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A little later than I anticipated, but today I want to give my first impression of the Simple Kind To Skin Facial Toner, which if you’ve been a long-term reader of my blog, appeared in “My Canada Skincare Kit” from just under 2 years ago! Time has flown. In the past week, I pulled this little travel sized version of the facial toner back into my routine, and so I wanted to discuss my experience with it.
So off the bat, I use(d) this product as part of my day time routine, after my The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Toner which I reviewed very recently. This is my second toner to soothe and refresh my skin after my cleansing-toning first step that I just mentioned, and to remove any excess toner that can potentially irritate my skin.
My skin hasn’t had issues with this toner – it’s very refreshing and I’ve found that in my cold apartment, where it’s made the toner cooler, that it actually adds to the refreshing sensation – so in the summer time, it’s worth storing it in the fridge and then pull it out if you want to add to that cooling feeling.
The travel size version has proven from my Canada trip to be truly travel friendly, and even when I’m not traveling with it, it’s smaller size means it uses up less space. The full size from memory doesn’t take up much space either, so I can see myself keeping the full size bottle for more everyday use in the future.
For sensitive skin, I think Simple stays true to it’s ethos regarding this product as it hasn’t caused irritation for me, but it’s also going to be great for every skin type, particularly as autumn and winter set in. My apartment has become colder like I’ve already mentioned, and my skin has started to adjust with it – my skin is still oily, but it’s also getting drier as well, so a toner like this one that can soothe and nourish my skin has been very welcome. It doesn’t exacerbate my oily skin, which is a plus in and of itself. It doesn’t reduce oiliness either, but that’s not what it claims or aims to do, so for me it’s not a big deal. What makes this toner really stand out for me is that it integrates itself really well into a skincare routine without significant disruption or clashing – it’s a water-based toner so it’s easy to layer with other toners if you that’s something you also do, and I don’t find it has a weird texture or impression on my skin – like how some cleansers can leave residue and feel like they’re mixing with products you play after on your face.
I think sometimes we need to stop and appreciate simple products (not the brand, in this case) that do a simple and straightforward job and do it well. And in my experience, this toner is one of them. While I have a lot of other toners to test out for the near-future, I can see myself repurchasing this in the full size – I have once before about 3 years ago actually – and bringing this into my routine again. I’m going to include an affiliate link *here*, as I really love this product, and I’m grateful I did buy the travel sized version before my trip to Canada.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post, it really means a lot to me that you took some time out of your day to read it. I hope you are happy and healthy, and I look forward to writing again soon.