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I purchased this toner from the Lancome range around Christmas time. I use toner on an infrequent basis but sometimes cleanser and makeup remover aren't all fully removed and this is where I find toner to be quite useful to get the last scrapes of makeup/oil/grease from my face (painting a lovely picture of myself aren't I!). Anyway, I usually find toners to be very harsh, very alcohol-smelling and most of them really dry out my face, so this time around I was looking for something different.
The Lancome toner is pink in colour and not as thin as usual toners (which typically have a consistency of water). It has a creamy/opaque look to it rather than being transparent. There is a hole in the top of the bottle that you can shake out some toner onto cotton wool with a good level of control (i.e. it doesn't come oozing out too fast) and because of this, it means you don't have to use very much at all each time. The toner smells quite nice, a little bit like strawberries and a little bit like toner; it doesn't smell like alcohol at all which is a huge bonus for me. The toner wipes over the faces, removes all of the excess makeup and any bits that the cleanser hasn't managed to get rid of and feels soothing and gentle to the skin, not harsh at all. My face usually feels quite tight after using toners, but this must have moisturisers in it, because my skin always feels nice and fresh without being too dry or too oily. It is specifically for dry skin but it so moisturising that people with normal or oily skin couldn't use it in my humble opinion.
==Value for money?==
The price per bottle is around £20 for 200ml. I use this quite infrequently and have used around 1/4 of the bottle in 6 months. I do think it is expensive for a toner, but compared to all the harsh astringent toners I have used in the past, this is the best one I have found to date mainly due to the ability to moisturise rather than further dry out dry skin. Based on these facts, I would purchase it again but I do think it is expensive for what it is - I have only given it four stars due to the price. Debenhams have offers on Lancome stuff sometimes so I try and pick it up during these or 'bonus' times.