This week’s Skincare In A Flash is all about Apriori’s Activating Tonic… which is not anything like your typical toner.
What is it: The Activating Tonic is a cooling “splash” that is used after you have cleansed your face.
Benefits: It removes the last traces of impurities and has antiseptic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. It also protects your skin’s natural acid mantle (See: Acid Mantle )
Toner vs Activating Tonic: Your typical toner is designed to close pores (to reduce their appearance), the Activating Tonic on the other hand is specifically designed to open your pores so they can readily absorb the ingredients of the next product used (like your Day Defense Moisturizer or Precision Skin Rejuvenator).
Other cool info:
- It contains a mushroom extract which helps your skin absorb and hold on to moisture.
- Since it helps your skin absorb more of your moisturizers and serums …. you can effectively use less of those products and still have optimal results (which means you’re saving moola by not using an excessive amount of the product each day)