Toner is something that can’t easily be eliminated from my daily skincare routine. The toner I use often changes but whatever I use should at least be able to accomplish what a toner is essentially for – to remove excess dirt and oil. Well, basically, anything that is effective in removing stubborn makeup residue and doesn’t cause breakout is good enough to be included on my routine. But to get a toner that not only cleanses my face but also helps lighten and even out the skin would most definitely be welcomed. *wink!
Product Description:
Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Facial Toner is the whiter way to even out your skin tone. It moisturizes as it cleanses and is ideal for normal to dry skin. Godiva LicoWhite. Yup, a Whitening Facial Toner is safe for continued use for longer-lasting whiter skin.
Like the Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Lotion (Read review HERE), this toner from the same line comes in a pretty sturdy plastic bottle with an overall minimalist olive green design. The cap is kinda hard to open – probably because the plastic material for the packaging is rather thick. But I don’t really mind because this only means that it can keep my toner safe during travel and that no amount of pressure can accidentally open it.

The toner is thicker in consistency compared to my usual Pond’s White Beauty Toner that’s more on the watery side. It runs on the skin effortlessly as well but it does leave the skin feeling a bit sticky at first. This feeling takes a while to go away since the skin couldn’t absorb the toner instantly. But after being absorbed, the skin becomes smooth and not at all oily. Plus it isn’t heavy or drying to the skin. And did I mention it’s Paraben-Free? πŸ˜€

It has almost the same refreshing “leafy” smell as the lotion although it’s a tad fainter and less noticeable. It isn’t overpowering so I doubt if it would really bother anyone. πŸ™‚

Now that the basic things about this Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Facial Toner is out of the way, let’s go to the most important part – how it performs. Just a quick reference, I have combination skin that’s oilier than usual during the summer and slightly dry during rainy season. See, I have used up half of the bottle during the last weeks of summer and the rest during the first couple of weeks this rainy month so I can pretty much assess its effectiveness on me. πŸ™‚

First, it does really well in removing the stubborn makeup that my cleansing cream fails to remove – yes, even eyeliners. It doesn’t cause any breakout; not even once during my monthly period. That’s a big plus! It’s very gentle on the skin. So gentle actually that I can use it on a q-tip to remove smudge liner around my eyes. Plus, I did see minimal skin whitening after emptying a bottle (a little short of 2 months) which I find very impressive. In line with this, it also helped lighten small pimple marks. Oiliness isn’t really a problem of mine during this time of the year but it is important to point out that this didn’t help remove or prevent oiliness during the summer.

Price: 100ml Php85.00 (SRP); 60ml Php55.00 (SRP)
Available at: Watsons and SM Department Stores
That’s it for my review on Godiva LicoWhite Whitening Facial Toner. What do you think?
Have you tried this before? Let me know and I’ll see you on my next post. πŸ™‚
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