What is Toner? Toner is best used when you have oily skin. The astringent in the toner helps to strip the excess oils from your face. Toner is also great as an extra cleanse from skin care products like make-up and sunblock.
The Murad Resurgence Hydrating Toner helps to replenish lost moisture, to refresh skin and prepare it for treatment.
Does it work? (Personal Opinion): Short answer is yes; it absolutely works for me. However, it is not a replacement for good ole witch hazel. Witch Hazel can be very drying and when that happens this spray comes in to save the day. It is very hydrating.
***Warning, it doesn’t smell the best. In fact, it down right stinks, but the smell doesn’t stay around too long, so it is worth it to ignore it.
How to use it: After a thorough cleanse, I spray it evenly over my face and neck. Because I use Witch Hazel, I only spray this product if my face is really dry.
Personal Review: Over all this is one of my favorite skin care products. It really hydrates my skin, keeping it looking youthful and vibrant. I do not use it every day because it isn’t necessary. If my skin is already hydrated and moisturized adding extra is just over kill in my opinion..
Health Grade For this Product- I am going to personally give this a B- because it a very small amount of POSSIBLE hazardous ingredients. Read ingredients list below to find out what’s in it..
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WHAT’S IN THIS STUFF?
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Prunus Persica Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus, PEG-12 Dimethicone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Orange 4 (CI 15510), Red 4 (CI 14700), Fragrance.
Okay Great! What the Heck are these ingredients?
Butylene Glycol: a colorless organic alcohol that is used as a conditioning agent for the skin. (So it’s an organic chemical, you choose how you feel about that.)
Hamamelis Virginiana: American Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel is astringent made from the bark of the plant.
Urea: (This is where things may go south for you) This is something naturally found in the surface layer of our skin. It’s what helps to keep our skin moisturized). It’s basically waste (I.E. Sweat, Urine… You get it right?) Please don’t fret, the Urea that is used is synthetic (so no one is actually urinating in your cosmetics).
Yeast Amino Acids: I’m not going to go into too much detail about this one. It’s basically just protein, minerals, antioxidant, and vitamins. It’s good for your skin.
Trehalose: A sugar found in plants. Moisturizer.
Inositol: A carbohydrate used also to help hydrate the skin. If you have done some research, you may have seen that this product is a vitamin. It is not.
Taurine: Is an Amino Acid used to help rehydrate the skin
Betaine: This is actually a great ingredient to have in skin care as it is used as an anti-irritant. I am pretty sure that this is another amino acid. Don’t quote me on this..
Chondrus Crispus Extract: Carrageenan Extract that comes from red seaweed.
Prunus Persica Extract: Peach Extract
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract: Chamomile Extract
Sodium PCA: Salt of pyroglutamic acid, naturally found in skin. It is a hydrating agent.
Lecithin: Essential fatty acid that is used to hydrate and repair the skin.
Tocopherol: Vitamin E
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate: water-soluble, non-irritating, version of Vitamin C
Vitis Vinifera: Grape Seed Extract ( It came through the Grapevine).
Glycerin: Is used to prevent moisture loss.. Now the ingredient list just says glycerin, so this is an alcohol. If it had said Natural Glycerin, then it comes from plant based oils.
Cucumis Sativus: Cucumber extract
PEG-12 Dimethicone: Skin conditioning agent. However this is one you should research a little bit as the polyethylene glycol (PEG) may or may not contain ethelene oxide. Ethelene Oxide is a chemical that can harm the nervous system. Now it’s very low on the list so I doubt that ethelene oxide is included in this product but please do your research and see if this is something you are okay with.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Caster Oil: Used as an emulsifier, PEG-12 post above applies here as well.
Sodium Citrate: is used to help preserve cosmetics by controlling the pH levels. It is also an antioxidant.
Disodium EDTA: A chemical that is primarily used to preserve cosmetics. This is deemed safe because it is less than 2 percent of the ingredients. Had it been higher up on the list, there would be cause for concern.
Phenoxyethanol: Non-Toxic Synthetic preservative.
Caprylyl Glycol: Conditioning agent that can be either plant derived or synthetic. Considering the amount of synthetic ingredients used.. I am going to bank on it being synthetic in this product.
Chlorphenesin: Synthetic preservative used to prevent bacteria.
Sodium Benzoate: A preservative that is safe in small doses. Something else you should research.
Benzyl Salicylate: Chemical compound used as a UV light absorber.
Geraniol: This is a naturally occurring scent ingredient from rose oils.
Linalool: Essential Oil.
Citronellol: Naturally occurring scent ingredient from lemongrass.
Orange 4 (CI 15510): Chemically processed color. Low on the harmful meter. Still needs to be used in small doses.
Red 4 (CI 14700): Synthetic dye produced from petroleum. I am waiting on a response back from the company to see if this is completely synthetic or if it was derived from insects.. I will update.
*****Always research your skin care products before you use them. You know what’s good for your body. Just because the bottle say’s it’s great for your skin, doesn’t mean it is. The ingredients list will always tell you if it is good for YOU personally.