Pros: No alcohol, pleasant scent, skin looks better.
Cons: Can be a little sticky.
I found out the hard way that toners or astringents will alcohol are not for my oily skin. The last toner I used smelled and burned like alcohol. In fact, was it alcohol?? No, it wasn't, but it might as well have been. Once I experienced the effects of alcohol (MORE OILINESS), I researched toners without.....you guessed it, alcohol.
Product and Packaging
Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner comes in a pretty blue 8.5 oz plastic bottle. It has a pop-top lid that has a small mouth that controls the amount of product you pour out. Personally, I just screw the top off and use it that way.
It is clear liquid that has a slight fragrance. The fragrance isn't harsh, in fact, it is very pleasant.
- is specially formulated to provide, clean refreshing toning without the harsh, drying effect of alcohol.
I use this toner after every facial wash and it makes my face feel even cleaner. My face doesn't dry out like with other products but instead has a healthy glow.
- special mild purifiers gently remove impurities and recondition your skin.
I used to use an astringent to get rid of whatever dirt my facial cleanser, but I have found this toner does the job on its own. That's one less product on my face.
- this formula will not strip delicate facial skin of its own natural moisturizers.
As I stated before, my skin is not dried out with this product and my skin retains a healthy glow instead of the dry, flaking look it had with my other toners.
Moisten cotton ball with the toner. Apply to face with gently upward strokes.
I use a cotton round instead of cotton ball. It holds more product and I only have to use one on my face. The upward strokes are supposed to help "defy gravity" and help with keeping the tightness of your face.
I would recommend this product to people with dry skin to those with oily skin, like myself. It doesn't strip your skin like other toners and it actually improves the appearance of your skin. The only problem I've noticed with this product is that when I don't apply a moisturizer afterwards, my face sometimes feels a little sticky. But other than that, this product is a definite winner.