I do think Breath of Fresh Air is good for is absorbing excess oil without stripping the skin. This toner is quite gentle and is alcohol free, so it may be a good choice for those with sensitive skin. Breath of Fresh Air smells really similar to the BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask, which makes sense since they share seaweed, rose, rosemary, and aloe as common ingredients.
I'm not in love with Lush's Breath of Fresh Air Toner. I feel like it isn't particularly effective at anything but removing oil. This is the most gentle toner I've ever sampled, it doesn't sting at all, so its excellent for those who can't handle alcoholic toners. I wouldn't repurchase this toner, but I did finish off my little sample.
I never realized how important toner is until recently. I love this toner because I can just sprits a little bit on my face and it makes my skin feel so refreshed and clean. I use Imperialist over it and I really have noticed an improvement in my skin. I also really love this toner because unlike a lot of other toners it isn't harsh on my skin and it really genuinely helps with the breakouts. I will definitely keep repurchasing.
I hadn't used a proper toner before, but I did try to take good care of my skin. I always remove my makeup, then I wash my face with a facewash and rinse thourougly with water. Then I would apply eyecream and a moisturizer.
I got this toner because I just wanted to try one, I have used some alcohol based tonics before, but they broke me out.
As soon as I used this, my skin cleared. I didn't have bad skin, just a spot here and there most of the time. but using this toner made my skin clear and even. Everytime I stop using this product, my skin becomes more uneven and I get a few more spots.
I use this by spritsing two pumps of product on my hands, and then pad that all over my face and neck. This way no product gets wasted on cotton pads. Also, I doubt this takes makeup off, so use it as a skincare item. I suggest you use a alcohol based tonic or a cleansing milk for taking makeup off.
Because it helped my skin so much, I will continue to repurchase this (I am on my second bottle).
I did take one lippie off because it contains perfume (quite high on the list too), and that's just not good for the skin. otherwise, it contains some types of water, a few oils and plant extracts and the last ingredient is parabens, to keep it fresh.
Pricewise I think it's okay priced, I do have to order it and I would like it to be cheaper. But since a 100ml lasted me around 6 months with everyday use, I think the price is alright.
I do think the packaging sucks. I tried spraying it in my face, but it comes out in big drops, so you get a splash in your eye instead of a nice fine mist all over. Because the packaging is black, you can't really tell how much is left. And I find the packaging very unattractive. The only good thing is that the black plastic prevents the product from breaking down through sunlight, and it's made from recycled stuff.
overall I would recommend you to try this product as an extra step in your skincare. It definitely helped my skin. There is a small 100ml version and a large one. So just get the small one for starters, it lasted me for ages.
i love this product. I have tried all the toners from lush and this one is my favourite as i didnt care for the tea tree one at all. "breath of fresh air" is a great name for this product because it smells amazing! like the ocean or something. I spray it on my face after getting out of the shower or washing my face, and then apply my moisturizer after. The sales associate claims it will help reduce redness, does it? kind of, but nothing super drastic. However i think this product is definitely worth a try!