Saturday, 25 August 2012

Elemis Balancing Lavender Toner Review

I originally bought this in January and it was the first toner I purchased since my teens! I never really saw the point, but it was in my New Year's Resolutions to incorporate more steps into my skincare routine so I decided to give one a go. I have combination, sensitive skin that is prone to the odd blemish so I was looking for a toner to suit these needs. This toner was recommended by Tanya Burr of pixi2woo so I couldn't say no!

This product is great for combination skin as it rebalances the skin's pH levels, giving a more even skin tone, and reduces oiliness. It does not contain any alcohol or harsh chemicals, which is a must for sensitive skin! This also means it is not stripping my skin any of any of its natural oils, which many products combating oiliness do. This can cause the skin to produce more oil, which leads to breakouts!

Elemis Lavender Toner

The product comes in a clear, plastic bottle with a metal and plastic top. The lid is also plastic, however mine has gone walkies! The bottle is a thick plastic so it feels nice and firm to hold and has a matte finish. I love the spray dispenser, which means this product can be used as a toner or a facial spritzer!

I use this product every morning when I wake up as a refreshing spritzer after I have washed my face. In the evening, I use 2-3 sprays on a cotton pad and run it all over my face, down my neck and d├ęcolletage after a thorough cleanse. This removes any residue left on the skin after cleansing, reduces oiliness and softens my skin. The scent is just lovely,  the lavender makes this a wonderfully relaxing product to use and like all Elemis products it has a distinctive 'spa smell'. It always makes me feel ready for bed when I use it in the evening. 

I have repurchased this product twice since Christmas and am currently half way through my third bottle. I don't think this product is ground-breaking, but I like the effect it has my skin and it is a very pleasant product to use. 

This product typically retails at £19.40 for a 200ml bottle!
feelunique are currently selling it for £15.52 with 20% off in their sale!
SalonSkincare are selling it for £16.95!
Both these are with free shipping!

Do you use a toner in your skincare routine? Please comment below if you can recommend a new toner for me to try!


  1. Ooh this sounds really lovely! I really like that it has a spray top. I'm currently using the Caudalie Beauty Elixir as a toner, I adore it! xo

    1. I really need to try that!! I have a few other Caudalie products that I love so it needs to be next on my shopping list! Have a lovely day :) xxx

  2. great review! xx

  3. This sounds lovely, I must check this out!

  4. Hello Zara! Thanks for adding the links on where I can replenish my stock! =D You have got a lovely blog my dear! xxx

  5. Ive been wanting to get this for aggges! Thanks for telling me it's in the feel unique sale! Will get it :) xx

  6. I keep hearing such great reviews for this toner, I definitely need to check it out x


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