Pre Peel Toner 150ml (Revitalising Ginseng Toner)
This is our Revitalising Ginseng Toner but it can also be used to lower the PH of your skin before using our glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid. When using the chemical exfoliators, you have to allow 30 minutes after cleansing for your skin's natural PH to become balanced, if you use the chemical exfoliator when your PH is high, it will neutralise the acid and you won't get the full benefits. By using this toner your PH is instantly lowered meaning you don't need to wait.
This toner has a low amount of glycolic acid which has been partially neutralised meaning it won't cause irritation when used before the chemical exfoliators.
How to use - After cleansing, apply a small amount to a cotton pad and *gently* wipe over the area you wish to treat. Wait roughly 2 minutes and then apply your chemical exfoliator.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, Horse Chestnut Extracts, Glycolic Acid and Ammonium Glycolate, Glycerin, Glucose, Fructose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Hexyl Nicotinate, Ginseng Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Fragrant Oil.
Very nice product. I've had problem skin since I was a teenager (acne, uneven skin tone etc). I'm now 36 and have yet to find any products that work particularly well. I've been using this toner along with the oil cleanser and azulene moisturiser and I noticed an improvement in my skin, the feel, texture and quality, within just a few days. I use the double cleanse method as mentioned on this site and use the toner straight afterwards. It has quite a strong smell which wasn't entirely pleasant to begin with but I got used to it. The smell doesn't appear to linger too much after use either which is good. My skin feels very refreshed after using. I'm hoping if I continue to use these products my skin will get even better.
So my usual “skincare routine” consisted of washing my face morning and evening and possibly rubbing a bit of cream on my face if it was close by, oh and always going to bed with a full face of makeup after a night out! I made the decision that it was time to start looking after my face a bit, I have very oily skin, large open pores that is prone to breakouts (even at the ripe old age of 37!). So after a lot of reading (read the cleanse article!) and messaging the Bravura teams I decided to order the the Glycolic Acid Set, Salicylic Acid Set and the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. When I first started using it all my mind was a bit blown!...alternating some products, every other night and using some every day was all a bit much but I soon got the hang of it and a few times I have thought “oh I can’t be bothered tonight” but done it anyway and I must say I really am seeing an improvement in my skin. My skin isn’t as oily, my pores seem smaller and if I do get a spot, it seems to go much quicker!.....winning! My skin is still not where I want it but I have only been using the products for a month and after 37 years of skin abuse I’m not expecting an overnight mirical made by god but this is a very good start! I have just reordered the Ginseng Toner as I had ran out and a Fist Cleanse (but I still have lots of this left from my sets and the free small trial bottle I received). I don’t really have much to compare this to as I have never stuck to a rountine for as long as I have this time. I did try with Clinique (and spent a small fortune trying!) but their products just didn’t agree with me! So far so good Bravura, I am definitely flying your flag!
Very drying on the skin. I guess you want that when you suffer from breakouts but for me if left me with a irritated rash under the skin.
Lovely toner. Smells nice and doesn’t sting
I’ve been using the Ginseng toner for some time now.. thos was my third order! Its literally the best toner i’ve ever tried. Would highly recommend.
I've been using this toner twice a day, every day, for just over three months now (except for a two week period when I went away and forgot to pack it - never again). Not using it for those two weeks made me realise I could never not have it as part of my skin care routine. Really does revitalise the skin. Lovely smell, and lasts a long time, too. Still on my first bottle and there's a fair amount left. I feel like my moisturiser serves my skin a lot better when using after this toner. Brilliant price.
I suffer from keratosis pilaris. When I don't use acids, my skin becomes rough and a little bumpy, and looks a bit like lemon skin. This product has been a life-saver for me. Every time I use this, I wake up in the morning with smoother, more even skin, and clear pores. I'm on my third bottle now and won't stop repurchasing. The one product in my routine I absolutely refuse to stray from.
I'm on my third bottle and will be repurchasing. This is such an everyday staple! When I feel my skin needs a bit more help I use the calendula toner but this Ginseng magic is my all-time favourite.
I used this+salicylic acid+glycolic acid+azulene moisturiser for about 2 months and there were amazing! I stopped using the products when I found out that I am pregnant. But who knows if the peel is recommended while pregnant? I did not found informations about that
This is my all-time favourite toner! It is not harsh but definitely does the job! My skin has always been a mess and has never properly cleared up. I decided to try bravura as I saw that some of the products had glycolic acid in them. I had never used glycolic acid, but my skin was congested and covered with whiteheads and blackheads which were leading to cycstic acne too. I had tried everything! Within one week of trying this product (along with the calendula toner which I alternated, and the salicylic acid peel) my skin had pretty much completely cleared up. Now it's been about 4-5 months of using these bravura products and I have not suffered from a single spot of acne yet. I very occasionally get a tiny weeny spot when it's that time of the month, and that's it! Could not be happier
This product smells lovely, the packing is beautiful and a little goes along way. I love using this after cleansing.
I used this for the first time tonight before my first glycolic acid peel. On opening the gorgeous bottle you are hit by an amazing aroma, which likens itself to a top spa. I swept it across my face as directed on a cotton wool pad and immeadiately felt my skin breathe a sigh of relief. I'm excited to use it again tomorrow! (The toner, not the peel) My one query would be, I wish it had some sort of cap which limits the amount which can come out. Like the sort you get on a vinegar bottle.
this is one of my very few staples in my skincare. everything else changes around constantly, but this toner is my absolute favourite thing. it is so good for my spotty skin, it helps get rid of zits and heals ones that i picked too much! softens my skin and prepares it for serum and moisturiser. love the new packaging too!
I love this toner!!! Feel great and smells amazing. Really does what it says!
This is one of the best toners I have used. Love the soft (faint) smell - it's slightly sweet, not overpowering, I find it uplifting. My skin is combination-sensitive and was going through a rough time - this toner restored it dramatically. The ingredients are very soothing but still powerful. My skin feels soft, smooth, glowy and back to its healthy state. Very very pleased, highly recommend! Only suggestion, PLEASE make bigger bottles! Thanks :)
Just received my ginseng toner today, have used it tonight....wow how soft is my skin feeling! Used what was left on cotton pad on the backs of my hands, I swear it took 5 years off them!!!!!
I must confess to being one of those people who never bothered much with a toner. Would cleanse then moisturise and leave it at that. I am so glad to have been converted to the benefits of toner! This particular toner is very effective, I use a small amount after cleansing and just wipe over my face. My skin instantly looks glowing and feels prepped ready for the moisturiser. I will definitely be keeping this as part of my routine now and the fragrance is wonderful. My skin can be a little on the sensitive side but I have had no concerns or issues, my skin loves this product and has never looked fresher. Thank you Bravura London for another amazing product that perfectly compliments not only my skin but the rest of your products.
The first time I used it was at night before I went to bed and I woke up with the softest skin! I have used more expensive exfoliating toners and did not have such a dramatic difference the next morning! I have been using this for a month now, every morning and night, and I can say that I have no active spots! Definitely give this toner a go if you suffer from spots and want soft skin - also the Bravura team are always so helpful! Very happy customer.
I wasn't sure about purchasing this item or the cleanser at first as they cost a lot more for the quantity than my usual brand. However I am glad I did....my skin feels really clean and I really like the smell of this toner too. I probably would not be able to continue to afford to buy the cleanser and toner on a regular basis but I will use it every so often to give a thorough cleanse, also I purchased the glycolic peel for the first time along with these products and I believe using these two as well as the peel have helped jump start the results. Therefore even if you just buy these as a one off with your peel it will be worth it. Ps I purchased the calendula cleanser.
I like this toner it feels really refreshing on my face i use morning and night :) recommend buying the pump fo it
An amazing toner for morning and night use, this has really improved my skin. I use it after the cleanser with Glycolic in it and then follow with the hyalauronic serum. Fab !