Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Review | Dr. Jart+ Pore Refine Tight Effect Toner
I received this full-sized bottle of Dr Jart+ Pore Refine Tight Effect Toner in a Birchbox some time last year, but as I already had two toners in use, I decided to save it until I'd finished a bottle; I started using this mid-April so have been using it around a month now, so it's time to share my thoughts! Described as an "Oil control toner with sebum-absorbing powder", this sounded perfect for my skin, which is prone to extreme oiliness!
The pale-blue bottle with white lid is fitted with a pump which is a nice touch and makes for really easy use; I simply add 3-4 pumps to a cotton pad before wiping over cleansed skin each morning, as per the instructions. It feels nice and refreshing on the skin and leaves a matte effect without causing any dryness or irritation that I've noticed; I don't think there are any lasting mattifying effects after using it, as my skin still becomes shiny through my make-up after a couple of hours, but it's nice to have a matte base to start with! I've not noticed any effects on the dilated pores around my nose, either, so that's kind of the two main claims of this toner not being lived up to...
I have to admit, I'm a bit concerned about the ingredients of the Pore Refine Tight Effect Toner; it claims to be an alcohol-free toner, and yet the second ingredient listed on the BeautyBay site is Alcohol Denat... The actual bottle doesn't display the ingredients and it didn't come with any other packaging, so I have to assume the BeautyBay ones are correct - and as Alcohol Denat is one of the most drying forms of alcohol, I don't really want it in my skincare! For that reason, I don't see myself repurchasing once I've finished this bottle.
Dr Jart+ Pore Refine Tight Effect Toner is priced at £15.95 for 140ml and is available from BeautyBay here! Have you tried this toner, or any other Dr Jart+ products? What's your favourite toner?