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A Beauty Essential - Putting Beauty To The Test #4 Toners


Toners are very often an underdog product that people see as a pointless step. However with many good toners out there that can brighten, exfoliate or simply just remove anything you have missed, to me this is one of the most important steps in my routine. I have tried a few toners in my desperate search to find the perfect skincare routine and here is what I have found.

1. First if all is the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner, I have spoke about this in my skincare  routine and a separate review will be coming up on this but this is a fantastic toner. Doing numerous things this one product that is “just a swipe over the face with a cotton pad” has cured a lot of people’s imperfections, including mine. With constant breakouts due to poor treatment of my skin, I have had a few pointless, under the skin, no reason to be there kind of spots that have been lingering around for quite a while and I noticed that once I had started using this, the spots started to disperse and disappear. That is down to using some other products as well as this I think, but once I started using this it’s like my skincare got a kick up the butt and started to sort these irritating no need to be there spots. 
2. Next up is the toner that I use after I have applied my Clarins exfoliating toner which is the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Toner. The reason I use this as part of a two step toner is because this is a very calming and (as the name suggests) soothing toner, and I use this either on a cotton pad or mainly in a little spritz bottle that you can buy from Boots or Superdrug. It really does calm the skin and injects some nourishment which is brilliant after using something like an exfoliating toner. Not only does this have benefits if used with something, it is also very good on its own as well. If you have very sensitive skin it won’t irritate and if you have acne prone or oily skin and are using products to fight that then using a toner like this that is calming will help to balance the skins PH and calm your skin down. And it’s also very affordable just like the rest of the Simple products.
3. Now, Garnier are one of those companies we’re always hearing about, whether they’re bringing out new products or whether they’re products are on offer in drugstores and supermarkets. Either way Garnier is another company that I can trust won’t irritate my skin - most of the time. The simply essentials line is also brilliant if you have sensitive skin. A lot of toners have alcohol in which dries out the skin and if you have oily skin using something that is drying Will NOT help. I used the Garnier Simply Essentials Toner  when I was using spot fighting products and before this toner my skin would feel so tight and irritated. But after applying this, my face felt instantly soothed and calmed. This is another toner similar to the Simple one and I just think these two are just brilliant. This particular toner has no perfume, no alcohol and no colorants and is vitamin-enriched which is really going to benefit your skin. So if you are using tonnes of Salicylic Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide then you need to go and pick up one of these
4. Last but not least we have the Michael Todd True Organics Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner, this has been included quite a lot recently as this is a product I use twice a day every day (other than when I’m using the Clarins one of course) and this toner is by far the best one I have ever tried. This is another product that really helped with the breakouts as it is an antibacterial product. Being a Michael Todd product this has none of the crap in it like some other toners and it also has a dose of Hyaluronic Acid which locks in moisture and also prepares the skin for serums and moisturiser and aid them to work a lot better. This really is an amazing toner and even though I do want to try other toners that are similar, I think this one is always going to be in my skincare stash.
They do have other toners in the True Organics Line so if this one isn’t what you are looking for then take a look at the website to see what else MT have available.

I really hope this has been helpful and interesting for you. Skincare, as you can probably tell is a subject that I absolutely love, and I am always trying out new products and giving reviews so if anyone has a product they want me to review or talk about then please let me know, but otherwise, that’s another beauty essential post done.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner, Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Toner, Garnier Simply Essentials Soothing Toner, Michael Todd True Organics Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner

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