The whole range is currently discounted with 1/3 off in boots, so that justified buying three items to try. I needed a new toner but could not decide between the cleansing toner & the spritz, I would use these in different ways so thought I would try both. The mattifying gel also caught my eye as I thought that would make a good base for foundation on my oily skin.
Mattifying Gel Cream
The mattifying effect of this cream is pretty good, it definitely does leave the skin matte & smooth ready for make up. Personally I would only use this in the morning as it is quite light so not nourishing enough for the night time moisturise. I would suggest using a thin layer if you are putting it underneath foundation, if you put too much on then it will flake of a bit.
I do like this moisturiser, it has a fresh citrus smell and does the mattifying job and tackles shininess, however it does not feel particularly moisturising and does leave a layer like feeling on the skin as it does not absorb too deeply. Overall I do like this, it mattifys & helps with shine, but It doesn't really tackle the problem, more like mask it (which isn't necessarily bad) but I don't think I would buy another pot after this one.
Both of these toners had a similar effect, both refreshing, cleansing and tightening which I like. I didn’t however like the smell of the cleansing toner, just a bit..well..mouldy smelling?
The rosewater toner has on the other hand a lovely fragrance, exactly what you would expect from rosewater. I also liked the spray instead of the bottle, it does have a powerful spray though so you have to be careful when putting it on otherwise you will have drips down you face! Nice
It’s good for on the go too so the rosewater is the winner, I would buy this again. Sorry brightening hibiscus, it just didn’t work out this time
Organic Rosewater Toning Spritz 150ml - £3.33
Shine Away Mattifying Gel Cream - £3.33
All Bright Cleansing Toner 250ml – not sure oops but about the same