Friday, July 19, 2013

REVIEW: The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner

Hey, guys! I've got an interesting review for you today. It's on The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner. 

I have one word to say about this toner. Want to find out what it is? Keep on reading! 

I always thought toners were a little superfluous in my skin care routine and I never really saw a need to really go out and invest in a good toner. That is, until I came across this one! 

WHAT IT CLAIMS: This alcohol- free, refreshing and purifying toner helps to re balance combination skin. It purifies, refreshes and prepares skin for moisturizer. 

WHAT I THINK ABOUT IT: Like I mentioned above, I always thought toners were unnecessary and I never really thought too much about purchasing them. I have oily skin and I while I was browsing through The Body Shop, I came across their Seaweed skin range which is targeted for combination to oily skin. I bought this on a whim and can I just say, I am so happy I bought this! 

The packaging is standard of The Body Shop. The toner comes with a flip open cap and the bottle is big and sturdy. The toner itself smells really clean and fresh. I can't completely describe the smell, but it's light and just wonderful. The toner is clear in color, but with a tiny tinge of yellow.

I usually use this at night after I've taken off my makeup and cleansed my face. Even after I wash my face and it looks squeaky clean, after I use this, I still manage to get some grime on my cotton puff! That has never happened with any other toner I've used before. So this really does do a good job of removing the impurities that even my cleanser and makeup removers fail to remove. It also leaves my skin feeling really refreshed! Even though I have oily skin, this does not completely strip my skin of oils and leave it feeling dry. In fact, it makes my skin look a little bit brighter and less oily. 

Now, this toner does claim to minimize pores. My pores have not gotten smaller, but they are extremely stubborn, so I really can't put all the blame on this toner.

One thing I love about this toner is that it hasn't broken me out! You can actually see how much I love it since I've used up so much of it. 

PRICE AND AMOUNT: This is priced at 8 GBP and you get 200 mL or 6.76 fl oz of product. 

AVAILABILITY: This is available at all The Body Shop outlets. 


-It leaves your skin feeling refreshed 

-It helps control the oils on your skin

-It effectively cleans off any impurities on your skin 

-It doesn't break you out 

-It is alcohol free

-The scent is amazing


-You find the scent bothersome 

-It doesn't dramatically reduce the size of your pores

-You think it's a bit expensive 

OVERALL VIEW: I am head over heels in love with this toner! I do wish it helped with my large pores a little bit, but I really can't complain since it does everything else just fine. As you can see, I am running out of this toner and I will definitely repurchase it. Have you tried The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner? What do you think of it? 

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  1. I was exactly like you!! =) I always thought toners would be sooo unnecessary... now i can't even imagine my life without a toner :D this toner is really one of my favorite =)