I am fond of make-up. And I am fond of clean skin. Even a little bit of make-up or impurity on my skin at the end of the day drives me crazy. I have a Combination to Dry skin, but otherwise not much issues with it. However, I have realised that a normal toner (which contains alcohol), dries out my skin even in summers. Hence I am extremely careful regarding what I use. I wanted a toner which was alcohol-free, as well as cleansed my skin very well. I have reviewed a product today which I have used and loved andit has become my HG toner.
From the Website: Alcohol free toner refreshes skin without stripping its natural moisturisers. It is specially formulated to provide clean, refreshing toning without the harsh drying effects of alcohol. Special mild purifiers gently remove impurities and recondition skin. Skin will free fresh and clean-without tightness, dryness or stinging.
• Non comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
• Absorbs quickly
How to use: Cleanse skin thoroughly before application. Moisten a cotton ball and apply to your face in a gentle stroking motion. Donot rinse.
Ingredients:Water, PEG-4, Butylene Glycol, Choleth-24, Panthenol, Glycereth-26, Sodium PCA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance.
Price:Rs 1400/- on Indian online websites for 250 ml, but in international market, it is merely 7-8USD
My Experience with Neutrogena Alcohol-free Toner:
This is an absolutely wonderful product. The product comes in a plastic bottle, and covered with a white color flip cap. The opening is small enough to control the flow of the product. It is alcohol free, but still containsmild ingredients which tone my skin very well without actually causing unnatural tightening of skin. I regularly use it after cleansing and it removes remnant impurities very well. It helps my moisturiser in better absorption.
The product is oil free and non-sticky. It actually feels like putting water on the skin. It does not break out, cause redness or burn my skin, nor does it irritate my eyes. It has a mild fragrance which I don’t mind at all.
The product is very mild, and has improved the quality of my skin. It does not dry out my skin, and has definitely helped in reducing the pore size.It absorbs into the skin extremely fast. This product has really surprised me and has exceeded my expectations totally. My skin quality has improved, and I am seeing a definite, healthy glow to my skin. It does not sting; neither does it strip my skin of its natural moisturisers. My skin loves it in winters, as well as summers.
Pros of Neutrogena Alcohol-free Toner
• Alcohol free
• Non sticky
• Good packaging
• Non Oily
• Mild, pleasant fragrance
• Effectively gets rid of impurities
• Does not dry out skin
• Does not cause redness
• Reduces size of pores
• Good for dry skin types
• Suitable for use throughout the year
Cons of Neutrogena Alcohol-free Toner:
• Very limited availability in India
• Costly in India (However, cheap in Western markets)
• Contains parabens (may not suit very sensitive skin types)
IMBB rating: 5/5
Will I repurchase Neutrogena Alcohol-free Toner?
It is my HG toner, and I am regularly using it since 2 years.A little amount goes a long way, hence one bottle easily lasts me 3-4 months with once a day use. I try other products from time to time, but always come back to this toner. I will keep on repurchasing it….since I have found my HG toner and do not want to experiment with my skin care much.
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