Skincare Review: Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

This Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner in a 30ml spritz bottle was included as part of the March 2012 Bellabox.

According to the Dermalogica site, this product is suitable for all skin types and claims to be:

An ultra-light facial spritz that refreshes and hydrates the skin while smoothing the surface. Helps condition skin to prepare for proper moisture absorption. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

It’s funny but the ingredients on my bottle differ from the list on Dermalogica US:

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Proline, Propylene Glycol, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Ricinoleth-40, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Linalool, Polyquaternium-4, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Whatever, let’s move on to the review. The toner is transparent and non-sticky, but has a rather marked fragrance on the lightly floral side. It’s not obnoxious, just… feminine and slightly in your face. It does go away and the product claims to be free from artificial fragrances, so no synthetic “skincare scent”.

I’ve only used this on my face and it performs more or less the same as the other French thermal sprays I have. I’ve not seen, let’s say, a surge in moisture or something miraculous. It’s pleasant, non-irritating to the eye and doesn’t dry you out. Parabens and dimethicones are found in the ingredient list, so not something that most natural skincare enthusiasts will go for.

Dermalogica Multi Active Toner retails in a full sized 250ml for S$72 here in good ol’ Singapore. While it’s a pleasant product, imnsho (in my not so humble opinion), priced overmuch.

~*Item reviewed was part of the March 2012 Bellabox I paid for*~

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