Today is a toner from Skintruth which is a salon brand you can get from Sally’s and Salon Services.
I have been looking for a budget toner in a decent sized bottle and that was alcohol free, something that I was finding really difficult to get. I love a toner step and really miss it when I don’t have it in my Routine.
I found Skintruth’s Soothing Toner, no alcohol but it is fragranced with Lavender and Chamomile which I have to say is perfect for me. This is so beautifully hydrating, I’ve got it in a massive spritz bottle and it’s lasted me forever!
This particular one is a 500ml bottle which means I can be as lavish as I like, I find if I apply my oils to my skin when it’s damp with toner the effect is so much better. It applies more easily and absorbs more quickly. A definite repurchase, I get mine from eBay and the 500ml size is £12.95. Another great affordable skincare staple.
Till next time,
I have been on a quest to find a decent alcohol free toner since Garnier discontinued the one I used and replaced them all with new toners that had alcohol in. Rude Garnier, bloody rude.
Anyway I was searching online and I have come across Bentley Organic Skin Blossom Organic Facial Toner. The company started soap making, Bentley Organic have created a range of Soil Association certified products for affordable prices.
So onto Skin Blossom, it is a pH balanced toner with Witch Hazel, Glycerin, Aloe, Lavender, Rose Geranium and Ylang Ylang. It smells beautiful and so refreshing! I used it in a spritzer bottle as I prefer that than using cotton wool. A good couple of sprays and you’re done!
Skin Blossom comes in a 150ml bottle which would last me about 6 weeks, I use it morning and evening. I’m usually pretty loyal to a toner, once I have one open I use it until the end. Why I can’t do that with other products is beyond me!! I really enjoyed using this and I’m pleased to say the price is so reasonable at £5.95 a bottle. You can buy from Naturismo, Big Green Smile, My Pure or Bentley Organic direct. A definite repurchase!
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A quick post this time, I wanted to write about this product as I’ve literally just run out and started a new bottle. I’m quite fickle with products, there are so many and I love trying something new but Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic is a toner I find myself going back to again and again.
The fragrance is gorgeous, rose-scented geranium in a cooling aloe vera base with calendula and naturally sourced vitamin e. I used to think that toner was a waste of timer so stopped using it, I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin since reintroducing it back into my regime.
Despite what people think, a toner is for adding a layer of hydration to your skin and not to remove traces of cleanser. Textures and formulas have changed meaning that there should not be a residue of cleanser left when you have finished cleansing.
Apart from the extra hydration, it is the smell that I find the most pleasurable. I decadent mine into a spray bottle and spritz very generously morning and evening. In the summer of I am very hot I sometimes have a sneaky spray to cool down and I find the smell so calming too. Definitely a product I would recommend, it’s beautiful to use.
Do you use a toner? If so which ones do you like? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.
Till next time,