Tone it Down

Written by Ashley

Stop Poor Pore Performance

Increased use of suncreen, lotions, cakey makeup & 4th of July face paint getting your skin it a literal rut?  No worries, whoever you are – there’s a toner for you!


1.) For the Luxe-Lass: Darphin Purifying Toner $40 at

We are, after all.  Darphin’s Purifying toner is a soothing, cooling & freshly floral scented formula  containing Phloroginie, Oubaku & Licorice to seriously tackle any gross skin rebellion against sunscreens. According to Darphin’s Beauty Expert Jaklin Idris, Due to more consistent use of SPF products, during the summer, the pores in the T-zone may become clogged. Toner helps visibly shrink the pores. Just apply Purifying Toner to face & neck with 2 cotton rounds, then Blot skin dry with a soft tissue. Tip: NOTE: Extract of Japanese Oubaku tree with natural anti-bacterial benefits helps make this cleanser suitable for all skin types.

2.) For the Tree-Hugger Hoe: Aubrey Organics Rosa Mosqueta & English Lavender Toner $9.48 at

This stuff is cheapy, comes in a huge bottle and, in my experience, removed more makeup & junk from my face after washing than I’ve seen with any other toner.  What’s Rosa Mosqueta ? Apparently it’s high in essential fatty acids & vitamin C, replenishes moisture & improves skin texture. Who knew it would be the cure to my poor pore performance?

Disclosure: All products were provided for review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. All opinions belong to the author.

About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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