This hydrating toner from UpCircle is enriched with hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and chamomile to soothe. Toners are great at closing pores and protecting the skin. This balancing face toner with a heavenly-refreshingly citrus smell helps to revitalise and refresh the skin.
UpCircle gives ingredients that would otherwise be discarded a second chance. This face toner is made with the anti-inflammatory residual water of green mandarin fruit, a by-product of the juicing industry, and skin-soothing chamomile stem extract, a by-product of the tea industry.
Green Mandarin Water
Water is often the first ingredient in cosmetic products, making it a great target ingredient to replace with a more sustainable alternative to drinkable water. The minerals, vitamins, amino acids and functional actives present in the fruit waters have more benefits for the skin than a mineral filtered water. The water is also hydrating, refreshing (smells great) and protective.
Chamomile Stem Extract
The chamomile that UpCircle uses is the German chamomile species and grows wild in Bulgaria. Chamomile has been used for centuries as a well-known herbal remedy for a range of skin conditions. It can be used to treat and soothe irritation and inflammation and to help to heal wounds. The extract has anti-microbial, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties. Chamomile also shows vasodilator action, thus improving blood flow and helping the skin to appear brighter and more refreshed.
Mandarin oil is rich in antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals that cause damage to skin cells and the primary signs of aging. Mandarin oil stimulates the growth of new skin cells which in turn helps to even out skin tone. The circulation boosting effects of mandarin oil also result in a complexion that looks plumper, brighter and more radiant.
How to use
Use this toner in the morning or evening after cleansing (and before using your moisturiser). Apply to fingertips or cleansing pad and gently sweep over face. If you are using a face scrub or mask, you do that prior to using the toner.
It can also be used as a mist - spritz over the face at any time to revitalise.
This face toner is housed in a glass bottle with a PP spray nozzle. Now you may be thinking: plastic? Though we are committed to selling plastic-free products, for some products we make a small exception. For your next order keep the spray head from your first bottle and select the refill option with aluminum cap.
There is a plastic liner in the cap which makes the bottle leak proof and air tight. It also helps to preserve the product longer and protect the lid from the essential oils in the toner. Essential oils can cause aluminium to oxidise (meaning it develops a black coating) which can spoil the product. At present there is no suitable alternative. We recommend reusing the bottles as much as you can and if you do throw them away, recycle the plastic liner separately. The packaging is fully recyclable.
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