After running out of my Josh Rosebrook’s Toner, I decided to pick up Soul Sunday’s Tokai Aloe Mist toner from Urban Outfitters.
The ingredients online did not list that this toner contains Witch Hazel in it, which is an astringent. If you spray it directly on your face even with your eyes closed, the acidity still lingers and burns your eyes when you open them. It’s not terribly uncomfortable, but I purchased a spray toner to eliminate the use of cotton pads or having to waste product by pouring it into my palms. With this, I would have to spray the toner to my palms, then dab it onto my face, avoiding the eye area.
I just wish the brand put more thought into the practices of a spray toner.
I purchased the purifying cleanser, hydrating toner, balancing day lotion, and balancing night gel.
First off, my skin type is oily/combination, and Living Nature’s balancing line is supposed to be ideal for people with this skin condition. The first week of using this line wasn’t too bad. However, the more I continue to use these products, the more I find that my skin is dehydrated and becoming tighter/drier.
I let the company know about this adverse effect, but their only advice was for me to try their vitalising line……. With each product ranging from $30-40, I found their response a bit rude..
I will have an updated photo with my skin. I feel let down and disappointed (again) from yet another skin care line that failed to deliver.
I should’ve written a review for Dr. Alkaitis much earlier.
The ingredients for this line is natural, organic, pure, whatever.
It may work for people with normal or dry skin, but for people with acne-prone skin, I would NOT recommend this line.
You won’t get a fully clean feeling from the cleanser, the toner and soothing gel smells like alcohol, the oil (which was raved as “liquid gold” did absolutely nothing for my skin, and the day and night cream were too greasy and smelled terrible.
I feel that the line will cater much better towards mature skin.
I appreciate the brand’s effort to using clean ingredients; however, it was a total miss for me.
These photos are from 2 weeks ago. Since then, I had a detox peel by an esthetician in Los Angeles. My face was scarred from extractions for 3 days after, and it took a whole week for the raw skin to recover. After all that pain, I’m not sure if it did much for my skin.
From the pictures, there are tons of clogged pores, scars, whiteheads, and some cystic acne.
Products I’ve been using:
Desert Essence Jojoba Oil as sunscreen remover
PCA perfecting sunscreen
Dr Alkaitis Face Wash
NuSkin Enhancer (as moisturizer)
I will update with progress photos, after there is a bit more progress.
Feel free to leave any advice or comments down below.