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I don't usually use a toner but I decided to buy some new skincare products recently and I opted for this radiance toner alongside a cleanser from Burt's Bees (see earlier review). I got the toner for £8.49 from Amazon (it's RRP is £9.99).
The toner comes in a bottle of 175ml. The bottle is quite basic - a white plastic round bottle with a lid that you can partially push down to flip one side up. The toner can then be poured out. Around the bottle there is a plain yellow label with the product labelling. It is not the most attractive or inspiring bottle to look at, but this isn't of great importance to me as it just sits in my bathroom cabinet anyway. The bottle neck is covered with foil that needs to be removed before first use.
The toner is 100% natural and described as a 'botanical blend of cleansing and softening ingredients'. It works to remove traces of cleanser, trapped dirt, oil and make-up to leave a radiant complexion. It is made with Royal Jelly which helps to enhance the skin's natural radiance.
I apply by pouring a little of the toner onto a cotton wool ball. The toner is clear and colourless and has a very light, delicate, floral scent. This is only really noticeable as you apply it but it is very pleasant. I use this after cleansing so expect my face to be relatively clean but it always leaves the cotton wool a slightly dirty colour - so it just goes to show that a cleanser isn't necessarily enough to fully clean your skin. It is kind on my skin - even the delicate area of thin skin around my eyes. My skin can be quite sensitive so this was quite surprising to me. After use, my skin certainly feels very clean and it doesn't tighten my skin at all. I'm not sure if it adds to the radiance of my skin, but it certainly feels better for using it.
I'm really impressed with this toner and it has definitely made me consider the need of a toner in my skincare routine as more important. It is effective and kind to my skin and a reasonable price too, so I would recommend this if you are looking to try a toner.
Ingredients: Aqua (water, eau), lavandula intermedia flower/leaf/stem extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, royal jelly, prunus serontina (wild cherry) bark extract, arctium lappa root extract, betula alba bark extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, equisetum hiemale extract, euphrasia officinalis extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, mentha viridis (spearmint) extract, pinus strobus cone extract, pollen extract, rosa canina fruit extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaft extract, salvia officinalis (sage) leaf extract, urtica dioica (nettle) extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, sodium benzoate, alcohol denat / , glycerin, glycolic acid, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol, limonene, linalool / Burt's Bees Radiance Toner is 100% natural // Burt's Bees Radiance Toner tones & refreshes for a naturally healthy glow / This refreshing toner is a botanical blend of cleansing and softening ingredients to remove lingering traces of cleanser and any trapped dirt, oil or make-up, revealing a smooth and radiant complexion / Made with Royal Jelly, one of nature's most nutritious substances, it helps enhance skin's natural radiance / Your skin appears brighter and younger-looking, naturally / Dermatologist tested and Directions for use: Always use Burt's Bees Radiance Toner after cleansing / Apply with cotton ball or pad / Let the toner dry before applying serum or moisturiser / Featured Ingredient: Royal Jelly / Very nourishing, Royal Jelly is made of nectar, pollen, flower parts, vitamins, minerals, bee hormones and other natural ingredients / It is a very precious substance that honey bees produce and feed to only select young bees, which in turn become mature and fertile queen bees / The queen bee lives 40 times longer than her worker bees /