Friday, March 4, 2011

Review: The Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner

Happy happy Friday! It's time for another review. Now I know most of my reviews are of The Body Shop products but that's because I enjoy their products. I'll give other brands a chance to shine on my blog but they'll have to wait until later because I'd love to talk about The Body Shop's Aloe Calming Toner today.

A bit about toners - they come in many concentrations; astringents, tonics, fresheners and lotions. Astringents and tonics contain alcohol and help rebalance pH levels. Fresheners and lotions are the gentlest forms of toners; they contain no alcohol. These toners are best for sensitive and dry skin as they are calming help prevent moisture loss in the skin.

Now let's learn about the Aloe Calming Toner by The Body Shop:

Best if you want to: Instantly calm your sensitive skin, while removing impurities and excess traces of cleanser, with a conditioning, alcohol-free toner.

How it works:
Preservative-, fragrance and dye-free aloe vera moisturizes and soothes sensitive skin.
Sorbitol, a naturally occurring ingredient in many fruits, helps skin to retain moisture, so it feels soft and supple.
Dermatologist approved and clinically proven for sensitive skin.

Water (Solvent/Diluent), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) (Skin Soothing Agent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Glycerin (Humectant).

What I like about this toner is how useful it is. It's suited for sensitive skin but works for all skin types. I can follow the instructions and swipe it over my face or pour it in a spray-bottle to freshen up on-the-go. My favorite use of this toner is using it as face mask. Using a cotton face mask or thin pads of cotton, I soak the cotton with the toner and apply to the face for 10 minutes. My face fells purer and appears less irritated after using this toner in any which way. When used as a mask, I find it retains the moisture in my skin better than as a purifier. Now the ingredients list isn't long or complicated but at $14, I could simply make this toner at home. Even though I paid half the price ($7), it's too much for water, aloe vera gel, and glycerin. One 200ml bottle can last about three months or some times less.
I should also mention The Body Shop does not test on animals~

Bottom Line:
Unless you can't make a simpler version of this toner at home, I do recommend it. I love how I can use it in many different situations. Can you imagine using this on a 5-10 hour flight? It feels soooo good!
And there were have it, another happy end-ing review!

With Lots of Love,


PoorCollegeStudent said...

I think I need to do a What's in it Wednesday on this.

Ashley said...

Sure! It would be a breeze to do a What's in it Wednesday on this toner; there aren't many ingredients. I think the worst ingredient is the glycerin but luckily it's the last ingredient on the list.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Happy Friday! =D

I'll be honest and say I've never thought of going to the Body Shop for facial skincare but this sounds amazing.

Ashley said...

I only like a few skincare items from TBS. Depending on which range you try, it can be really hit/mis. So far I like the Aloe range most :)

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