I have always loved Kiehl’s for its natural formulations and the Kiehls Calendula Herbal Extract Toner was one I always turn to whenever my skin kicks up its tantrums. Formulated with calendula petals, burdock root and allantoin -which are all traditional medicinal herbs commonly used in old skin remedies- the toner soothes and reduce skin inflammation while it hydrates and balances the skin pH. Best of all, it is formulated without alcohol, which makes it suitable not only for normal to oil-skin types, but also sensitive skin.
After cleansing, I pat the toner onto my face with a cotton pad twice a day after cleansing. The toner has a lovely floral scent, attributed to the many Calendula petals inside the toner. On application, it feels extremely lightweight and refreshing, and dried off within 1-2 minutes to leave soft, bouncy and hydrated skin. I usually saturate a cotton pad with the toner and place it over pimples for 5-10 minutes and it works really well to calm the redness!
I have been using this for around a month to verify its claim on balancing the skin’s pH, and am glad to say that my skin has never looked better! I used this together with Innis Free Green Tea Serum, as well as Clinique Dramatically Moisturizing Gel as a moisturizer. While it takes some time to see the effects, the many little bumps on my skin are now much reduced, and my skin does not break out as often.
Would highly recommend the toner if you are looking for a soothing, alcohol-free toner that calms down skin types highly-prone to irritation and acne, all with the most relaxing, calming floral scent to die for.
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