I have been on the lookout for a good toner and decided to try the Orion Facial Tonic from Pollen & Wax. This tonic was recommended for congested, combination, stressed and confused skin types. Haha, that isn’t your typical skin description, but I felt it described my wacky time of the month skin to the t.
I was sold on the scrumptious description about the Vitamin C and antioxidant content as well as the brightening and clarifying effects.
Orion Facial Toner is packed to the rafters with an energizing blend of herbs and essentials. Licorice, sea kelp and white tea brighten and even skin tone. Hibiscus and rose hip deliver a hefty dose of vitamin C, a powerhouse that supports collagen production, fights sun damage and aids in brightening and clarifying.
Ginseng, a stress-busting adaptogen and rose, beauty’s most treasured ally, soothe and heal. MSM, an organic sulfur, brightens skin, battles inflammation and works in synchronicity with the rest of Orion’s gorgeous herbals, helping them penetrate deeper into the skin.
The high content of adaptogens and antioxidants in Orion make it specially suited for any skin type, in particular for combination, congested, confused, troubled or stressed complexions. pH-balanced to support the skin’s naturally acidic protective mantle to aid in healing and repel infection and inflammation.
Extracts of: Kelp (ascophyllum nodosum), Licorice Root (glycyrrhiza glabra)*, Red Korean Ginseng (panax Ginseng)*, White Peony Tea (camellia sinensis)*, Rosehip (rosa rubiginosa)*, Hibiscus (hibiscus sabdariffa)*, Rose Petals (rosa damascena)*, Aloe (aloe barbadensis)*, Vegetable Glycerin, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Sorbate, MSM, Essential oils of: Elemi (canarium luzonicum)*, Lavender (lavandula angustifolia)*, Lemongrass (cymbopogon flexuosus).*
By now, you may have noticed my obsession for kelp in the form of a seaweed mask here and toner here. I’ve found that products with seaweed somehow work well for me and I usually experience visible effects on my skin after use.
I’m not great at identifying scents, but this scent is pleasant to me. Rest assured that it doesn’t smell anything like kelp which is the first ingredient on the list.
A 1 oz bottle cost $15.60 and lasted approximately 3 weeks. I’ve since purchased the 4 oz bottle for $33.40. The larger size is clearly the better deal, but I’m a sucker for sampling items first before purchasing full sized items.
It comes in an amber glass bottle with an atomizer. The nozzle spray is somewhat powerful and I’ve found that 2 – 3 sprays on the face and decollete is plenty.
I would rate it a solid 5 stars out of 5. This is a Holy Grail toner for me and the results speak for themselves. The 1 oz bottle came in handy while I was away on a long work trip. This has been the first time I’ve gone on a work trip and come back with my skin in better condition than before I left. I typically come back from a trip having to recover from the consequences of late nights, stress, dry airplane and hotel air, and general skin moodiness.
When I returned from this trip, I was surprised to notice that under my usual lighting conditions at home, my skin actually looker better. My pores appeared smaller, the acne breakout that I was recovering from had left minimal acne scars, and my skin tone appeared brighter.
After I finished my 1 oz bottle, I immediately got the larger 4 oz bottle. A couple of spritzes before my face oil day and night and my skin is a happy camper!
More on Pollen & Wax in the future! I will be reviewing the Apollo Cleansing Milk as well as the Provence Complexion Clay and the Sinatra Blue Face Serum. Ok I lie. I want to try everything. Can you hear my wallet sighing?