I would definitely recommend this if you can handle the smell and aren’t allergic to peppermint - it was a great help over the review period and it picked up so much leftover product and grime.
- Cooling Peppermint (helps sooth redness and painful blemishes)
- Picks up a ridiculous amount of leftover grime, even after cleansers
- Non-Drying (Used around 3x a day in fall and winter without any drying or flaking)
- Great Bottle Design (I like the press pump on top since I don’t risk spilling additional product)
- Program is unisex
- Scent may be too much for those who don’t like peppermint
- May take some time to integrate into a skincare program if you’re not use to it
- Pump top may squirt product out onto counter if too forceful
I began using toner when I was nineteen years old in order to combat the problems associated with living in the American West during the peak of summer – essentially you are a walking oil spill from the months of May through October, unless you’re a superhuman who doesn’t sweat. Unlike most people, I cannot sweat effectively enough to cool myself off, but trust me – I sweat. With a combination of thick black hair and sweaty pores, bacteria would get trapped beyond what any cleanser could accomplish, and I often had traces of sunscreen and acne medication that were trapped in my skin. Toners and micellar water really helped me to pick up what I had missed in cleansing before I applied moisturizer without drying out my skin. Based on this past experiences, I went into C&C’s Tough Love Acne Clearing Toner test ready to be wowed – and wowed I was!
I really loved that the bottle had a press-and-dispense top (much like salon-style acetone bottles) that I could simply press my cotton ball or pad on to pick up. While the bottle isn’t huge (4.2oz), I found it to be sufficient for my daily needs, especially now that fall and winter have done a lot of drying already. My personal favorite aspects of this product were the gentle composition of the toner (I could easily use this the advertised three times a day without any flaking or drying) and the PEPPERMINT! Oh boy, I LOVE peppermint! I think any person with skin problems (who isn’t allergic or put off by peppermint) grows to love products with peppermint and eucalyptus because of the cooling and anti-inflammation properties. Our skin is almost always irritated from either the blemishes or from our unfortunate picking habits. This helps to calm down redness as needed and provide that soothing cooling effect.
I would definitely recommend this if you can handle the smell and aren’t allergic to peppermint – it was a great help over the review period and it picked up so much leftover product and grime.
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