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.