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Brand: Dermalogica / Type: Toner / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      25.02.2012 13:49
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      Keep it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect. Hydrating, smoothing and refreshing.

      I first tried Dermalogica products whilst on holiday in the US last summer. I ended up buying quite a few of the products and I was also given a travel size sample of the multi active toner. I liked it so much that I did actually go back and buy the full size bottle. The travel size is a 50ml bottle, the full size is a 250ml bottle.

      I have to admit that I don't use this as a toner specifically, I primarily use this as a facial spritz.
      This is an ultra-light toner / facial spritz that refreshes and hydrates your skin whilst smoothing the surface of your skin. It helps to condition your skin to prepare it for proper moisture absorption. Like all of the Dermalogica products this contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

      The 50ml travel size bottle bottle is perfect for hand luggage as it is below the 100ml limit on liquids, it is also refilllable. I would reccomend anyone that uses this toner to buy a travel size one as well, you can then take this on short trips away or even just pop it in your hadbag to use throughout the day. You can then refill it from the larger size bottle, which is much better value for money.

      If you were to use this as a toner, then after cleansing your face you would spray the toner directly over your entire face and throat with your eyes closed, you would then follow this with your moisturizer.
      To use as a facial spritz then again just spray the toner directly over your entire face and throat, as and when needed throughout the day.
      I normally find that two pumps of the full size bottle is sufficient, or 3-4 pumps of the travel size bottle.

      I used this a lot during the summer, it's really cooling and refreshing on your skin. On a hot summers day it's especially nice if you've kept it in the fridge, it is then bliss when you spray it on your skin. When you spray it over your face it does feel very hydrating and refreshing. It does not dry your skin out at all.
      I did occasionally use it as a toner during the summer, I found that it did calm my skin between cleanser and moisturiser on especially hot days, I also found that it helped my skin absorb my moisturiser better, normally in the summer my moisturiser can just 'sit' on my skin and not sink in.
      The majority of the time though I would use this to cool my skin down on a hot day, or to rehydrate my skin. This works especially well to hydrate your skin on a flight. I always find that my skin is dry and tight and suffers on a flight, this ensured that my skin didn't suffer as it would normally, it left my skin feeling soft and refreshed.
      I would also imagine that this would would well if you worked in an air conditioned building to rehydrate your skin throughout the day.

      I was impressed with this, I will definately buy it again, I do still have some left so it does last quite a while, I did only use this over the summer months though.

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      11.12.2011 20:03
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      A product I am happy to recommend regardless of skin type.

      Having used Dermalogica in the past and an ongoing user of their products I recently tried out their Multi-Active Toner. Designed to hydrate, tone and refresh tired and dry skin I thought it would work perfectly at giving me a lift occassionally and so I paid around £25 for the 250ml bottle.

      The first thing you notice is the typical Dermalogica branding. The bottle has a pump-action spray method of application, so it is easy to apply. The simple white bottle has the usual Dermalogica name down the side and overall it is quite stylish. The Multi-Active Toner is designed for all skin types, so I knew that if it didn't agree with me then I could always find a new owner within the family.

      This toner, Dermalogica claim, will prepare your skin for moisturising, leaving you with the best results overall. I think the price was quite steep, but if it worked then I wasn't too concerned. The first few applications gave me noticeable results, with a much cleaner and clearer touch and appearance. The lavender extract which is included in this toner also leaves a calming and soothing feel, although this doesn't last long. Lavender extract is also a useful antiseptic, killing bacteria on the skin.

      Aloe Vera and mint are other key ingredients. Aloe Vera accompanies the lavender extract at healing the skin and killing bacteria through its antiseptic properties. Mint contains Vitamin A which balances the production of oil by the skin. There are many helpful ingredients which all have a positive effect on your skin, the ingredients are as follows;

      Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline, Propylene Glycol, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Ricinoleth-40, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Linalool, Polyquaternium-4, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

      This ingredients list was taken from the Dermalogica website. Overall my experience of the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner is a positive one. My skin feels much clearer now for when I apply moisturiser etc. I am a man, but I still find that it is useful as it clears my skin. Oily deposits are easily cleared and my skin is prepared for other products. The ingredients list leaves me confident that I am getting value for money as there are a lot of things in there that will improve the condition of my skin in the long term.

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      26.11.2011 20:45
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      A lovely cleanser not such a lovely price!

      Its no secret that my skin hasn't always been great and I have probably tried and tested and failed with many many products. While on the hunt for something suitable for my skin my mum kindly brought me the Dermalogica Normal/Dry Skin kit that contained 5 products in smaller sizes in the hope that some of the products or all of them combined would help to improve my skin. I got it brought for me around a year or so ago and it is a lot cheaper now at around the £18 mark. The first product I thought I would review is the Multi-Active Toner. The size of the toner that I got included in the kit was 50ml and a full sized bottle is 250ml and retails anywhere from £18 up to £27 so its definately best to shop around.

      As with all Dermalogica products the packaging is almost clincal and not that girly and pretty but its the product inside that counts! The first thing I noticed that was different to most toners is that it comes in a spray bottle, so rather than having to fiddle about with cotton wool and me being incredibly clumsy I usually spill a fair amount of cleanser before it even reaches the cotton pad so if your clumsy this is a great idea. The same with all toners this is done after cleansing your skin. I am always reluctant to use new products on my skin as it can sometimes react badly and I can wake up the next morning and find it has broken out my skin badly.

      The toner itself is a clear liquid and feels as light as water once sprayed onto your skin. I found that you only need 2/3 squirts of this to get a good cover on your whole face. As it contains aloe vera, lavender, mint and arnica (which is amazing for bruises!) you can definately smell the lavender but I don't find it overpowering in the slightest which is brilliant for me as I'm incredibly fussy about scented facial products. I found that it soaks into your skin incredibly quickly and doesn't leave your skin in any way looking greasy or having that horrible tightness after cleansing and toning your face. It felt very mild and afterwards my skin felt smooth and really clean. It claims to even skin tone and reduce pores but as I have never had any problems with large pores I cannot comment on this. I don't really feel it did anything to even out my skin tone but all products that make this claim I have never found one that lives up to it.

      Overall I do think it is an expensive product and I don't feel it works any different to my beloved Liz Earle Toner (I sound like a walking advertisement) so I don't think I will be splashing out £18 any time soon for something that I feel that I can get cheaper and does the same job elsewhere. If this was half the price I think it would be my go to toner but unfortunately it isn't.

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        19.11.2011 05:42
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        Light and easy

        This product from the world famous skin care experts at Dermalogica is suitable for all skin types. This is a toner, yet it's different from others as it's gentle not harsh. Have you ever cleansed and thought; "oh my skin feels lovely and soft." Only to then apply a toner and all that lovely moisture is striped away and your skin can even become red and inflamed with less natural products. This toner contains as always only natural ingredients. Such as Aloe Vera to ease and heal your skin. Extract of cucumber to cool and refresh your skin, the total opposite to what other toners do.

        When you think of using a toner it's always the same routine. Get a bag of cotton wool balls or pads and press it to the top of the bottle and tip the product on to the cotton then apply in a gentle swooping swish across your face. This toner is strangely different as it is in a spray form, you spritz your face, making sure your eyes and mouth are closed of course. It's very light and has a delicate pleasant fragrance. The moment it touches your skin it's cooling and as it's in a spray form it's a very refreshing feeling. It has antibacterial properties as do most if not all of Dermalogica products. This helps keep your skin not only looking clean but actually clean on a microbial level. Another one of it's healthy ingredients is mint, this gives it that wonderfully cool feeling, as well as nourishing it with vitamins through it's natural oils.


        This toner will reduce oil production on your skin and is in no way abrasive.
        It has helped keep my skin looking good as I don't really suffer that much from excess oil, but I do like that it closes my pours and in turn minimises their appearance.

        If you want a gentle easy to apply all natural toner, then look no further.


        Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner (250ml) can be purchased at www.pure-beauty.co.uk for only £18,85 SALE PRICE.

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        15.08.2011 11:27
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        An indulgent toner, that is worth a try at least!

        Having used Dermalogica for a while now, when it came to replacing my toner I had a look around for one of theirs. This is the product that was recommended to me by the consultant in the salon I go to. I have sensitive skin that sometimes has dry patches, sometimes breaks out in spots and sometimes my rosacea flairs up. It's fair to say that I have to be careful which products I use on my skin and it's quite difficult to find something that doesn't cause one of my skin's problems to flair up.

        I bought a 250ml bottle of this toner for £25 in the salon, but having had a look on here before writing my review it seems that you can find it cheaper online. I think anything over £10 is expensive for a toner or any other skincare element, so it would have to do magical things for me to buy this time and again.

        The unique thing about this toner is that it comes with a pump action spritz. So rather than pouring it out onto a cotton wool pad and having that absorb the majority of the product, it all goes on your face. As with all toners this is done before moisturising and after cleansing. It claims that it evens out skin tone and reduces your pores, making your moisturiser absorb better. It's also supposed to be suitable for all skin types, so I thought it would be ok for my mixed up skin. I wasn't wrong, as toners go it was fine, it didn't cause any reactions with my silly skin and it was very refreshing. In terms of evening out of my skin tone, I'm not sure whether it has made any difference to my skin, however I'm just happy to not have a reaction with my crazy skin.

        I suppose if you don't mind spending the money on this toner it is worth the investment, because it refreshed my skin and felt nice to use. The spritzer bottle is a nice design and means that the product last for longer than if you were pouring it onto a cotton wool pad. For me though it is just too expensive to use regularly.

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        14.08.2011 13:23
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        Recommended to anyone looking for a light and refreshing toner on sensitive skin

        After my usual No.7 toner ran out, I thought I would give the Dermalogica brand a go, I often see it recommended in magazines, but being a little on the expensive side I was a bit reluctant (it's about £25 for the big bottle), though after using this toner, I am most definitely a convert and will be trying other items in the Dermalogica range.

        The Dermalogica multi-active toner is designed to refresh and hydrate the skin prior to putting on your usual moisturiser, personally, I also use the toner to remove make up, as they normally seem to do the job, and it's one less product on your bathroom shelf!

        How to use

        After cleansing your skin, spray evenly over your face (eyes and mouth closed obviously!!), and follow up with your usual moisturiser. The product comes in a pump spray, so is only a fine spray like a mist when it comes out, a couple of squirts does the trick.

        My opinion

        I found this toner to be perfect for my skin type. It says suitable for all skin types, but I have pretty sensitive skin and it still worked great - sometimes products like this irritate my skin, but it is very mild and left my skin feeling really smooth and silky. Unlike a lot of other toners, it also doesn't leave that greasy residue you often get, instead my skin felt refreshed and very clean!

        Smell wise, it has no artificial fragrance, but contains extract of Aloe, lavender and mint. You can definitely smell the lavender and mint, which I find a weird combination - it almost smells medicinal, but it isn't too strong an odour, so not too much of an issue.

        Overall

        A great toner for people with sensitive skin, it leaves you feeling refreshed and clovely and clean, although it is a little on the pricey side!

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          08.05.2011 21:07
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          A toner for the skin, that also heals, repairs, nourishes and hydrates the face.

          Multi Active Toner is a product created by Dermalogica which is designed to tone, hydrate and refresh the skin on your face. Dermalogica claim that this is perfect way to prepare you skin for moisturisation which allows your face to be properly conditioned leaving it soft and smooth. It is basically a skin repairing toner.

          I received this product in my Dermalogica oily skin kit and I must admit that when I first saw this product, it did seem like one of those unnecessary extras that beauty consultants try to convince you is essential. This isn't something that I would have gone in search of.

          Despite being present in my oily skin kit, it is in fact suitable for all skin types. It can be used on men and women and it is made of natural ingredients, and as it is also free from artificial colours and fragrances then it can also be used on sensitive skin too.

          The spritz contains Lavender Extract which is incredibly soothing on the skin. The plant helps your skin to heal and to generate healthy new skin cells. It also reduces the chance of scarring and balances out the oil produced by your glands. It acts as an antiseptic, killing off bacteria and purifying the skin.

          It also contains cooling and soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Mint. The Aloe Vera comes with many of the same benefits as Lavender including healing the skin, reducing scaring and destroying bacteria. It helps to restore the skins natural oil balance and it is packed full of vitamins which are essential for healthy skin.

          The mint leaves your skin feeling fresh and as it contains Vitamin A, it also helps to strengthen the skin and balance out the production of oil. The substance helps to loosen dead skin cells and unclog pores which means that spots can't form. It also helps to tone your face and soften your skin.

          Cucumber is present because it helps to strengthen our connective tissues meaning that our skin will remain firmer. It also brightens the complexion and tightens the pores. The spritz also contains Arnica which is a type of herb and is often used to treat acne. The product also contains proteins which encourage moisture to be absorbed in to the skin.

          How do you use the product?
          The product comes in a white bottle and you push down on the top to release the liquid. After cleansing and once my skin is dry, I spray this all over my face and neck ensuring that my eyes and mouth is closed. The liquid comes out as a fine mist and coats the skin. Once the liquid has been fully absorbed, I apply moisturiser to my face.

          I had a mini version in my kit but this product costs around £25 for 250ml and it can be bought from most large department stores and many online websites. If you have the time or the inclination to shop around then you will probably find it for cheaper. The life of the product is long as you only use a really small amount each time.

          Although this isn't something I would have chosen for myself, it is one of the products that I've ended up using the most out of the solutions in my kit. A spritz action actually makes the product last longer as when you usually apply a toner using a cotton pad then the pad absorbs most of it.

          The product feels refreshing on the skin and does not leave it feeling greasy, sticky or uncomfortable. It doesn't sting at all even on my sensitive skin and it has never caused any spots.

          My skin is marginally less greasy when I use this product, especially if I respritz throughout the day when I'm not wearing make up. It can be used continually throughout the day to revive and freshen up your skin. It's also lovely to use when you're hot and bothered.

          People have noticed and commented on the improved condition of my skin and this surprises me as I thought if would be a 'filler' for my oily skin kit. My skin looks healthier, feels smoother and stays cleaner throughout the day. All in all, this is a very useful product to have in your handbag.

          INGREDIENTS:
          Extracts Of: Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Balm Mint (Melissa Officinalis); Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lactale, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline, Propylene Glycol; Extracts Of: Mallow (Malva Sylvestris), Ivy (Hedera Helix), Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus), Sambucus Nigra, Arnica Montana, Pellitory (Parietaria Officinalis); Ricinoleth-40, Methyl Gluceth-20, Sorbic Acid, Benzophenone, Polysorbate 20, Disosium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben.

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            15.03.2011 18:59
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            Great is you can afford it!

            I have recently experienced great success with Dermalogica skin care products and the lastest Dermalogica product I have been using is the Multi Active Toner. 250mls of the toner costs £17 and this includes additional free Dermalogica generous size samples. Dermologica products can be purchased online at places like Skinfantastic.co.uk and SalonSkincare.co.uk. Free delivery is offered at both of these online stores.

            The Product:
            The toner comes in a plastic bottle and the bottle can be recycled after use. The top of the bottle has a spray on the end of it, the spray is a great way of dispensing the toner. You can either spray it straight on to your face or onto cotton wool pads, ready to apply to your face. The best thing about the spray is that you can spray just as much as you need and not waste any of this expensive toner. The plastic bottle is white in colour with Dermalogica in bold letters. Instructions for use are on the back of the bottle. This toner is packaged well, it is straight forward and to the point, it houses the toner and is not overly decorative. What you see is what you get - 250mls of toner.

            My Results:
            For my first application I decide to spray the toner straight on to my face and then wipe it off with cotton pads. This works well, I just spray a little and it wipes away easily without leaving any residue on my face. All traces of make-up and dirt have gone and my skin feels really clean. This toner is non drying on the skin and is suitable for all skin types. When it is sprayed on to your face it feels really cooling and comforting

            The toner consistency is a very light fluid and it has the same very fresh and clean smell my other Dermalogica products have. Fragrance free and a fresh clean smell, a good combination in my book.

            The toner is marketed to help even out porosity of skin to allow for optimal moisturiser absorption. It is really handy to use during air travel, but you would need to decant some of the toner into a smaller spray bottle.
            It can also be spritzed on throughout the day to help maintain skin hydration levels.

            The toner has lots of pure, skin loving ingredients including:
            Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender): a naturally antiseptic extract. Helps soothe and purify skin. Melissa Officinalis Leaf (Balm Mint) and Aloe Vera: cool and soften the skin. Arnica Montana and Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit: extracts that help keep skin smooth and refreshed. Sodium PCA: a moisture-binding protein that acts as a humectant to allow for more effective moisture absorption.

            All in all I am a fan of this toner. I like the way it is packaged with the spray at the top of the bottle. It smells fantastic and it removes any last residues of make-up and dirt from your skin so it is ready for moisturser. It smells clean and fresh and a little of the product goes a long way.

            At the end of the day I personally don't think toner is the most important part of my skincare routine and I have used other toners costs anything from £1 to £20 and the results have been much the same. I only really expect toner to remove last residues of make-up and dirt from my skin. To me the actual moisturiser I put on my skin is more important to me then toner.

            If I had lots of money then I would use this toner all the time but because I am on a budget I need to use a cheaper product and save my money for moisturiser. I will say that this toner is a joy to use!

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            07.01.2010 14:47
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            quite good

            Do we even need to use toners? Some beauticians claim you do, whereas others suggest that a good cleanser and moisturiser will suffice. A lot of people are unsure what a toner even is. Basically, after you have washed your face with a facial wash and before you apply and moisture creams, you are supposed to tone your face. The object of toning is to close and tighten pores, refine the skin and prepare it for further moisture absorption. The concept of using a toner works, though if you are fortunate to have squeaky clean skin you could probably get away with not using one.

            I still have my bottle of Dermalogica toner from over a year ago. It seems to keep going and going. The big white bottle might set you back up to twenty pounds, but it certainly lasts ages. A pump action spray dispenses the toner, albeit in rather random directions. It comes out with a soft gush, though focusing it on one area of the face is hard, as the gush comes out rather like a mist.

            It contains essences of lavender which helps to soothe the skin as well as aloe vera and cucumber. The misty spray feels delicate and nourishing when it breezes over you. I find it very calming and it has never irritated my skin. The ingredients are all of high quality, though the offputting factor is the price tag. It is a lot of money to spend when you can pick up a Simple toner for three pounds.

            Is this an essential purchase? I would say no. It does help soften the skin and prep it before I apply a serum or moisturiser, but it does not radically change the appearance of my face. Remember healthy skin starts with diet, so even drinking lots of water will help keep skin in check. Buy this only if you can afford to indulge.

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              13.11.2009 13:20
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              Would be great if it didn't come in a spray bottle!

              This was another products i used in the dermalogica range whilst i studied beauty therapy at college. I am a big fan of dermalogica but i was not really impressed by this toner.
              The benefit is that it can be used on all skin types to remove any traces of cleanser left on the skin, and is very refreshing. I think if it came in a bottle rather than as a spray it would make me be more inclined to use it, but i tried a few and found it didn't spray properly it seemed to drizzle out rather than spray a nice even mist over the face, so when used on clients it made them jump. I decided to spray some onto cotton wool and then use on the face instead which worked better, but defeats the point of using a spray toner. Your face does feel refreshed afterwards and adds some hydration, also had a lovely smell to it.

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              Effective as part of a beauty regime

              I am a big fan of the dermalogica range and have found their products have helped my acne prone skin to an extent ( I still have some problem areas).

              I bought this as part of the acne prone skin set. Multi active toner is expensive to buy but does last a long time.

              It is described by dermalogica as 'a true oasis for the jet setter or office worker' and the beauty therapist at my local salon recommended I use it before moisturising as it allows your skin to absorb the moisturiser better. It contains Lavender, balm mint, arnica and aloe vera. All these botanicals are supposed to refresh your skin and leave it hydrated.

              I usually spray over my entire face and then gently rub in. I do find that after using it my moisturiser sinks into my skin better and my skin doesn't feel as dry. It's also really cooling and refreshing so it's nice to use after a long plane journey or when on holiday in a hot place.

              My boyfriend also finds it really effective as an after shave spray. He said it leaves his skin cool and soothed and seems to prevent shaving rash.

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                09.08.2008 13:45
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                Helped a zitty bride-to-be soothe and hydrate her skin back to prime condition

                I have bought the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner in the 50ml size as part of the Dermalogica 'acne prone' kit. I first started buying these kits when I suffered skin break outs before my wedding last year. After years of buying different high street brands of skincare but remaining loyal to none, I decided that enough was enough - I simply did not want to be a zitty bride!!

                First of all, the Dermalogica acne prone skin kit is great. Like the name suggests, targeted at acne prone/oily skin. The kit contains:

                Anti-Bac Skin Wash (1.7oz)
                Multi-Active Toner (1.7oz)
                Oil Control Lotion (.75oz)
                Medicated Clearing Gel (.30oz)
                Gentle Cream Exfoliant (sample)
                Anti-Bac Cooling Masque (sample)

                I bought mine from Jersey Beauty, which is an online store, but I know it is recommended that you get a professional consultation with proper recommendations before using these products.

                Anyway, back to the product being reviewed...

                Although this was in the acne skin kit, it is for use on all skin conditions.

                This toner is different from other toners that I've used in the past. With traditional toners, you use cotton wool to wipe your face with the product. With this one, you spritz. So, what are you spritzing onto your face? You are spritzing onto your face a blend of skin-repairing Aloe, moisture-binding humectants plus soothing Lavender, Balm Mint and Arnica.

                According to the product description, the benefits of these ingredients are as follows:

                Lavender Extract - a natural antiseptic, soothes and purifies the skin.
                Balm Mint and Aloe Vera cool and soften the skin.
                Extracts of Arnica and Cucumber, natural skin fresheners, help condition skin.
                Moisture-binding proteins act as humectants to allow for more effective moisture absorption.

                So, cutting through all the blurb, I can tell you that it works. It is very refreshing and feels soothing, but, importantly for me, it gives some much needed moisture into my skin. As mentioned, I can be prone to break outs, and my skin can get oily, so I'm so conscious of anything rich that I add to my skin. Basically, I don't use moisturiser at all. (Tut tut, I can hear some of you say... but seriously, my skin is not a fan of moisturiser - it gives it spots!!). I use it after my cleansing stage - I use either Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes or the Dermalogica Anti-Bac facewash. In addition, I have used it with my mineral foundation too and also sometimes during the day to give a quick burst of freshness.

                Not sure how it would work though if you use a two staged cleanse and tone regime (i.e. if you normally rely on the toning stage to help remove the final traces of cleanser).

                I can recommend this great product, especially if you have the type of skin that I have. I'm pleased to report that I was a beaming beautiful bride with beautiful skin - without spots! Can't say that it was wholly the toner that did this, but it was part of a regime that dramatically helped to improve my skin condition.

                Thank you for reading

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                  26.04.2008 19:51
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                  A fantastic toner to help purify and tone all skin types

                  I bought this on recommendation from my beauty therapist. This is not something I would normally do, especially as I don't really like the Dermalogica range, but knowing the damage that alcohol based toners that you put on cotton wool and swipe across your face can do, this sounded like a good investment. It costs around £20 for a 250ml bottle, but as usual shop around and you may find it cheaper.

                  Dermalogica say this refreshing blend of ingredients gives you critical hydration. It contains Lavender extract to soothe and purify, Balm Mint and Aloe Vera to cool and soften, extracts of Arnica and Cucumber to refresh and condition and moisture-binding proteins to allow for more efficient moisture absorption. It's suitable for all skin types.

                  It comes in a white cylindrical bottle with a grey spray top. The spray gives a nice 'spritz' of the toner, covering a decent sized area, so it doesn't take loads of sprays to cover your face. The toner is a watery liquid that feels fresh and cooling when you spray it on.

                  I usually just spray it 2 or 3 times over my face and neck, holding the bottle about 30cm from my face, and this covers my face nicely without feeling too wet. If you hold the bottle too close when you spray it, or if you spray too much, it does feel very wet and not particularly pleasant.

                  Once you've sprayed it on you can either apply your moisturiser straight away or blot it with a tissue first. I usually just wait about 30 seconds for it to sink in a little, then apply my moisturiser over the top.

                  I do find it makes my skin feel very fresh and clean, and my pores feel more refined and less noticeable, but it doesn't strip the skin like most toners, so it doesn't feel dry or tight at all. My skin feels soft and smooth, but I don't think it soothes the skin as it claims to. I do sometimes get dry skin, red patches and soreness, and itchy patches on my skin mainly due to cold weather, and this does nothing to help soothe my skin in these situations.

                  If you do not like spraying toner on, it can also be used on cotton wool like most toners, but I would really recommend getting used to spraying it on as the results are much better when you use it properly.

                  Overall I think it's a really good toner and used along with a purifying skin regime, it does seem to help keep my skin purified and under control, but it does not calm or soothe irritations, so I have to use something else to help with that. The bottle lasts practically forever as you hardly have to use any at all, so it does work out at fantastic value for money.

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                    28.06.2006 23:02

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                    A toner which is non greasy and lasts

                    I have been using Dermalogica Multi Active Toner as part of a full skin care regime for over a year. It is expensive, but well worth the money. Having struggled with acne for many years and been victim to the claims of many products, I have searched high and low for a product which can refresh the skin without causing greasiness. This is it. Sprtizing on to the face, and then blending in with my fingers it leaves the skin feeling invigourated and clean, which for someone with oily skin is a real treat. The initial freshness stays for most of the day and prepares the skin well for moisturiser and make up.

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                    26.10.2003 08:50

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                    I was previously using another brand but didn't quite like it. So after looking around, I decided to look at Dermalogica products. I always do research before purchasing anything so instead of trying out the whole range at full-sized bottles, I decided to try out the starter kit. The starter kit includes a 2 fl oz. Dermal Clay Cleanser, 2 fl oz. Multi Active Toner, 0.75 fl oz. Oil Control Lotion and a 0.75 fl oz. Skin Prep Scrub. Regarding the Multi Active Toner: Directions (as per on bottle): Apply after cleansing by spraying directly over the entire face and throat. Immediately follow with Dermalogica booster or moisturizer. My Face: I have oily skin and breakouts happen every week! First Impressions: Toner is in a spray bottle. This was quite a surprise to me since I have never used a toner ins a spray bottle before. Basically, you just spray it on after using the cleanser. Quite easy to use. Dislikes: It is quite expensive (I bought starter kit at SGD$72; about 25£). 237ml costs SGD$59.80. Also, I don't feel as if I have used a toner since I did not even wipe my face with a cotton pad to clear off the grime.

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