Rated 4.41 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 4148 customers Great for my sensitive/cystic acne skin!
Ettie from Philadelphia
Complementary item I received: I have very sensitive skin, I get cystic acne and regular acne. When I started using this I saw results only in a few days, this didn't dry out my skin and it cleaned all the gunk off my face post work mask wearing. The amount of acne I have now is sooo much less than what it was over the past several months. I'm already almost done my bottle and I plan on getting more! I had no redness or irritation from using this. I love that it's so gentle and toner+ serum. I just put a few pumps on my bamboo reusable cloths, wipe over my face and done! It's helped so much I used to have to wash my face and moisturize after getting home every day but now I can just use this!
Good product, just not what I need
kateslynn from undisclosed
So this product worked well, and didnt cause any breakouts in my sensitive skin. Theres no aggressive smell which I appreciate. I hate overly scented products. I might be in the opposite side of things but I prefer my toner to but a bit more drying than this was. With this I was hesitant o use my typical moisturizer with SPF as I felt it kept it from truly absorbing into my skin. If using as a standalone though, Im sure you will love this product!
andypraddo from undisclosed
Pretty good but I didnt see yet the results. For sure my skin looks better and has a good appearance but I was waiting to get the color a little more even. The packaging is good and I would recommend to others
keeps my skin clear
sundayswithsofia from undisclosed
I loved this product! Its wasnt too harsh on my sensitive skin and really made my face really clean ! I pair this with my night moisturizer and I wake up with super clear skin
good but wouldn't buy
anikas13 from undisclosed
I liked this product however it does include witch hazel which over time can cause damage to your skin but overall it did clear my breakouts.
jaquiew from undisclosed
Omg.. idk where to begin. I have been using this product for the last 2-3 months and it has been an absolute game changer! It has been super effective and my rosacea is completely gone. It keeps my face feeling fresh and hydrated! I havent broken out since using this day & night. Also the pump makes it so much easier to use as well. And it feels so cold and nice on the skin. Its like a gel. Im obsessed and this is now a new staple in my skin care routine!
skyeeeee from undisclosed
Okay so i dont HATE this product as i can see it doing good as far as toning .. however the consistency is awful lol its like this weird goopy slimy feeling on your face
livb8 from undisclosed
I was hesitant when I received this product via Influenster because I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. (Especially right now, with masks and the like!) BUT this product was actually effective! Not only did it eliminate a skincare step (because its a toner AND serum) but it was gentle, didnt worsen my acne, and didnt dry out my skin! Would definitely purchase again!
scared at first, but it's harmless
sugarrbunny from undisclosed
Was nervous when I received this in my Voxbox, as I have super sensitive skin and Ive recently just started Isotretinoin for my severe acne problem. I looked into the ingredients and realized the BHA and others werent super strong so I went slow and applied it once a day every other day. Soon I made it to twice a day every day and my face seems safe. I cant comment too much on whether it cleared my face or not as I just mentioned Im on acne medications that also affect other problems like scarring etc, but Im just happy it did not break me out bad and its safe.
Like others, I have to dock a star off for the packaging. Bliss has amazing packaging for their other toners and it works really well with cotton rounds and such, but for this particular formula, its not liquid enough and its gel like so it did not do well with a cotton round as well as just rubbing it on your face rather than patting into your face like I would usually do with this type of consistency.
Take or Leave It
amandamariev3 from undisclosed
It didnt make my skin worse, but it also didnt make it better. It felt like it left a residue on the skin, which would make sense because its a gel and comes out thick. It felt nice going on, but I just cant bother spending my money on it.
erinw12 from undisclosed
I really like this toner. It smells good to me and it doesnt overly dry my face. I like the gel consistency and the convenient pump!
angiec7 from undisclosed
This product is easy to apply, had a hard time at first using it because little came out. It does the job fine, I wouldnt go out of my way to get another of these once I finish it.
this had an odd smell...
barajitassx3 from undisclosed
this had an odd smell to it that I didn't appreciate all that much. it has more of a serum consistency than a toner, but still more liquid like than a normal serum. id say its pretty gentle as long as you tap and press it into the skin rather than rubbing around a cotton round all over your face.
not good for my skin type
makeuppbyfatima_ from undisclosed
I liked this toner when I first used it but it made me break out so I unfortunately could not use it anymore. If you dont have sensitive skin I think youll like this product
marisola from undisclosed
I really love this product! Not only is it super easy to dispense, I felt like it really helped clear up my skin without being too harsh on it
jennyjh from undisclosed
I don't really see this as a toner. I see this as a serum. Is actually great for lazy people because you just need 1 step for all. I don't like to use the cotton pad for this because is thick consistency. So, I usually use hand to spread all over. I do see it does clear my pores. I think is great for winter months because it is very hydrating. I will recommend to people who want affordable great toner.
jhuaang from undisclosed
Not sure how to feel about this. Has witch hazel which can be harmful to skin in the long run but Id imagine this can help with acne since it has salicylic acid
wasn't for me but great ingredients
patelkrina11 from undisclosed
Tried Bliss toner and it works well with toning but sometimes my skin gets red and irritated. The ingredients are very clean but theres something in here thats not for me. I use it after cleansing my face, apply with a cotton ball and then moisturize my face. This would be great for people whose skin doesnt get irritated so easily. I love the packaging!
Bliss toner and serum
wokwithbeauty from undisclosed
did you say toner and serum in one? count me in! I love any products that make my life easier and cuts down my skincare time when I'm in a rush! Although this says it's a serum too I still do apply another serum on top when Im not lazy this product isn't like a typical watery toner, it's quite viscous and feels more like a serum. I love the pump bc it feels more hygeniec and one less step to unscrew a cap hehe. It's also quite cooling and absorbs into my skin nicely without making it feel dry. After about 1.5 to 2 weeks of use, I would say it helped
I received these as a complimentary gift from @influesnter #fallvibesvoxbox for review purposes. Thank you!! Opinions are my own!
hydrating & easy to use!
glynnisl1 from undisclosed
This toner & serum is hydrating and easy to use with the pump cap. I deducted a star because it is not my go-to for toner/serum but it is definitely worth trying!
tiaralexi from undisclosed
This product was so refreshing on the skin and really helped clear up redness. The only dislike i had was for the applicator. Product builds under the spout easily.
kimmisomeskin from undisclosed
I dont use toners because I have dry skin. I think its cool that this toner has a serum in it and the consistency isnt super watery or straight up alcohol or witch hazel. However this felt very tingly and my face got red after using it. Had to put a lot of calming products so my face wouldnt feel like a hot red light bulb. Would not recommend for dryer or sensitive skin. Probably oily or acne prone would be good.
not as good as I hoped!
jackiek28 from undisclosed
I was super excited to try this product out. However, I think that it just didnt work for my skin type. I like that design and the packaging of the product and it makes it super easy to get the perfect amount for a single application. I tried this product out for a week, and realize that my skin texture was getting really bad and my pores got really clogged. I got a few breakouts and I dont even have super acne prone skin.
Love the dispenser
shelbym8b32 from undisclosed
I really like this toner. Makes my skin feel smooth. But my favorite part is the dispenser! It makes it so easy with no spills.
Need more like this
daniellen47 from undisclosed
Have you tried this @bliss new clear Genius clarifying toner AND serum? Im totally in love. 1* Because the first two ingredients are water and witch hazel water 2* Its a 2-in-1 skin care products and we know how a good skin care routine can become pricey. 3* Its a clean product, cruelty free and vegan. 4* My skin is brighter and my pores are smaller. Tip: I like to turn the bottle sideways or upside down when I press the pump so the product doesnt go under it where its harder to get. We are not wasting any drops!