21/01/2013

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Refreshing Toner: Review

Now what are Skin Toners basically for?
Believe me,I had no idea of this when I bought one. I just got it to fill in the blank between Cleansing and Moisturising of the much-hyped CTM Routine. But after a lil' research I gotta know that a toner's primary job is to restore your skin’s natural pH balance. Each time you wash your face you are upsetting the natural balance of acidity. This is where toner comes in !After cleansing, your skin's pH balance becomes too high and your skin has to work overtime to restore the balance. By using the right toner, your skin's pH level is immediately restored to its optimum range providing the perfect condition for your moisturizers.
"Often sold as a must-use step, toners are truly optional." -- Bobbi Brown
While many people feel toners truly cleanse their faces, removing any excess makeup residue, most beauty editors agree toners are not a "must-have" part of most people's skincare regimen. So who should use toner? People with extremely oily or acne-prone skin and those of us who want extra cleansing after wearing a lot of makeup should actually use a toner. Lets come to the review of Himalaya Herbals Gentle Refreshing Toner now:
 

Company Claims:
A special blend of herbs that controls excess oil secretion and makes your skin oil-free. It is enriched with Lemon and Jasmine which refresh and cool your skin, Sensitive Plant extracts that control excess oil secretion, and Sweet Marjoram that nourishes the skin, to keep it healthy and radiant.

Price/Quantity: INR70/- / 100ml

Ingredients:
Jasminum sambac (Jasmine, Jati)
Mimosa pudica (Sensitive Plant, Lajjalu)
Origanum majorana (Marjoram, Marubaka)
Citrus limon (Lemon, Nimbuka)

Inactives- Methylparaben IP, PropylparabenIP

Directions for Use:
After using Himalaya Herbals Deep Cleansing Milk, pour a few drops of Gentle Refreshing Toner on a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face and neck.

Packaging:
Himalaya Herbals Gentle Refreshing Toner comes in a white translucent plastic bottle with a typical Himalaya bluish-green screw cap.It has another plastic lid to control product spillage (I've lost it). An okayish packaging..I like my toners and face freshners in spray bottle :/

My Take:
 
Now after reading about toners I came to know they basically serve three purposes:
a) Most importantly they maintain skin's pH balance.
b) They are used to minimize pores.
c) They are used to remove excess makeup.
Other benefits:
Removing dirt, impurities, dead skin cells and toxins
Removing excess sebum (oil) from the skin
Reducing excess oil secretion by creating an optimal pH level

So who should use toner? People with extremely oily or acne-prone skin and those of us who want extra cleansing after wearing a lot of makeup
 Now I personally don't fall in the category of oily acne-prone skin nor do I face the issue of open pores,so I basically use this to remove extra traces of makeup and for that fresh feeling...considering I love hoe this one smells!

My Likes:
1. Smells really good (it has Lemon and Jasmine and I love both)
2. Very Affordable.
3. Its Alcohol free,did not dry me out.
4. Its mild enough not to break me out!
5. Gives a squeaky clean feel to the face post application.
6. Its refreshing!

My Dislikes:
1. I would have preferred it in a spray bottle.
2. Has parabens in its Inactive Ingredient list (remember its herbal)

Last Word:
Its is what it says Gentle and Refreshing!

Repurchase:
If you've read above,you would know I don't actually need it. But if I'll have to buy it again..I would buy this one only!

Over All Rating : 3.5/5

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