Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner

Due to recommendation of a friend, I bought The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner. She told me that this toner is alcohol free and will feel like wear nothing on the face, so light. Actually this is proposed for sensitive skin, while my skin is oily. But I think it will be Okay so I decided to buy it.

Aloe Vera is usually used in products for sensitive skin. The property of Aloe Vera which is calming, gentle, hydrating, and soothing is less irritating on skin.

Product Description
Best if you want to: Instantly calm your sensitive skin, while removing impurities and excess traces of cleanser, with a conditioning, alcohol-free toner.

Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) (Skin Soothing Agent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Glycerin (Humectant).

Another The Body Shop toner that I have tried is Seaweed Clarifying Toner. Therefore my review will a little bit refers to what I feel about Seaweed toner, compared to Aloe toner.

The way to use it is similar with other kind of toners: after cleansing, pour few drops on cotton, then swipe over the face. Just like what my friend said, the product indeed feels very light. It doesn’t sting, and smells soft, while Seaweed toner’s scent is stronger.

In addition, I always find my face looks clean and the complexion is clearer after use the product. Besides, my skin doesn’t feel tight after use.

But the ability to remove grime traces which is not gone by the previous cleanser is not as good as the Seaweed Toner does. I always found cleanser traces and grime on my cotton pad when I used Seaweed toner. But I don’t get this kind of thing with Aloe toner.
This product gives me sticky feeling and greasiness in the hot weather if I use other products immediately after toning before wait the toner dries first. Thus I will find my makeup dissolves in the hot weather because of un-dried well toner. But it will not happen if I let the toner dries well before applying next products.

Other things that make me quiet happy is because this toner is fragrance free, preservatives free, and alcohol free, as per explanation label on the back side of the bottle. I think this is a healthy face toner.
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twinsouls888 said...

Oooh tnx for the review, this toner sounds quite nice but I don't think it suits me hehe, I'm allergic to anything that leaves a little grease and sticky feeling :)

About the BB cream hunt that I told you before, I found a replacement hehe but it's not a BB cream just a foundie with sunblock but I'm fine with it coz it doesn't break me out and no bumps also ^_^

Have a nice day girl :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for reviewing this product sis, now I know what to get next time,,the seeweed clarifying toner!:D

Beautyknot said...

Hello mapple, nice to see you back again. How are you?

Ceecile ~Priscilla Clara~ ^^ said...

ooohh.. you bought this one too! ^^
I actually prefer this toner for daily cleansing, as it mild enough for my skin.. but for make up toner, yeah, the seaweed toner is better.. ^^

Mary said...

I should try this product. Thanks for the review

Shilka said...

Thx for the review! I have been considering that toner, but for me a product has to have impeccable cleansing properties - so I guess this would not be satisfying.