Burt's Bees • Rosewater & Glycerin Toner • Toners
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I was on the hunt for a new toner, and I'm really happy I picked this up. I love that it's natural and am pleased with the ingredients: rosewater is great for redness, witch hazel is awesome for clearing up blackheads and aloe is good for calming the skin.
Even though alcohol denat is the second ingredient, I don't find this to dry out my skin.
My face feels clean and refreshed after using it, and I think it has definitely helped with cleaning my pores. I've been using Neostrata's glycolic acid toner as well and I have had no problems alternating between the two.
The bottle is a fair size. I'm willing to pay decent money for good products. There is usually a reason why certain things are very cheap, and others expensive (unless you're just paying for the brand name!)
This is a really great product. I wish people would realize the benefits natural ingredients have, vs. harsh chemicals in so many of the products we use that aren't necessary!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Bought this with high hopes! I usually like Burt's Bees products... but this one let me down. For reference, I don't have sensitive skin, nor do I have acne or frequent break outs. After running out of my beloved Lancome toner, I bought this on a whim based on the price and that it's supposed to be "natural". Unfortunately, on first use, I broke out in hives and welts all over my face (yuck). I'm guessing it is from the alcohol in it (something Lancome toner does not have), which is my mistake for not reading the ingredients thoroughly. :( If you are very allergic to alcohol this is not the product for you! It may also be the glycerin that my skin is reacting to.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love this stuff. I always found toners to be too harsh on my skin, so when I saw that this was made specifically for sensitive skin I snatched it right away. My skin is smoother and far less irritated since I've been using this toner.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I liked this product overall, especially how its all natural. I use it with a cotton pad at nighttime after washing my face then I apply moisturizer on my face. It makes your skin a lot better, I was hoping it would diminish my hyperpigmentation but it didnt :( rest assure, its a great product that makes your skin feel refreshed in the morning. However, it makes my skin sensitive afterwards if i don't apply moisturizer right away. My sister has Rosacea and it worked fine on her. The only con would be that its really pricey, $16CDN and it comes in a small bottle so it's gonna be used up kinda quick. but i don't mind repurchasing.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have used this toner for years. But only recently found that I reach for it consistently. I used to go back and for with this and Clinique's toner in #2. But found that the Clinique one was just getting to be too drying for my skin. When I used up my last bottle of Burt's Bee's rosewater&glycerin toner I panicked because most retailer's that carry the line unfortunately don't carry this one specific product. I randomly went into a local pharmacy that is also a health food store looking for new herbal tea's to try and lo and behold there it was. I will continue to use this as long as I can find it. My skin has never looked, or felt better. My only gripe is with the packaging, I wish they would put a flip-open cap on the bottle. Other than that, this is an A-1 product in my skin care regime. And I love the scent. Just lovely!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I LOVE this. Yes it has alcohol which can be drying, but it also has glycerin which is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture in. The very first time I used this my large pores almost disappeared, and that result has been consistent the more I use it. No idea how, but I'm sticking with it. Plus it smells amazing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
- Barely any fragrance
- Not a ton of alcohol
- Doesn't do anything for skin IMO
Again I really wanted to like this product. I had high hopes that it would do something for me but has done nothing for my skin. I will say that it feels so nice on your face especially in the hot summer months. I will not repurchase simply because it hasn't done a thing and I would be wasting my money. I don't no recommend it though. I think if you want a gentler toner you should try this but for me it was a fail product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this toner! I believe this is the best I've ever used in my entire life. Smells great, leaves your face clean and refreshed and doesn't strip off all moisture.
Best of all - doesn't make my super acne-prone/ sensitive (constantly with redness) skin break out at all! I use this with Burt's Bees Sensitive line (Night and Eye creams).
Am recommending this toner to friends and family. Will definitely buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I finally got around to trying this toner. It was around $11 at Target. They've recently changed the packaging so it's now in a plastic bottle instead of the glass (I added a picture above). This toner smells lightly of roses, doesn't burn or sting my combination skin, and leaves my face feeling soft and refreshed. It doesn't leave a sticky residue like other toners I've tried, and dries pretty quickly. The smell doesn't seem to linger too long. Overall, refreshing, especially in the summer! I might buy this again, but I'll try making my own next.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This toner is just lovely - it smells exactly like lush, garden-fresh roses. The packaging is gorgeous - a heavy, frosted glass bottle. I keep it on my dresser to use with cotton squares, but I have also decanted 2oz or so into a travel size spritz bottle ($0.99 at Target) that I keep in the fridge to mist my face whenever the urge arises. It is so cooling and refreshing, perfect for hot summer days. I have not noticed any drying of my skin or any unpleasant skin issues whatsoever - just a lovely experience all around, and so I will of course be repurchasing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
- smells amazing (but not like purrrree rose, but good)
- doesn't contain much alcohol as other toners and doesn't sting much
- tightens pores without like drying it out and helps get rid of some of my acne
- very good base for make up
-i think it also has witch hazel in it and another ingredient that is good fro getting rid of acne
- does have alcohol in it :P
- toner isn't necessary... and whenever my face gets wet, i feel upset becuase i feel like so much of the expensive product went to waste
overall great toner if you're looking for a nice smelling, more natural type taht works great
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This would have been nice if the 2nd ingredient isn't Alcohol- because that has made the toner a bit harsh. There are other rosewater toners without alcohol, and this has made me regret buying Burt Bee's. I had got it to use as a mixer for Lush's Angels on Bare Skin, but I think Clarin's Normal Skin toner (the yellow one) does it way better. So right now I have a bottle left but I think I can only use it for times when my skin is more oily.
It's also expensive- at S$30 (Singapore dollars) which is about US$24. Having said that however, my experience with the other Burt Bee's toner, the Tomato Garden toner for oily skin, is not as bad a buy. For one thing, it has a lovely smell (as does the rosewater one), for another, it is quite effective as a tone for the t-zone. But for both toners, that's just about it. I really wish they would cut down the alcohol content. The glass bottle without a dispenser is also a disadvantage, especially when you want to pour a little out on your hands (to mix with Lush AOBS, for example)- it makes it drip all over the place...
And no, at least for the Rosewater toner, I will not repurchase. Simply because there are much better rosewater toners around, for cheaper and without alcohol.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I never give 5 stars but this toner is my current holy grail toner and honestly, what do we save 5 stars for? Short of completely changing my face to Natalie Portman's, this toner could do no better.
I've never honestly thought that toner was really all that necessary or beneficial but after happening upon BB's rosewater, I realized that it was because I had only ever used terrible alcohol ridden ones before that did nothing but either dry out my skin or make it feel sticky with residue.
This lightly scented one does the exact opposite.
I dab a bit onto a cotton ball and swipe my entire face after cleansing and it always manages to catch any leftover bits of makeup or dirt left behind, leaving my skin feeling refreshed, clean, and soft. I also believe that it helps my skin's ability to absorb my moisturizer that I apply afterwards.
As to the others who are up in arms about this having some alcohol in it- so what. Its ingredients are otherwise 99.9% natural.
Lastly, honorable mentions for the packaging which is a nice but simple frosted glass bottle with a twist off cap. The bottle has a nice weight and thus, feels expensive.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I'm usually a Thayer's witch hazel girl, but it's too strong in the winter so I remembered how much I had enjoyed a sample of this product a couple years ago. One thing I had loved about it was the smell, and when I opened the new bottle I noticed right away that it didn't have much of a rose aroma like the sample. What do you know I still had the sample so I check the ingredients, and while rosewater was the #1 ingredient in that, in the bottle I just bought it's the FIFTH ingredient. I'm really disappointed. I might just go out and buy some rosewater to add to it to capture that smell I'm looking for. If I would have known I would have to do that I would have just made my own in the first place. I'm going to e-mail the company also. I know they changed hands a few years ago but they shouldn't completely change the formula of something but not the name! The only thing I can figure out is I got the sample in the States but live in Canada. Would the formula be different? The website still lists rosewater first. BTW for the price it's just an ok toner.
UPDATE: The ingredients are not the same for this product sold in Canada. That is a huge disappointment. Apparently that is fairly common due to customs regulations, blah blah blah. I still love the ORIGINAL product and will continue to buy that one when I go to the States.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this for Christmas and it smells great - rose-y and a little old-lady, but I dig that scent so it's ok. I really like the glass bottle with the small opening (I have carpet around the bathroom vanity, so no worries about it breaking) and it seems gentle enough when applied with a cotton pad. Maybe a tiny bit of stinging due to the alcohol, but that went away immediately. It seemed to balance out my skin after a shower and before moisturizer. My usual go-to toner is Biore Triple Action astringent, and lately I've been looking for something less harsh to add into the rotation. I'm also going to try to mix this with Vitamin C powder to make a Vitamin C serum, since many of the recipes I've seen include rosewater and glycerin. I'll update if I see any success with that. I'll have to give it time to see if I'll repurchase, but so far, so good.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this in one of those kits that you get several little travel size products of Burt's Bees. I loved it the first time I used it. I also tried the Garden Tomato (I believe that's what it's called) it's OK but I like this one better because I like the smell better. It's not a strong smell, just right. It seems to be hard to find the right toner, but this is a good medium price range staple for toners (if you can find it.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Bought it on a whim, and I wasn't dissapointed. My skin has seriously never looked better because of this stuff! I've tried everything from cheap toners to high end stuff, and this is where it's at. I'm seriously bummed that they've decided to stop making it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like the scent of this toner! Anything rose has to be good for me.
I must have picked up a bottle that had been on the Whole-foods shelf for ages! The rose scent seems faded and the alcohol-y medicinal smell has taken over. The alchohol scent overwhelms the rose.
Overall, this toner does a good job. I like the after effect of not-dry skin like some of the other toners do. BUT, for sensitive skin, it does create a problem of open pores and excessive oil. I have been seeing large pores around the nose area after using this.
The price is too high for the quantity.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
It's been discontinued???? OH NO!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this toner. It doesn't smell anything like alcohol, nor does it dry my skin. I first found it at a local Whole Foods, and most recently bought it on target.com. Thankfully - it looks like they still carry it, so I'm going to stock up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I haven't used this product but was looking into it because I had a rosewater toner awhile back that I really liked, unfortunately its been discontinued. I hate to be a buzzkill but I think its important to know that the second most used ingredient in this toner is denatured alcohol, which can be used to get ink stains out of upholstery. Just not really something I'd want to put on my face.