Spotlight On-Toner

Okay, Ladies…we’re talking another product today!

I started this series, Spotlight On, a couple weeks ago, where I highlight a product.  Some I’ll love, some I won’t, and some I’ll feel a little “blah” about.  But I promise to give you all my true thoughts.  I hope you’ll share yours too!  You can read all about my first product review here.

Let’s talk TONERS.  {More specifically, this Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Toner}

I’ve gotta be honest ten years ago I don’t think I’d ever even heard of the word, “toner”.  And I for sure didn’t know why people used it.  #truth

If you’re wondering the same thing, no worries!  I’ve been there.  🙂

Wikipedia explains toner as “a lotion or wash designed to cleanse the skin and shrink the appearance of pores.”

When I joined Rodan and Fields years ago, I quickly learned how important toner is.  It’s typically used after cleanser on clean, dry skin and before you apply any moisturizer or serums.  It’s meant to prepare your skin and can be refreshing and moisturizing.

I’ve mentioned the Thayers Alcohol Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner before.  It’s a GREAT price point and if you’re looking to take a tiny leap into the toner world, then I’d recommend you giving this one a try.  However, I couldn’t tell a big difference when I used this product.  I’m sure it helped and I used it to the very last drop {so it’s not like I wasn’t a fan}.  But when I ran out, I wanted to give something else a try.  I bought this Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner and can tell a difference.

First of all, the smell is AMAZING!  {Have we discussed how hardcore my sense of smell is?  If not, we should talk about that in a post all of it’s own.}  There are real rose petals floating around inside the bottle and the smell is great!

This toner leaves my face feeling so fresh, so clean, and hydrated.  My skin even tingles a bit after I use it…it’s a good tingle, not a bad one.  I use it both morning and night after cleansing my skin and before my moisturizer.

I’m telling you friends, this toner is a good one!

If you’ve tried either of these toners, please share your thoughts!  And if you have a product you’d like to recommend, please share that too!

Thanks so much, friends!

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  1. 8.15.18
    Reader said:

    LOVE these kinda posts, I am a beauty junkie.
    Also, loving the new blog layout – well done. Just a note to say that the yellow is hard to read when it is not in "bold" xo Sarah

  2. 8.15.18
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    I'm currently using the toner Aveda has and it smells amazing too because everything from Aveda smells awesome! I'd love to try that rose one after i'm out of this one!

  3. 8.15.18
    Anonymous said:

    Oh, how fun! I love these kinds of posts!! This toner looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. 8.15.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Stop what you're doing right now and order the Fresh Rose face mask. Like right this minute!!

  5. 8.15.18
    Ann said:

    I don’t use a toner, but will check this out. And I agree with Reader, the yellow is very hard to read.

  6. 8.15.18
    Dawn said:

    I’ve been using Pixi Glow Tonic and absolutely love it! (And I love that I can just grab it at Target)

  7. 8.15.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Well, I'm totally going to have to try this one! Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. 8.15.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I've been using the Pixi Glow Tonic that I got at one of our gift exchanges however long ago! I love it! As a teenager, I always thought toner was used to wipe off all the excess makeup/dirt/oil that was left after I washed my face. I had no idea it did more than that until I got a little older! That Inspired Chick

  9. 8.15.18
    dara said:

    Great recommendation! How do you apply it? (I've never used a toner but thinking I should!)

  10. 8.16.18
    R's Rue said:

    I should try one.

  11. 8.17.18
    Erin said:

    I got on here to tell you to try the Pixi Glow Tonic and saw it’s alreafy been recommended twice! It’s awesome! It’s an exfoliating toner that helps brighten skin and clear pores! I experienced a little purge with it (initial breakout), but I was total worth it!