Bonair Premier Aloe Real Squeeze Toner was such a promising buy for me but unfortunately it didn't deliver. the results from using it were merely noticeable. At this price point the product should have been ultra hydrating and a perfect boost for the summer. To my disappointment, it was only waste of money. It ended up being a tacky mess on me 🙁

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Claims from the manufacturer:

❇ The Premier Aloe Real Squeeze Toner is formulated with 75.16% aloe juice and extract, to deeply hydrate, smooth and improve the density of your skin.
❇ Coconut and avocado oil complement the aloe by providing skin nutrition and strengthening the skin barrier - improving its ability to retain moisture.
❇ This toner feels lush, absorbs quickly and contains only natural (fresh) fragrance
❇ Suitable for all skin types

Directions from the manufacturer:

Apply after cleansing your face (or body) and before other steps in your skincare routine. Use your hands to gently smooth and pat the toner across your face.

Ingredients:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract(71.16%), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(4%), 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Lactate, Water, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic acid Ferment Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Brassica Campestris (Rapessed) Seed Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Pentylene Glycol, 3-Hexenol, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Xanthan Gum

My experience:

Bonair Premier Aloe Real Squeeze Toner is one of those products that I was very keen to try as the Bonair brand aesthetic speaks my language. The new packaging of the oils and overall all of their stuff is colorful and extremely beautiful. The craftsmanship is clearly on point as all of their line comes in classic jars with an exception of the face cleansing oil. However this toner is definitely not made for my skin.

The liquid inside the ombre colored green jar is entirely translucent and a bit more viscous than water. It is almost entirely unscented except there is a vague hint of something-something that doesn't tickle my nose buds in a pleasant way. It is not repelling but not pleasant either. Once it i applied it take a very long time to absorb into the skin. After 5 minutes you can layer it on if necessary. I did try using more than one layer and it was a major overkill leaving me with tacky mess. All my flyaway hairs were permanently lodged in this solution.

One thing I don't get i why it is so damn tacky on my skin. I wanted to love it so much but it was a big big big fail. Considering the fact that texture of it is runny and looks very light, the tricky part is that it actually remains mostly on the surface of the skin. I did not feel it absorbing into my skin, hence, sticky film atop. I do not appreciate it as it acts more as an occlusive and not as a hydrator. I hope people with more skin types appreciate it more than I did. I ended up giving it to my mom who is 67 and she mentioned that it was also doing very so-so job on her mature dry skin.

Honestly guys, I don't know what else to say about it. For me it was a horrendous waste of money. I used Bonair cleansing oil and Blue facial oils and they were remarkable. This is just black swan situation. I hope it will get reformulated so more skin types could tolerate it. For now, a solid NO for me.

watery texture
tacky finish
Pros:

+ Alcohol, paraben, sulfate and silicone free formulation
+ Contains glycerin and aloe leaf extract
+ Watery texture
+ Economic in use

Cons:

– Absorbs much longer than average toner
– Somewhat hard to get in EU
– Tacky mess
– Feels very occlusive for a toner
– Not for oily skin
– Not for use in the summer or humid climate
– Ridiculously overpriced for what it does (doesn't do)

Where to buy:

❇ NL and BE: lookfantastic, boozyshop, coos-cosmetics, missha, bbcreamshop,
❇ Internationally: Available at sheetmaskshop, bemusedkorea, maskhouse and other online retailers
❇ Price is 32€ per 150 ml glass container with toner

Thank you for reading!

Yours truly, Kati ?