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July 13, 2015

BEAUTY SPOT: THE HUMBLE TONER




When I first got into skincare I followed the whole “cleanse, tone, moisturise” routine. Then over time it got a little more complex than that and the 'tone' step had disappeared entirely from my regime as I hadn't really thought I had needed it and dubbed it glorified water. However, I now realise toners are beautiful little gems that not only have contributed to making my skin clearer but also have extra benefits to give to my skin.

So what does a toner do exactly? They are essentially used to complete the cleansing process and balance the pH of the skin. French women use them all the time in their regimes - and let's be real, the French always know best. I prefer to pour a little onto a piece of cotton and wipe it over my face as I find that most effective in getting rid of any excess cleanser and make up that might be left on the face. My skin then feels all refreshed, supple and clean and it makes whatever serums and moisturisers that I put over the top of it work much more effectively.

My favourite toner of late has been the Origins A Perfect World Treatment Lotion with White Tea. It smells divine and is packed full of beautiful antioxidants, soothes the skin and leaves my face feeling so soft and refreshed without feeling tight like some other toners I've tried as it's alcohol-free.

x Emily