I love toners. Many girls neglect this part of skincare routine, thinking that toners change nothing. They’re wrong and I’d recommend them to reconsider their world view:)
I was going to travel soon so I was on the lookout for travel-friendly makeup and skincare products. The Caudalie toner caught my eye because of its compact packaging.
Which skin type is it good for?
What it is:
A purifying and moisturizing toner that boosts the effectiveness of your entire skin care regimen.
- Dullness and uneven texture
If you want to know more…
This essential step to your skincare regimen, Caudalie's Moisturizing Toner removes final traces of makeup and impurities, while also balancing your skin's pH level, thus preparing your skin for any serum or moisturizer to follow. Powered by Vinolevure®, Caudalie's exclusive ingredient that is extracted from wine yeast, this toner softens skin texture and supports skin's natural defense system over time. The hydrating formula is also recommended to use on eyes for optimal absorption of your eye cream. Its naturally refreshing scent blends notes of citrus flower, orange tree leaves, watermelon, and crushed mint.
One of the biggest drawbacks of this toner is its price: $28 for a 6.7 oz bottle. Usually, I buy cheaper products, that’s why I think I’m right to expect something more from this one.
I bought a 3.3. fl.oz bottle, because it had to meet the requirements for liquids in hand luggage. The toner is spent with regular speed. I’m glad that it doesn’t leak, even though you have to get used to the pump dispenser.
That’s a little rounded bottle made of matte plastic. The bottle is soft to the touch. There was no protective film. You can control the spending of the toner through the half-transparent bottle.
The toner is equipped with a pump dispenser. I don’t like it, because I think that it’s not the best option for travelling.
But the dispenser itself is not that bad. You don’t have to press hard to get the product out. It doesn’t spit the toner out.
I think such dispensers are more suitable for thicker formulas.
We can unscrew it and therefore open and close the bottle without difficulty.
-Vinolevure®: Holds 100 times its weight in water strengthens the skin's protective barrier improves skin's natural defense systemWater, Butylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan (Vinolevure), Methylpropanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid*, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenylpropanol, Glyceryl Caprylate.
It’s not the best ingredients, even though there are no parabens, mineral oils etc. If you know something about chemistry, you won’t believe that this toner is natural.
The toner contains castor oil, which is a pretty comedogenic ingredient and can provoke pimples. Usually, my skin isn’t over-sensitive to it, but not this time.
The toner smells of something like sweet grapes. If you sniff it right in the bottle, the odor would seem chemical. Both on cotton swab and on my skin the smell is rather pleasant.
The toner is transparent and doesn’t foam up when I shake it.
Anyway, it was a pleasant part of my skin care regime after the scalding sun. I stopped using my regular moisturizer. My skin loved this toner and I thought it was good!
But after a while, I started noticing that I was getting more blemishes. After I applied the toner on my neck, I saw new pimples on it!
That’s how I found out what was the root of all evil
The pleasant feeling it gives isn’t worth the blemishes, so not recommended!