Rated 3.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing! Made me stop using foundation!
This product exceeded my expectations!
Great smell (smells like lemons)
EFFECTIVE against blemishes and dark spots
Moisturizing (compared to other toners that leave me feeling dry)
Okay, so when I first used it, it felt somewhat sticky and I didn't like the feeling, BUT after just the 3rd day using it, I saw immediate results!
My blemishes- gone. If I had any forming throughout the day I would use the toner at night so when I wake up, they disappear! My dark spots- I think the lemon ingredient is the natural exfoliator that also helps with brightening/evening skin tone. And scars from pimples, blemishes, and around the nose also faded extremely well.
The only caution I would give is to USE SUNSCREEN. Regardless of what toner moisturizer you use, using sunscreen really protects your skin barrier from early aging, sun spots, and wrinkles. That being said, using sunscreen with this toner is a MUST because the lemon ingredient makes your skin sensitive to the sun and could cause redness.
Nonetheless, I might buy another 3 in case E.L.F, for some reason, stops making it lol. This is probably the best toner out there for the price and quality.
Most Helpful Critical Review BURNS YOUR SKIN
Where do I even begin ... bought this toner bc I saw really good reviews on it, so why not?? I have dry/combination skin & this BURNED sooo bad. The burning lasted for a good hour, def do not recommend & would not buy again. I sprayed my face with my Mario Badescu skin care (the green one) since it has aloe to see if it would cause some relief to my skin but it didn't. I tried applying some of my Tatcha dewy skin cream to see if it would help & the redness was still there along w the burning sensation. I tried this toner for a couple of days after regardless of the burning sensation because I've read that sometimes it's because your skin is getting used to it but it's been a little over a week & the burning is still there & just as intense, my face turns soooooo red.
Do not recommend !
Reviewed by 110 customers Ouch, but I can see how it could work for some.
Amanda from Mission Viejo
PRO: Affordable, no denatured alcohol (common in toners, can be excessively drying), nice packaging.
CON: (for me) LEMON PEEL OIL.
Burned like I was a witch on a stake. Immediately red, wanted to itch my skin off. I did not realize there was lemon peel oil along with other fragrant oils, so that was my mistake as I have selectively sensitive skin, I can handle glycolic acid but cannot handle essential oils because that makes perfect sense. I'm going to take the 'L' on this one.
If you have *strong* skin, maybe on the oilier side, I could see how this could be a lovely affordable product with AHA to resurface uneven skin texture/brighten.
*Always remember to use sunscreen in your routine with this product and others with AHA/BHAs. You are more prone to sunburns because they are 'dissolving' the outer layer of dead skin cells.
ew from Dkbdwiqhsk
This product didn't work!!!!!!!!!!!it broke me and my moms skin.
Steph from Ohio
Absolutely love this. I love the tingle it gives. Which it states you will due to the aha in it. It will tingle/burn slightly. However with the benefits it has my skin is loving it definitely. My complexion is so much better and smoother! My absolute favorite toner this year!
KK from Woodhaven, MI
This product is OK. I have combination skin and it tingles a bit when I put it on, just noticed it's now making my skin very red wherever I touch it with the cotton pad. I probably won't buy again. There is a heavy lemon smell but it does say citrus acids - I don't mind the smell but I don't like the redness.
Used once and never again
Oriana from Pompano Beach Fl
Highly dislike this product because it burned my face and made me breakout on my forehead.
I would definitely not buy this not recommend
Amanda from Corpus Christi Texas
I have perfect skin no pimples no dry or oily skin . THIS PRODUCT MADE ME BRAKE OUT AND HAVE A RASH ON MY FACE
One of my favorite toners!
Monica from CA
I love this product! At first I was skeptical because of how affordable it was but it honestly is underrated. By far one of my favorite toners and I tend to have sensitive skin so that says a lot.
Stef from Michigan
Smells so strong on lemon and that's obv not good for your skin. And it burned every time I put it on.
Steffany from OC
I have combo/sensitive skin, the smell is too much & burned my face, left my cheeks super red.
Eh, did nothing good for me
Kimmie from PA
it's a nice concept for a toner. But I have combination skin and it made me worse. Its not for sensitive skin for sure.
good product but burns.
mL from sc
although my skin is not sensitive, this caused my skin to burn after a week or two which caused irritation. if you have sensitive skin, i would not suggest.
I LOVE this product!
Shelby from Williamson, GA
I use this toner before I put on my makeup in the morning and again at night after I wash my face.
ALWAYS keep this in stock, please!
Bekind2animals from Tennessee
This is truly the best exfoliating toner that I have ever used. I have used it one a day in the evening for the last several months. It has done wonders on my skin and helped to get those stubborn blackheads to surface. I am sure to never run out of this product! It's a life saver for my skin!!
FairyMUEnthusiast from NC
I've been using this after the ELF cleanser (as directed on the packaging) and honestly seem to have good results. I have VERY oil skin. Like girl it's a crisco factory on my face. This has really helped dial that stuff in and the smell is very light and lemony and just strangely pleasant to me. Yes.....it makes my skin sting. But I don't mind because it makes me feel like it's actually doing something. And from what I understand AHA the ingredient in this is pretty harsh. So if you have sensitive skin I'd be VERY wary because it could really do a number on you. I use a small amount on a cotton pad and it goes a long way! The packaging also gets me and I think is worth noting. I've got a high end thing of Tula that's basically the same packaging but I love that ELF seems to go out of their way to provide these higher end luxury packaging for the average consumer. It is important to be because it sells the experience. Some won't care but to me it's an added bonus, not quite a selling point itself. Overall I was actually impressed with this and will be adding it to my routine permanently.
Cool and refreshing. Great toner!
Cosmogirl from TX
Great toner. Great price.
It does what it says it does.
Nikki from Florida
It's a chemical exfoliant, so OF COURSE it's going to burn. If you have any inflammation on your face such as acne or ingrown hairs along the chin, it's going to especially burn. With that being said, I bought this because I've always wanted to try a chemical peel, but I don't make chemical peel money. I have a couple of dry rough spots on my face that will not go anywhere no matter how much I moisturize or use my Clarisonic over them. I think it's sun damage.
With that being said, after only using this for about three days along with a .25 dermaroller, I do see one of the spots finally starting to peel like I need it to. To me, this toner is also moisturizing which is probably the stickiness that others refer to. The lemon smell is expected because it has lemon in it. Overall, I think that I'll stick with it for a while because I tend to get blackheads and skin tags.
I would buy this again
Sophie from Weyers Cave va
This product is great I would not change anything
I used it for a month and i didn't see any improvements
Jessi from Virginia
It didn't do anything for me.. it burns too . I have combo skin ... it smells really good though
This just isn't for me
Ghostly from Az
I have combo to more oily skin also sensitive skin and the smell scared me it smelt like lemon which for me has never been good for my skin, it made my skin red after 4 days of use and it always burned my face I love elf but this product isn't for me
Janet G from Milwaukee, WI
Great citrus smell. Works great. My pores appear smaller since I started using it
Skincare fanatic from Houston texas
This didn't really do anything for my skin, there isn't anything really special about it and the smell was a little strong, wouldn't recommend for sensitive skin. Also made my skin break out a little bit. Would not repurchase
Karla from Sacramento
I bought this awhile back thinking it would be a good toner since elf has came a long way but since this AHA toner it made me more oily than I have ever been which sucks I'd recommend this for anyone who has dry to normal skin
Ry from no.
This toner broke my face out so I gave this to my mom and hoped she got better results but it caused redness for her
This is my new toner
Tootsie from Albuquerque
I love how this product smells so amazing! I love the tingle it gives on your face. Let's you know it's working.
Amy from Maryland
Didn't see any changes to my face. I have been using this product every morning for 3 months and my skin hasn't brightened at all.