Toner + is certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free (Esse is accredited by Beauty Without Cruelty).
Benefits of Toner +:
- Boosts moisture levels in your skin, giving you a smoother, younger-looking complexion
- Reduces inflammation and redness
- Firms and tones the skin, and slows down the signs of ageing
The idea of a facial toner containing bacteria might sound strange – after all, we clean our skin to get rid of bacteria! But of course, not all bacteria are harmful; many are beneficial, and necessary for our wellbeing. Toner Plus is formulated to help these beneficial microbes thrive.
How Does Toner + Work?
- Improves the skin’s barrier function
- Tightens the junctions between skin cells
- Improves the skin’s immune system with probiotics
- Boosts the population of your skin’s beneficial bacteria with prebiotics
Balancing the “ecosystem” of your skin:
There are two types of bacteria which work to promote the skin cells’ production of defensin, a substance that helps to regulate the skin’s microbial population. These beneficial bacteria (namely Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus acidophilus) are found naturally on your skin’s surface; but using products with antimicrobial agents and synthetic preservatives will decrease their levels dramatically. The lactobacillus in Toner Plus helps to get things back in balance again.
Did You Know? By early childhood, the human body is an ecosystem that includes 10 bacteria for every cell. So that means we carry more bacteria than actual cells – wow!
Eczema and bacteria imbalance:
Eczema-prone skin typically has a microbial imbalance, with a dominance of bacteria known as Staphylococcus aureus. The skin needs a more balanced microbial ecosystem, richer in beneficial bacteria, to keep it healthy and robust.
*The result of over 5 years’ intense scientific research into the relationship between skin and the microbes that live on its surface.
- Spritz Toner Plus onto cleansed skin. Spread lightly over your face and neck with clean fingertips. Apply a natural moisturiser.
- Use Toner Plus twice daily; you should start to see results after 2 weeks.
- If you have eczema, apply Esse Repair Oil to the affected area before using Toner Plus.
All Esse products are balanced at an acid pH, which is compatible with your skin. For best results, use Toner Plus only with other Esse products (cleanser, moisturiser etc). Mixing it with other brands is not recommended.
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) leaf extract*, Inulin*, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) fruit extract*, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, polymnia sonchifolia root juice, Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) flower oil*, Sodium Citrate, Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Glycerin, aqua (water), Glyceryl Caprylate, Vanilla planifolia extract, Geraniol***, Citral***, Linalool***, Limonene***, Citronellol***
*Ingredients from organic farming
**Made from organic ingredients
***Component of natural essential oils
Please Note: The Ascorbyl Palmitate that may be used in this Esse product is a derivative of Ascorbic acid and Palmitic acid - the Palmitic acid is isolated from either coconut, rape seed or Palm Oil. Esse have insured to use a supplier that has RSPO certification for times where Palm Oil is used in their products.
17 out of 19 people would recommend this product17/05/2021, By MariskaI absolutely love the story behind Esse, the way each product is formulated with your skin's natural state in mind is an absolute wonder. When I use this toner my skin feels refreshed and properly prepped to soak up the products to follow.06/03/2021, By LynneAbsolutely love this product! Soaks into skin and has a lovely smell.30/09/2020, By RachelleLove this product. Recently went off the pill and my skin was acting up from my hormones going crazy. Read up on imbalanced hormones causing an imbalance in the skin microbiome and found this product. I use it twice a day as directed and even after a week my skin had noticable changes. The only thing is the price of the product. I don't know if I would repurchase based on the price as the price is equivalent to a salon product.23/06/2020, By FafWasn't the biggest fan of this product. After you spray it on your face feels super tight and it's not the greatest feeling. A positive is that it smells really good and the toner lasts a really long time. This in conjunction with hyaluronic serum did help to manage my oily skin though.30/05/2020, By DominiqueI love this product!19/05/2020, By NatalieI love this product, have been using Esse for years!02/03/2020, By AnzetI didn't use toner before this and only got it for the probiotic benefits.
I recently stopped wearing foundation, which changed my skin completely, but I was still getting irritations and minor breakouts.
This stopped when I started using this toner - I barely get breakouts, and when I do, they're very isolated and my skin isn't red and irritated. They also clear very fast. I have just started using it on other parts of my skin that tend to get irritated.
It also smells lovely. My only minor critique would be that the mist sprays quite wide, so I always feel like I'm wasting about 20% of each spray.
I use it in the morning (after washing my face with water) and evening (after using the Esse gel cleanser). I use the Esse light moisturizer. I don't wear foundation.25/02/2020, By Sasha AndersonEsse Toner + proving not all toners are made equal. The spray component is so convenient, refreshing and smells gorgeous. Leaves skin feeling calm and balanced. Another Plus - lasts ages!10/12/2019, By JessI absolutely love this. The nozzle gives you a beautiful mist and I use it before serum and after serum before a moisturiser. It also has an slight minty smell which I like. Does not cause a burn sensation on my skin.07/12/2019, By JessicaRemember to shake before use. Great way to help distribute products on skin01/02/2019, By CarlaI used Esse products long ago and it was amazing. Excited that I started using it again.10/09/2018, By Este-mariI’m sold on the use of probiotics in skin care! But this tones does make my skin feel a bit tight...05/09/2018, By stacelove all the esse products, I have extremely dry skin, this toner is incredible17/07/2018, By KevinA bit expensive at first, but the bottle last a long time as I only use a maximum of 5 squirts at night. Face feels a bit tight after I sprayed it on. I use it at night, before applying Esse hydro moisturiser. I really do believe the probiotics helps with balancing the skin. I have been using the Esse Sensitive Serum and it also works wonders. Although I prefer the toner as it is less oily on my skin (and a bit less expensive).07/07/2018, By CarmenPlease ignore previous review, mixed up products... Love the toner. Will last you a long time! Lets my skin feel refreshed.07/07/2018, By CarmenSmells nice, feels great on my skin, but way too expensive for such a small bottle.25/09/2017, By LizOne of my favorite products - it makes my skin feel soft, smooth and hydrated. This product has helped alleviate my skin sensitivity and is an excellent and mild formulation of acids. The best way to use it, I find is to squirt into my hand and pat onto skin.06/10/2016, By ValentéA soft natural fresh fragrance.
I love this toner. Leaves my skin feeling healthy.21/09/2015, By DebbieI love the fresh feel on my skin after spritzing with Biome toner. Less wasteful than the cottonwool pad route!
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