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I really love my toner. The base is aloe and rose oil with a few other botanicals that soothe, tone and rejuvenate my skin. So when the Truth In Aging staff asked me to test VOYA Ritzy Spritzy ($46), an anti-aging toner, I was hesitant. But after reading the product literature I became intrigued. The key ingredient is fucus serratus extract or serrated wrack seaweed found on all coasts of Britain and Ireland and well documented as a restorative. I knew that seaweed was good to consume, but I had never considered applying it to my face. Ritzy Spritzy also contains an abundance of organic essential oils like vanilla, ginger, green tea, hibiscus, chamomile, calendula and marigold. It claims to tone, cool, soothe and hydrate your skin. It can be used all day, as a refresher over makeup on flights or to cool and soothe at the beach.
Ritzy Spritzy is packaged in a sturdy plastic bottle and has a wonderful spritzer pump that creates a fine mist of the product. The smell is a bit medicinal, probably the seaweed, but not so much that it puts you off. Having used it for a month now, I cannot say that I love this product. In fact, during the month I suffered toner withdrawals and was tempted to use my own toner. What was the difference? When I use my toner my face feels plump and moisturized. Using Voya Ritzy Spritzy left my skin feeling really dry. This no doubt is due to the second listed ingredient – alcohol. Although cool and refreshing, I saw no visible difference in my skin and was not impressed with the product. Bottom line if your skin is very oily, you would probably enjoy using this during the hot summer months as it is very cooling. My 54-year-old face though needs all the moisture it can get, so I will have to give this product a pass.