Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Pleasantly suprised.
For anyone who didn't know, the main purpose of a toner is to not only refresh your skin right after cleansing but most importantly, prepare your skin for your post cleansing products like seeums, treatments and moisturizers. While most can argue whether toners are needed in a skincare routine, i find that having a good toner on hand for when my skin is a little congested works wonders but I do not use a toner daily.
I was super excited but also skeptical about trying this toner/serum from Bliss. After using it for nearly two weeks, I have some thoughts: the packaging doesn't work as intended. I like the idea of the press down pad to dispense the product, however, if you're using a cotton ball or pad, the product doesn't absorb into it and just leaks out, causing it to leak under the push pad itself. To negate this, i press the pad down using a finger and let the product come out without a barrier and then take my cotton round and to "scoop" up the product, then apply. The formula is a gel-like consistency versus a liquid. I actually really like this. It definitely feels more refreshing on my skin and allows me to discern how much product I'm using a lot better versus a liquid formula. I also like that it is a 2 in 1 product. Traditionally after toning, you would apply a serum so this product essentially is two steps in one. That is something i can really get behind, especially if you're like me and have quite a few steps in your routine. Performance: I'll start by saying i have dry skin and after applying this, I expected my skin to feel super hydrated given the serum addition and the formula consistency but this dries down rather quickly, leaving my skin prepped but not exactly hydrated. While I appreciate that there is not tightness usually associated with toners, I was definitely assuming there'd be more hydration from the serum, so i would definitely reccomend a moisturizer as your last step if you do not currently do so.
Overall, I'm pleasantly suprosed with this product. It is effective at removing any left over makeup or dirt after cleansing, definitely hits the mark on refreshing my skin and really helps my skin drink up the post-toner products. I saw noticeable differences on days my skin was congested. Around my chin area is where I have the most issues and this toner seems to work just as good, if not better than my current toner at helping my other products do their job. Keep in mind, a lot of your skincare products need time to "work" before moving onto your next step. I find this dries down quite quickly and im ready for my next step within a minute or two making this a time saver as well.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great product but...
First of all, let me start of by saying how happy and excited i was when i received bliss clear genius clarifying toner+serum for free from Influenster to try. The packaging is bomb, the application is however a little different but I didnt have problem with that. When I read the ingredients, the 2nd ingredient is witch hazel which btw I dont have very good experience with. I tried witch hazel in the past and I caused me breakout and ended up returning it. Even though this product has witch hazel, the other ingredients niacinamide, salicylic acid those ingredients are my fav and my skin didnt have any issues with. So I tried the product every night and just used moisturizer afterwards to see the actual results. The next morning I noticed 2 new pimples. I wanted to give it a fair chance so still i used it next day hoping I wont have further breakouts. Unfortunately the next morning i woke up with 2 more new pimples. I wanted to try it for full 14 days but i had to stop after 5th day since i kept getting new pimples every morning using this product . I took a before and after picture to show the results but I doubt you can see all the pimples in the photo. I really wanted to love this product but unlucky me whose skin isnt suitable for witch hazel, couldnt really get any benefits from this. This product is definitely good and effective for people whose skin is fine with witch hazel but its just something that doesnt work for me. I would recommend it to those who dont have any issues with witch hazel and surely they will get all the benefits this product claims to provide. Thank you Influenster for letting me try out this new product #ClearGenius #ThisIsBliss #contest #complimentary #influenster @bliss @influenster
Reviewed by 3010 customers Absolutely great!!
Makeup geek from Kingsport Tn
This toner/serum is a great toner! It has the consistency of a serum, but don't let that fool you. It's still just a toner. A wonderful one. It helps your skin retain moisture with the hyaluronic acid and it sounds does do a good job of toning your skins texture with the niacinamide. It will not however take the place of an actual hyaluronic acid or niacinamide serum. So if you're using either of those, keep using them!! But as an overall toner, this one is great and I absolutely love it!! It has not caused any type of breakout on my skin and it doesn't have a fragrance which is always a plus!! Definitely would recommend!!
I'm Going to Have to Stock Up on This!
Elle from Las Vegas
This saved my skin in less than ONE week. I recently relocated from the Southeast to the Southwest. They have completely opposite climates and I was developing texture skin and acne from the change in climate and wearing a mask.
I chose this product because of the ingredient list: all of the products listed on the bottle were listed very high on the ingredient list which tells me that there's a high concentration of them. Also I have sensitive, combo skin so I am very picky about what I put on my face.
Day 1: I was glowy, it soothed any textured skin, and shrunk any active acne.
Day 5: My skin in completely clear and it's lightened up my acne scars.
Bonus*** It also helped with my hormonal acne when my period came on. I never had a product actually reduce my hormonal acne because it's so stubborn, but it worked!
Saved my skin in two weeks
Tess from Connecticut
Since the start of wearing mask at work for 8 hrs I was getting worse and worse clogged pores/textured skin that was leading to larger breakouts, in two weeks time my clogged pores are about 75% gone and it's still improving each day, if you struggle with clogged pores do not hesitate, GET THIS! And in case your wondering I use any face wash really as long as it's not too drying but still cleans well and pair it with the bliss vit c moisturizer I just got too and together they do amazing
zarink1 from undisclosed
Good product. I dont use toners much but it was a good value for the price. Little drying but that might just be my skin because I have combination skin. Overall did its job and would recommend to others
Light and Fresh
sarahd21 from undisclosed
This product was nice. I havent noticed much of a difference in my skin yet as far as acne goes, but I havent been using it for long. It is very light and leave my face feeling fresh and clean. It doesnt dry out my skin either.
megansage23 from undisclosed
Most toners dry my skin out really bad. This one almost feels hydrating. My skin is always so soft after I use it and it does a good job of controlling my oily t-zone. I even feel like my acne spots have lightened up! My only complaint the bottle. The way it dispenses is frustrating. I feel like it gets stuck under the disc and doesnt really end up on my cotton pad unless i stick it underneath and try to scoop it out.
Great Dual Product
megw49a8 from undisclosed
I really like that this is a dual product, both toner and serum. It ends up saving you money and time with taking one extra step out of your skincare routine. Its cruelty free, alcohol free and vegan which is an added bonus. It definitely doesnt irritate my skin and has seemed to make some minimal improvements so far. Ill continue to be using this to see if it will stay as a staple in my skincare regimen.
mikaylasky from undisclosed
I honestly had no idea I even needed a toner before trying this out! I love how even and clear it made my skin look and feel. I would absolutely recommend this product and definitely plan to buy again!
esmeraldadea28 from undisclosed
Soooo I received this product through influenster and have been trying this product for 3 weeks and didnt want to review it right away without actually trying it out and honestly Im grateful I came across this product. I really love this product it has been a routine for me I use it in the mornings and nights and have noticed that what theyre claiming is true. I have noticed my skin clearing up my tone in skin is looking amazing doesnt over dry my skin will continue to be purchasing this product.
kateww from undisclosed
this is a really nice two in one product that has helped prevent new breakouts, definitely need to use moisturizer after using it but it works!!
larak2 from undisclosed
So its not my favorite product because is it a toner or a serum? Its made to use with a cotton pad but its like a gel like texture so its weird to wipe of my face and its sticky, the ingredients look awesome but I dont like the sticky feel.
nicoleat1 from undisclosed
I dont like the ingredients in this product :/ Unfortunately, witch hazel is NOT good for the skin! Packaging it cute, and I was hopeful!
I usually never do this but...
Natalie from San Diego, CA
This serum has significantly reduced my chin, cheek, and nose acne. Those pesky deep pimples have seemed to disappear in a WEEK! It's like magic. I really can't believe this serum has gotten rid of my white heads and black heads. My skin is glowing and is so smooth. I haven't had skin like this in years. If you're prone to face mask acne (like me) give this a try! It's worth every penny.
biampas from undisclosed
This toner feeling really refreshing I like the idea that its both a toner and serum. my skin doesnt feel irritated
dunnb5 from undisclosed
Im already a huge fan of Bliss moisturizer so I was excited to try this toner. Let me tell you, it definitely lived up to the hype and is on brand! My skin feels so fresh after using it and I would definitely replace my current toner with this one!
qurratq from undisclosed
This was great to add to my routine. I love the easy pump. It is my first time using a Bliss product. I love the gel formula.
Not terrible, not amazing
kaylarb5c4 from undisclosed
This product really intrigued me when I first got it! The component itself is cool and the product dispenses like a nail polish remover container at a nail salon. The consistency of the product is unique, given that its a serum and gel. Dispensing the product can be messy and it gets under the push button. It smells good and applies nicely to the face! I have somewhat sensitive skin and I noticed some small bumps on my cheek area after use. I dont think the product made a big impact on my skin, but Ive tried worse products! This just didnt wow me - an okay product.
very convenient combo
manikimiko from undisclosed
I really enjoy the combination of toner and serum as it makes it a very moisturizing cleanse and tone. great for nights when you don't want to do your full routine as it can do the job of multiple products!
kylev3 from undisclosed
I tried so hard to like this but honestly it did more damage to my skin than anything, I wish witch hazel wasnt one of the top ingredients. its a weird consistency for the type of pump bottle it is so it was kinda messy too.
bliss toner & serum
teen3e96 from undisclosed
This kept my skin feeling refreshed and did not give me any breakouts. I was excited about the dispenser but it was a total let down since most of the product kept going under the dispenser and not on top.
Great clarifying toner
zaatina from undisclosed
Ive never used a toner before (shocking, yes I know), but I am loving the results so far from trying the Bliss Clear Genius Clarifying toner + serum! Ill be honest and say I have terrible acne and redness. After using this toner every morning and night for about two weeks, my skin has improved significantly and I havent had any major breakouts since! It has also reduced the redness of my skin and made my complexion much brighter. Lastly, I really enjoyed the design of the toner container and the easy to use pump of the bottle.
sandymarie22 from undisclosed
I am alllll about 2-in-1s, I have such a busy life that any chance I can safe time I am happy. This toner/serum does not disappoint! I love the push top makes application a breeze and Im loving the results so far!
feels cool in the skin
giannym from undisclosed
i love the feeling of this toner and it is unique from other toners. Love how it cools down my skin and the gel texture of it is great
kaitlynng from undisclosed
Love that this toner isnt over drying. I cant 100% say if this product works long term because I just received this product two weeks ago but so far I am loving it! It hasnt made me break out or dried out my skin.
Refreshing and cleansing
mayag22 from undisclosed
This is the best toner that I have ever used! Not only does it leave your face feeling fresh and clean, but it also felt hydrating! I would and buy that product again and recommend it for others to buy as well!!