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olay active botanicals toner mini review

OLAY has a new line of products out on the market and it is a range of skincare called active botanicalsimage

what’s interesting about this line is the inclusion of deeply researched materials into your regular skincare products

at the heart of these products is snow mushroom a japanese herbal that is found to hold more moisture than water by up to 4 times. this produces more moisture and higher hydration levels when used.

a gel cleanser, a toner, a day cream and a night cream.

i used the toner. i got a 15ml size. the original size is 150mls and costs about $14.99 minus tax.

unfortunately, this product contains parabens which means if you are going natural, you will want to avoid it.

i say this first so you can stop reading the review here.

the toner came in a target box and was earmarked to be given away to a friend i knew would like it but it didn’t make the journey so i started using it at work.

the first day i used two cotton pads.

note that i am currently using alba botanica acne dote toner which i am yet to review but that contains some alcohol so i was taken aback as my skin has somewhat gotten used to the feel of that toner.

this was soft and the two pads i used were filled with a whole lot of scary dirt.

i had pre washed my face with – wait for it — morning fresh- dish washer soap and used dr, brandt microexfoliant  afterwards.

wait, i was at work what’s the biggie ?

after using this repeatedly on alternate days at work i can confidently say i am sold by the effectiveness of this toner.

time was when i complained bitterly over the paucity of facial toners to use that were as effective as my beloved clearasil pads but now i find the competition increasingly acute.

it didn’t break me out or irritate my skin. it reduced my acne breakouts which seemed to increase after work shifts.

for these reasons i think this is a beautiful piece of work without alcohol. well done olay!!!

i loved this toner and here are the ingredients-

WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, NIACINAMIDE, PANTHENOL, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS SPOROCARP EXTRACT*, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, MENTHOL, GLYCERETH-25 PCA ISOSTEARATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM CITRATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CITRIC ACID, COLLAGEN, ZINC GLUCONATE, MAGNESIUM ASPARTATE, COPPER GLUCONATE, ETHYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE.
*Snow Mushroom Extract

available at target and amazon.com for now

if you want it, let me know.

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