I love a serum texture toner but water based toners play an important role in my skincare regime. I am increasingly using fruit acids in the form of exfoliating pads and toners in my regime and I often follow with a hydrating toner as my skin is always dehydrated.
Elemis do THE BEST packaging for hydrating toners. The bottle is a thick plastic that feels very similar to NARS packaging. It is difficult to explain but it is not the super shiny super smooth plastic – the rubberised texture makes it very easy to grip. The best thing though is the pump which disperses a very fine mist. In my experience the mechanism does not clog so for the whole two hundred millilitres, you get an even dispersal of product each and every pump. There is nothing more frustrating then going to spray a toner and you get an intense burst rather then a fine mist.
Usually I would use the Lavender toner from the range which is balancing but I opted for the Apricot on this occasion as I knew that I would be using it post fruit acid and I wanted nothing that would agitate or irritate the skin.
Interestingly this toner is highly perfumed. It does not have the delicate floral fragrance of a fruit tree blossom. I was really surprised when I first smelt it but you do get accustomed to it. The Sweet Betty flower has anti bacterial properties and the glycerine is a humectant. This is good toner – but not a holy grail product for me.