Review: Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner ★★☆☆☆
Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner is infused with oil-reducing and antioxidant rich Green Tea, blemish fighting White Willow Bark, soothing Aloe Vera and toning Witch Hazel in this botanically balancing blend.
About Herbivore Botanicals:
Truly Natural. Everything we create contains the finest all-natural ingredients, with an emphasis on ingredients that are plant-based, organic, and food-grade. Each ingredient is included for a therapeutic reason. No animal testing is conducted on our products or ingredients. All of our oils are cold-pressed or steam distilled. These are the best extraction methods available and lead to premium quality oils. All products are made in small batches in the USA.
Jasmine Water: Jasmine has been used for hundreds of years to rejuvenate, hydrate and deeply nourish the skin. Distilled from thousands of petals, Jasmine Water soothes and reduces redness for calm, glowing skin.
Green Tea Extract: Loaded with antioxidants which are essential for healthy skin, Green Tea helps to rid toxins, making it a powerful anti-aging ingredient. It helps protect against environmental damage, leaving skin youthful, healthy, and glowing.
White Willow Bark: Naturally high in salicylic acid which works by gently shedding the top layer of skin in order to decongest and unclog pores.
Witch Hazel: a natural astringent great for toning the skin.
Shake before using. Spritz your face a few times and rub in. We recommend using it on your face after cleansing and before applying moisturizer.
Combo, sensitive, oily nose and chin, prone to redness and dehydration. My skin loses water like a fireman’s hose. Due to that aspect, I’m both very grateful and fond of the 7-skin method, where toner is patted into the skin 7 times. This gives my skin the hydration it needs without a tacky finish.
The cardboard outer packaging had a velvety finish with black font and mint green accents. I really like the whole minimalistic yet luxe design.
4oz / 120ml of green toner came in a glass bottle with a mist dispenser and a cap for it. I personally love it when toners come with mist dispensers. I’m able to get a consistent amount of product each time and double the toner up as a mist too.
The mist came out super fine and spreads over a pretty vast area. I love the feeling of water dropping gently landing on my skin, like walking into clouds. However, the spread is so huge that I estimate about 20% of toner from each spritz goes anywhere but my face. This is a huge no considering how pricey this toner is.
I’ve been testing this product out continuously for the past 2 weeks. I spritz about 4 times right after cleansing, in both my morning and evening routines.
I’m not a huge fan of the scent. Normally, I really love the jasmine floral scent. But this smelled more like jasmine flowers gone rancid. The scent lingers even after the toner has absorbed and dried down.
Apart from a boost in hydration and an immediate sense of relief for my irritation-prone skin, like most toners normally provide, I did not notice any other benefits from this toner. My favorite CosRx Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner is effective at soothing and hydrating my skin, and is super affordable ($16) as well. It also comes with a spritz type dispenser albeit does not dispense so fine a mist but I can deal with that.
So if you have an obsession for toners and have money to spare, this is definitely a splurge-worthy product. But I personally think there are a ton of better and more affordable toners in the market. Check out more Herbivore reviews here.