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on 2/22/2009 7:13:00 PM
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Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Since I've had such good success with the other products from the Action C line (manufactured by Action C Skincare/Dermasoft), I decided to try the Mist Toner. I bought mine from Aromaleigh since it was the same price as from the manufacturer, but cost less to ship (and it counted towards a free product with AL's coupon codes, which is always a bonus).I don't generally use toners because I don't find them useful for much of anything. I generally find them drying and pointless (although there are exceptions, like LUSH's Eau Roma Water), but since I loved the rest of the line, I figured it was worth a shot, plus I could use it as a setting spray for my mineral foundation.The manufacturer gives this description: "Shrinks and tightens facial pores. Revitalizes and refreshes skin. All-natural, antibacterial astringent toner closes open pores and maintains natural moisture levels while nourishing and protecting your skin. Vitamin C Mist spray stimulates colllagen, repairs sun damage and purifies skin by killing bacteria. C Mist is an oil free, purely natural formula."Honestly, I don't notice any tightening of my pores when using this. It does feel nice and leaves my skin feeling slightly less dry than without it. It's hard to say whether it's making an impact in the other areas because I'm already using the Action C creme and serum and am seeing results from those. I think that any effect the toner has blends in with the other two, but it is nice to use after I wash and dry my face before I apply my argan oil, serum and moisturizer. As a setting spray it seems to work fairly well. I haven't used any glycerin-based setting sprays so I can't compare it to them. In the past, I've used plain water, LUSH Eau Roma Water or Shu Uemura Depsea Water. The Action C mist seems to perform better than any of them, but I don't notice a HUGE difference in the look or feel of my makeup with it.Like the Action C creme, the mist comes in a heavy frosted glass bottle. The spray nozzle delivers a fine mist, but quite a bit comes out. It doesn't leave puddles on my face or drip, but more definitely comes out per pump than, say, with my Depsea Water.All in all, I think it's an average product. It does feel nice on the skin and it's possible that it might be improving my skin with the effects being tangled up in the results I'm getting from the rest of the Action C line. It's hard to say. My one complaint (other than that I don't feel that I really need this mist) is that the smell is very strange. The other products I've tried from the Action C line smell like sweet orange. The mist smells cloying and sweet, almost like rotten fruit to my nose. I don't know if I got an old/off bottle or if that's normal, but it's a little nauseating. Thankfully it goes away quickly.PROS: (1) feels nice on the skin; (2) works fairly well as a setting spray for mineral makeup; (3) leaves my skin feeling slightly less dry when used alone; (4) can be reapplied throughout the day without disturbing your makeup or leaving your skin greasy/shiny.CONS: (1) I don't see any pore tightening from this; (2) the smell is slightly nauseating to me; (3) I don't see the kind of results I've come to expect from the Action C line in this.
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