Let’s talk toners. You know what they are, after all, who didn’t soak a puff of cotton and rub it across their spotted teenage face in hopes of a.) drying out said pimples, b.) eliminating the slick sheen of shine from their t-zone and c.) waking up with Cindy Crawford’s complexion. Or better still, with Kaia Gerber’s plump, youthful, poreless perfection.
And yet, toners have so drastically changed and improved over the years that some, like Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir have become cult favourite, skincare superstars.
Unlike our teenage go-to, this elixir’s misty blend of goodness overflows with plant-based antioxidant grape extracts and essential oils such as, toning rosemary, astringent mint and soothing rose. With one spritz, your freshly scrubbed face is transformed complete with tightened pores, a smooth surface and an overall radiant glow. Seriously. You’ll be waving goodbye to your dull, dry, red complexion and saying hello to the Beauty Elixir’s uplifting botanical scent and your succulent skin.
Oh, and it works miracles on your makeup. Give your face a spritz or two while you glam for stay-put results or refresh with a mist before heading out after work. With its Sephora Clean seal you’re guaranteed to receive all of the beauty benefits you want without worry of harsh and harmful ingredients like sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan and triclocarban.
But word to the wise, if you share your space with your SO, hide it where they can’t find it. This Beauty Elixir pulls double duty as a fragrance and aftershave, making it super coveted.
Caudalie’s Limited Edition Beauty Elixir, $64, available in-store and online at Sephora.ca.
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Sephora, but the opinions are our own.