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Lancome Tonique Douceur - For Deliciously Silky Smooth Skin.
Lancome Tonique Douceur
Member Name: misssaxyness
Lancome Tonique Douceur
Advantages: Easy to use, removes hidden grime, great for all skin types.
Disadvantages: Might be too sweet smelling, slightly pricey.
My name is Julie, and I'm a make-up addict. At last, I've stood up and said it! My true confession to you though is through my many years of experimenting with foundations, powders, iridescent shadows, illuminating liners and glosses I have neglected one of the most important things - my skin.
I have a classic case of combination skin with greasy spots, dry spots and particularly flaky eyebrows (aren't I attractive?!) joined together by relatively balanced skin. I've half heartedly tried cleansers, toners and moisturisers over the years but have always been left with my skin feeling too greasy, too dry or quite rashy and sore. A few months ago my mum bought me the Lancóme Tonique Douceur along with the Aqua Fusion moisturiser, informing me of its greatness. I geared myself up for another unsuccessful bout of uncomfortable skin reactions but was very pleasantly surprised by the results - so i thought i'd share it all with you, seeing as this item has no reviews on it yet!
::Price and Stockists::
On the Lancóme Paris website, this product is available to buy and listed as £18.45 for 200ml or £30.00 for 400ml. I am also aware that some of the larger department stores such as Debenhams stock the Lancóme range and might be worth checking out as you will probably be able to pick them up cheaper, due to no postage fees and discounts for multiple product range purchases.
I don't know if this comes with an outer box as my mum bought it for me, so I will just look at the bottle for this review. My bottle contains 50ml of toner and is a medium blue colour. There is a pretty flower design in a white outline design on the front along with the usual blurb which tells us the product is alcohol free, softening and hydrating. The back of the pack states that this toner is for all skin types, but the official Lancóme website suggests normal-dry skin will get the most benefit from it. Having combination skin as mentioned above, I found it excellent so I would recommend to all skin types as the original package states. It also tells us to apply with a cotton pad for best results. The bottle is slightly bullet shaped, fits in the hand nicely and has a neat little flip top which is successful in stopping unwanted leaks.
Upon opening the bottle, I'm immediately met with a subtle smell which isn't overbearing at all. It reminds me somewhat of a mix between blue Jellybeans and Parma Violets. I find this scent particularly delicious as I'm a fan of both, but if you're not, it may be a bit too sickly sweet for you.
I find the best way to apply this toner is the same as the suggested way, on to clean skin with a cotton pad or ball as it is not as porous as tissue. You can apply this product once or twice a day - I choose to apply mine in the evening. The liquid doesn't pour right out of the hole in the top, more needing a little shake to get the right amount out, which helps eliminate loads coming out at once I should imagine. Three or four shakes on to the pad usually gets enough out for me to start applying to my skin.
I start by applying to my forehead in gentle strokes outwards, then over my eyebrows and eyes again out to the side of my face, pushing down slightly across the more greasy spots of my skin. I then use two more cotton pads, one each for the left and right sides of my neck and cheeks.
Even on my previously cleaned skin, the toner has removed dirt and grime that wasn't visible before which is impressing. It feels cool and fresh when applying, dries well and leaves my skin feeling more balanced, rejuvenated and soft all over. The only downside of this product is that the smell of the toner does tend to linger on your fingers and skin where applied. If you aren't a fan of the more sweet smelling beauty products then it could be a little overpowering for you. However this product is meant to be used with a moisturiser being applied after it and as soon as I apply my own moisturiser, the smell of the toner dissipates.
I would heartily recommend Lancóme Tonique Douceur. It may seem a bit pricey for a Toner but it has converted me, one of the laziest and most troublesome of skincare users! My daily facial treatment now involves this product and I wouldn't have it any other way. I use it in conjunction with my own cleanser and Lancóme's Aqua Fusion moisturiser which I plan to review very soon. Even if used with entirely different products, I could see the Tonique Douceur making a difference, so go ahead and treat yourself now or stick in on your wish list for your next birthday!
Summary: Would recommend to people of all skin types, it's fab.