Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Merumaya Gentle Exfoliating Toner






Merumaya have been constant in my skincare routine for some time now and when a new product does the rounds, I have to squeeze it into my routine somewhere because more often than not, it makes a huge difference. I don't use a toner, I've tried them in the past but have always seen them as that extra step I don't really need and after reading Sali Hughes Pretty Honest where she said they were a waste of time, I chucked what I did have and vowed never to use one. 

Merumaya have been expanding their range again with the Gentle Exfoliating Toner* which retails at £17.50, available online and at John Lewis. The packaging is simple which I love, carrying the logo in their signature purple shade. The bottle is clear so you can see when you'll run out and comes with a push cap so you can dispense the toner easily onto cotton wool, it also helps control how much you use. The ingredients are as follows, taken from Merumaya's website - 

Natural AHA’s Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are proven to act as exfoliants, loosening and removing the top layer of dead cells by decreasing corneocyte adhesion. This reveals the new skin cells below. Natural AHA Complex provides a superficial peel action resulting in an improved surface appearance for a fresher, smoother look to skin. AHAs help to remove dry skin and can be useful in treating blemished or problem skin, unblocking and cleansing pores.
Hyaluronic Acid is highly prized for excellent hydration which helps provide plumpness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Natural Betaine is an osmoregulator manages water balance in skin cells. It can hold 1.6 times its own weight in water. It hydrates the surface of skin resulting in a soft and even finish.
I've been using the Gentle Exfoliating Toner for around six weeks now which is a record for me in the toner department. Despite it containing acid, I've found it to be gentle on my skin which was one of the main things I was dubious about and it really has done more good than I originally gave it credit for. As I've hit my mid twenties my skin has completely changed and I now get dry patches but the gentle exfoliating toner has done wonders for me, it's also reduced the appearance of blackheads and makes my skin look brighter. Aimed for all skin types, the toner is a fab treat for skin. I genuinely thought I wouldn't get on with it but as it's improved my skin so much, I won't be using another toner again. I've found my one.  

*PR Sample.

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  1. This sounds like a fab toner! Like you I'm never that sure if I need a toner or if it's just an unnecessary step x

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    1. I've always seen it as unnecessary but I've definitely changed my views xx

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  2. This sounds amazing! Toning is one of my favourite steps in my skincare routine and I love that this has hyaluronic acid in too, will definitely have to look into it when my Glow Tonic is finished!

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