This toner helps keep my skin clear and I can see a difference when I do/don't use it. The downside to it is that it can sting a little and it can make me flakey and red sometimes too. It's strong stuff. The benefits of it definitely outweigh the side effects though
This product definitely works! I started using this about a month ago and I can see that my acne scars have been fading. This does not sting at all and it has this scent to it that is very soothing. It does leave you with a clean feeling and defnitely not drying at all. I use this after washing my face with the Neutrogena Acne Wash (the orange wash). I noticed that out of all the toners I've used in the past, this is the one that works well with my skin as it does not leave me dull and flaky looking skin,
For the price, I would definitely buy 5 of these at a time. I would pay more for it. The only downside is that it's kinda hard to find. I guess I'm one of the luckier ones who live close to a walmart that sells this product but none of the Targets or CVSs around me sell this product. I checked online where I can buy it in case my local walmart runs out but the Neutrogena website is gonna kill us with the shipping. I am just hoping and praying that this becomes readily available at more locations. And hopefully this product does not get discontinued (I was using the Clean & Clear cooling toner and they discontinued that, worked really well for me!).
The packaging could be better though, I don't like how the hole is just a little too big for my liking, I feel like it splashes way too much product onto my cotton ball and my cotton ball gets so saturated. So what I do is I actually take off the cap (after shaing) and turn the bottle upside down for .5 sec while the cotton ball is against the opening. That way I get just the right amount of product.
I will definitely buy this again and would recommend this to anyone who's still looking for a good toner that has other benefits such as fading pimple marks and controling blemishes.
It took me a lot of trial and error to realize what would work best for my skin...and I realized I needed some sort of salicylic acid leave on treatment and figured why not kill two birds with one stone and get a toner to also remove any left over residue and dirt. I happen to have had this at home under my counter and decided to try it again and I love it. I use it all over my face with a cotton ball and dip a q-tip in the bottle and put a little extra on any current spots.
*Cleared up pimples(even stubborn ones on my chin)
*Slowly helps fade my acne scars
*Any pimples I do get are less severe, much smaller and heal quickly
*No problems with my slightly sensitive skin
*Fine under other products and make up
*My lid to the bottle broke about a week into using it :/ it still closes but I worry about leakage and it possibly breaking off permanently
*Smell is a little off putting (can smell the alcohol) but not enough for me to not use it considering how well the product works and the fact that it disappears quickly
I have been using this for over two months and I will definitely repurchase....although I am having a hard time finding it.
This has been a pretty darn good product for me. I've been using it for a little over a month. After about two weeks my skin looked a little brighter and a stubborn acne mark on my cheek left over from last summer had noticeably faded. I've seen a little bit of improvement with the stubborn clogged pores I've had on my chin forever. I use this after my evening wash and on the weekends after my morning wash as well. This product does not irritate my skin but my skin is very oily and resistant. This has a very high alcohol content, 2% salicylic acid and some glycolic acid as well. If your skin is dry or sensitive I would not recommend this. But I'm pretty impressed with it and plan on repurchasing.
I am fortunate that at my ummm age, I usually only suffer from a few pimples during TTOTM, but for some reason, the sides of my nose have become problematic whether its that time or not - small whiteheads (sorry of TMI). For a while, I was using Neutrogena's salycic pads, but I felt like I was wasting a lot of product since I only need a small area of application and the pads are large (and no, I didn't want to spend the time cutting the pads each time), so I looked around and came across this on MUA. Same % of salicylic acid (2%) and no pads for me to waste.
Have been using daily for 2 weeks (this bottle is going to last me years) by sticking small, clean, unused q-tim into bottle and wipe across the sides of my nose (if TTOTM, I will pour onto one of my cotton rounds and apply in other spots). Definite improvement = many less little spots = none visible anymore, but may be a few lurking underground. My hope is that this will continue to keep them at bay. Also helped clear up a stand alone pimple on my chin in about 1/2 the normal time.
This stuff doesn't dry out my skin (I can get the flakies along the sides of my nose if I'm not careful = none w/ this stuff) nor does it aggrevate my mild broken caps in the same area. Definite keeper!!!
I could only find this at Ulta (the Targets around me don't seem to carry this and to be honest, I have not yet checked Walmart or Walgreens, but will do so). I believe it was $7.99 at Ulta.
I have posted the ingredients from Ulta's website - hopefully they are accurate. Will double check w/ my bottle tonite and will revise if different.
this is a great toner with salicylic acid and some alcohol, but yet it is not drying on my skin. i found the stress relief toner to be a lot more drying. smells good, and unclogs my pores. its a winner.
me: oily, acne prone skin, also use differin, clindamycin, sulfacetamide lotion
This stuff is amazing! Not only does it work wonders on breakouts, but on boils too! Since boils are infected hair follicles (like pimples are infected pores), they are similar and contain similar bacteria. Using this on a q-tip and dabbing on a boil, it cut the healing time in half! It also works to help fade the boil scars I have on my thigh and leg. So happy!
I really like this stuff. I have used many products for toning, and acne. I have strayed away from this product due to the price and tried others, but I always come back, always. It keeps my skin bright, glowing and clear of acne. Its just a super awesome product. I love that it has the glycolic acid and salicylic acid in it. If you want clear glowing skin you have to try this, trust me you will not be disappointed.
I really like this stuff. In the past I had horrible acne and when I finally got rid of them they left me with scars. This toner helped the scars fade significantly and prevented breakouts. I never tried the whole system but If it works just as good as the toner itself I'd consider switching out my products now for it. The only downside it can leave your skin a little dry. My skin is really oily so it didn't affect me but for dry and normal skin it could.
This product is amazing!! I bought this product 4 days ago and I really see improvments in the ane scar that, I really needed something that would work fast and be affective, and it did just that.. I've had for 2 weeks now, it's fading away and noticed that my face looks very clean. I'm expecting to see more cleear results this week, I have large hopes for this product:) would definetly recomment to people with really mild acne!