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I was fortunate to receive a free 50ml bottle of Caudalie Toning Lotion with a perfume order at the look fantastic website. I am not normally one for using toner as I have experienced quite severe results with ones I have tried in the past (expensive ones at that too!) that have totally stripped my skin and left it quite dry and damaged. I do love the Caudalie brand though so was interested to give this toner a try.
What is it?
I was a bit confused by the bottle which says it is a moisturising toner for face and eyes. I don't normally associate a toner as having moisturising properties, yet the secret behind it stems from Winemakers who use the Vinolevure®. This active ingredient captures up to 100 times its weight in water. Caudalie Toning Lotion is highly concentrated in Vinolevure®, moisturizing and removing the last traces of makeup increasing the effectiveness of your daily skincare regimen.
I let a few drops saturate a cotton pad and wipe over my face after I have used eye make up remover and cream cleanser. In addition to removing the residue of any leftover make up, I think this toner also removes any of the oily eye make up remover and cleanser left on the skin so it is multi tasking I think. It is cool on the skin and feels really nice with no particular smell to it. I remember for some reason you should always apply toner in an upwards motion to help with circulation I think.
I enjoyed using this toner and had no adverse skin reaction to it. It did remove a bit more make up even when I thought I'd been thorough with the cleanser. The toner feels lovely on skin and I used the bottle day and night for a few months before it ran out.
A 200ml bottle retails at £12.79 on the salon skincare website. I think a bottle this size will last a long time so it's not a bad price.
I like this product and can't fault the results but don't think I'll be buying another bottle as it does add more time on to the end of the day and sometimes you have to draw a line on the before bedtime routine! I also realised that I was using six cotton wool pads a night (and more in the morning as well) due to how many products I was using on my skin which just seems a bit excessive. I'm not a toner convert but I did like the Caudalie toner.
Special offer 400ml bottle worth £30 / 00 / The secret of Winemakers, Vinolevure captures up to 100 times its weight in water / Caudalie Toning Lotion, highly concentrated in Vinolevure, removes the last traces of make-up, moisturises and increases the effectiveness of your daily skincare regimen / Suitable , even the most sensitive / Directions for use: Apply Caudalie Toning Lotion morning and evening, using a cotton pad on cleansed face and eyes / No need to rinse /