“ Brand: Asda / Type: Toner / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
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I am trying to save money at the moment and resent spending my cash on skincare essentials that are necessary to maintain a good skintone but are neither luxurious nor exciting. I especially dislike spending on toner, as it is surely the most boring of the skincare products!
So I was pleased to see a bargain toner for sale at Asda, costing just 72 pence for 150 ml. This is a lot less than any other toner I have seen, as even Avon charges around £2 for a toner, and most low or mid range brands such as Simple can charge around £3-£4 for the same amount.
The Vitamin E toner by Asda comes in a clear plastic bottle that looks very cheap and will not be appreciated by anyone who likes their dressing table to look glamourous! Disaster struck immediately with the bottle as the screw top lid is not very tight and it leaked on the way home from the supermarket. Whenever I travel with it now it leaks so I assume there is a design flaw, unless I just happened to pick up a dodgy bottle.
The toner states that it 'Removes excess oils for a clearer complexion'. It is alcohol free unlike most toners so it doesn't sting when it is applied. It is also fragrance free so probably fine for sensitive skins. It has a thin, watery texture and doesn't really smell of anything.
When I put it on my skin it doesn't really refresh, tighten or cool my skin the way most other toners do. It is really very gentle and doesn't appear to do very much. I have found my skin slightly more prone to spots since I started using it so I guess it doesn't absorb as much oil as other toners.
This toner doesn't appear to be very effective but if you are looking for a very cheap product that won't irritate your skin then it might be for you. However I think in future I will pay a bit more for something that works!