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Affordable facial toners
Which Is the Best Rose Toner?
Earlier this year I was looking for a new toner and the Heritage Store Rosewater Facial Toner as well as Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Toner were on my list. Both toners have rosewater and hyaluronic acid as key ingredients, so I was curious how they compared given their contrast in price ($11 vs $45). HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Facial Toner I’m already a huge fan of Heritage Store’s rosewater spray, and I knew this toner had a bit of a cult following, so I was excited to try it out! I found it to be gentle and give my skin a good amount of hydration. The consistency is pretty watery and the rose smell is subtle, but there. I think if you’re looking for a toner without a lot of frills, this is a solid and affordable choice. fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner I know every beauty guru swears by this toner, so obviously I was intrigued. I always found it hard to justify the $45 price tag for just a toner, but I finally decided to give in and buy their mini version (which was still $25). I’ve been using it for a month now and I can firmly say I get the hype behind it! As soon as I applied it I was like “Oh...” It’s definitely a little more viscous than the Heritage Store, with a stronger rose scent, probably from the rose petals in the bottle. There’s something about the way it goes on the makes my skin feel super smooth, and they weren’t lying calling it “deep hydration,” yet it somehow wasn’t too heavy for my oily skin. You are definitely paying for a more luxurious feeling, which I think better justifies the price. I think if you’re interested in a rosewater toner and are more on a budget, the Heritage Store toner is a good option. If you are willing to spend more money, are already considering the Fresh toner, or want to see what else is out there, I think the Fresh rose toner is a good investment. I would suggest starting with the mini size to see if it’s something you’d want to use long term. Let me know if you’ve tried either of these toners, and what your experience was. xoxo 🌹✨💦
fresh-Rose Deep Hydration Toner
Good Molecules Toner Worth the Hype
It seems like so many people have reviewed this product that I really don’t have much to say that you haven’t already read. GOOD MOLECULES - Niacinamide Brightening Toner Pros: + it’s affordable + it delivers what it promises + it’s gentle but effective + it’s vegan + comes in a high-quality amber coloured glass bottle that’s easy to dispense + works on all skin types but it’s especially perfect for oil, ace-prone, or congested :) - costs only $14 US, helps clear skin quickly, doesn’t irritate my skin, and who doesn’t love vegan skincare? If I have a blemish (you know how it is) this is perfect. I usually pop niacinamide on my spots anyway so the fact that I can tone my skin with the added benefit of niacinamide being an ingredient, then yes please! Con: + not so easy to get in Canada — took well over a month to receive but the customer service was amazing with helping track my package as it did get lost at customs 😜 100% recommend trying if you’re able to find it.
GOOD MOLECULES-Niacinamide Brightening Toner
4 Products Under $15 That Changed My Skin Game!
If you struggle to find truly good skincare products on a budget, you’re not alone. We’ve all done it: waltzed into Sephora looking for a miracle serum to fix our skin-woes, only to waltz right back out because of a hefty price tag. Beauty on a budget isn’t always easy—but it can be done! I will be making this a “series,” as my skincare routine is constantly evolving—but the one common factor in the majority of my products is a reasonable price point. Today I’m going to cover four products that completely changed my skincare game—and they’re all under $15! ISNtree - Green Tea Fresh Toner This toner is hands down my FAVORITE product in my routine. There is no competition. First of all, it’s so difficult to find reasonably priced products that contain high concentrations of green tea on the ingredient list. Seriously. Research. I’ll wait. (Just kidding.) Green tea in skincare is incredible for so many reasons, but for me it’s the “anti-aging” components that make it absolutely critical for my skin. I’ve seen noticeable improvements in my skin after just a few weeks of use—specifically lightening of my hyperpigmentation spots and less visible fine lines. I could write an entire post on this $12 toner alone, but I still have more to go! 9wishes - PH Calm Ampule Wash Some might say this is just another foaming face wash, but it’s truly one of the best I’ve ever used. My skin feels soft and clean after using it, but it also balances my skin tone immediately—leaving me with younger looking skin after a simple wash. Best $14.99 I’ve ever spent on a cleanser in my life. íUNIK - Tea Tree Relief Serum Remember that miracle serum I mentioned earlier? This is the one I didn’t know I needed, but now that I have it, I will never be without it! Simply put, this powerful serum is one of the only products I’ve ever used that can calm redness and irritation, AND get rid of zits and blemishes at the same time. I have never, ever used a product for acne that didn’t dry me out—until now. You can get a mini bottle of this lifesaver for just $10. (A full size bottle is about $25, but I went for the mini so I could try it. So worth it!) I use this serum at night when my skin is under stress, and it works it’s magic within 2-3 days. PURITO - Comfy Water Sun Block Last but certainly NOT least... the best sunblock I have ever, ever, EVER put on my face. This sunblock is completely water-based, but still packs 50 SPF of protection into a $14 bottle. No white cast. No clogged pores. No irritation. No fragrance. Just powerful sun protection without the junk. Plus, it makes a beautiful base for makeup. This product blew my previous favorite sunblock (Tatcha) out of the water (no pun intended) in price and quality, and since SPF is the absolute most important part of a skincare routine, that’s huge! Have you tried one of these products? Let me know in the comments!
PURITO-Comfy Water Sun Block
Lovely skin essence for starters!
This is such a great essence for the price. I fell in love with it the first week I used it. The product claims to renew skin, promote turnover, reduce appearance of fine lines, and improve texture. This is good for skin maintenance and keeping a youthful revitalized skin. It feels and sinks nicely on my skin, I can feel the consistency of the serum on my palms and it just feels like you’re bathing in intense hydration. The bottle also looks cute on your shelves!!! :) No artificial fragrances, free of parabens, affordable, and overall reliable with regular use! If you’re just now trying out essences and if you aren’t really looking to treating serious skin problems, this would give you more bang for your buck!
Hanskin-Hyaluron Skin Essence
The Ordinary: Direct Acids
Who doesn’t love a good acid? These are the current ones I own by The Ordinary. The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution ➕ Glycolic acid toner is so nice. I reach for this multiple times a week. It’s perfect to even out skin tone, texture, and to remove that extra makeup you may have missed while cleansing. This is so affordable and also still gentle on the skin at 7% glycolic acid. The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% ➕ I don’t reach for this acid as often, not because I don’t enjoy it, but because it’s not easily available in Canada. I ordered it from the UK and it cost me almost 3x the price. I do enjoy using it as spot treatment. It’s perfect for brightening and improves skin texture. The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution ➕ This is a stronger peel. Works like a mask where you apply it for no more than 10 minutes and wash off. Your skin is softer and smoother after. This isn’t an acid peel for beginners or those with really sensitive skin as the acid contents is quite a bit higher. This contains 5 acids: glycolic, lactic, citric, salicylic, & tartaric. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA ➕Lactic acid is a high-strength superficial peel. It exfoliates and brightens the skin. This is a more serum-like texture. It comes in 5% or 10%. Really nice product in my opinion; provides quick results for smooth skin :) The Ordinary - Mandelic Acid 10% + HA ➕ This is by far my favourite acid. It’s a superficial dermal peel as well and it’s more gentle than other AHAs. It’s more gentle because it has larger molecules and say glycolic acid, which in turn allows it to penetrate the skin slower. The Ordinary offers more direct acids, such a salicylic acid, but these are the ones I own and enjoy.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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