In my last blog I talked about the Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying Face Mask and how amazing the results were. Today I would be talking about the Chinese Ginseng and Rice toner which is also from The Body Shop. I recently went to a Body Shop store to repurchase this face mask when the lady there told me that Body Shop also has a Chinese Ginseng and Rice Clarifying toner available. She demonstrated the product for me and said that the product was really good. I had no doubts as I have used the face mask and its amazing. So I purchased this bottle of goodness along with the mask and to be honest the mask along with the toner, hands down, will just change the way you feel your skin.
Price: Rs. 1595 for 250ml of the product
I just love the packaging of this toner. It comes with a beautiful white colour plastic bottle with a black coloured flip open cap. A spray cap would had been perfect though! A spray cap causes less spillage of the product.
Enriched with Chinese Rice and Ginseng Extract and organic Community Trade sesame seed oil from Nicaragua. The product is 100% vegan and formulated without alcohol. It also says that the toner removes traces of makeup and cleanser, and evens out skin tone. Leaves skin feeling smooth and revitalised, revealing a healthy looking luminous glow.
There is no product description on the packaging however I could get the list of ingredients from The Body Shop's official website:-
Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Sesame Indicum ( Sesame ) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Citronellol, Linalool, Eugenol, Dextrin, Oryza Sativa Extract/Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract.
How to use:
The usual way is to dip a cotton pad/ball in the toner and wipe it gently on the face. However I sometimes apply the toner directly on my face, spread it all over and leave it to dry.
My views on the product:
I have been using this product for 3 weeks now and I can surely say that I am very happy with the results. The fragrance of the toner is exactly the same as the mask and I really like the smell. My skin becomes so soft after using this toner. Pores appear minimised and also since it is alcohol free it does not dry out the skin and is deeply moisturising. I sometimes do not feel the need of applying moisturiser and go to bed just applying this toner after cleansing my face. I cannot say whether this is the case for dry skin people as well because I have super oily skin. Also I noticed that whenever I use a cotton pad to apply the toner it always removes the traces of dirt and makeup from my face as shown in the picture below. You can clearly see that there are some traces of dirt and this is after washing my face with a cleanser. Also there is an instant brightening effect on the skin. I can definitely say that the product actually does what it claims.
There are no cons as such, just that it would had been great if it came with a spray opening.
This product is also on the pricier side, however, for me its worth it. Its definitely a BUY for me.
If there is anything else you want to know about this toner do let me know in the comment section.