As you mature your skin changes. And for many the face is where this change is most noticeable. Years of sun, stress, makeup, and the application of unhealthy skin care products can leave your complexion looking dull, tired, and prematurely aged.
Thankfully we’ve found that mature skin can be beautifully resuscitated with an all-natural daily regimen that includes a botanically-charged and bio-active toner.
Toners based in water and/or alcohol are a bad idea. Rather, we recommend a toner that lists witch hazel distillate as its primary ingredient. It’s important to look for the word ‘distillate’ as this means the natural chemical compounds of the witch hazel have not been extracted with the use of alcohol or some industrial solvents, i.e. the ingredient is pure.
Further, there is a myriad of really unhealthy stuff in face toners, even the expensive ones, that you want to avoid. For example, a well-known and respected body care company that is frequently recommended by Dermatologists markets an alcohol-free and hypoallergenic Face Toner that contains the following: Water, PEG-4, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Ceteth-24, Choleth-24, Panthenol, Glycereth-26, Sodium PCA, Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. DISGUSTING!
For comparison, here is an introduction to the ingredients we use in our Moisturizing Face Toner for Mature Skin.
Apple Extract – Contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. Known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. Perfect for dry or mature skin. Has exceptional elastase (an enzyme that breaks down proteins) inhibition activity. Ideal natural treatment for maintaining the skin’s youthful elasticity.
Cucumber Peel Extract – Renowned for anti-inflammatory and skin-tightening properties, rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair.
Lactobacillus Ferment – Balances skin microflora and improves absorption of fruit and plant extracts.
Sodium Lactate – A potent humectant and moisturizer derived from beets and corn.
Watermelon Fruit Extract – Supports UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps protect skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal.
Witch Hazel Distillate – One of nature’s best astringents, there is probably no better tonic or toner for skin care.