Mother Earth Living

Real Beauty

Tips and tricks for natural body care

Add to My MSN

Natural Product Review: Lavender Toner from emerginC

1/23/2013 2:56:00 PM

Tags: Natural Product Review, EmerginC, Lavender Toner, Beauty Review, Product Review, Facial Toners, Gina DeBacker

Everyone loves lavender. At least, that’s what I’ve been lead to believe working for The Herb Companion and Mother Earth Living. Whenever we feature this lovely herb in our print publication, our website or even our social media outlets, we receive praised responses from readers. And what’s not to love? Lavender is a strikingly beautiful plant with a refreshing scent. Plus, its health benefits seem never-ending: it’s a natural antiseptic, it soothes the skin, it calms the senses, it induces sleep … and so on and so on. Needless to say, I was stoked to discover a new lavender-infused body care product for my beauty arsenal.

Lavender Toner

The Lavender Toner from emerginC is a light, refreshing and gentle face toner, perfect for sensitive skin. In addition to lavender, its active ingredients include chamomile, witch hazel and green tea; and its other ingredients (azulene and polysorbate-20 being the worst offenders) show very low concern from the Environmental Working Group’s massive cosmetics database Skin Deep.

While toning is the second step in the traditional three-step routine for healthy skin—cleanse, tone and moisturize—many beauty experts agree that using a toner is optional. I have never been one to pay much attention to toners, aside from enjoying a hydrating facial mist every now and then. Many classic toners contain a small percentage of alcohol, leaving my skin feeling a bit icky. (Alcohol-based toners can increase the production of sebum, as the removal of oil from the skin can lead to excess oil as the skin tries to compensate for this.) But after trying this product, I’m beginning to come around to the idea of using a gentle toner on a daily basis. A good toner conditions, nourishes, soothes and calms blemishes. My favorite thing about this particular toner is its subtle lavender scent. In the evening, after cleansing the skin, I like to apply this light and cooling toner with a cotton pad. Its light and refreshing scent helps me feel relaxed and ready for bed.

Try this toner for $29; click here to buy it online.


Gina DeBackerGina DeBacker is the assistant editor at Mother Earth Living. She loves that part of her job entails testing beauty products enriched with natural ingredients.



Related Content

Borax Has Issues; You Have Alternatives

Because it could cause eye and skin irritation and harm reproductive systems, the Environmental Work...

Keep the Green Conversations Rolling on Facebook and Twitter

If you haven't joined in on our social networking fun, what are you waiting for? We'll post fun surv...

How Will Technology Affect Today's Children Tomorrow

Jessica contemplates how growing up with technology affects children today and how it will affect th...

Now Is The Time To Prune Lavender

Whether you are pruning, trimming or deadheading, early pruning is better for the lavender in your h...

Content Tools




Post a comment below.

 



Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.