Product Type: Sanctuary body care
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Refining & Refreshing Toner
Sanctuary Pore Refining Toner
Member Name: GOLDIELOCKS181
Sanctuary Pore Refining Toner
Advantages: Reduces open pores somewhat, leaves skin feeling smooth, convenient bottle
It is only recently that I have started to use toner as part of my facial skincare regime. I started to notice that I had rather large open pores around my cheek area and when I applied make-up it made them more noticeable whic really wasn't very attractive. This was probably not noticeable to other people unless they came very close but I knew they were there and it bothered me so I decided to look for something that would help. I had tried so many different face washes and cleanses over the years, some that were supposed to clear the pores etc so I decided not to go down the face wash route and instead started to look for a toner that would specifically help to reduce my open pores. I had a look what was offer on boots.co.uk and came across the Sancuary Deep Cleanse facial pore refining toner which sounded like exactly what I was looking for. I purchased it and couldn't wait for it to arrive to try it out and see what the results were.
When it arrived I instantly loved the packaging, it was simple yet modern. The bottle is a pale bluey turquoise colour with rather a lot of black writing down the middle which includes the 'Sanctuary' logo. One feature I particularly like is that the bottle has a spray pump top which makes it easy to get the perfect amount for you on to cotton wool without wasting any or you can simply spray it straight over the face. It is a 150ml sized bottle.
*About the Product*
The pore refining toner is suitable for people with all skin types. It is a gentle toner that helps to balance the skin's pH levels and minimises the appearance of open pores without stripping or drying skin. The toner also claims that the astringent action of witch hazel helps avoid blemishes, while also minimising the appearance of open pores and removing any lingering traces of cleanser.
I am really happy I bought this toner. I would be lying if I said it has made my open pores dissapear but they certainly have reduced since using this toner. Not only has it reduced the open pores, it always leaves my skin feeling refreshed and with a smooth base for make-up without making my skin feel dry. As I mentioned above, the witch hazel in this product is supposed to help avoid blemishes which I found very important for me when I purchased this product because I suffer with blemishes on a regular basis and didn't want a product that would irritate my skin and make me breakout anymore. I pleased to say that using this toner has not affected my blemishes at all.
The Snctuary Pore refining toner is available from Boots for £8.99. They also do a mini 30ml size for £2.99 if you would prefer to test the product on your own skin before purchasing the full sized bottle.
Summary: A pretty good toner from Sanctuary.