Thursday 27 April 2017

Four of the Best: Freshening toners

Lush Breath of Fresh Air toner
Lush Breath of Fresh Air toner
The Body Shop's vitamin E hydrating toner
Voya ritzy spritzy toner
Clinique moisture surge face spray

Sinead Van Kampen

Air conditioning, too much sun and not enough SPF can leave our skin gasping for hydration. This week, we at Independent Woman hit the beauty aisles in search of the most hydrating toners.

Here's four of our favourites for freshening up parched summer skin:

Best for natural beauty lovers - Breath Of Fresh Air by Lush

Inspired by the rugged coastline of Dorset we're not exactly sure how that translates into a bottle but Lush's Breath Of Fresh Air is perfect for those whose skin yearns for wide open spaces. The refreshing all natural mist cools, hydrates and tones while feeding skin with nourishing goodies like aloe vera and seaweed and as it comes with the added ingredient of rosemery oil this one locks moisture and smells great.

Available from Lush, priced at €5.45

Best for sensitive skin - The Body Shop's Vitimin E Hydrating Toner

Skin on the sensitive side should enjoy the benefits of The Body Shop's alcohol free Vitimin E Hydrating Toner. Free from artificial colours and dyes the formula is packed with wheat germ oil which is a natural source of vitamin E to moisturise, nourish and condition skin. Those of us of with a more delicate complexion will see tired dry skin perk up in no time.

Available from The Body Shop, Priced at €10.95.

Best for mature skin - Voya's Ritzy Spritzy

Containing 92% certified organic ingredients including clock stopping organic seaweeds and a blend of botanical herbs, Voya's Ritzy Spritzy anti-ageing toner is designed to quickly boost moisture levels while giving skin natural hydration and a touch of elasticity. The formula is also bursting with lavender, bergamot, geranium and ylang ylang which should leave your skin smelling as good as it looks.

Available from selected spa's, priced at €25

Best for spritzing on the go - Moisture Surge Spray by Clinique

Thirsty summer skin looking for a lift may find what's needed in Clinique's moisture surge face spray. Working just as well over make-up as it does under, the oil free spray is light as a feather, instantly soothing and comes packed with aloe vera. It evaporates quite quickly, so all that's left is skin that is smooth to touch without any awkward smearing.

Available from Clinique Counters nationwide , priced at €27.50

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