Really clean skin is smoother and has the healthy luster and sheen you want for your complexion. Sometimes simply washing with a good cleanser is not enough – oil, dirt, and debris can be left behind. Also, correcting and treating skin care products don’t penetrate as well. A facial toner really will give you that extra level of clean that makes a big difference.
Where does the tough-to-remove oil come from? From your skin oils and product residue. It traps skin cells, dirt, makeup particles, and debris. Until now, if you wanted to remove every last bit of it, you had to use harsh cleansers, sometimes combined with a cleansing system like the Clarisonic, and/or toners based on alcohol or acetone. These tricks work well, but they are drying and irritating, even to most normal complexions.
That’s why I developed Dr. Bailey Skin Care’s Naturally Hydrating and Pore-Minimizing Facial Toner. It works skin-cleansing “magic” with a combination of time-honored botanicals and modern skin care science principles. Now you can remove that tough last bit of oil with its dirt and debris at the same time you hydrate and soothe your skin. Know that you’re also doing the ultimate preparation for your skin to absorb the important ingredient actives in your correcting skin care products, which are layered next in your complete skin care routine.
My Naturally Hydrating Toner is a soothing and highly effective skin cleanser because it’s a balance of the best from science and nature, containing meaningful amounts of medicinal organic botanicals extracted using the best techniques and generously blended into an elegant formulation that’s also a pleasure to apply. These ingredients include:
- Extract of witch hazel bark (Hamamelis virginiana). I want you to know that not all witch hazel products are the same! It’s the twigs and bark that contain the medicinal properties of witch hazel long valued for their anti-inflammatory benefits that soothe skin redness and irritation. Witch hazel bark extract also has some antiseptic benefit against common skin germs including Staph bacteria, Candida yeast, and viruses such as herpes and influenza. Bark extract is full of antioxidants to boost your skin’s defenses for its daily battles against oxidative reactions that age and harm skin health.
- Organic Bulgarian rose hydrosol (Rosa damascene). Like witch hazel extract, rose hydrosol quality varies widely. It is prepared by a complex process and many subtle steps have huge impact on the quality of the hydrosol. Ours is produced with obsessive care: Bulgarian rose buds are picked at dawn with the morning dew and steam distilled to release the rose essential oil known for its medicinal properties. Rose oil is known for its antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healing actions. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and is a skin moisturizer. Micro droplets of rose oil components are captured in the hydrosol in just the right proportion for your daily skin care. Our toner contains a very generous portion of rose hydrosol, imparting the lovely aroma of freshly picked morning Bulgarian rose petals. A skin care step that’s as much a pleasure for the senses as it is good for you – why not?
- Organic glycerin. Regular readers of my web and blog articles know that I’m a huge fan of glycerin. This natural wonder hydrates your skin by continuously pulling moisture from the air to keep your skin feeling great all day. Our glycerin is vegetable derived and of the highest quality. The trick with glycerin in skin care products is using enough, but not too much, because glycerin can feel sticky on the skin. Our toner balances that fine line and you will love the clean, soothed, and hydrated look and feel of your skin, ready for layering your corrective products.
All of these ingredients are blended with hyaluronic acid, one of the best skin hydrators available. Hyaluronic acid holds crucial moisture in your skin for the best look and feel for your complexion. Again, I use a very particular type of hyaluronic acid in my toner. I want low molecular weight hyaluronic acid in this product because it has the best skin penetration. This consideration is another essential element of skin toning and pore refining in preparation for layering your next corrective products – it’s that beautiful blend of science and nature that I strive for in the products and skin care routines I develop here at Dr. Bailey Skin Care; I think through the details with my dermatologist-scientist-detail-oriented brain so you can trust that you are using the right products to achieve your skin care goals.
Dr. Bailey Skin Care’s Naturally Hydrating Pore Minimizing Toner has the right proportion of the highest quality ingredients, perfectly blended to give your skin that extra clean without dryness or irritation so you can absorb the powerful actives in your corrective skin care products.
It’s smart skin care that blends the best of science and nature!
Our toner is 100% vegan and made with certified organic plant based ingredients, free of artificial fragrance, parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, surfactants, silicones, phthalates, petro-chemicals, mineral oil, or artificial dyes/colors. Eco-friendly, it’s safe for the environment, biodegradable, and sustainable. Cruelty free, it’s tested on lots of happy people never on animals.
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Cynthia Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey Skin Care
425 South Main St