so i couldnt live without this stuff for about a year. i have sensitive, acne prone, oily skin and i thought this was helping keep me clear/exfoliate every day. it wasnt until i got the boots sensitive skin gentle toner that i realized how horrible this toner is. its harsh and makes redness worse. will never use this again.
update: neutrogena, i'm back forever. i tried something more gentle but it made me very oily in the long run. i will never go back.
i know the alcohol is bad for my skin, but it keeps my oil under control more than anything else i've tried.
update of my update: i try not to switch up my face routine all that much, but i've kicked my harsh toner habit for good. i've switched to avalon organics vitamin c sun-aging defense toner. i like it so much more. it's gentle and best of all i don't need a moisturizer with it (i am oily, though)
This product is wonderful! I have been using this product for quite some time and will continue to do so. I have sensitive skin and it hasn't bothered it at all. I believe this helps to make my skin look refreshed and refined with no drying or irritation. It keeps skin clean and feeling smooth. I think it helps my other skin care products work better as well. Try it. You won't be sorry!
I really hate the heavy cologne-like fragrance they've added. It makes applying this stuff so unpleasant. This leaves a slight residue on the skin so that it feels a little clammy and uncomfortable. I just didn't feel clean after applying this stuff. My skin generally responds well to witch hazel and acids, but I think this toner broke me out a little. Finally, the packaging is terrible and should be redone. It's impossible to get toner out without dribbling and wasting a lot of it. The only good thing about it is that it's inexpensive/a good value. Worth trying if you're not grossed out by the scent and can tolerate the ingredients.
On my second bottle and really loving this product!
A few months back my skin (at the age of 36) started to break out all over. I decided to give this toner a try. Within a week it was all cleared up and has stayed that way. After using, my face feels really clean, but not tight or over dry. In fact, I've found that my skin needs less moisturizer since using this product. Some nights I even skip it entirely-- previously unheard of for me! I'm guessing that the alpha and beta hydroxy acids in the toner are speeding up my skin cell turnover and as a result I have far less dry, flaky skin to deal with! Yay!
I didnt realize how great this stuff was until I stopped using it and noticed how clogged my pores were, how dul my skin was and those nasty blackheads everywhere.
Yes... it has alcohol in it... I couldnt care less because it does wonders for my skin. Not only does it refreshen your skin it also seems to wake it up and TIGHTEN it! And not in a bad way.... it also feels smoother and softer. Pores are unclogged and it honestly did seem to shrink my pores because it did tighten my skin.
Dont use this too close to the eyes. Safe to use morning and evening. It also removes traces of makeup. Would not recommend to sensitive skin because even on me it sometimes stings.
The packaging isn't that cute. Yeah, I'm a sucker for packaging. Also, I can't see how much product is left.
I don't have a lot of toner experiences so I still need to experiment with toners to find a "good" toner.
This was ok but not bad. It made my pores seem a little smaller but kinda made my skin dry too..I wouldn't get this again theres better stuff out there imo.
This toner is great. It is pretty strong (contains alcohol) so sometimes it is drying, but of course I apply moisturizer after. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this toner. I wouldn't say it refined my pores or made my blackheads disappear, but I definitely think it got rid of excess make up and left my skin clean. Maybe I'll try a different product, but wouldn't mind buying this again. does it's job as a toner, not necessary a pore refiner.
skin: Normal. I have visible black/white heads on the nose and visible pores on nose and use to have a bit of visible pores on cheeks.
method of use: Use it in the morning (different toner for night time). Dabbed a LITTLE on cotton ball and swipe in upward motion (I just find the upward motion helps to make the pore refining result even better). Lightly pat face to let the rest of the toner soak into the skin before moisturizing.
result: It refined my pores- the pores on my cheeks are invisible now. Got rid of black/heads on the nose, temporarily, which makes the pores seems smaller during the day.
I will definitely buy again. When using just the right amount of product, the smell is very pleasant. But if cotton ball/pad is soaked with the toner, the smell becomes overpowering.
This product did NOT work on my face. It just burned and dried my skin so badly. SUCKED! =/