Primavera’s toners offer a wide range of benefit to tired or devitalized skin. For that reason, it’s also excellent for use in the morning before applying makeup. This toner leaves skin smooth and soft, while minimizing overall facial redness and inflammation from blemishes.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients: water, organic alcohol, organic witch hazel, glycerin, organic sage leaf water, organic jasmine flower water, zinc PCA, organic borage seed oil, fragrance from 100% natural essential oils, organic chamomile flower oil, organic aloe, organic centella asiatica extract, organic matricaria flower extract, organic licorice root extract, willow bark extract, organic sage leaf extract, xanthan gum, lecithin, sodium hyaluronate, limonene, linalool.
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Despite the first three ingredients (water, alcohol, witch hazel), this toner is not a liquid but has a gel-like consistency. When I first received this product I expected a spray bottle–don’t be fooled like me!
Although toxic in large quantities, alcohol is widely and safely used in skin care products as a solvent. On its own or in high concentrations, alcohol can be drying, but in my experience this toner is gentle even for sensitive or moderately dry skin.
Exceptionally soothing plant-based ingredients give this toner an edge. A classic skin-calming ingredient, chamomile, contains alpha-Bisabolol which not only improves damaged and dry skin, but also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities. Borage seed oil is rich in Omega-6 essential fatty acids which restore elasticity and rebuild skin’s moisture barrier.
As company policy, Primavera supports ethical farming methods which rely on biodiversity, crop rotation, chemical-free pest control, and GMO avoidance. This German company has been promoting fair trade practices decades before it was trendy.
The Primavera Calming Toning Lotion is $30 for a 3.4 fl oz glass bottle.
Jacqueline’s note: Primavera’s toners have changed since this article was published. They now have three excellent toners at even better prices:
Primavera Revitalizing Toner, $24. Hydrates skin and minimizes pores. For normal to mature skin types. Find it here.
Primavera Balancing Toner, $21. Regulates oil production while minimizing pores and redness. For oily and combination skin types. Buy it here.
Primavera Moisturizing Toner, $21. Invigorates, soothes and restores moisture. Buy it here.