Many of you know that I love skin care. I feel that a good skin care program should be a sensually pleasurable experience that helps you look and feel your best. Don’t worry! I am keeping this family friendly, I say sensual as the right products are pleasing to several senses including touch and scent as well as the visual benefits.
I thought I was not a toner person. A lot of toners are too harsh for my semi-sensitive skin and cause drying and irritation. They may work wonderfully for other people as skin varies so much!
I was excited to learn that some “toners” do work well with my skin.
What I look for in a Toner:
- It should not irritate my skin
- It should be sensually pleasing to use
- I should notice some cosmetic benefit from use
Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water Toner from Foxbrim
This toner is made from Orange Blossom Water. I find certain floral waters very beneficial and pleasant to use. I mainly use this directly as a refreshing and invigorating toner, but it can also be used to mix a facial mask (another post!). It has a lovely lightly fruity, floral scent that reminds me of the Mediterranean.
I have used other Foxbrim products before and have been impressed. According to Foxbrim, Organge Blossom Water “has astringent and anti-microbial properties to provide skin a fresh and balanced feel while removing excess dirt and oil.”
As someone with semi-sensitive combination skin, I prefer to use Orange Blossom when I feel my skin is a little oily or if I used too many oily products. If my skin feels a little dry, I prefer Rose Water Toner…
Ingredients: Orange blossom, Distilate
Rose Water Toner
I have used a few types of Rose Water. The main thing I look for is minimal ingredients just distilled rose (or rose oil) and water. I find Rose Water lightly moisturizing and soothing. For me the scent can be hit or miss. I love the smell of fresh rose blossoms and the light smell of many rose waters. I don’t care for an overly concentrated rose smell though.
Rose water can also be used on the hair, as a mask mixer or in a bath.
Juara Hydrating Toner-Tamarind Tea
This is the toner that made me realize I like some toners. I first received it on a box that I use to subscribe to and was immediately impressed. I found it soothing and moisturizing. In a way it seemed more like a serum than a toner.
Ingredients: Water, Pentylene Glycol, Tamarind Seed (Tamarindus Indica) Extract, White Tea, Green Tea, Black Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract, Rice (Oryza Sativa) Bran Extract, Honey Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate.
Where to Purchase these Toners:
The following products are all available on Amazon:
- Foxbrim Organge Blossom (Neroli) Toner
- Heritage Products Rose Water
- Juara Hydrating Toner-Tamarind Tea