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Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner
Dermalogica Multi Active Toner
Member Name: amyjade90
Dermalogica Multi Active Toner
Advantages: Leaves skin feeling refreshed, clean and smooth
Disadvantages: The 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.
Summary: A lovely cleanser not such a lovely price!