Monday, December 27, 2010

Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner Review

"Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner is a gentle formula that smoothes, moisturizes, and provides potent antioxidant protection against smoke, smog, and other environmental toxins. Get your skin ready to make the most of your serums, moisturizers, and cosmetics so you get the best bang for your buck. Think of it as one small step for you, one giant leap for your skin."

I love toners. I could not wash my face and just use toner.

I had a sample of the Best of skin intentions moisturizer and I really liked it. I considered purchasing it one day, if I ever ran out of moisturizers that I have. I really wanted to try something from their line.

I am always on the look out for the next great toner. The description suckered me in. Reduces pore size hydrating, and removes dirt and smog etc etc. At $26 it wasn't so bad when compared to the Shiseido White Lucent toner that I like.

When I tried it in the store the smell was pleasant and it did seem to clean my face of the dirt that comes with living in New York City.

I used it at most 3-4 times. The smell lingered on my skin for the longest time. I don't mind scented toners, however the scent on this just lasts too long. I would say a good 90 minutes maybe more.

The consistency is not completely water. It is a bit gel like. It swirls around the bottle like water, however when you pump it out, its almost like a watery gel. I use about 2-3 pumps on a cotton pad. The liquid doesn't spread on the cotton pad. It just dilutes the area and doesn't spread, which makes me use more product to dilute the whole pad.

As I was reading the ingredients I noticed that it contained a lot of different types of parabens. At least 5 ingredients were parabens.

After using it I feel like there is a layer of product on my face and I hate the feeling. I don't feel clean and I have the urge to go over it with another toner to mask the smell and remove the layer.

As for tightening pores, I do feel my face is a bit tighter after using the product but no noticeable improvements in pore size. However I can't say I used it long enough to tell. I returned the item to Sephora and purchased the Claudalie toning lotion to try. I am currently finishing up my Sephora brand Face refreshing toner. Review will be up soon.

Packaging: 8/10 (clear bottle with pump, sanitary and you can see your product)
Price: 7/10 ($26 isn't too bad for a decent toner)
Results: 7/10 (I felt a tightening effect on my skin, not long enough to see pore reduction)
Scent: 1/10
Texture: 3/10
Repurchase: No
Holy Grail: No

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