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? 😀
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. 🙂
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. 🙂
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.