21/01/2014

Kiehl's Calendula Toner


The forgotten step, toners. Before introducing toners into my skincare regime I thought they were unnecessary, a marketing ploy, another additional step on an already timely routine. Fast forward a few months and there an absolute essential in my skincare routine. Finding a toner on the market that's free from nasty ingredients and alcohol free is a challenge. 

This toner by Kiehl's is a gem, this manages to remove impurities from the skin, and refresh all without stripping the skin from natural oils. When you first see this toner it does look rather odd, it contains flower extracts (they look a little like orange peel at the bottom of the bottle) but the main ingredient is calendula. Calendula is an anti-inflammatory and can be used heal wounds, treat acne and is a general antiseptic.


I have always been extremely fortunate with breakouts, the odd spot here and there, but recently I suffered from really bad breakouts (on my cheeks of all places) unfortunately I went through a vicious circle of treating the spots only for them to return- I have scarring and bad pigmentation as a result of this. Having spots/breakouts can really affect your confidence, and nothing seemed to help. I tried this toner in hope that this could, clear my skin and reduce the breakouts. 


After a consultation with Kiehl's, I left with an empty purse, but confident in the products I had purchased. This toner used in conjunction with my holy grail Kiehls cleanser reduced the breakout's on my cheeks. I have been using these products for around 3 months now, and since then I have had one spot on my cheek, the angry clusters that I had previously had have stopped. These products along with a review of my diet, exercise, and stress levels really helped reduce my breakouts. 


Whilst having my skin consultation three bottles of this stuff were sold (this really must be a popular product) a bottle of the stuff will set you back a chunky £34.50 but if like me your experiencing break outs, and feel like you have tried every lotion and potion available on the market this may be worth a shot. 


What are your favourite Kiehls products? Thoughts on toners? 
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16 comments

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

I love to use toners, it's a perfect way to finish the cleansing and your skin feels really REALLY clean and Clarins also do a great range of toners :o) Xx

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Laura Chapman said...

I've never used anything from Kiehls before. I really like toners though, I feel like it's a great extra step to remove any last bits of cleanser. I'm currently using one from Aveda.
Laura x | Life and Lipstick

beautylovesbooks said...

I really want to try Kiehl's products, they sound good! I used to use toners all the time because I had really bad acne but now my skin is clear and I usually skip them.

Raizel Greco said...

Haven't tried anything from Keihl's. This sounds like a really great toner. I'm always looking for something that free of alcohol.

Ray | Obey Ray

Emily Magee said...

My mom gave me a Nars one, but I left it at home :(

Emily | PENNY RUGBURN 

Rinica Warner said...

Hi thanks for stopping by, ooh I've wanted to try the Clarins exfoliating toner for what feels like forever! I really want to try more Clarins skincare bits, all the things I have tried worked really well! Yes I defo think I'm a toner convert, I prefer toners such as this one in appose to facial mists I think they work better with my skin xx :D

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by chick, prior to trying this and the cleanser I had never tried anything by Kiehls so impressed with there stuff though my skin seems to love anything I try by Kiehl's! Yes I can imagine if your using a balm cleanser, or something more creamy a toner will remove anything left behind! I haven't tried any Aveda products I love there hair care bits....the Aveda Hydrating mask is on my wishlist ;) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by :D ...I think my skins become addicted to this stuff I recently went on a weekend away and left this behind and by the end of the weekend my skin looked awful! This makes such a difference defo recommend Kiehl's xx

Rinica Warner said...

Hey chick, thanks for stopping by, I find the ones with alcohol to be so stripping on the skin, I love this stuff though when I stop using it I really notice a different :D defo recommend Kiehl's before trying this and my cleanser I'd never tried anything and now there like permanent fixtures in my skincare stash haha x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, awww no :( not good! I haven't tried any skincare bits from NARS....yet! I recently left this stuff when I went on a weekend away I noticed such a difference in my skin it just looked poo...I'm never leaving this behind again :D x

Eli Dumas said...

I'm still not convinced to use toners, I don't see the purpose. I normally use a serum, eye cream and moisturizer. I feel that toners leave my skin oily and sticky and I have enough trouble as it is...

Rinica Warner said...

Hey Eli thanks for stopping by :) and thanks for comment, I used to have a similar opinion I think I still do but for facial mists and micellar water toners as I do genuinely believe that these have no added benefit to the skin (or mine anyway!) I can't deny though…I really do love this one use it when my skins oily or dry and it works a charm I recently stopped using it and my skin just looked poo but each to there own :D x

Eli Dumas said...

Thanks for your reply, I'll give it a try, also because I'm wanting to try out Kiehl products for the longest time. Everybody thinks they are excellent. I'd love to try the Rosa Arctica but it may be too much if you have oily skin?

Rinica Warner said...

I was a bit of newbie to the brand but everything I've tried my skin just seems to love! I haven't tried the Rose Artica range I'd be a little dubious to try the moisturiser in the range as I think from reading up its aimed at dryer maturer skin types ....who knows though it may not be a rich cam it could b e lightweight the good thing with a kiehls is you can request samples on counter too :D x

Eli Dumas said...

I might do just that and try a sample first as I look for mature skin moisturizers and such but I have very oily skin. You should think that with age my skin should turn less oily instead of more... btw I'm 41.

Rinica Warner said...

Oh noooo, so there my be no hope for me I suffer with oily skin I thought with time it might end well if I'm honest I thought once I wasn't a teen my skin would suddenly get fantastic it doesn't seem to have happened! I can say though I've tried about three different Kiehks moisturiser samples and even though there super nourishing I'm yet to try one that greasy (I had the stress relief one and the Ultra one) let me know how you get on if you do try the rose one :D x

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