|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've been using this for years and years. My skin is combo and everything under the sun breaks me out, but I still need to hydrate my skin after I wash it with Cetaphil or it just feels too dry. However, if I put some cream on my skin I will break out. Creams just clog my pores, I guess. So this toner is really a watery lotion for me that soothes my ultra sensitive skin. I use it twice a day and I love it. BTW, now DHC has a mild lotion II. I switched to it because it has more helpful ingredients in it but the first one is fine. I'm really glad I found it, because it helped me through my 20's when I couldn't find anything I liked.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
If you are looking for a simple toner this does the job. It is fragrance-free and very gentle. I did not like the fact that it leaves a slight oliy film on my skin though... Probably it helps to moisturise but I think my Fancl lotion is much better... Nothing fanciful about the packaging nor product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely love this toner. I never apply creams/lotions to my face (unless I'm taking off my makeup with Pond's/I have a rash on my upper lip from blowing my nose too much) but the toner I used during the summer wasn't helping me get through the winter. My mother, an avid DHC fan, gave me a 100mL bottle of this toner and I was instantly in love. I would apply generously once after showering and my face would stay moisturized until I washed my face the next morning. Definitely my go-to toner during the winter (it's too moisturizing for the summer though!).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It's a lightweight toner that moisturizes well. Face is a bit sticky after using it, but it's a good toner for dry months. I see this more of a treatment type toner with good moisturizing property in it. The glass bottle is luxurious but isn't very traveller's friendly (no it won't smash, it's a very thick and heavy glass bottle).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I bought this product from Japan so I did not spend alot on my first (and last) bottle. It really did nothing much for me (thank god) and felt like applying plain water on my face. Therefore I would not buy again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I used to use toner back in the 70s when I was an oily faced teen. But now with dry skin I really don't see the point. I love DHC products though so I decided to try several of their toners and see if, as they claim, it helps treatments and moisturizers absorb better. I used this for 4 nights and saw no difference. It didn't make my skin feel smoother, cleaner or anything and I saw no difference in the effectiveness of other products applied after it. For $29 this was not worth it for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I have very oily skin but I quiet like this product.
It can be a little too moisturising for those with oily skin, but it doesnt break me out and I dont think it makes my skin extra oily.
I use it with a cotton piece instead of hands to wipe the entire face with mild lotion after I washed my face with DHC mild soap.
It makes my skin feel very soft.
It is winter in my country so it could be different summer time, but so far I dont have a lot of negative thing to say about this product and Im considering buying another one after this bottle finishes.
My pores has minimize a lot and I have very good skin now with no break outs, but I dont know if thats because of the mild soap or this lotion. I just know its one of them!
I used lancome hydra zen face wash,toner, and moisturiser and lotion previously and I found this one much nicer than the hydra zen set (it made my skin very oily).
By the way, I use Mild Lotion II.
I had the sample size of the original Mild lotion (which is slightly cheaper aswell) and I think this one is more suitable for oily skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
ETA: As I've become more familiar with ingredients, I realized just how overpriced this is! It's such a basic, basic lotion that the price-tag is such a slap in the face. Just like their olive oil, which is nothing more than the same stuff used for cooking. There is no cosmetic grade for it, but I digress. Save your money, please.
It's a mild and very moisturizing toner. Right now it's too much for my oily and acne-prone skin, but I'll be saving my travel size bottle for the winter when my skin is drier. If you use too much of the product, it leaves a filmy residue that just sits on the skin, so a little goes a long way. While this toner didn't make my acne worse, it didn't help it either. Overall, I recommend this toner for those concerned about moisturizing their skin. But for those with actual oily skin (I don't mean a little oil on the t-zone - it's normal for skin to produce oil), I would steer clear.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Hmmm.... toss up on this since I've only used it once from a sample packet but I am leaning towards a "Yay" rating. It seemed a little sticky going on and didn't really soak in that fast, especially after I put some DHC cream on top. Although thinking back on it, I wish I would have split the sample of this toner into like 3rds instead of one use. I waited a while in between steps like I usually do and this still seemed to take forever to soak in - I ended up putting my MMU powder onto it before I felt it was completely soaked up. That being said, it really didn't look all that bad but it did feel a little masquey, although this MMU powder tends to do that anyway. I did like how it felt before I put my powder on and I was actually very very impressed with how my face looked like 24 hours later! (University finals week, eek!) Usually, from my MMU powders and lack of sleep, my face end up looking dry with bitty fine lines. After quite awhile after having put this toner on and no touch-ups of makeup, my face looked pretty darned good! It looked supple, moistily plump, like I had gotten a good nights rest and just gone for a run during sunrise, ha. I didn't really realize that my previous skincare routine, using what I thought was pretty quality products, wasn't giving my skin results like this. Because of this, I would definitely like to try this product again! Maybe someone can swap w/ me/donate? 0:^) ...Poor college student here, lol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a very gentle, lightly hydrating toner, which I've used off and on for several years now. My main skin concern is acne, and while I need products with stronger ingredients to fight acne directly, this toner complements them beautifully with its calming, hydrating effects. I like to layer an alcohol-free salicylic acid serum over this while the toner is still wet on my face, or a benzoyl peroxide lotion after the toner has dried. The toner never irritates my skin - on the contrary, it seems to form a buffer against harsher products.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I tried this a few years ago and felt it was too sticky and heavy, but it's absolutely perfect for my skin now. I have retinized, acne-prone, sensitive skin that gets very dry in the winter, and having tried most of DHC's toners for long periods of time, I like this the best. It adds a crucial, thin extra layer of moisture that keeps my skin moist and comfortable all day, even in the windy snowstorms we've been having. I splash this on my face and then use Eucerin Original Creme (I told you my skin gets dry!). This combo keeps my face from getting flaky or taut as the day progresses - a real challenge. Acerola Lotion is great during the summer, but I love Mild Lotion! I recommend this to people with aging, dry, or retinized skin, especially for the winter months.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
After reading the reviews, I bought a travel size set and received a tiny bottle of this in it. After using it for a few weeks, I will not purchase this in full size, but will probably elect to buy the Q10 lotion instead or even keep using the Proactive Toner I've got. No problems with breakouts, but it's just a little too heavy for my skin, and leaves my skin with a coated feeling. I preferred the Q10 lotion because it left my skin feeling like buttah when I used the sample.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've been using this product for years now. It is tacky but it works very well on my skin. I usually use it just at night and I use it mostly when the weather turns cold and dry. My skin does not tolerate very many toners so when I find one it likes then its a keeper. This toner has minimal ingredients for those with sensitive skin. I highly recommend this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Very odd,. this leaves my face tacky/sticky. Weird. Icky. DHC's Q10 toner does not. I like that one much better.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Brown
Mmm, so, so. This is a toner. ( 　ﾟ _ゝﾟ) Pretty dry, man. Preeetty dry. Like magma-dry.
If I was a scavenger, lost and all aloney in a desert, I'd launch this babe at a snake charmer and do the electric slide. GRAPEVINE TO THE RIGHT, GRAPEVINE TO THE LEFT.
A successful trade for an instrument. Ahh, victory. ☆ (ﾟ∀ ﾟ )
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I think toning is a totally unnecessary part in a skin care routine and I don't think this lotion does anything at all to help my skin at all. My moisturiser goes on fine with out this and I find this lotion can be sticky if you apply too much.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I use this as part of the DHC 4steps (Olive)
I really like it. It moisturises and cools. Isn't sticky or noticeable in any other way.... very pleasent.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the toner I use when I want a soothing,moisturising effect on my skin. Really calms redness and leaves skin hydrated but not sticky or greasy. I love it after the DCO especially, only down side is that it is very expensive.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
As with my review of the DHC Oil Cleanser, I have to preface this by saying that I've only used this product twice. However, as with the cleanser, I have to say that i recognize how good this stuff is right away, and want to communicate why I like it so much already.
So, I received the olive essentials kit for Christmas and didn't open it until a few weeks ago - I started Retin-A treatment nearly 1 month ago, and I thought I'd get accustomed to the oil cleanser in preparation for using the heavy-duty suncreens I'd need to protect my newly photosensitive skin. I loved that product immediately, and still do. It's really incredible. But I was still using my apple cider vinegar/green tea toner, until I found that stung far too much once I upped the Retin-A application from once every three days to once every other day. I started using rose water as a toner, which I had around, which was far more gentle and did not sting. My face was EXTREMELY dry, though, which I attributed to the Retin-A, to the fact that I had stopped moisturizing at night, to the incredibly dry climate in which I live, and to the fact that it's still winter. I mean, so dry that If I tilted my head upwards, my whole face - from my forehead down to underneath my chin - would feel pulled. And during the day, my undereye area would feel so, so dry - I could feel the skin there pulling when I looked up, or to the side - just my eyeballs moving, and I could feel this! And then, horror of horrors, I noticed that the skin under my eyes was TOTALLY wrinkled and crepey when I smiled - and I'm only 27! On scrutiny I saw that the fine lines beneath my eyes had grown deeper, and even my eyelids looked a little odd. I freaked. I had been applying the Retin-A (which is only .5%) on my eyelids and under my eyes, because of the anti-aging, collagen-producing effects of the medication, and I thought that by doing so I had totally damaged my face forever.
Then I remembered the reviews of this mild lotion that I'd read to decide if I wanted to incorporate this toner into my routine: because of the relatively low percentage of people who had said that they would buy this product again, I decided against it at the time I started using the cleansing oil. However, it dawned on my that the rose water I'd been using as a toner might indeed be the problem, as my face felt so incredibly dry and tight after using it, and, remembering that others had said that this was too moisturizing and heavy and odd for them, I thought that this actually might be exactly what I need - and decided to give it a whirl last night.
And that, my friends, was the right decision to make. It really felt moisturizing upon application - I pumped about four squirts (from the little travel-sized bottle) into the palm of my hand and patted the stuff all over my face and neck, including the eye area. No moisturizer followed. After waiting the requisite hour after cleansing before retin-a application, I found that my skin felt more flexible, and not 1/10th as tight as it had in nights past. This morning I woke up and examined my eyes. The wrinkles appeared to have abated considerably since the night before. My face felt just really firm, not dry, not tight, and I awoke with the glow. It wasn't even as flakey as I'd come to be used to it being. I used it again this morning after cleansing, and now, sitting at work, i think my face looks pretty great - and I feel very comfortable in my facial skin!
So, in clonclusion: Girls in really dry climates, those using retin-a, those in the midst of a dry, crappy winter - this stuff is great. i'm guessing by the texture of this stuff that girls with oily skin and/or those who live in humid climates, might not like it or see much use for it. But for those in my situation, it's great. I'll update in a few weeks - I gave it a tentative four because of the short length of time I've been using it, but it might just deserve 5 lippes from me.
UPDATE 3/18/2009 - I think it's been...a year since I wrote this review? Wow. Well, I think it's about time I update to reflect the fact that I've been loyal to it ever since, through good and, admittedly, bad skin periods (I still have them; whenever I think I've figured it all out, something throws me for a curve. I doubt I'm the only one...). I have repurchased several times and will continue to do so. When I don't use it, I definitely feel its absence: my moisturizer doesn't spread as smoothly and my face feels drier. HG.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I would only recomend this for Dry skin, I have Oily Combination skin and this was really too heavy for me. Afterwards my skin felt greasy and tacky, so much so I had to go and wash it off. It would probably be good for Dry skin, I don't even think you would need a moisturiser over the top of this.