Saturday, 10 August 2013

The Skincare Series; Toners.


It was only at the start of this year that I declared toner's were useless; all I ever used was a Simple one to take off any remains of make-up after a cleanser. Of course, in the past that's all what we believed a toner could do, but over the past few years a whole lot of toners have been created to effect your skin in different ways. I honestly love my toner routine now, it's definitely my favourite step in my skincare routine and I'm always looking for new ones to add to my collection.

Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz - This is one of my newest additions, and I'm actually surprised at how much I like this toner. I wasn't expecting much after the reviews I've read and the price, but it's possibly the one I'm reaching for the most at the moment. The Rosewater is very refreshing, and it's great for sensitive skin. I don't know how it's managing to do it, but it's cleared up my problem areas wonderfully, too.

La Roche Posay Effaclar lotion - I'm a little bit wary of this one, only really because the scent is very strong and seems harsh; the Effaclar duo also did nothing but break me out, so I was worried about this causing a reaction. That said, I haven't had any negative effects from this. It purifies my face nicely, and seems to reduce any pores and leaves it looking bright in the morning. I don't use it everyday, but it's a nice one to use a few times a week as an exfoliation.

Lush Tea Tree Toner Water - Aaah, the first toner I really fell in love with. I don't use this so much anymore, but when I'm having some issues and a few blemishes pop up, I always have this on hand. After a good cleanse I really spritz this onto the problem areas, and they just seem to dry up so much quicker than without it. I make sure I always have a bottle of this in stock, just in case.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - Again, this is another one I'd be lost with if any spots flare up. It contains rosemary, mint, glycerin and orange blossom which are all designed to give a radiance to the skin, but they always work wonderfully drying up any blemishes I might have.

Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner - I bought this one with the Rosewater spritz as they were on offer, and I thought why not. I was attracted to this one as it mentions on the back it contains natural AHA's, and I sometimes find my complexion a little dull. This one pretty much does what is says on the tin (or bottle, rather) and brightens my face wonderfully whilst also clearing out any problem areas. Again, one I wasn't expecting much from but am pleasantly surprised by!

Do you use any of these toners? What toners do you recommend?


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20 comments

  1. Definitely giving the all bright toner a go now - the make up wipes from the same range are amazing x

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  2. Ooh I think I'm going to give the all bright cleansing toner a try! Also tempted by the Lush Tea Tree, I don't think I've ever tried any of their skin care before!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  3. They all sound nice, I've only ever tried Caudalie out of those but the Botanics ones sound lovely!

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  4. I too don't like the la roche-posay scent :// and I would like to try the caudalie one, looks good!

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  5. I love the Botanics Rosewater! Definitely one of my favourites.

    Katie x and-katie.com

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  6. I really enjoyed reading your post Catherine! Iactually really like using the La Roche Posay one during summer :) x x

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  7. I have the Botanics Rose Water spritz and whilst initially I hated spraying it on my face I've now come to really enjoy using it :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  8. I used to feel that way about toners and now it's become such an important part of my skincare routine. I use an Avene one [from their thermal water range] and I would love to try the Caudalie Beauty Elixir and the Lush Tea Tree Water!

    Isabela x | fusels.com

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  9. Ive been meaning to try some bits from Botanics, these sound great!x

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  10. To be honest - I only really use a toner because I've always thought it was on of those vital steps in your skincare routine. I should probably find one where I can actually see the results! Thanks for your suggestions :)

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

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  11. I think I suggested the Botanics range to you once on twitter, they are my favourite thing ever! I have super sensitive skin so a major winner from me, and isn't the rose water just so refreshing? x

    The Little Things

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    1. It is! I love the scent too, reminds me of turkish delight! xo

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  12. I had the same problem with Effaclar Duo. I thought maybe my skin was "purging" at first but even after a few weeks of continual use I'm still left with little irritated bumps. On a happier note, I love every Caudalie item I've ever tried!

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    1. Yep, same here! I was gutted too, I've still got it in my drawer and sometimes think 'maybe I'll give you another go' but 24 hours later I always regret it! Time to bin I think.

      I've only tried the beauty elixir but I've just ordered the gentle cleansing milk which I'm looking forward to trying! xo

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  13. Thanks for the reviews! My favourite toner ever is the Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Refining one. It's not much more expensive than the La Roche Posay one so if you're having trouble with that, I suggest you check the Kiehl's out, as it has a similar effect but much more gentle. xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh, that one sounds lovely! I'll definitely look into it. xo

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  14. They all sound great, especially the all bright as I find my skin can look a little bit dull if I'm tired. Would you say that one would be okay for sensitive skin? thanks for all the reviews :)
    RosalieJayneRosalie x

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    1. I would think so! It says suitable for all skintypes but as usual avoid the eyes. I've got quite sensitive skin at times too and it's been fine for me! xo

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  15. I really love your new header Catherine, it's so cute! I wish I got on better with the Caudalie Beauty Elixir... it just did nothing for me whatsoever, which is gutting considering how many people love it :( xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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