Whamisa’s deep rich toner is somewhere between a toner and an essence, I think. It seems to have a lot of positive reviews and people just love it. The instructions say to pat it on with your hands instead of using a cotton ball. This sorta implies you could use a cotton ball and use it like a toner if you wanted to. The texture, however, is a thick liquid so it is easy to apply using just your hands. A big selling point for me on this product is that it has fermented ingredients.
In our pursuit of the best bar soap that you can use on the face and body, we’ve ended up with Vanicream Cleansing Bar. It is marketed as being for sensitive skin and being free of dyes, lanolin, fragrance, parabens and is non-comedogenic. This seems to be highly recommended by dermatologists and has received pretty good reviews from most of the folks over at MUA for use as a facial cleanser.
I’m reviewing a couple of bar soaps because my husband insists on using ONE bar soap in the shower for his body and face. Ahava moisturizing salt soap is the soap he’s been using for the past several months. I happened upon this soap while googling for a low pH soap and found it mentioned in a NYT article about bar soaps gaining popularity.