Today I’ll talk about Lotus Herbals Basiltone Cucumber & Basil Clarifying & Balancing Toner which is a refreshing toner meant for oily skin. I got my hands on this in January but discontinued using as I was trying something else (you’ll see it in my April Empties post soon).
Now that I am back to using it and having been used it for 10-15 days, I thought of writing a detailed review.
Price: ₹295 for 100ml
Packaging & Texture: It comes in a spray bottle and has compact packaging so it’s a convenient option to even keep in your bag throughout the day to refresh your skin. The dispenser is really good, it sprays evenly (I am definitely keeping the container once I use it up).
The product is green in colour as you can see in the pictures. It has a refreshing cucumber smell which is exactly what you need in summers! Doesn’t contain alcohol and is very gentle to my skin. I have not experienced any redness or skin irritation.
Description, Directions & Ingredients:
It has parabens and fragrance. I have not faced any bad reaction but I am trying to switch to paraben-free formula in my skincare products.
Also, it has fragrance added so might not work well for people who are allergic to it. The smell is not at all overpowering. In fact, it feels really fresh and soothing.
How I use? & Results I get:
I use it twice a day, once in morning and once in the night before I go to sleep, in my CTM routine.
I spray it on my face and pat into the skin during morning routine or in the night, when I don’t wear makeup at all. Otherwise, use a cotton pad to make sure I get rid of every trace of makeup.
It removes residual makeup and dirt. My skin drinks it in a second. It feels firm, clean and fresh and ready to move on to moisturizer.
It can also be used as a facial spray for some refreshment when you are out in the sun.
Coming to ‘pH balance claim’ which I think basically means it doesn’t mess with skin’s natural pH (which is between 4.5-5.5) and maintain it.
Would I repurchase? I already have one toner apart from this and there’s one more that I have ordered. So I want to try different products but I feel like I might repurchase it in near future.
It’s a really good toner for people with combination or oily skin type, especially in summer. Normal skin people can try it too since it doesn’t dry skin out. I have used it in winters and it worked okay with my then dry wintery skin.
Do you religiously follow CTM (Cleansing-Toning-Moisturising) routine? If not then you should ASAP! Your skin is going to thank you for it. And if you do then let me know your favourites!
It’s currently on discount and available for ₹206, so tap on the image below to buy.
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