Helloooo, August. It's already beginning to feel like fall here in Northern California. We've been greeted with cloudy weather, higher levels of humidity, and cold nights. It's the changing of the seasons.. & my skin is not taking it well. Lately, my skin has been super sensitive & red around my cheeks and I suspect the constant fluxes between hot & cold weather are to blame.
One product that has been helping soothe the irritation is this Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner from MUN skincare that I purchased through July's Palm BFF collaboration. If you're not familiar with Palm, it's a network that connects influencers to brands related to lifestyle & wellness, clean beauty, and fashion. You simply sign up and you can get access to their monthly product picks at an insanely discounted price. It's a lifesaver for skincare junkies that want to continuously test products but are easily warded off by luxury pricing. I was able to purchase this toner for $16 vs. the retail price of $65. So definitely check out Palm if you're interested! (It would also mean a great deal to me if you mention that theopalgray recommended you in the sign-up form!) Now let's get to the review.
I love toners that come in mist bottles because it saves time & money to simply spray the product on your face. I never use cotton rounds to apply toner. Plus, I put all my trust in micellar water & Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser to remove all traces of makeup off my skin. The Anarose toner is definitely a luxury over a necessity. Do I really need a $65 toner? No. The Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist works just as well and is about half the price. However, I'm glad I got to try MUN skincare! The toner is formulated with Bulgarian rosewater, hyaluronic acid, willow bark extract, goji berry extract, aloe vera juice, a blend of rose, jasmine, & daisy flower extracts, & my superstar ingredient at the moment: prickly pear stem extract. All the ingredients are intended to soothe, hydrate, smooth, and clarify--thus, making it a great pH balancing toner for those who want to incorporate anti-aging products into their routines.
I used this toner a lot when I was suffering from a sunburn on my face (first-time ever guys & believe me, it was a hot mess...) The peeling phase left my skin very raw and itchy so I cannot stress how much this toner helped repair and calm my inflamed skin. In terms of the packaging, the spray is not as fine, really more concentrated, so I wouldn't use this as a setting spray after makeup. As a toner & mist for no-makeup days, it's perfect for dispensing enough product to cover my entire face.
Overall, I would recommend this product if you have really sensitive skin. I also do believe that this toner will be beneficial in the long-run for those who are looking for age prevention products as it is very hydrating & gentle in terms of its ability to promote cell turnover.
Until next time, Megan.
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