I am reviewing here today, this toner from Sebamed which was recommended by a skin specialist to me around 2-3 months back. Sebamed is a highly raved about brand and claims to be the No.1 brand for skin care products in Germany. You can check their website here.
What the Company Claims about the Product:
• Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Facial Toner (150mL) gently cleanses the face removes excess sebum, oil and dirt.
• It offers antibacterial action and is therefore extremely effective in preventing the developement of pimples.
• Panthenol encourages skin regeneration and hamamelis soothes it.
• Silk proteins and allantoin act as moisturisers.
• The pH value of 5.5 encourages the natural protective acid mantle and takes biological action against bacteria causing acne.
To cleanse the face, Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Facial Toner should be applied to a cotton wool pad and smoothed evenly over the face.
Directions To Use:
• Cleanse face with Clear Face Cleansing bar, foam or Liquid Face & Body wash.
• Pat dry and apply Toner with a cotton pad. wipe face in a circular motion towards hairline.
• Follow with moisturizer.
The toner comes in white coloured sturdy plastic packaging. It is simple, functional and easy to use and carry.
Here it is, on a cotton swab.
My Experience with Sebamed Deep Cleansing Facial Toner:
This particular toner was recommended by a dermo to me and Rauni (fly girl) both around 2-3 months back. I was using my TBS sea weed toner then and was more than satisfied with it, but since this was recommended by a skin specialist, I thought it must be good. I started using the toner immediately, say that day itself.
On first application, I felt it turned my face a little greasy. I applied my moisturiser after this and within half an hour, my face was super greasy. I wondered if it was just another bad skin day.
Following day, I applied it and noticed that it made my face sticky picky/very shiny/greasy kinds again. I called up rauni and asked her if she was facing the same problem, and she told me , may be I was using more than the required quantity, so I should use less of it . I tried this next time and still it made my face super greasy. With time, I got back to my TBS toner and I would use this for my night-time CTM routine only. Whenever I had used it at night, I would wake up with a horrid oily face, enlarged pores and increased white heads .
Since the toner was doing more harm to my skin than good, eventually I gave up on this and offered it to my sister-in-law to use it as she has normal-dry skin. She has been using this toner for past month and she absolutely loves it and calls this her HG toner now.
My skin is slight oily and sensitive and I had well informed the dermo about it . I wonder if this product is meant for oily skin or just that it didn’t suit my skin. I am definitely not buying this again.
Summing its pros and cons( from my point of view and experience):
:yes: it removes dirt and grime from the face whatever is left even after cleansing.
:yes: is gentle on my sensitive skin, did not cause any irritation/redness.
:no: makes my slightly oily skin super greasy/sticky.
:no: contains alcohol.
:no: is a little expensive @ INR 400 for 150 ml quantity.
:no: not available easily.
1.5 /5 :-* :-*
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