Splurge vs Steal: Toners
So, as much as I love my job here at Millefiori – I was hoping to be the lucky Mel Beach Powerball winner this morning. Iris and I thoroughly enjoyed discussing our laundry list yesterday of luxury products we would stock up on if we were newfound billionaires. Unfortunately, somehow my winning ticket got mixed up with someone else’s and I awoke with not a single number correct. That’s ok – even without winning, I know where to stock up on steals and when to splurge – particularly well when it comes to toners and skincare. Did you win a few bucks with last night’s record drawing? Whether you were a winner or not, there are some amazing steals (and a few unbelievable splurges that are worth the $$$) that are on this installment of – steal vs splurge… toners.
Toners, are they really necessary? In a nutshell, it depends (I know- not a good answer – sorry!) Problematic skin usually need toners. Sensitive skin can benefit from the right toners. “Normal” skin doesn’t require a toner but can be added for a boost in product absorption. They carry in strength and formulas and can be the big difference in correcting that oil or fixing the chronic redness – and unlike many products, it doesn’t always come down to the moula.
Oily & Problematic Skin
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel $4 – This 100% natural formula removes any leftover makeup, controls oil buildup, and refines pores for oily skin. Having a mild scent, you will get the squeaky clean feeling and maintain clear and balanced skin with this steal of a toner.
H20+ Seaclear Matte Toner $12- This refreshing toner is formulated with alpha hydroxyl acids to remove dead surface skin cells. It also includes an ultra-fine mineral powder to reduce shine and olive tree leaf extract for a lasting, matte complexion.
Skinceuticals LHA Solution $34– Featured at Millefiori – Designed with medicated salicylic acid, it’s triple combination of exfoliating agents to efficiently remove excess residue and surface cell to decongest pores and control shine and breakouts all day long. Best option for all toners.
Aveda Green Science Replenish Toner $39 – This argan oil cream-type toner sounds like it can be heavy, but with the exfoliating properties, leaves the skin tight and refreshed. It minimizes pores and contains aloe for irritated breakouts.
Simple Soothing Toner $7– This steal toner includes vitamin b5, chamomile and allantoin. Suitable for sensitive skin, this toner is 100% alcohol free and doesn’t include dyes, perfumes or irritants.
Sisely Floral Toning Lotion $104 – Cult Product Alert! If sticker shock doesn’t hit you with this unbelievable skincare splurge, the way your skin feels after this toner will do it. The combination of rose extract, cornflower and witch hazel – this is seriously the best way to start the day. Has the biggest following of all the toners on the market.
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist $34 – If the product above is slightly out of your price range, try Jurlique. Their philosophy of growing all their ingredients is unlike any other company I’ve worked with and their rosewater is formulated for the most sensitive skin. BONUS: Put it in the fridge for an extra cooling effect.
Normal & Photo-Aged Skin
Boots All Bright Toner $8– This steal toner helps to visibly tighten pores as it cleans and freshens your skin. Part of the All Bright collection, it is formulated with hibiscus to brighten your skin tone. This cleansing toner is suitable for use with all skin types.
La Mer Brightening Lotion Intense $85– Splurging at it’s finest. La Mer has a reputation of luxury skincare products, and their brightening lotion intense definitely falls in that category. This lightweight satin finish delivers the same radiance, renewal and suppleness that made the original Crème de la Mer a legend and is ideal for warm-weather climates.
Skinceuticals Conditioning Solution $34– Featured at Millefiori – This spray toner evens texture and discoloration while minimizing the appearance of pores and freshens the skin. Spray directly on the skin or on a cotton pad for added cleansing.
So steal vs splurge? If you’re that lucky beachside winner, you may be splurging on not only your toner but your whole regimen in general! Need help or not sure what skin type you have? Come into our office, located in downtown Melbourne, for a free one-on-one consultation. (321) 821-4778.
Till Next Time Melbourne!
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