Is your facial toner safe?

I Found a questionable skin”care” product in my vanity and wanted to share it with you because I was shocked to find my expensive Lancôme Tonique Comforting Rehydrating Toner was a whopping 8 out of 10 in ‘toxicity’ on the Think Dirty app, due to the carcinogenic ingredients including parfum/fragrance, which can cause break outs and allergic reactions among other things. So I made a video and a few hundred views on Facebook later, I decided to post it here, too.

But first, lets answer a few commonly asked questions about toner.

What is a toner?
It helps finish the cleansing of your skin by removing dust, pollution, and impurities that can linger after washing with a cleanser that contains oil like my favorite cleansing balm, which can leave a film on your face.

What's in a toner?

Most toners on the market are water-based liquids that contain fragrances that promise to address a variety of skin issues. Like hydration, calming or soothing.

What's in a good toner?

rejuvinating toner pads

  Algae extract brightens and jambu extract gives skin a firmer, more youthful look hence why I love and recommend these so much. Swipe them on after cleansing to remove any residual makeup and impurities and prep skin for the next steps of your beauty routine!

How should a toner be used? 

After cleansing with a cream cleanser like this one, splash your face with cold water. Then, saturate two reusable cotton pads to rub the toner onto your face, neck, and décolletage at night before bed, and in the morning to remove sebum produced during the night and to balance your skin's pH. Finish by applying facial serum before applying a moisturising spf if you plan to go outside.

BONUS: this product is sustainable! I kept my empty toner tin to put small jewellery in when I travel.

The packaging is biodegradable and ♻️recyclable and SO Lux!

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What toner do you use? Do you know if it’s safe? Are you ready to #MakeTheSwitch ? Comment below

xo Cassandra McClure