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Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner

Murad

Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner

6.0 oz Item 2082353

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Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner is a patented formula that restores balance and rejuvenates environmentally stressed skin. Coneflower and licorice root extracts tone and brighten skin for a healthy radiance, while natural moisture factors condition and help skin retain healthy hydration levels.

Essential-C Toner is recommended as a Step 1 toner in any Murad Environmental Shield regimen. It restores and replenishes environmentally stressed skin as part of Dr. Murad's inclusive health system of care.

Dermatologist developed. Tested on people, not animals. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Apply evenly over clean face, neck and chest. Follow with a Murad Step 2 treatment.

Precautions: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sorbitol, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Arginine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Rice Amino Acids, Zinc Aspartate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Sodium Polyaspartate, Benzophenone-4, Polyquaternium-4, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Green 3 (CI 42053).

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MuradEnvironmental Shield Essential-C Toner
 
4.4

(based on 65 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (43)
  • Gentle (37)
  • Balances skin (34)
  • Smells great (33)
  • Improves skin texture (30)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Combination skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • All skin types (18)
  • Dry skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (31), Budget shopper (14), Beauty conscious (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10)

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1.0

Waste of Money!

By Mcap

from NJ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

      A friend recommended this product. I did absolutely NOTHING for my skin. In fact, after I started using it, I began developing milia around my eyes and nose area. In addition, Ulta refused to accept my return without a receipt, even though I charged it on my Ulta credit card (they claimed there was no way to look up the purchase). I ended up finding the receipt, however I was just over the 90 day purchase (between work and kids, I don't make alot of shopping trips). Ulta refused to refund the purchase price to my Ulta card even WITH the receipt. I was only given half a refund on an Ulta gift card.

       
      4.0

      I like this product.

      By Robin

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

        I am both satisfied and surprise how well the Murad products work. I start mydaily facial routine with the 1. Age Reform Exfoliating Cleaner; 2. Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner; 3. Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightering Serum in (day time only) and 4.Essential C Day Moisturizer. Then twice a week I use Murad Intensive C Radiance Peel. I notice that over the past two months after using the Murad line my skin is beginning to change. My skin pigment is more even and the dark spots are fading.

         
        5.0

        Best smell ever!

        By SarahT100

        from Pittsburgh, Pa

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

          I bought this toner after they used it on me for a facial and I haven't looked back since. The smell is amazing and it makes my skin feel really soft. My only complaint is the packaging, I don't like that it is a spray.

           
          2.0

          Broke my skin out

          By Ash

          from Richmond

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Ineffective
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

          With-in a week I began to see and feel cystic bumps on my face I hadn't seen in years. The first 2 days felt great and it was promising that my discoloration would be going away soon, I felt super clean and smooth. Maybe it will work better for people without sensitive skin

           
          3.0

          It's Okay

          By HBlums

          from Rye, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Doesn't Leave Clean Feel
          • Greasy
          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

          I'm not blown away by this toner. I got it because it's alcohol-free, but the spray top is really annoying. I usually put toners on a cotton ball, which is better for wiping away impurities, and this just kind of sits on the skin. Either that, or I spray it onto a cotton ball, and it wastes some of the product.

          I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin, and this toner doesn't make me break out. My breakouts have actually been improving since using this toner, but I'm also using a bunch of other new products, so I can't really tell if this is what's doing it. It definitely balances skin better than no toner though, and I like that it has Vitamin C in it, since I need many products to help fade my post-acne marks and am conscious of environmental/sun damage.

          I think after I finish the bottle, I'm going to go looking for a new toner, preferably something that is alcohol-free and has Vitamin C in it. I'm still deciding for sure though.

           
          5.0

          Best toner I've ever used.

          By Vic

          from Fontana CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

            I use it twice a day after cleansing and prior to moisturizing.

             
            5.0

            Love this!

            By Cyndi

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

              I apply this after washing my face and before applying my moisturizer. It makes my skin feel great and it removes any make up from my pores that didn't come off when washing my face. My face feels so clean and freaks after using this.

               
              5.0

              Very refreshing

              By Pjs

              from Vero Beac Fl

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

                Very refreshing. Recommended by my estetion

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!!!

                By KellyB

                from Mequon, wisconsin

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing
                • Not Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • All Skin Types
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

                  I use this product right after I cleanse my face and it leaves my face feeling like I just received a deep cleaning.

                   
                  5.0

                  Refreshing

                  By BonnieRae

                  from San Antonio, TX

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

                    I have really bad hormonal acne which cases me to have dry skin, I've been singing using this toner for 2 weeks and it feels so refreshing and makes my skin look radiant!!!

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                    • Q:

                      Can this product be stored in the refrigerator for a cooling facial mist?
                      Asked on 7/18/2017 by Mrs. Box from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it feels wonderful on those hot days!

                        Answered on 8/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      After application do you use a cotton swab to wipe off whatever residue is left behind after washing like u do other toners?
                      Asked on 6/23/2017 by Melanie from TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Spritz on the Essential-C Toner after completely rinsing the cleanser from your face. Then follow it with either a step 2 treatment or moisturizer.

                        Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Should I spray directly to the face or use on a cotton round?
                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by chelss18 from Cincinnati, Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        It depends on your preference, both ways are acceptable.

                        Answered on 6/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this product on an uneven skin on my elbow and knees?
                      Asked on 5/10/2017 by Dream from Chicago

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Essential-C Toner is designed to restore balance and supply the skin antioxidants. If you are working on evening out texture on your elbow an knees I would try our Rapid Resurfacing Peel. They come in a convenient wipe that can be used on your face, neck, elbows and knees.

                        Answered on 5/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I have been using Murad products for probably a dozen plus years. Love them all. But Now am trying to decide which line I should be using at this point in my life. Pretty normal
                      Skin with sometimes a bit a dryness. Have facial lines around mouth and as a redhead have a naturally redness to my skin. Wanting to keep wrinkles at bay and keep skin tight are my two main Objectives. Which toner? Which cleanser? Which lotion? Have been using the orange line the most plus I LOVE the invisible ahead. Help! As I am need of ordering!
                      Asked on 3/7/2017 by Me from Port Neches, Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your loyalty!! Hope the below helps!
                        Day:
                        Refreshing Cleanser
                        Hydrating Toner
                        Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence (helps with deeper hydration and strengthen lipid barrier which helps with redness.)
                        Rapid Collagen Infusion (is great to help plump fine lines)
                        Age-Balancing Moisture SPF 30
                        Invisiblur
                        Night:
                        Refreshing Cleanser
                        Hydrating Toner
                        Hydro-Dynamic Quenching Essence
                        Retinol Youth Renewal Serum
                        City Skin Overnight Detox Moisturizer

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Do you use this before using the face wash?
                      Asked on 12/17/2016 by Em from Kentucky

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You would use this after washing your face and before you apply your next step.

                        Answered on 12/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Is this a good toner for skin with Hyperpigmentation?
                      Asked on 8/30/2016 by TinWonderland from Los Angeles

                      1 answer

                    • Q:

                      Does this help fight acne if you have already have acne?
                      Asked on 8/14/2016 by Shorty

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This toner is in Murad's Environmental Shield collection which deals with environemtal aging. There are no acne benefits to this product. We would recommend looking at Murad's acne collection, specifically Clarifying Toner if you would like a toner. http://www.ulta.com/acne-complex-clarifying-toner?productId=prod2082347

                        Answered on 8/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      Do you spray this on your face and wipe with a cotton ball to get excess dirt from your face or do you just spray it and leave it on your face?
                      Asked on 7/19/2016 by Christa from Arlington, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You spray and let it dry then apply the rest of your products.

                        Answered on 7/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • Q:

                      can this be used on dry skin? does it help with breakouts or scarring? I've tried the clarifying toner but did not like it, it was very drying and I don't think I have oily skin
                      Asked on 5/25/2016 by sammie

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is good for normal to dry skin. A better option for dry skin would Murad's Hydrating Toner Item #: 2082358. It is a favorite of those who have dry skin.

                        Answered on 5/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Murad
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