Feel the sheer refreshment of balancing and hydrating your skin with our botanical mist, alive with the vital energy of plants. This toner is a cooling, refreshing mist for normal-to-oily skin that helps refresh and balance skin and minimize surface oil build-up.
There are so many beneficial plants used in this light, earthy scented toner, my personal favourite being rose. The aroma is to die for. It has been proven that breathing in rose oil (like in aromatherapy) has calming abilities and is amazing for people with anxiety or depression.
Rose oil is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are great for eliminating bacteria from external infections. It contains anti-inflammatories that treat redness, refine skin’s texture, helping minimize diseases such as dermatitis and psoriasis. Emollient properties in rose oil soften, relax and soothe skin, locking in moisture. It is a natural astringent, meaning it cleans skin, tightens pores while lifting and restoring suppleness.
Peppermint oil is another wonderful ingredient in this toner. Its energizing effects help manage stress and mental fatigue. It possesses microbial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and is loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, and vitamins and minerals galore! (Vitamin C, Iron, magnesium, manganese, copper and potassium.) By controlling the secretion of excess oil, it prevents clogged pores and acne outbreaks. Also, peppermint oil contains menthol which is INCREDIBLE for soothing skin discomfort.
There’s an amazing succulent plant I’m sure you’ve all heard of… it thrives in even the driest of climates. Aloe Vera! Ancient Egyptians called this “the plant of immortality.” It contains 2 hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins. These provide wound healing and anti-inflammatory characteristics which reduce, well, skin inflammation. Aloe has the fantastic capability of moisturizing our skin without leaving a greasy feel. It’s perfect for prepping our face before applying mineral based makeup to prevent drying. (Inner Light Mineral Tinted Moisturizer, anyone?)
The last ingredient I wanted to mention is Witch Hazel. It’s name makes me think of a magic skin potion. It has been called one of the most effective natural acne treatments. Antioxidant properties kill bacteria within pores, stopping cellular damage and swelling, reduce signs of premature aging and speed up healing. Witch Hazel contains tannins that remove excess oil, making it a natural skin healing astringent. It is high in polyphenols, which consistently help prevent and heal acne, sores, bruises, ingrown hairs, redness psoriasis, eczema, cracked skin and sun damage. SEE!? Magic skin potion.