As we all know how important the toning step is in our regular CTM routine. Lately I have been loving floral waters or hydrosols as toners and so far I have combated acne successfully. I remember the time when I used chemical toners and my acne were hardly affected by them. Instead the sensitive skin around my nose used to get a burning sensation. The same is not true in case of floral waters or hydrosols. They give a refreshing feeling without the burning sensation while reducing or preventing breakouts. Let’s see the review of, one of it’s kind Cleansing and Toning Water.
Brand Claims – Holy Basil (Tulsi) is well known for its anti bacterial properties. This toner is made with real tulsi leaves, distilled to form a cleanser & toner that will leave your skin feeling fresh. It will absorb excess oil from your face without drying out your skin. With its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, it is perfect for people with acne prone skin. If your skin breaks out often, then this is a toner just for you.
Ingredients – Distilled water, Basil leaves, Alum, Glycerine
The bottle is dark brown coloured one being a platsic one. Plastic bottle makes it safe during travels without the fear of getting broken. The bottle has two dispensers, one big and one small. They have a protective lid, a plastic one.
The toning water dispenses easily through the dispenser. The toning water smells like fennel mixed with sugar syrup. I especially love the fragrance of the toning water so much that I might end up drinking it some 😁😁. The toning water also contains Alum, alum also has toning properties, I had read somewhere although I am not too sure.
Now coming to the effects of the toning water. The toning water effectively removes any residue or dirt post cleansing. It not only cleanses but also hydrates the skin sufficiently giving an even toned soft and smooth skin. I really like how unlike the commercial toners this toner doesn’t irritate my sensitive nose area. Regarding the pore size, I haven’t noticed any changes. After using the water one can feel a cooling and calming effect on the skin. The skin feels rejuvenated and refreshed.
- Amazing fragrance
- Removes any residue post cleansing
- Makes the skin soft and smooth
- Perfectly tones the skin for a smooth finish
- Hydrates and plumps up the skin
- Gives cooling and calming feel to the skin
- Doesn’t irritate the skin sensitive skin
- Light weight and travel friendly packaging as well as size
- I didn’t find any, some may find high price as the con
Price, Shelf life and Availability – 560 INR for 100 ml with a shelf life of 2 months after opening. Available on Qtrove, Amazon.in and Artisanal Skincare website.
The Artisanal Skincare Holy Basil Cleansing and Toning Water would be highly recommended for those with oily, acne prone skin for it’s toning and anti bacterial properties. Also I feel it would be suitable for all skin types since it doesn’t dry out the skin at all.