Ever since I handed over my Plum Green Tea Toner to my mom, I've been itching to get a new one and the search began. I've looked high and low on the shelves at all of the beauty stores when I found this tucked in at a pharmacy. I read the description and my brain said bingo. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I have never been so excited about toner before.
This is the Sebamed Deep cleansing facial toner for acne prone skin. It is meant to combat pimples, blackheads, and skin impurities. The reason why it hit bingo was the point about "skin impurity". Now, even though I use an oil based cleanser and then wash my face with a face wash, I still felt that my pores weren't clean enough and I was too lazy to use clay mask every other day. I've been getting those tiny white bumps that I usually get if I sleep wearing my makeup or don't wash it off properly.
When I used this toner for the first time after I used an oil to remove my makeup and face wash to wash off the oil, the cotton pad turned brown. I STILL had makeup on my face. I washed my face again.
This is when I knew the Sebamed toner hit the right spot. Now every time I wash my face and then swipe a cotton pad drenched in this toner all over my face I am assured that my face is squeaky clean before I apply serum or moisturizer. I've been using this twice a week, every day for two weeks now.
This toner helps in removing excess sebum, oil and dirt particles. It also has a pH of 5.5 which helps in maintaining the skin's natural acid mantle, so that bacteria cannot grow in it. It also is very calming and soothes the skin. It is definitely one of my top 5 toners for oily/acne prone skin.
It is priced at Rs 400 and you can buy it here: http://amzn.to/29Cc32e