Thursday, 19 March 2015

Toners (Garnier V Neutrogena)

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Whenever Boots have their 3 for 2 sale I tend to stock up on the products that I use the most; things like shampoo, face wash, face powder and toner etc so I don't ever really run out of those things. Recently though, I did run out of my favourite Neutrogena Toner and so I had to pick one up. I couldn't find my it but since I absolutely love the Garnier Pure Active face wash I decided to pick up the corresponding toner which claims to help your skin feel clean and purified as well as fade marks and fight spots.

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I don't normally like to switch up a product once I have found one that I like and that I feel works well for me but I expected to really like this new toner. It smells really nice and I feel like it does what you would expect from a toner but it then leaves my face feeling incredibly oily and greasy for a very long time after I used it. My skin also looked oily which isn't something I want to be left with at all, especially right after I have cleaned my face! I decided I would try to finish the bottle as not to waste it but I just can't stand how it leaves my skin feeling and can't bring myself to use it again.

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So now I'm back to my favourite Neutrogena one which doesn't leave my skin feeling gross/oily but instead leaves it feeling refreshed and clean. On the nights I am feeling lazy, I sometimes use this to remove my makeup and on those occasions I like to use this twice to be sure I'm removing as much as I can but whenever I do, this toner burns. like. hell. Other than that though, this is and will remain my favourite!

Have you used this toner? Did you find the same problems with it that I did? What is your favourite toner to use?


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10 comments:

  1. I love the sound of the neutrogena one which is weird because if I hadn't read this review I would have gone for garnier so I am glad I read it and will pick it up over the weekend now, thank you! xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. Given how much I love the Garnier face wash, I might have too but in my opinion, it's horrible!

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  2. Oh goodness, that Garnier one does not sound good! I've never really gotten into using toner but I may have to try out that Neutrogena one now!
    Megan x meguana.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely the better of the two!

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  3. Oh I hate when that happens, when you buy something and it turns out to be a big miss. Neutrogena use to be my go to brand as well for face products. I really like Korrs toner from sephora: http://bit.ly/1bFqe4Y . I love it because it smells amazing and also doesn't have parabens, sulfates, or phthalates in it. Meaning not burning or irritated skin! Love your blog! All the best, Ellese from rockpaperglam.com

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    1. I didn't know Korres did a toner! Thanks.

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  4. I haven't used a toner in years, I think I might give one a go though, although oily skin or burning skin doesn't sound great!

    Emma x
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    1. Nope, stay away from the Garnier one!!

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  5. Oily and burning skin doesn't sounds good! I use the tea tree toner from body shop when i have some pimples or the one from korres,i think the pomegranate which is super gentle ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty

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  6. Neutrogena was also my favourite, but now it's discontinued in my country. Do you still use it? ☹️

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