Goodness Be Cool Mist Toner Review:
As an unfortunate member of the population with slightly dry AND sensitive skin, I was on the hunt for a toner that would not dry my skin (like most over-the-counter drug store toners do) nor cause sneaky breakouts. I was in luck when Goodness released their Be Cool Mist Toner, which is a vegan-friendly and alcohol-free toner without any nasty parabens (a bonus for an animal-rights advocate like myself)!
I decided I would give it a try – the price of $14.99 NZD was (and still is) very affordable, so no losses either way. It also comes in a spray bottle, if you want to save time and cotton pads! I also think this line of products is really emblematic of the ‘clean, green’ image New Zealand has, being a local brand. I really love the principal the Goodness company have stuck with, and it is a big part of the reason why I trust this toner – with no parabens, alcohol, or animal testing and/or ingredients. Their line of skincare is made in New Zealand as well.
+ Like its title, the Be Cool Mist Toner claims to cool the skin and set make-up with its refreshing list of botanical ingredients, providing hydration from nature.
Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Polysorbate 20, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Apium Graeolens (Celery) Stem Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool* *Components of natural essential oils
Volume: 140ml / 4.7fl.oz.US
How to use:
It is SO easy to use. Like I mentioned before, it comes in a spray bottle, so effectively making hydration simple as part of a morning routine: simply spray and pat gently on your face. Alternatively, you can use a cotton pad. I did, however, use it both morning and night after cleansing as it is doubly effective at removing any residual dirt and make up.
The packaging instructions are not very stringent; you can use it pretty much whenever you want, even over makeup. It will also cool your skin (good for the heat), so the toner can be used anytime throughout the day.
For me, it was a counter-top placement so I did not really take it with me anywhere. I would recommend you not to, either, as the spray bottle leaks easily if placed in a handbag, making it one of the only downsides of the product. Finish with a moisturizer.
My Skin Type: Normal Dry/Sensitive
Goodness Be Cool Mist Toner Review:
The texture is relatively light, reminding me of the morning dew – now just think how refreshing that is! After using the tester at the store I bought it at (Farmers), I immediately took a liking to it. I was also drawn to the aesthetically-pleasing light green packaging it came in.
I have been using this for about two months now. I know that some harsher products (especially those containing alcohol) takes some time getting used to or not at all, but my skin loved this toner straightaway. The smell makes you feel like you are in a botanical garden, or just somewhere in nature soaking up the goodness (ha! Pun intended, well-played, Goodness).
The bottle fits snugly inside an oblong box of the same packaging, and the spray bottle has a clear plastic cap to keep the head hygienic, which I really like. The light green color, too, makes it seem like all that plant power is being transferred onto your face – which it definitely is, as it soothes my skin immediately, as well as pumping up the hydration levels.
The ingredients emphasize its chia seed extract, which I know is a really good brightening agent, not to mention the often neglected, but soothing effects of aloe vera, cucumber, and celery extract, which is SO good for any skin type.
The ingredients list is a little vague about the ‘fruit extract’, though, so I feel as if this part needs a little more clarification on their behalf. Otherwise, geraniol, limonene, and linalool are all natural essential oils, so for those new to the skin-care scene this bottle could get you started on thinking about using serums and oils, and the like. Oh, and did I mention this also contains coconut water? Good enough to drink, right? (but please do not consume)
I would probably come back to this little gem sometime in the near future, but most likely not straightaway, as I also want to try other toners, as there are so many excellent ones out there. If you do the Korean seven-step beauty routine however, I would recommend keeping this as part of the process and use it first up after cleansing, even though it is not an Asian brand.
It provides excellent hydration, so I would definitely recommend it to people with slightly dry complexions. It also did not irritate my skin at all, but is very soothing and calming, like it claimed. So verdict is: well purchased, I think! Overall, I would give it an 8/10 for its comprehensive functions at calming, cooling, and makeup removing/setting.
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