03.16.2015
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Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion/Refiner
6.7 fl. oz. for $25
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Last Updated:03.16.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes

This toner contains several beneficial ingredients for all skin types, but with alcohol as the second ingredient, it's a toner we simply cannot recommend. Alcohol causes dryness, irritation, and free-radical damage (see More Info for details), making this far from a modern-day toner that can leave skin feeling comfortable as claimed. See our list of Best Toners for superior options.

Along with the alcohol, this also contains a potentially irritating amount of witch hazel. What a shame, as there are more good than bad ingredients in this toner, yet the amount of alcohol is a deal-breaker.

Pros:
  • Contains several beneficial ingredients for all skin types.
Cons:
  • Contains a high amount of alcohol plus skin irritant witch hazel.
  • Unlikely to leave skin feeling "comfortable" as claimed.
More Info:

Alcohol in skin-care products causes dryness and free-radical damage, and impairs the skin's ability to heal. The irritation it causes damages healthy collagen production and can stimulate oil production at the base of the pore, making oily skin worse (Sources: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, May 2012, pages 1,410–1,419; Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, January 2011, pages 83–90; "Skin Care—From the Inside Out and Outside In," Tufts Daily, April 1, 2002; eMedicine Journal, May 8, 2002, volume 3, number 5, www.emedicine.com; Cutis, February 2001, pages 25–27; Contact Dermatitis, January 1996, pages 12–16; and http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-4/277-284.htm).

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Claims
This multi-action formula tones and refines skin without drying, leaving it soft, smooth, supple, comfortable. Perfectly Clean.
Ingredients
Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hypnea Musciforms (Algae) Extract, Celliofla Acerola (Algae) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Silybum Marianum (Lady’s Thistle) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo Extract), Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Gentium Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Yeast Extract, Sucrose, Trehalose, Lactobionic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitol, Caffeine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, PPG-26, Butein 26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zinc PCA, Pentylene Glycol, PPG-5, Ceteth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Glucosamine HCL, Fragrance, Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol
Brand Overview

Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.

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Estee Lauder At-A-Glance

The history of Estee Lauder goes back to 1946, when the woman who created the brand (and for whom it is named) began selling creams and lotions made by her chemist uncle. From its humble beginnings, Estee Lauder has grown to become a multibillion-dollar company whose products are sold all over the world and advertised in just about every fashion and women's lifestyle magazine available.

The biggest compliment we can pay to the venerable Estee Lauder line is that their moisturizers and serums can largely be described as state-of-the-art. Though fragrance is often intrusive, but when it comes to formulary excellence culminating in products that give skin what it needs to function optimally, they are tough to beat.

When it comes to makeup, by and large the brand also exceeds expectations. Though there are some under-performing products (you can read more about them in our individual reviews), Lauder has a number of excellent options, most notably its lip colors.

For more information about Estee Lauder, call (877) 311-3883 or visit www.esteelauder.com.