Today’s Tone It Up post is actually about three different toners I’ve been testing lately. They are all very different, and depending on what you are looking for, the Amie Petal Perfect 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner*, Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner* or Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner* may be a match. Let’s find out!
Any toner will remove a little residual makeup because you’re wiping off your face in order to use it, but the Amie Petal Perfect 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner actually makes the claim to both gently cleanse and tone skin. Probably as a result, it’s actually a very creamy toner, which is the first time I’ve experienced that, making it not at all drying. The ingredient list includes rose petal and raspberry extract, giving it a lovely scent.
I would not use the Amie Petal Perfect 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner also your only cleanser, because there was definitely still makeup on my face afterwards, and I think there would be some pretty hard scrubbing for anything a bit stubborn. However, if you do use it as a toner and haven’t properly removed makeup, it will definitely help with any leftovers more effectively than a regular toner. This is also a great choice for a winter toner, or if you have dry skin, because of how gentle and non-drying it is.
The Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner is a lot more like what I would think of when considering a toner, with a very strong rose scent. I love roses, but I was a little surprised to see such a strongly scented product from Burt’s Bees, even though the fragrance (and toner) are 100% natural. Packaging-wise, there is quite a large opening, while the Amie and Fresh toners both are a little easier to disperse.
The second ingredient in the Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner is alcohol, and I do smell it as it dries on my skin. The alcohol is a bit drying, but the glycerin, rosewater and aloe help balance the toner. However, it still leaves my skin feeling a little tight, so I don’t think it’s a product for dry skin, but I always follow toner with moisturizer anyway. It’s quite cooling on the skin, which is nice, but I find both the rose and alcohol too strong in the Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner. Still, if you are looking for a natural option and love the scent of roses I think this would be especially refreshing during the summer months .
The Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner was the first time I’ve used a toner that suggests could also apply it with your fingers, but once using it I completely understand why. It is actually more like a facial treatment instead of just something to tone and refresh the skin. Applying it with your fingers also means, for a more expensive option, you aren’t wasting any into that cotton pad.
Experiencing the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner starts with a heavy glass bottle and a wonderful but subtle tea scent, that’s both soothing and refreshing, just like the toner itself. It’s filled with plant extracts, as well as hyaluronic acid to help seal moisture into the skin. There’s no alcohol in this toner and it is not at all drying.
I really love the impact the Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner has had on my skin, it’s calming, moisturizing, and it’s actually a toner that feels good. My skin feels soft afterwards and the only issue is that really want the rest of the Fresh Black Tea skincare line–I mean, there’s serums and masks and creams to match!
These days, between the Amie Petal Perfect 2 in 1 Cleanser Toner, Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner and Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner, my face has been quite nicely toned. Now about the rest of my body…
Do you have a favourite toner?