| Review | Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner

| Review | Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner 

Herbivore's branding and aesthetic is perfection and it really emphasizes their natural roots and simple skincare style. I have long admired the brand and their luxury skincare products. I was so excited to receive this product complimentary from Herbivore and Octoly. 

The Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner retails for $39.00 USD and is available at Sephora and other retailers. 
This toner is packaged in a beautiful and simple clear glass bottle with a spritzer top to dispense the product. The spritzer is actually very nice and sprays the product very evenly and finely across the face.

I love anything with green tea in it, so I was so excited to try this product. However, the toner doesn't have much of a green tea fragrance, the jasmine is very prominent and strong in this toner, which isn't bothersome if you like jasmine but if you don't this will knock you off your feet. I like the jasmine scent, it was just surprising how strong the fragrance is but don't worry, Herbivore products are made from natural ingredients so the fragrance will not cause a reaction for sensitive or acne prone skin types. In fact, this is balancing toner meant for oily skin types but can work well for all skin types. I have dry skin but like everyone, my skin still has some areas that produce more oil than others this toner helps balance that out by controlling for oil and hydrating where I need it. I love using a facial mist, especially in the mornings when my skin is dry, tired, and dull. Spritzing this product all over my face before my skincare products helps everything else absorb faster and add a boost to hydration and freshness I need in the morning. 

The toner includes the following major ingredients: 

Jasmine - This is the first ingredient on the list, so its not surprise that the toner has a strong jasmine fragrance. Besides offering a lovely floral scent, it is high in anti-oxidants for anti-aging, providing a youthful appearance, and fighting environmental aggressors. It can also help even skin tone and reduce sun spots. It provides a lightweight moisture without clogging pores.

Green Tea - This is also a very powerful ingredient packed with anti-oxidants, which is amazing for anti-aging! The anti-oxidants in green tea are so potent they have been know to significantly improve sun-damaged skin!  It can also reduce acne and treat roseacea because it has strong soothing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. Additionally, the caffeine, vitamin k, and anti-oxidants help reduce puffiness. 

Witch Hazel - Also excellent for reducing acne and inflammation in the skin. It is a natural toner that breaks down dead skin cells and cleanses pores. It also helps reduce puffiness, which is a perfect morning treatment! 

Aloe - Aloe is extremely hydrating and soothing. It will significantly reduce inflammation and redness while hydrating the skin without adding any oil to it. It acts as a protective barrier to maintain moisture levels. It is also nutrition dense and increases elasticity in the skin.

After using this product for several weeks, It has been helpful in controlling oil and balancing my skin throughout the day. I am very thoroughly enjoying this toner, especially since the weather is getting warmer. I find my nose and t-zone doesn't produce as much oil throughout the day, when I use this toner. I also notice my skin looks very clear, smooth, and my pores are not as obvious. I really love this product in the mornings because it really helps reduce the puffiness in my face, soothes the skin, and helps provide an extra boost of hydration!

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