astara blue flame purifying toning mist

Reviewed by TIA Community Member on May 21, 2014


by Cynthia

I have used the Astara Blue Flame Purifying Toning Mist ($39) for more than two months now and am very pleased with the results. Even though I'm 55, my skin is oily/normal, and I spritz this on every morning after cleansing with my Clarisonic followed by a Neutrogena toner to remove any remaining dirt. While this routine leaves my skin very clean, it also feels tight and dry. The mist keeps my skin hydrated, soft and ready for the next steps of serum and moisturizer. The scent is very light and pleasant. As the summer approaches and the days become more humid, I'll probably store this in the fridge for an extra-cooling mist.

While the toner doesn't help to remove any dead skin or leftover dirt/makeup, it's great in the morning to calm down any irritation in your skin and eliminate any redness before you face the day. I did a little researching, and the totara tree essence and black willow tree extract contain active silicin for natural antiseptic and soothing benefits. Antioxidants protect skin from free-radical damage. This mist would also be a great pick-me-up spray to use throughout the day after using blotting sheets.