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Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner

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Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner

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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
 
4.5

(based on 70 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (47)
  • Gentle (41)
  • Balances skin (37)
  • Smells great (35)
  • Improves skin texture (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Combination skin (21)
  • All skin types (20)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
  • Dry skin (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (32), Budget shopper (15), Beauty conscious (5), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (10)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Puts moisture back

By No more Racoon Eyes

from Humble, TX

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:

    Introduced to the Murad products via a 6-piece introductory pack. Love it. Very noticeable difference

     
    5.0

    Amazing toner

    By NinaLena

    from Riverdale Ny

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

      I use this after I use the cleanser and it leaves my skin fresh clean and smells great

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it best investment ever for your skin

      By Msrisa

      from Houston Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

      Best thing ever

       
      5.0

      Completely worth it!

      By Heather

      from Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

          I haven't always used toner as part of my face routine, but since finding this, it's a must. Completely great.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good product

          By Mari

          from Westerville ohio

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Toner:

            Love this toner

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

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                    • Q:

                      I am using the Brightening Discovery Kit. Would the toner be a good fit to use with it?
                      Asked on 1/28/2018 by SusanB from Baltimore Md

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Toners are always a great product to add to any regime. I would use it after cleansing and before applying your step 2 and even a quick spritz again before applying your moisturizer.

                        Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Murad
                    • 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
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