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I had never myself used Lancome products until I got a beautiful large gift set for Christmas last year from my mother in law. I had always seen it as a classy, top quality brand, but just didn't feel like I had reached the age to use it yet. That all changed as soon as I tried some of the products and fell in love with them! Oh how my purse hates me for it now!
One of the products I was lucky enough to try in the gift set was this, Lancome Tonique Eclat. Roughly translated as Toner!
The product itself comes in a rounded, slightly oval bottle. It is made of clear plastic, from which you can see the blue product inside.
The lid is a flip on and off lip, and once flipped off gives way to a small hole, out of which you can squeeze the product. Seeing as the bottle is quite thick plastic, it is quite hard to squeeze the right amount ouit, and at these prices you don't really want to waste any product, so it takes a little practise. You don't really need to use very much though. A tiny bit seems to cover my face and do a good job.
The toner doesn't sting or hurt my skin like some toners do. It is cold and very soothing. It makes my skin feel cleaner and smoother after use. It also gives it a bit of a glossy glow, which I do not get if I do not use this product.
Price wise, if you buy this from a department store, beauty counter, you can expect to pay just below £20. I don't really have that sort of money so I shop around and often end up buying unwanted gifts on ebay. This can bring the price down by as much as half. I have to do a lot of looking around and there is quite a bit of patience involved, but for me to be able to afford premium products it is definitely worth it.
I love lancome products, especially their skincare ranges but this product I found a bit disappointing.
It's quite expensive, it costs £20.00 for 200ml or £32.50 for 400ml. I have the 400ml bottle and it's huge, it would easily last 6 months to a year of everyday use.
This toner claims to be for all skin types, and I have fairly normal skin but I definitely would not recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin.
The toner itself is blue in colour and smells quite nice it's a strong smell, but still quite pleasant.
The main issue I have with this toner is that as soon as I put it on my skin, it stings, not just a small tingle a real sting. It's really quite painful, it only lasts a couple of seconds but I really don't like it. It doesn't make my skin red, like you expect after the stinging sensation, and I don't know if toners are supposed to sting like that, but I find it really unpleasant.
It does leave your skin feeling a bit softer and cleaner but I'm sure I have had other toners which have a better effect and don't cause that much pain.
For rather an expensive product I would rather it wasn't an unpleasant experience when I used it.
A light lotion evenly and efficiently exfoliates as it thoroughly wipes the dead cells from the skin. The Lancome Laboratories have formulated Tonique Eclat with ingredients of naturally derived origin and provides a comfortable and non-drying cleansing experience. Use Tonique Eclat morning and evening, as part of your daily skincare routine. To use: Twice a day apply liberally to two cotton pads, then, with one in each hand, pat the surface of the skin to help it absorb the product and leave it feeling refreshed, soft and supple.