Dermalogica Multi-active Toner

Dermalogica Multi-active Toner


182 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals


Extracts Of: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint); Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Pca, Sorbitol, Proline, Propylene Glycol, Extracts Of: Malva Sylvestris (Mallow), Hedera Helix (Ivy), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber), Sambucus Nigra, Arnica Montana, Parietaria Officinalis (Pellitory); Ricinoleth-40, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sorbic Acid, Benzophenone-4, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Edta, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I'm very much on the fence with this product. I bought it around 6 months ago and I go through phases when I want to use it and then I don't anymore.
- no alcohol
- contains some nice herbal extracts including aloe vera which does wonders for my skin
- comes in a huge bottle so feels like overall good value for money
- feels extremely refreshing and gives a good "glow"
-works nicely spritzed over my make up (from a far, though!)

- contains lavender extract which might be irritating, as well as some other extract I don't know enough to comment on.
- it's a huge bottle, I wonder how on earth I will use it up without it going bad.
- the spritzer emits a very thick amount of liquid, you have to be careful not to completely drench your face.

So far I've used this when in the desert I feel like my face needs some freshness and humectants. It feels really nice on the skin. I have no expectations in terms of it doing anything else other that refreshing, adding some moisture, soothing and giving a glow. It's also nice layered over skincare to help oils absorb into the skin.
I don't think I'll repurchase but I think it's a decent product if your skin can handle the herbal extracts.

on 3/4/2017 9:13:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this Toner! Its a very light spray with a very pleasant smell. It doesn't dry out my skin and that's because It doesn't have alcohol and mostly has natural ingredients that are great for your skin.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I wanted to write this really quickly as a warning to those who have been recommended to use this. Now this post isn't anti-Dermalogica in general because I have used some of their products in the past and loved them. But! This post is completely and utterly anti the products targeting oily skin, including the special cleansing gel, multi active toner and active moist (oh God the active moist). I got my oily skin type professionally analysed and was told to use these products to correct. Luckily I chose to buy a pack of travel sized products to trial before buying full size. These products have completely drained the moisture from my skin as they are far too correcting. I've been using for two weeks to allow for an adjustment period and although it's great to not have a shiny t zone come midday, I now am flaky by that time instead. My skin is sore and feels as though it will crack. The whole system is all wrong and treats oily skin like a skin demon who needs to be excorcised. I expected gentle correction but instead it flipped me to the opposite problem. And can I just say that I've never experienced this with any skincare product before.

If you still would like to purchase, please save yourself the potential and highly likely regret and buy the travel pack for oily skin. It's the same price or cheaper than one full size product and allows you to make your mistake and move on.

I'm going to move onto anything else to care for my scared skin.

on 9/16/2016 6:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Other

I use all dermalogica products. Unfortunately i dislike this toner, it does nothing for my skin. I always opt for rose water over this dermalogica toner

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I'm not a huge fan of Dermalogica since I find there products irritating for my skin even though I don't even have sensitive skin. This product is okay though but I have to say it doesn't really do anything.... Maybe it's because I don't have sensitive enough skin to notice the "calming" effect? It wipes away the residue of my cleanser but so does water and if anything I would say that it feels like plain water with a slightly softer pH - basically rain water or Evian - on the skin. Plus for the hygienic packaging though.

on 8/9/2016 2:45:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I didn't feel like this did anything for my skin.

It didn't damage it, or make it feel bad, but it didn't make it look any better either.

I'm not a huge fan of toners anyway. So this one wasn't any better or worse than any other I have used.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Dermalogica has excellent skincare products and mostly all of them are excellent/great etc
This toner has helped soothe my skin which is acne prone, combination, sensitive. It has a more chemically smell than other brands and is clear/slight yellow. It feels soothing once applied and seems to moisturise the epidermis. It has great ingredients and I would wholeheartedly recommend this product for someone that just wants a products that works well and does the job. The packaging isn't particularly attractive however as long as it works, that's all that matters.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have serious mixed feelings about this toner. It's super refreshing and feels great when I apply it but I don't think it actually does anything. I spray it on before moisturizing, day and night, and then as needed during the day if I'm sweating or feel like my face is kinda oily. Do not get this stuff in your eye though! It burns so freaking bad I thought I was going to have red eyes for a month! My pores don't seem smaller and my skin doesn't apear less red after using but it does make me feel like I am doing something so I will probably repurchase.

on 8/10/2015 10:49:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I really like this toner, because i originally used an alcohol based toner and i felt like it dried my skin. Using this toner before the active moist really makes a difference. It is super hydrating and it acts as a pH balancer after cleansing the skin. I feel like that is very important because pollution etc. can ruin the skin. I feel like this toner helps my skin feel more fresh! Although im not sure if it's placebo effect, i feel my skin has improved a lot, much less break outs and smoother skin! :) Another convenient thing is that it is in a spray bottle, dont have to use cotton pads :D

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with this toner. It smooths my skin and minimizes my pores leaving a nice satiny feel, but it also burns a little bit when I spray it on which is not ideal. I mean it's not a painful or terrible burning, but it's definitely present. Don't get it in your eyes!

Using the Dermalogica travel kit with gel cleanser, moisturiser and this toner has minimized my breakouts but I do still get pimples and blackheads and all 3 products irritate my skin.

This toner especially leaves the edges of my nose quite red and makes my skin turn pink. I thought it was just because it was a new product but I've been using it 3 weeks now to the same effect.

I find that I still get greasy by lunch time in my T-zone with this toner. To be fair I always get greasy by lunch time and have not found a single product that can stop that yet. (Blotting papers to the rescue amirite?)

It works, but it burns, and I would not repurchase it.

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