Is Derma E Soothing Toner with Anti-Aging Pycnogenol The Best Toner For Sensitive Skin?

by Gio

derma e soothing toner with anti-aging pycnogenol

I am not a big fan of toners. I just don’t understand what their purpose is. Remove makeup residue? Just buy a better cleanser. Restore the skin’s ph? It can do that on its own. Reduce shine? Alcohol or witch hazel can reduce it indeed in the short time, but they also dry out skin, which reacts by producing even more oil.

Only toners loaded with antioxidants, humectants, and emollients are beneficial for the skin, but since these are used in serums and moisturizers too, I can hardly justify the purchase of another product as well. But I know I’m in the minority. A lot of women would never give up their toner and, if you must use one, it’d better be awesome right?

One of my favourites is Derma E Soothing Toner with Anti-Aging Pycnogenol. Here’s why:

What Derma E says

This gentle, fragrance-free, alcohol-free toner helps restore skin’s pH balance and prepare skin for moisturizer or treatment.

Ingredient Analysis

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Glycerin seems to be in everything, doesn’t it? That’s because it is a wonderful humectant, able to draw water from the environment into the skin. As a result, skin is hydrated and soft for hours.


Pycnogenol And Green Tea Extract

Pycnogenol, an extract derived from pine bark, has antioxidant properties that can help prevent oxidative damage, such as photoaging. So has green tea extract. It is rich in polyphenols (and in particular in Epigallocatechin-3-gallate), a group of antioxidants that can prevent collagen breakdown and the depletion of antioxidant enzymes, as well as reducing inflammation and redness caused by sun exposure.


Chamomile Extract And Allantoin

Another antioxidant used in the formula is chamomile. It is a weak one, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe allergies, erythema and sunburns. Allantoin is another effective anti-irritant that can soothe irritations as well.

Final Considerations On The Formula

Alcohol-free, Derma E Soothing Toner with Anti-Aging Pycnogenol contains antioxidants and soothing ingredients that help prevent the signs of aging and fight irritations. Because of this, it is a great option for all skin types, including sensitive.

Full Ingredient List

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

The Bottom Line

Derma E Soothing Toner with Anti-Aging Pycnogenol is a gentle and hydrating toner with antioxidant and soothing properties that works well for all skin types. Because it can calm irritations, it is particularly suitable for those with sensitive skin.

Have you tried this toner?

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smashinbeauty October 18, 2014 - 7:27 am

sounds great!

Gio October 18, 2014 - 8:29 am

Smashingbeauty, it is!

Chic Readings October 18, 2014 - 5:35 pm

It sounds perfect for me, I love everything with chamomile:)

Laurie October 18, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I’ve been considering trying this toner. I don’t really want to buy an extra product, but I feel like I’ve had trouble finding a cleanser that really removes makeup well.

Gio October 18, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Laurie, have you tried Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser? It’s my HG. It removes everything and is very gentle on the skin.

Laurie October 18, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Thanks for the rec, Gio! I see that they ship worldwide from the UK, so I might give that one a try.

Gio October 19, 2014 - 4:57 am

You’re welcome. Let me know how you like it if you try it. I’m sure you’ll love it too. 🙂

Gio October 18, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Helena, then you will love this. 🙂

MyNamesIram October 19, 2014 - 8:02 pm

I’ve constantly tried Simple skincare, since it’s raved about so much and it’s specially designed to have no harsh chemicals in it’s formula but my skin never feels clean enough. And using wipes has ultimately irritated my skin. So I’m going to give this a go. Sounds too amazing.

Gio October 20, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Iram, I’m not a fan of wipes. They never seem to cleanse skin that well. This is a great toner, I’m sure you’ll like it.

Maureen January 13, 2015 - 11:24 pm

I have been using this for a week and LOVE it! I have sensitive skin and this left my face feeling soothed and calm . For 16.00 CDN it is a bargain. I agree completely with your review!

Gio January 14, 2015 - 8:22 pm

Maureen, I am glad it is working so well for you. It is not easy to find a well-formulated toner, but this one has a wonderful formula.


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