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Old 03-16-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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So I was using Benefit toning lotion for around 5 weeks and it was amazing! Cleared my skin within around 3 weeks! But I'm running out and I'm looking for a thick toner now to replace this one as benefit is quite dear £22 a bottle. I've tried using cheaper liquid toners but my face has broke out in spots within two days of not using the benefit one
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Our dermatologist and his physicians assistant and our family doctor have all told me that toner is bad for your skin. It's unnecessary - save your money for a good cleanser and a good moisturizer with SPF instead.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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DIY: orange blossom water, rose water or witch hazel or any combo of the 3.

Witch hazel if you are oily. I am dry and I combine orange blossom water and rose water.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:45 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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DIY: orange blossom water, rose water or witch hazel or any combo of the 3.

Witch hazel if you are oily. I am dry and I combine orange blossom water and rose water.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
+ 1 on all of these suggestions
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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Our dermatologist and his physicians assistant and our family doctor have all told me that toner is bad for your skin. It's unnecessary - save your money for a good cleanser and a good moisturizer with SPF instead.
This. When I lived back east my dermatologist suggested using witch hazel to refresh my skin when it was really hot out if I got sweaty/oily, but since moving to a cooler climate years ago, I haven't even used that.

Toners are something cosmetic companies have made us feel we need to use. Wean yourself off and be free!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I use toner in the am. And cleanser only once per day most of the time.


I am on my phone, please forgive the typos.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Pa
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For moisture back on your face use Clinique turnaround overnight radiance moisturer. And in the morning or after a shower use Clinique moisture surge extended thirst relief.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: the Sun
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I use hydroquinone and a steroid to fade my skin tone
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: California
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I only use witch hazel but if the one you have now is working for you, clearing up your skin and is AMAZING, while others have broken you out, I have no idea why you would want to change. At some point you need to pay to get what you want and stop messing around. Just do what you have to do.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:39 AM
 
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The last two that I have used (and worked well for me) were Loreal's Hydrafresh and Burt's Bee's Rosewater toners. I don't believe that toners are necessarily 'bad' for your skin unless it is very drying and strips your skin of oil (like witch hazel and toners with very high alcohol contents (like Weleda, Ole Henrikson) do for me). The toners that I listed gives my skin extra moisture, especially when I put on moisturizer immediately afterward.
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