Skincare can become pretty complicated. You start out just wanting to make sure your skin gets the cleanest it can get and you end up having 20 different products, all with their own purpose. Sometimes simple is better. Babor Cleansing Gel and Tonic is a 2 in 1 product that can help you simplify your routine.
Before I go into detail on what I think of it, I want to share with you the product's claims:
"A refreshing cleansing gel and astringent tonic - all in one
- Dual-action cleansing, quick and hassle-free
- Cleanses blemish prone skin pore deep
- Combats skin impurities and prevents new ones from developing
- For visibly clear and soft skin.
Double-action cleanser that contains a cleanser and toner to deep cleanse skin quickly and simply in one easy step to combat existing blemishes and prevents new ones from forming. The result? Visibly clean, soft and smooth skin. Contains pansy extract and salicylic acid. Dermatologist-tested. Benefits: All-in-one foaming cleanser for oily or combination skin. Cleanses thoroughly and effectively without irritation. Has a natural antibacterial effect."
I love that this comes with a nice easy to dispense pump. You have full control over what you pump out: a full pump (which is the amount shown in the picture below) is more than enough to do your entire face. The website recommends 3 pumps, but I feel one is simply enough.
I like the scent. It is quite different. It smells like a mixture of menthol and licorice to me. It is a bizarre scent but it works for me, especially to wake me up in the morning. I prefer to use this product in the morning while I shower. Mornings are when I am in the biggest hurry, so condensing my routine down is helpful. Not to mention the scent wakes me up a bit.
The feeling it leaves behind on the skin is an invigorated one. It leaves behind a fresh, clean, cooling sensation.
Babor Cleansing Gel and Tonic retails for $36.00 for 200ml of product. You can purchase it a few places on the web including the Babor site. It is a brilliant product for people with a short amount of time to pamper their skin. I give it 4 of 5 stars. In the evenings I enjoy spending a little more time and actually doing all the different steps I have grown accustomed to, but this product is terrific for my mornings.
*This product was provided for editorial consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.