Before I got attached to IMBB, I always thought that toners were meant for people with oily skin and they help in combating acne and pimples, but after reading through IMBB and the reviews on products and getting to know about the cleansing-toning-moisturising routine for keeping the skin glowing and youthful, I was proved wrong. My skin is combination type with areas around the mouth extremely dry and sensitive. Also, recently, I saw that facial pores were becoming more visible with age. Hence, the search for a suitable toner began.
Mostly, all those toners that I found in the market were meant for oily skin or combination to oily skin, but as they say “patience pays,” and I finally found the perfect product for my skin. It’s L’Oreal Paris Dermo –Expertise Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water.
I purchased it on my trip to Kathmandu for Rs. 349 for 200 ml. It is also available online at the same price.
The toner comes in a transparent bottle and has a light aqua green color as can be seen in the above picture, though when taken on a cotton ball, no color can be identified. It has a rotating cap which in case left open will cause spillage of the contents inside, so one has to be careful with the lid. If the lid is closed tightly, it won’t spill, but its better to avoid risks.
For the first time, L’Oreal skin care laboratories formulated the French Vosges pure spa water with powerful Hydra-Claryl to purify and rebalance normal to combination skin. Directly extracted from its source in the French Mountains, the Pure Mineral Spa Water has incredible pureness. Naturally rich in minerals, this unique water helps to stimulate cell’s vitality to strengthen skin barrier for optimal hydration level.
It performs 3 major actions:
1. Refreshes and invigorates: Immediately invigorates skin and floods it with incomparable freshness.
2. Purifies skin: Clarifies skin and cleans it from impurities.
3. Rebalances skin day after day: Refines and rebalances skin texture and makes pores less visible leaving it smooth.
Mode of Application:
- Dab a little quantity of the toner on a cotton wool.
- Apply all over the face.
- Moisturize your skin with a good cream or lotion after use.
- To give your skin an all-day hydration supply, use the Hydrafresh Aqua Essence, enriched with essential minerals from pure SPA water.
My Experience with L’Oreal Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water:
I generally use it at night, but when used in the morning as well, my skin feels hydrated throughout the day. The moment I apply, I get that icy cool feeling of having splashed cold water on the face, and is great during summers. It has a very mild fragrance, something I am not able to identify and relate to, and is lost a few minutes after application. I have been using it for the past two weeks and can feel a little difference in my skin texture, though not visible outright, my skin does feel a little tighter and fresh.
I have used it after cleansing my face and yet some dirt particles are visible on the cotton ball which otherwise were invisible. It thoroughly cleans and purifies skin as promised as can be seen from the below pictures.
Pros of L’Oreal Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water:
- Great cooling feeling on application.
- Wonderful for normal to combination skin.
- Removes impurities.
- Refines skin texture and makes pores less visible.
- Skin feels soft and healthy.
- Very gentle on the skin.
Cons of L’Oreal Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water:
- Price is slightly high but is good value for money.
- Ease of availability.
- Dermatologically tested.
- Packaging can be improved.
Would I Repurchase L’Oreal Hydrafresh Instant Freshness Toning Water?
Absolutely, as this product is very gentle and great for sensitive skin.
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