Following up from my November Favorites, I wanted to write a full post on my new favorite thing ever, the Andalou Naturals Aloe + Willow Bark Pore Minimizer. This gem is a clarifying toner designed for active & oily skin. Now before you think ‘I have dry skin, so I don’t need to read this!’ STOP! I have dry skin but I still love this product. Let’s find out why….
I first new I wanted to try this product after falling in love with the Pure Pore Serum from the same clarifying line. It made my skin feel great, and I needed MORE! I’ve since finished the serum (it was quite small) and am trying to finish some of my stash before repurchasing. I picked up the toner from Vitacost instead so I could try something new from the line.
I use this toner as part of my nightly skin care routine. After removing make up and washing my face I pore a little onto a cotton pad and wipe wipe wipe. It has the nicest fresh scent that makes it really feel like it’s cleaning out the pores. That’s why I wanted to try this product. I have large pores on my cheeks, nose and chin, and tend to get a lot of blackheads around my nose and chin.
Between washing my face and using this toner, I know there is nothing left in those pores. It also feels so great after a long day!
The product is designed for oily skin, and since I have dry skin I can definitely notice. The skin on my chin tends to get really dry, and I know this isn’t helping at all. But whatever. I just add a little extra moisturizer to that area. If you have skin that is at all oily, I’m sure this will help tone that down really well.
Next on my list is the face wash from the clarifying line. I know I’ll be repurchasing the serum and the toner in the future, so maybe it’ll turn out the whole line is perfect for me! I guess I just wish my skin wasn’t as dry, then it’d definitely be perfect. I actually just picked up the clay mask too, so look out for that in a week or two.
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