Two of the things we believe in at Rawgaia are keeping things simple and quality over quantity. That's why when it comes to stocking our virtual shelves we endeavour to offer a choice of products that caters for every skin type without having so many options that you end up with consumer-fatigue, unable to know which product to choose.
Last week we spoke about how to know which cleanser is best for you and this week we're having a little look at toners. Just in case you're new to us, we'll give you a quick re-cap on what toners are and why they are so important to use.
Toners are an often-overlooked but vital part of your skincare toolkit. Designed to be used after the cleansing step, they quickly return the pH of your skin back to normal after it might have been altered by the alkaline nature of your cleanser.
This prevents your skin from going into overdrive trying to go back to its natural pH and producing excess oil, which can lead to greasy skin or an outbreak of acne and blemishes. They can also be useful as an extra level of cleaning, managing to remove stubborn dirt or traces of makeup that your cleansing product didn't quite get.
So an essential step indeed but which one should you choose?
Here at Rawgaia we have three tantalising toners to choose from; Organic Hemp Glow Mist, Organic Goji Goddess Nutrient Mist and MSM Beauty Tonic. Each of these products has different benefits depending on your skin type and a different scent and approach.
We're going to have a whirlwind tour through them so you know which you should choose for your skincare needs!
The first, our Organic Hemp Glow Mist, is an absolute must for those with oily skin or the teenagers reading this. This certified COSMOS organic toner is a unique hydra-toner designed to leave your skin feeling fresh and looking bright.
Alongside Hemp Seed and Argan Oil it also contains a citrus element of Lemon, Orange and Eucalyptus essential oils which help cut through any build of excess oil upon application.
Hemp Seed Oil is a miracle worker as despite having a high level of fatty acids, it actually works to prevent clogged pores and it's anti-inflammatory properties can help alleviate sore, red or inflamed skin.
Here at Rawgaia, all our Hemp Seed Oil is certified organic so you can be sure that there are no added ingredients that might accidentally give you a breakout, only organic, natural ingredients, designed to nourish and nurture you skin.
If however, you suffer from the opposite problem of dry, sensitive skin, you need to choose our MSM Beauty Tonic. This 'powerhouse' is both super-hydrating and conditioning whilst also being incredibly kind to your skin.
Juniper, frankincense and MSM are used together to gently improve the condition of your skin and geranium helps reduce the appearance of dull or dry skin.
MSM helps our skin absorb more moisture as well as boosting the production of collagen and keratin. This helps our skin cells be fuller and healthier and reduces signs of aging such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
MSM is also super-hydrating in itself and just a spritz of two will help alleviate tight and dry skin as it soaks up life-giving moisture, leaving your skin looking and feeling great for the day ahead.
Finally, our Organic Goji Goddess Nutrient Mist is perfect for normal skin. This toner is jam-packed with organic rose and neroli floral water and organic essential oils such as lavender, chamomile, geranium and palmarosa. These gift this toner with a beautiful floral scent, after application you won't need any perfume as you'll smell simply divine!
The most important ingredient, our certified COSMOS Organic Goji Berry Infused Extract is manufactured by hand, here in Brighton and is absolutely bursting with anti-oxidants.
These are great at giving your skin an extra level of protection as they can reduce the damage that free radicals do to your skin cells. These also provide your skin with additional amino acids that are vital to the production and maintenance of skin cells, helping your skin to be as healthy as possible.
So now you know which one to choose, make sure you don't neglect toning from your daily skincare regime. This easy step is essential and by using one of our superfood-packed organic products, you can promote good skin health from the inside, out.
After toning, your skin will be left feeling smooth and looking beautiful!