I’m a strong advocate for Buster’s, an all-men, all-organic skincare line launched last year (when I reviewed the facial cleanser and the moisturizer). Of course, it sounded too good to be true, but the products lived up to my expectations. Buster’s products are enriched with botanical and natural ingredients and essential oils so not only does it burst with an explosion of fresh scents but it’s 100 percent harmless on your skin. One product that I’ve been using for quite some time (which means it’s time to reorder) is Buster’s Organic Facial Toner ($19), an impressive toner that gently tones the skin without over-drying.

What’s unique about the facial toner is that it’s not in liquid form—it’s a gel! One of the advantages of this is that you don’t have to use cotton pads to apply. In fact, using cotton pads can often lessen the toner applied (with sprays and other liquids). I also believe cotton pads can be quite harsh.

The toner not only slows down oil production and prepares your skin for moisturizers and serums, but it’s chockfull of other products that’s beneficial for other uses. It’s packed with aloe vera, vitamin A and vitamin E, which is offers great relief with sunburns (though I know you’re using SPF daily, right?). The vitamin E also helps reduce discoloration and scarring. There’s also some great oils, like tea tree (great for acne prone skin) and calendula (offering a variety of benefits, including the promotion of skin cell renewal).

Once again, Buster’s impresses with a product that’s safe for the skin and practical for use. I love rubbing the liquid gel instead of spritzing, without any cotton balls involved.

Ingredients

Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile ), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula Oil), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green/White Tea), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.