Sunday, 26 April 2015

APIVITA Cleansing Tonic Lotion for Normal/Dry Skin Review

Even though, I have normal to oily skin, I wanted a toner that was moisturising. I was introduced to this toner by a friend who is a fan of the brand, and swore that this made the roughness of her skin disappear.  

Apivita Cleansing Tonic Lotion for normal to dry skin, is a product to be used for:
  • removing left over cleansing residue
  • pre-hydration
  • softness and elasticity

The other toner in the range is for oily/combination skin, lists denatured alcohol as it's second ingredient, and aims to remove oiliness. The last time I used a toner where denatured alcohol as a main component (slaps self), my skin became incredible oily during the day. That was not fun. And that said toner, coincidentally is for oily and acne prone skin.

Claims
  • Alcohol-free tonic lotion
  • removes cleansing milk or water residue 
  • moisturises the keratin layer, making skin more permeable in preparation of the products to be applied next
  • consists of 97% natural ingredients
  • Dermatologicaly tested

Ingredients

Aqua**, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Mel* (Honey) Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Panthenol (humectant, moisturiser, emollient), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli, bitter orange blossom) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet almond) Seed* Extract, Aqua, Menthyl Lactate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Arginine, Camelia Sinensis Leaf* , Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Sodium Phytate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil* , Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil*,  Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil*, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Coumarin


Natural and/or beneficial
Essential Oils
Preservatives
Irritant/toxic? 
Fragrance some may find irritating



Benefits
  • The aqua listed in the ingredients is actually green tea infusion
  • feels cooling upon application
  • contains many natural extracts and oils
  • leaves skin feeling soft after use
  • smells great
  • dry patches are gone after use
  • skin texture appears smoother
  • removes leftover makeup, and just full face makeup too, I've used this to remove makeup before (I know, horrible, but it was an emergency and it actually worked)
Drawbacks
  • skin can feel a little drying and tight immediately after use
  • second ingredient is a conditioning agent and fragrance

I think this will work well for those of you who like using cleansers that can leave a lot of residue behind, like a milk cleanser or balm cleanser.

I personally don't think toners should serve a purpose to cleanse any remaining makeup, because there really shouldn't be any after you have cleansed properly. I use toners mainly to re-balance the skin's natural PH level, to it's slightly acidic state. As well as, deliver something beneficial to skin, like antioxidants and vitamins. I do like using this toner, before makeup, if I feel like I have dry skin, and want some dry patches to go away, because this truly does have amazing moisturising qualities, and makeup sits well after use.

1 comment:

  1. This looks promising, I will definitely want to try this now. Thanks for reviewing, Anna.

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