I have a small update on my facial skin care products and as you can tell from the title, today I'll be reviewing my new toner. I was previously using Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner and was pretty happy with it, it did the job. However anyone that knows me also knows that I am pretty big on paraben (and many other chemicals) free and organic products but of course I wasn't about to just toss a full bottle of toner so I used it up! I even use a paraben and bad chemical-free dish-washing soap and hand soap. I wish I could do the same with make-up and while I do have many chemical-free make-up products that I love, I just can't see myself giving up MAC and other brands that I absolutely adore. Ok I'm going off topic here...So I recently finished my bottle of Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner and decided that I won't be repurchasing it mostly because it does contain parabens and I also wanted to try something new. I have never used Kiehl's products before but heard great things about this company and it's products so I decided to give it a try.
Here's the break down of Açaí Damage-Protecting Toning Mist:
What is it? An antioxidant toner that helps to balance and refine skin's texture and tone, provides a layer of antioxidant protection, aids in tightening pores, can also be used as a anytime refresher (yay! I can see myself carrying this with me all summer long for a quick spritz, especially in super hot and humid Chicago summer, it'll be my best friend!) It's 100% natural origin and 77.1% of ingredients come from organic farming.
What does it contain? Açaí berry, fruit waters, flowers, leaves and stems of plants, leaf oils, lavender oil and more...very floral indeed!
How does it feel on skin? I spritz it on a cotton round and then apply it to my face, right after using my face-wash when my pores are open, and it feels so refreshing, it almost feels like my skin can breathe again after I use this. It's definitely more moisturizing than Dermalogica toner, I think it's the oils that cause it to be moisturizing, which Dermalogica toner doesn't contain too much of.
What about the smell? Lavender definitely owns this toner. If you can't stand the smell of lavender then this toner may not be for you. I like lavender as long as it's not super pungent, and in the case of this toner, it's not.
Will it break the bank? It is $26 for a 6.0 fl. oz. which I consider to be reasonable for a product that doesn't contain most of the harmful chemicals many others do. I was paying $31 for 8.4 fl. oz. of Dermalogica toner.
What do I love about it? The packaging, it's a plastic burgundy bottle wrapped with the information label which looks pharmacy-like, sort of. I love the fact that it is in a spray form! And of course, that it feels great on my skin and that it's formulated without all the chemicals. That it's made to improve the size of pores, hopefully it'll work with my pores because they are getting huuuuge!
What could improve? In stead of plastic, it could be a glass bottle. But then it would be probably more expensive...can't have everything we want, can we?!
What do you girls think about Kiehl's, have you ever used or do you currently use their products?