Toners can be used in many ways. Most people using toners apply in between cleansing and applying a moisturizer. Toners can remove any excess soap from cleansing, but they can also hydrate the skin in place of a lotion or cream. Overall, toners are a great way to includewater-soluble cosmeceuticals in your daily skincare regimen.
Our Double Tea Toner is the most astringent of Sabonique's 4 toners, designed specifically for acne and rosacea prone skin types. Double Tea includes the following cosmeceuticals to address inflamed, reactive skin:
Green Tea Extract - studies have shown that the application of green tea extract before exposure to the sun will produce less damage to the skin, less redness, and less inflammation compared to the control group; further, anti-oxidants in green tea may help with the symptoms of rosacea.
Tea Tree Oil - effective against the bacteria involved in acne, and its analgesic properties have been shown to significantly reduce patients' acne measured by the number of open and closed comedones (sits and blackheads)! This ingredient imparts a characteristic smell to the toner.
ActiSea Algae Extracts - a significant source of amino acids, Vitamins C and B12. These work together to form a protective barrier over the skin, stimulate collagen formation, treat hyper-pigmentation left by pimples, and heals wounds.
Sea Kelp Bioferment - sourced in America's North Pacific waters, this is an amazing oil-free moisturizer with benefits! When in a toner, it helps with softening, cell proliferation, and moisturizing, and it can be used in shampoos or body washes as both an anti-irritant and an exfoliant (great for dandruff prone scalps). And in a facial cleanser, it's doing three or four things at once!
Neroli Hydrosol - a great alternative to rose, lavender, and chamomile hydrosols, neroli (orange blossom) is great for oily skin because it regulates
Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Distilled Water, Neroli Hydrosol, Aloe Juice, Green Tea Extracts, Sea Kelp Bioferment, ActiSea Extract (red and green algae), Tea Tree Oil, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) Glyceryl Caprylate*, Leucidal*, Allantoin, Polysorbate 20
*a paraben- and preservative-free, eco-certified preservation ingredient