TONERS HAVE MADE A COMEBACK! It’s something that I’ve used on and off over the years, but usually ‘off’ as I’m a lazy mare. I always have some kind of facial spray/toning mist in my makeup kit. The spray element makes it quick and easy to use when you have minimal time & it gives that instant feeling of gratification to my clients and that blissful feeling of freshness onto the skin.I will use it as intended, as a toner when I am prepping the skin, but it’s perfect for using throughout the day to freshen the/your makeup and stop it looking and feeling too powdery.
Antipodes is an organic new zealand skincare range that uses botanical ingredients and plant & flower extracts. I was introduced to the brand last year and it’s one of my favourite skincare brands at the moment. Everything I have tried has been lovely on my skin, it does what it says, it’s clean and this somewhat ‘niche’ brand has integrity.
The ANANDA toner (not ‘Amanda’ as I thought for like 2 weeks) is a very gentle antioxidant-rich spray that not only preps the skin for your everyday/night skincare routine, but it also infuses the skin with antioxidants, omegas and moisture. NO ALCOHOL or any kind of astringent-feel here ; the ingredients, as expected are organic, plant-based and effective.
The main ingredient in this is water. Not just meh water, but 15,000 year old Waiwera artesian water which is mineral-enriched and pure.
Mamuka black fern : Renews skin cells, firming and protective
Bulgarian rose oil : This precious ingredient is aromatic and calming. A natural anti-bacterial.
Raspberry seed oil :Antioxidant,contains vitamin A & omegas 3 & 6
Marshmallow extract : anti-inflammatory & soothing
Aloe Vera : Calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory
It has a nice delicate rosewater smell ; very pleasent and I like the fact that it isn’t using any chemical fragreances or alcohol in this toner. The spray is nice and consistent and ensures a perfect light mist of product hits the skin – I despise it when I am freshening up my makeup or using it on a client and it squirts out too much product making the skin look wet!
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone! The reason why I had forgotten about toners is the time of applying them onto cotton pads blah blah, but in this spray form, it adds no extra time to my AM/PM routine which is what I love about it. This is suited to all skintypes, including the sensitive, irritated, dry and sun-damaged.
The Ananda toner costs £19.90 and is available to buy on the Antipodes website. Other UK stockists include Feel Unique, Selfridges & Beauty Bay.