Product Type: Elemis body care
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A Toner that FEEDS your skin with Moisture - An Absolute Gem!
Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner
Member Name: Lilysun
Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner
Advantages: A toner that feeds rather than dries out your skin.
Disadvantages: Costly but worth it.
Soothing and Nourishing...
If you have read any of my previous reviews you will have guessed by now that I am an Elemis 'SUPERFAN' however I do not give my praise to products lightly, ultimately when it comes to my skin care and products I choose I want results. And yet again this elemis facial toner does not disappoint. The key to youthful looking skin is moisture and this is exactly what their Lavender Toner does; it feeds ands soothes my skin. I personally do not like using astringent toners that dry out my skin even on the areas of my face that I experience 'oily' issues with and in my opinion there are far better ways to deal with these problems than applying a toner that sucks all the moisture from my face - think about it folks when things dry out they generally become weak and brittle our skin is no different! It is far better to go without using a facial toner than use an inferior one that potentially causes more issues with your skin and leads to more money being spent to 'correct' these problems.
This product comes in a 'spritz' container (200ml) and on average retails at £19 -40; yes it is more expensive than most run of the mill facial toners but it is a great product and well worth the expense. It is pale green in colour and has a light lavender scent - Lavender can be a tricky scent for me to work with as it can sometimes be very synthetic and overpowering - however Elemis have yet again managed to balance it perfectly. It is not astringent in any way shape or form and I particularly enjoy it calming and nourishing effect after using Elemis Try-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash. It is simple to apply as you just gently spritz it over your face, please don't use too much because it works beautifully with only 2 or so 'pumps' - hold it approximately 60cm from your face whilst 'spritzing'. This toner feeds and nourishes your skin and the lavender has natural disinfectant properties so it helps keep unsightly break outs at bay. This is a shining example of skin care at it's best.
Please don't use cotton wool when using toner; what is the point of applying a product to your face only to remove it straight away? Rather once you have applied the toner gently dab it over your face using your fingertips, wait a few seconds and then apply your facial moisturiser. Firstly using this method of application means that your skin benefits from the products ingredients. As an added bonus when applying your moisturiser while your skin is still slightly damp your moisturiser goes further and therefore last longer saving you money in the long run!
Need I say more than I have already stated? This product works and is an excellent addition to any individuals skin care regime. I love the moisture infusion that this toner gives to my skin without any oily or greasy after effects.
Yes it is costly but as with so many of the products in the Elemis range it is worth its weight in gold as it produces results.
First and foremost please, please, please stop using astringent facial toners; use your cleanser/ facial wash to deal withy the dirt and ensure you use a non-greasy moisturiser to keep the 'oily' areas under control. Your toner is the first point post cleansing to start getting the moisture into your skin that keeps your skin looking plumper and younger. In my opinion this product is of an excellent quality and leaves my skin feeling dewy and fresh. Give it a try and please if you have missed any of my previous hot tips take a look at my previous reviews on the Elemis range.
I hope you find this review useful and may we all walk around with happy healthy skin,
Summary: Yet another excellent product by Elemis.