I don't necessarily think it keeps my skin clear. It does tingle / sting A LITTLE BIT when applied. I personally like that feeling. Feels like my skin is being stripped clean. It does however leave my face a tad bit red afterwards but that could be the tea tree working it's magic to kill off bacteria and oil.
The smell can be over powering at first but it grows on you. It smells of tea tree oil and lemon.
You have to shake the product before you use it. There is a mixture that settles on the bottom of the bottle.
I never knew how much I liked this toner till I ran out. I switched back to my Caudalie toner and it just wasn't the same. In comparison, the other toners seem like wiping my face with water.
At $11 a bottle it is fairly inexpensive. The Body Shop is always running sales , I am just waiting for a good coupon before I make my next purchase. =]
Edit: I purchased 2 bottles during their buy 2 get 1 free sale and I had a birthday gift of $10 plus it stacked with my 20% love your body promo <3