Tone up your skin

01/20/2011 1:12 PM

01/20/2011 1:16 PM

The advent of 8th grade made me turn to toners. I discerned from the ads in my teen magazines that a heavy-duty toner was necessary to combat the oiliness of adolescence. But every product I tried was super harsh and stripped my sensitive skin. After an especially unfortunate incident with a bottle of Sea Breeze, I swore off toners all together.

But during a recent facial, an aesthician convinced me that I needed some sort of toner. Its purpose is to get rid of excess oil and debris that a facial wash may leave behind. The key, she told me, is to find one without alcohol.

Armed with that info, I've been on the lookout for a good toner. So when I discovered that Aubrey Organics, a great natural line, carried an alcohol-free toner, I was intrigued.

And now I'm hooked. The Vegecol toner is an herbal formula that refreshes with aloe, natural witch hazel extract and lavender water. There's no added frgrance, so it's great for sensitive skin. Suprisingly, I've found that it even hydrates my skin and helps my moisturizer glide on more smoothly.

Several stores carry Aubrey Organics products, including Whole Foods. You can also order online at www.aubrey-organics.com .

 

Join the Discussion

Fort Worth Star-Telegram is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQ | Terms of Service