Equalizing Toner Pore-Refining Toner for Combination or Oily Skin
Equalizing Toner is mostly water, various plant extracts that don't work like AHAs, and aloe, though the amount of witch hazel is potentially irritating, as are the rosemary and thyme extracts. Last, the orange oil is a fragrant irritant. Altogether, this toner isn’t equalizing—it’s bound to make combination skin worse and the irritants can stimulate excess oil production at the base of the pores.
Helps balance, refresh and restore the skins protective pH mantle while removing residue. This fragrance-free, oil-free toner contains anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
With a strong presence in the professional (meaning spa and aesthetics) skincare market, SkinCeuticals has a mostly well-deserved reputation for producing serious-minded, research-driven products, several of which are centered on L-ascorbic acid (a form of vitamin C).
There are many good reasons to shop this line; it boasts a lineup up impressive vitamin C products, as well as some good retinol options and sunscreens. Even better is that the majority of its anti-aging products are packaged in containers that will protect their contents from light and air. Focusing on what Skinceuticals does best (which is serums, sunscreens, and specialty products) will be money well spent for visible results. The main drawbacks of this line are some products that contain fragrance ingredients, as well as potentially-drying alcohol, though they represent the minority of the brands offerings.
For more information about SkinCeuticals, call 1-800-771-9489 or visit www.skinceuticals.com.
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