Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Toner Chronicles

Hey Y'all!

So I have an issue with toner... I blame the beauty blogger community for this... I never used it before and I survived most of my life without it. I've tried a few in the past and they were just way to harsh on my skin. Now I think I'm mentally addicted to it. My face just doesn't feel clean unless I tone.. Whenever I look at the cotton round after I tone I'm like ewwwww all that was left on my face?? I really do look at the cotton round each time. I was going to take a picture because I enjoy sharing with ya'll but I decided to spare you guys the visual.

My problem is that I can't find one that I love.  :( My soul mate toner is out there somewhere....

I was using 3W Clinic Olive Natural Skin Toner and I loved it.
"Olive extract and purify the skin and soothing on, and helps keep moisture and vital.

Refreshing finish to the skin may feel a fresh touch."

I just can't get my hands on it because I received it as a gift (a skincare set) from my cousin when she lived in Korea. I can't just fly to Korea to get more and I can order it but I have to get the whole set and I don't want the whole set until I finish some of the other stuff.

Avalon Organics Hydrating Toner ~($11.95 for 7 fl oz ) I bought this because it claimed to be hydrating and gentle for sensitive skin.
"Made with organic Lavender, Licorice Root,White TeaArnica and other calming non-irritating ingredients for reactive complexions.
Prepares the skin for optimal moisturization.Restores the skin's delicate equilibrium while delivering essential hydration with Hyaluronic Acid. The soothing protection of Licorice Root, organic Lavender, Green Tea, White Tea and Vitamin Cantioxidants prepare the skin for deep moisturization. Made with multiple humectants, such as organic Aloe, vegetable glycerin, Sodium PCA and Hyaluronic Acid, to attract moisture to the skin's surface plus Salicylic Acid, Cucumber extract and the soothing, refreshing fragrance of certified organic Lavender essential oil."

It was "aight", but I ran out and I didn't feel persuaded enough to repurchase..

Now I'm "experimenting" with Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hibiscus Facial Toner~ ($12.95 for 8.5oz bottle) This was recommended to me by a YT'er/Blogger that I recently discovered on Beautylish. I LOVE her tutorials they are informative quick and to the point, and shes soo freakin'  beautiful *jealous* and knows how to work her makeup brushes Ms. Makeup by Cece L. I just purchased it so I can't do a review about it just yet.

"Hibiscus combines with honeysuckle, guava and cucumber to tone and balance skin after cleansing.
Tropical flower and fruit extracts with skin toning enzymes purify and gentle toner combines witch hazel and soothing aloe vera together with a whole host of tropical fruits and floral extracts to refresh and tone skin.  For all skin types, use in the morning and evening after cleansing."

What's your favorite toner and why?? Let a sister know :)

Luv Y'all!!!

Mean It!!!



2 ♥Say Something♥:

Gillion said...

My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII ( to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's moisturizer is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

Kendall said...

Thanks for the tip!!! I have a passion for Asian skincare products!
XoXo, K