Every now and then, you come across a beauty product that has the power to completely transform your skin-care routine. For some, it’s a retinol cream and for others, it’s a toner. Yes, toners can be a huge game-changer for your self-care regimen. From cleansing your pores, to balancing your skin’s pH levels, they offer a lot more benefits than merely a shot of hydration. And one that’s worth adding to your beauty arsenal is the Sukin Organics Hydrating Mist ($8).
Very few products *actually* take the beauty world by storm, but this facial mist has proven to do just that. In fact, it’s so popular that one bottle sells every 40 seconds, and even actress Emma Watson has been spotted using it for a photoshoot. So, what makes it so special? Like with most products in the skin-care space, its magic is all in the ingredients.
The mist features a heavy-hitting list of natural ingredients, including rosewater and chamomile, which help purify and soothe your skin's texture and freshen up its appearance. In particular, rosewater contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that can reduce skin irritation and redness. Chamomile also has similar anti-inflammatory properties, plus antioxidants that can help protect the skin from radical damage.
And did we mention the formula is alcohol-free? This is especially great for those with dry skin, since toners with alcohol are often drying and can prevent moisture for settling into your skin. (As a word to the wise, it's best to stay away from alcohol-based toners altogether, according to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mona Gohara, MD.)
“Avoid any toner with witch hazel or an alcohol base, because they can strip your skin’s protective layers of essential lipids and proteins that keep irritants out and keep hydration in," Dr. Gohara previously told Well+Good. "They can disrupt the skin barrier, and the skin barrier is essential for skin health.” Luckily, this toner doesn't fall in that bucket.
While this toner mainly serves as a way to moisturize your skin, it's also a great way to help set your makeup and to cap off your nightly skin-care routine before bed. For some reviewers, it serves as even more than that. "Absolutely love this mist toner!" one five-star reviewer commented. "It can be worn under or over makeup, moisturizer, sunblock, etc. it does exactly as promised, which as we all know is a rarity in the beauty product world. It has a lovely and light scent of clean florals."
The toner also appears to be a win for sensitive skin users. "A few squirts of this and my face feels clean and fresh," one reviewer noted. "I use it along with Sukin's Facial Moisturizer for sensitive skin. Highly recommend as my face has become more sensitive as I get older."
No matter if you're looking to give yourself a little more glow or nourish dry skin, this facial mist toner may be your new secret weapon this fall and winter.
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