IN and OUT – Toner #02


OUT: Alverde – Aqua Gesichtswasser Meeresalge

#crueltyfree #vegan #natrue

Price: around 2.25 Euro (200ml)

Alverde says:

Der Komplex aus Braun- und Grünalgen, Spurenelementen und Mineralien aus Meerwasser sorgt für ein besonders erfrischenden Feuchtigkeitskick. Ein mineralstoffreicher Meeresalgen-Komplex und Bio-Alkohol klären und erfrischen nach der Reinigung. Für ein klares und ausgeglichenes Hautbild.

I say:

I think it is not a bad product per se, but it wasn’t for me and so I am looking forward to finish it up now. As alcohol is one of the main ingredients it does smells quite intense of it and I think for my skin it was simply to drying. I could imagine that if you are not put off by the strong smell and you have oily skin this could work well for you. I for one will not repurchase this.

Other reviews:


Aqua, Alcohol*, Glycerin, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Hydrolyzed Algin, Maris Aqua, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Lactate, Lactic Acid, Caprylyl/ Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides, Betaine, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Alcohol, Parfum**, Geraniol**, Linalool**, Sodium Hydroxide
* ingredients from certified organic agriculture
** from natural essential oils


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IN: Urbanveda – Purifying and hydrating toner

#crueltyfree  #ayurveda #vegetarian #sustainable #natural

Price: £9.49 (150ml)

Urbanveda says:

Naturally formulated to Ayurvedic principles, our Purifying Hydrating Toner harnesses naturally pore-tightening botanicals to tone, hydrate and reduce shine. Nourishing organic extracts, vitamins and Amino acids are brimming with antioxidants to help impart a glowing appearance to skin.

I say:

I am really looking forward to try this toner. I have recently come across Urbanveda for the first time and their products sound so lovely. Their website states that ‘All of our products are certified by the Vegetarian Society, with most suitable for vegans. We do not use animal-derived ingredients, except cruelty-free natural honey or beeswax. As a holistic brand we don’t, and will never, test on animals.’ This promise sounds great to me and I am interested to see if their ayurvedic concept suits my skin. They do offer a little test on their website that will analyse what skin type you have and which products would suit you best. In terms of toner I was suggested the purifying and hydrating one from the kapha range for oily skin. Regarding skincare I was encouraged to try the vata range for dry skin. Unfortunately I still have too many products at home, so this will have to wait a little longer. If I like the toner however, I would love to try some of their other products as well.

Other reviews:


Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice**, Glycerin (vegetable source), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Polysorbate 20, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Mentha Arvensis (Wild Mint) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Leaf Extract, Picrasma Excelsa (Quassia Root) Wood Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol Denat., Phenoxyethanol, Arginine*, Aspartic Acid*, PCA*, 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glycine*, Alanine*, Serine*, Valine*, Ascorbic Acid, Isoleucine*, Potassium Sorbate, Proline*, Threonine*, Histidine*, Phenylalanine*, Limonene*** *Amino acids **Organic ***naturally occurring in essential oils


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  • 27 empfehlenswert
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  • 2 nicht bewertet

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