I bought the trial set. I hate this at first. I used this again after few months, it helps to mattify my skin and nose areas seems to have less clogs. I use this in the morning, after I am done with the toning, I will leave the cotton wool on my nose area and let it sit for few extra mins, it helps oil-control in my nose areas the whole day. Makeup stay on well. I am so happy with TBS stuff:):)
This toner is rather average, not great but not horrible either.
It has a very neutral smell to it. Packaging to fine, easy to use.
It doesn't sting the face but I think it does a good job with oil control, after I use it I feel my face is cleaner & less oily for a good majority of the day.
Lovely smell, left my skin feeling clean once i had used it, got off excess make-up etc, however it caused me to break out. I had horrible sports and pimples all over my skin yuck. Therefore i will not reperchase, shame as i loved the fact that it didnt have any alcohol in it.
I was debating between buying the seaweed toner and the tea tree toner, but I didn't like the idea of the powder in the tea tree one.
This one works really well. Gets any last traces of dirt or leftover cleanser on my face and it seems to help clear up blemishes too. I have not had any issues with it clogging my pores or irritating my skin. And it doesn't make my skin shiny or oily.
A great final step to get my face super clean before applying moisturizer. I had pretty much given up on toners, because I had never found a good one. This is the best one I have tried.
UPDATE: For the past 2 months I have not been using any toner, and my skin seems to be reacting well to be toner-free. Instead of using a toner I'm using tea tree oil on a wet cotton round and then rinsing it off. Tea tree oil is amazing for acne-prone skin.
aft using this toner, there would be a sheen on my face so im only using it in the night.
So far, it hasnt minimized my pores but it didnt cause break out too.
The smell is quite ok for me though.
& oil ctrl was ok
So i was researching toners from the body shop and decided to go with this one instead of the tea tree one.. since that one might be a little too drying for winter times.. and ive almost finished up the bottle im using now and i have to say i loveee it very much!! Long term use really did change my skin and reducing shine.. i think i switched from being oily skin to more combination skin now.. however i didnt notice much in pore minizing.. so i think ths is a great toner for long term use in reducing shine.. ( if you have the patience for it) the bad thing about it is that the cap broke off like the second day i bought it.. so i had no lid for the toner which is bad... so i wouldnt say the quality of packaging is the greatest so 1 lippie off that.. umm im probbably going to go back to this in the futur but now im switching to H2O's mattifying toner.. im quite interested in the deep sea/seaweed stuff
anyways its a decent toner overall
I used this more as a 2nd step to my skincare regimen where I put the toner on a cotton pad to wipe away any remaining dirt or makeup. It does a great job of doing that. However, it usually leaves my skin very dry afterwards, so I will follow up with another toner and moisturizer.
i was mistaken the first time i used this. i thought it made me break out, but like all other toners i've tried, it's just a sign of my skin getting used to it. i use it on a cotton bud and i only tip it upside down once very quickly - that's all i need. if i use any more, it takes a while longer to dry on my skin, and it dries it out a little. i'm quite happy with this - it's made my skin a lot more smoother and i havent gotten a breakout for a few weeks now. it's relatively inexpensive, and i love the smell. so i think maybe a few people are using too much of it?? give it a go!
i like the gel cleanser of the same line so i thought i would give the toner a try.........big mistake..........after using it for one day , morning and nite, i think my face got burned and then developed multiples pimples due to the irritation.........right after i throw it into the garbage..........i switched back to the garnier one that i was using all along.......and my skin is back to normal after two days..........this stuff is harshhhhhh...........
Didn't make any difference to my skin. There are much cheaper and effective toners than this.