I picked this toner up since I ran out of my Dove Alcohol-Free Toner and they didn't have any at Wal-Mart awhile back.
I used it for about two weeks until I noticed some white bumps on my cheeks. Before, it left my skin soft and supple, but not sticky or oily, so I thought it'd all work out well, but I really do not like the bumps. They're not big, but they look like white heads (?). They're white bumps that are just "there"... with no pore to escape from. I hear that they disappear after awhile, when not irritated anymore. I'm going to stop using this for awhile to see if they go down... the bumps could be a reaction from this toner. If they don't go away, then I'll update and boost this rating.
I like this product as it's alcohol-free and not harsh on my skin. The smell is great, soft and not too strong. It's just right. It does a good job taking off left over makeup that my cleanser was unable to get. It leaves the skin sticky at first, but dries away in 30 seconds or so leaving the skin soft and smooth. My only problem with this product is that my skin feels oily soon after using it. This could also be caused by my combination skin. It may also trigger small pimples in some areas which I believe if I had not used this product my skin would have been more clear. Overall it's not too bad. I wouldn't recommend using this product before applying makeup, but rather using it at night time to totally remove any traces of makeup your cleanser may have missed. I think this product would work best on dry skin.
This works really well for me. (I have pretty normal skin, it's more dry than it is oily.) It didn't irritate my skin at all and even though this isn't an acne product, the day after I used this, my pimples were going away, and no new ones were forming. And this wasn't because of any other product because I was using the same things I was using before. I think maybe I was overdrying my skin and this helped put some moisture in which made my skin better. I used to think toners didn't do anything, because the burts bees one I had did absolutely nothing, but this really works.
Pros: It worked (on me), its gentle, doesn't dry out skin, great packaging
Cons: It is kind of expensive considering the first two ingredients are water and dye. Also it is a little sticky right after you put it on but after a few minutes it doesn't feel like that.
When I need a toner for my acne prone skin, I reach for this product. It doesn't dry my skin out and does a good job of removing from my skin anything I missed during cleansing. It smells good and is non irritating.
I didnt like it. Made my skin texture feel weird. Didnt do anything bad like break me out, but, just was a waste of $6. It felt almost like hydrogen peroxide, something I used as a toner, foolishly following advice from Paula Begoun(sp?)
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT! Sure, I know what you're thinking. An alcohol free toner! Finally someone has gotten the hint! But I assure you, it is not as good as it seems. I started using this stuff once a day. Now, I have been blessed with great skin. Porcelain, normal skin that is not at all sensitive and doesn't break out as long as I use BHA every day. This irritated my skin HORRIBLY. It looked like I had cradle cap on my face. There were red scaly patches on my cheek, chin, and jawline. I was horrified! I'm a huge Neutrogena devotee, and wondered, what could be the problem? So I checked the ingredients, and one thing stood out: benzalkonium chloride (BZK). Sound familar? BZK is BACTINE. Bactine!! Would you use Bactine as a toner?! I think not. It also lists sodium chloride, which is salt! I stopped using it and my skin has gotten mostly back to normal. I'm still recovering from the irritation. Save your money and use a homemade apple cider vinegar toner (2 parts water 1 part vinegar).
The good thing is it didn't make me break out, or more oily, didn't dry out my skin either. The bad thing is it left my skin really sticky. Used it for about two weeks but hated the sticky feeling afterwards. I will not buy again.
I have combination skin that is more oily than combo and I think it is a nice refreshing product. It leaves my skin feeling good.
I have been using this product for several years and I love it. I have somewhat oily skin and this makes my skin feel really fresh and clean when used after my Clean and Clear cleanser. It also helps remove flakes if I over-do it with the acne products. I even mix this toner with my favorite oil-free foundation to make a sheer color wash. It works great that way too. Will definitely continue to buy this.
This is really good,especially when considering the horrible results that I got from Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2.Yesss this is alcohol-free,this is what I need and this is what I love! I cut one lippy b/c of its packaging.Sometimes you get more product on cotton pad than you'd like b/c of the big hole at the opening of the bottle.