This is the second and final post of my Toner series. Click here to read the first post that covers the toners that I use pre cleansing, and my current favorite to balance my skin’s pH post cleansing. I am labeling these products into a common category of “Toner”, but do realize that this is such an outdated term, and the hydrating mists/facial mists/liquid exfoliants do so much more than just “tone”. Anyway, this post covers the remaining “types” of toners currently in my rotation. Continue reading “Toner Love – Part II”
I had previously written a short blurb on Kahina Giving Beauty’s Toning Mist after sampling it through Spirity Beauty Lounge’s sampling program, and at that time, I didn’t really think much about this facial mist. So, I absolutely had to write this post as a follow up, to set things straight: No, this is not “tap water”. This is a sophisticated, high end, natural facial mist that is really soothing and a pleasure to use every day. My earlier impressions comparing it to “tap water” points to a problem I have with small samples: It’s very hard to form a proper opinion on a product. Sometimes, I love things I shouldn’t, and many a times, I dismiss products that turn out to be bloody brilliant. Which is why, it would be much better if we could instead access deluxe sized samples (maybe we could start a movement to have companies send us just one deluxe sample instead of 3 or 4 small samples?). Anyway, back to the product review…
I have so many different empties – both full size and samples – but to keep this post manageable, I’ll mention five full or deluxe sized products for now. There are some more samples that I used up recently and those will be mentioned in a separate post. Some of us are also participating in #GreenSurvivor Instagram challenge by Tamara – this is guaranteed to produce some more empties and I’ll do a separate post on that once the competition ends.
I’m yet to find a product that performs similarly to Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. When I was first introduced to this, I mistook it for a face toner, but after a couple of uses, I understood that calling this product a “toner” is not quite right. It’s really a liquid moisturizer, and as such, is not meant to be used as a toner. When it comes to the actual usage, it’s closer to a face moisturizer than it is to a toner.