I’ve really come to appreciate toners.
I wasn’t sure what purpose they served for me besides maybe removing residual dirt and makeup after cleaning, but now I see that a good toner can make all the difference in the effectiveness of your other products and in how your skin feels for the rest of the day.
I was really excited when First Aid Beauty released their toner because I think they’re a brand I can trust for real results. Not only that, but their products in the Ultra Repair line are created with skin conditions such as eczema in mind.
The FAB toner is free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, and alcohol. It is also cruelty-free.
Of course the main highlighted ingredient in this toner is the oat that is used for its skin conditioning abilities. Other skin conditioning ingredients that are used include sodium hyaluronate and squalane.
Overall, the toner sounds like a dream for dry skin.
Usually after I cleanse my face, that dry feeling tends to prevail. But apply this toner right after actually makes my skin feel…
As in, not dry, not wet and/or greasy, but perfectly balanced and moisturized.
The texture is milky and quite runny. I like to apply it straight on like a lotion, though you can apply it with a cotton pad.
So far it’s been effective at soothing and conditioning my skin immediately on application…
I don’t find it to be effective in providing long-term hydration. And by long-term, I really just mean like, for the rest of the day. My face doesn’t really stay moisturized when I use this. Worse, I find my eczema flare-ups are more common when I use this toner.
On the other hand, when I use the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Toner, my skin is conditioned and happy for the rest of the day. Even better, when using Dr. Jart, I don’t see my eczema flare-ups pretty much at all.
Worth a Repurchase?
I don’t think this is a bad toner, but it is clearly not hydrating enough for my skin.
The price is great, but I’m going to be trying other options before ever resorting this one just because I don’t find it provides long-term moisture and soothing effects.
I’m much happier with the Dr. Jart+ toner; it has provided so much long-term support for my skin. I will either continue to invest in this pricier toner, or try out other options to save.
Regardless, I’ll finish my bottle of the FAB toner, but I expect I’ll be moisturizing by midday every time and seeing my eczema flare-ups more often.
Unfortunately, I don’t see myself repurchasing.
The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner is available at Sephora for $29 CAD / $22 USD (177 mL).
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