Toners remove make-up, impurities and any cleanser residue left of the skin after cleansing. This step is often classed as being optional and many people choose to skip it during their skincare routine. But toning does have other purposes and depending on what type of toner you use, it can help to minimise inflammation and temporarily reduce the size of large pores by toning the skin and causing pores to contract.
Oasis Berry Brightening Tonic is New Zealand made, contains 99% natural or organic ingredients and is paraben free! And, it smells absolutely amazing! Packed with the goodness of strawberries, the liquid has a wonderfully sweet strawberry smell and the pump action spray bottle makes it easy to either spray the toner onto a cotton pad before applying it to your face or to spritz it directly onto your skin.
Strawberries contain natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce any redness and swelling and the possible occurrence of future outbreaks. It also helps reduce the size of large pores and controls excessive oil production.
After applying the tonic with a cotton pad to my naturally oil skin, there was no burning, tight or tingling feeling that some toners leave behind and my skin felt soft, smooth and completely clean. After a few days of use, I found that my skin was a little less oily and I wasn’t as shiny by lunchtime. My pores also looked a little smaller and tighter, not as large and relaxed as they usually are.
However, I have heard that some people have experienced allergic reactions to this product, so if you’re keen to try it, please request a sample size from Oasis Beauty before you purchase a full-sized bottle.
Would I recommend this product? Definitely. Is this product affordable? Well, that all depends on your beauty budget. Oasis Beauty’s products are quite expensive, but a little goes a long way.
A few Berry Brightening Tonic facts direct from Oasis Beauty’s website:
“5 AWESOME WAYS TO USE BERRY BRIGHTENING TONIC
For best results, spray onto a cotton wool pad (can be damp) and sweep over face and neck after cleansing.
Alternatively, tonic can be spritzed directly onto skin after cleansing. However, if you wear makeup, we recommend you use a cotton wool pad as suggested above.
Lock in the moisture by layering serum or moisturiser over the top without delay.
Perfect as a refreshing pick-me up or makeup freshening spritz throughout the day.
For spot control, hold a cotton wool pad soaked in tonic against the area for 2-3 minutes.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Oasis tonics contain high amounts of fruit extracts that are designed to stimulate circulation and thus brighten the skin. Because of this, you might experience temporary tingling, redness or warmth. This is a normal and positive response by the skin. Discomfort should not be felt at any time. If it is, discontinue use and contact Oasis Head Cottage or the retailer for a refund, replacement or credit under our Make it Right Guarantee.”
For more information on daily skincare routines and products to use, read “Cleansers, Toners and Moisturisers“.
Oasis Berry Brightening Tonic is available from selected pharmacies and online. See Oasis Beauty’s website for a list of stockists.