27 June 2016


I admit to being guilty of not always using a toner. A toner is a product that is intended to be used after cleaning to ensure that every last bit of cleanser and makeup is removed from your skin, and help soothe and moisturise the skin - but lately toners have increasingly got added benefits as well - and that includes this new Pore Refining Toner from Medik8.

The Medik8 Pore Refining Toner is a gentle alcohol-free toner that soothes and hydrates the skin - but in addition it also contains a unique prebiotic to help promote the healthy bacteria on the skin, to help balance and prepare the skin to better absorb the active ingredients of subsequent skincare.

Medik8 Pore Refining Toner contains a unique prebiotic to promote the growth of healthy bacteria, which helps balance and prepare the skin. It has antibacterial and astringent properties thanks to witch hazel extract helping to reduce pore size and remove excess oil, dirt and dead skin cells, while aloe vera soothes and calms the skin. Suitable for all skin types, even sensitive.

Furthermore, it also contains allantoin to soothe the skin and improve the skin's condition, niacinamide, an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that helps improve the skin barrier and reduce fine lines, beta-glucan to add moisture to the skin to improve its overall condition.

As most toners, the Medik8 Pore Refining Toner is best used morning and evening after cleansing, but putting a little on a cotton pad and swiping it across the face, neck and décolleté.

With my combination skin prone to breakouts, I have really enjoyed using this toner, especially because it is not containing alcohol which most toners for this skin type usually do, and hence are very drying and harsh on the skin. This toner, on the other hand, is very gentle (so also suitable for sensitive skin types) clearly gives my pores and extra good clean, helping to combat breakouts with its antibacterial properties that works to eliminate any remaining excess oils etc. from my pores.

Whilst using it, I can clearly feel that my skin is less greasy, and especially when used during the day, my skin seems less greasy during the day, and consequently my makeup also stays looking nice for longer, so overall, definitely a welcome addition to my skincare regimen.

Medik8 Pore Refining Toner - RRP: $39 / 200ml Available from among others
Active Skin, Adore Beauty and RY 

* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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