I have been using a toner religiously for a few months now. Earlier rose water was what I used regularly and stuck to it for a very long time, but then, I wanted some change, so I tried the Garnier Fresh Essentials Invigorating Toner which I liked. Once that finished, I wanted to pick up something different, so I went and got the Olay Gentle Cleanser Refreshing Toner. I have been using it for some time now, so here is my review of it.
The Olay Refreshing Toner is mild and suitable for everyday cleansing. It will work for normal, dry and combination skin. The toner is pale blue in colour and smells pleasant but not natural. It is a kind of an artificial mild smell. I have combination skin and this cleaned my T-zone well. All traces of dirt and oil were removed. I could feel the skin in the T-zone clean. However, on the rest of my face, I felt that it made the skin a bit tight, not dry exactly, but a bit tight. This was only for a little time after using the toner and then, the skin felt normal. Overall, it works well for me. It cleanses and tones well. I have not had any adverse reaction to this.
£1.24 for 200 ml. Different drugstores sell it for different prices, so one needs to check around.
Aqua, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis, Cucumis Sativus. Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Potassium Phosphate, Isoceteth-20 Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Parfum, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal
Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde
Pros of Olay Gentle Cleansers Refreshing Toner:
- Alcohol free.
- Contains extracts of Aloe and Cucumber (these are the ones that soothe the skin I believe).
- Non-comedogenic (tends to reduce or control the appearance of acne. However, since I am not prone to acne, I cannot verify if it actually helps with acne control).
- It is inexpensive.
- A little goes a long way; so lasts long.
- No stinging, burning or adverse reaction on the skin.
Cons of Olay Gentle Cleansers Refreshing Toner:
- The fragrance (though it is not unpleasant, it doesn’t feel natural either). It’s good that the fragrance doesn’t linger for long after application as I am not particularly fond of it.
- A slight tightening feeling after toning (I find this especially on the drier parts of my face and not everywhere).
- Contains lots of parabens.
Will I Buy Olay Gentle Cleansers Refreshing Toner?
Although, it cleaned and toned well and does what it promises, I may not buy again until I have tried all the different toners available out there. 🙂
PS: I have transferred a small amount of the toner into a small spray bottle, so its easier to carry around while travelling.
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