This 2-ounce bottle of facial toner goes for $12.99 and will probably last me 2 months, with 3-4 squirts per usage. The squirt bottle makes it easy to use...no messing around with cotton rounds/balls. You just spray and let it soak in your skin! This is the only toner available from Acure Organics, so I am assuming that it is suitable for all skin types. This is what Acure Organics says about this toner:
Restore balance and tone. This alcohol-free certified organic toner utilizes organic witch hazel to purify, organic vegetable glycerin to moisturize and organic rose and chamomile to soothe, calm and restore the skin’s natural acid mantle—the skin’s own protective layer. Get toned!
Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Rooibos, Organic Calendula, Organic Chamomile, Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Bulgarian Rose Water (Hydrasol), Organic Glycerin
I have used Acure Facial Toner for over twenty days and I like it just fine. I have pretty oily skin and so I use it in hopes that it will somewhat control the oil/acne. After using this toner my skin does feel balanced and toned, but I can't see any physical proof of it being balanced or toned. You all know that I am fairly new to this mad world of skin care. Toner is one of those things that perplexes me.
From my limited research chat with Uncle Google, toner can be a second cleansing step to further remove oil (which will also give the appearance of smaller pores), a pH balancing step after cleansing (which would help prevent breakouts), a moisturizing step (if it contains moisturizers), or an on-the-go skin cleanser/re-freshener. But it seems like there are multiple theories on toner and if it is even required.
Bottomline: I love Acure Organics and recommend their brand, in general. I think that this toner is way better than any toner that has alcohol in it. But since toner is such a vague step in my skin care routine and since you only get 2 ounces of toner for $12.99, I hesitate in urging you to purchase this facial toner. I get the same hazy results from my 12-ounce $9.95 bottle of Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner.
Then again, since Acure Organics has a 100% satisfaction guarantee (detailed on this post), then its not like you are taking a major gamble in purchasing their toner. Oh, and you can get 50% OFF an entire order if their text offer is still available that I talked about in this post.
What about you? Do you have a favorite toner? Do you think toner is a required step in skin care?