My last toner review was at the expensive end so this time I’ve gone in totally the opposite direction and chosen a budget option.
This is Simple’s Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner and comes in at about £3 for 200ml but you can find it for less depending on the shop.
This toner contains none of the ‘bad’ kinds of alcohol (although some online ingredients lists incorrectly state that it contains witch hazel distillate which it does not and miss out other ingredients entirely) and contains helpful ingredients such as panthenol and niacinamide.
I’ve dispensed some of mine into a spray bottle so I have the choice of spritzing or using it in the more traditional way on a cotton pad. With this particular formulation I have leaned towards preferring the cotton pad method. It freshens and soothes the skin, the vitamins help with healing and cell function and allantoin can help with dry skin conditions.The product doesn’t contain any added fragrance so this is great if you’re sensitive to fragrance or perfumes.
Regarding the incorrect online ingredients lists for this product, I have taken a picture of the actual ingredients and written them out in full here for you:
Ingredients, brackets are my own explanations: Aqua (water), hydrogenated starch hydrolysolate (a humectant), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, allantoin, panthenol (B5), niacinamide (B3), disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, citric acid, methylparaben, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1 3-diol (an anti-microbial), potassium sorbate (preservative).
Overall this is a very inexpensive and non-drying toner. It’s light weight and very gentle on the skin. Thoroughly recommended if you’re looking for something at this kind of price point.
For more about toners see my post Bendy Investigates Toners.