Cowshed is a pretty new brand to me but I’ve known of its existence for a while now. It always seemed like a great brand to me, but just not enough for me to actually purchase one of their products. Luckily for me I received this little bottle of Cowshed Chamomile Refreshing Toner in this month’s LF Beauty Box so I could finally try something from this brand. After trying it out for a while it’s time for the review. If you’re interested in finding out more about this product, make sure you continue reading!
The normal Cowshed Chamomile Refreshing Toner – the regular size – comes with a little pump or spray thingy (I don’t remember which one of the two) on top. Because this is just a sample it doesn’t. Aside from that difference I believe the packaging of this one and the normal one is pretty much the same. The packaging is rather basic but I do think it looks pretty good. It looks quite elegant and just like a product from a brand that knows what it is doing. I don’t know if that makes any sense, I don’t think so, but I’m glad if it does.
Anyway, the bottle I received contains 50 ml of product. The regular one contains 250 which is a better amount. Price-wise I think it’s fairly decently priced. It’s obviously not the cheapest toner in the world, but this is Cowshed which is a pretty amazing brand, so for what it is, I don’t think the price is that bad.
Cowshed Chamomile Refreshing Toner – €19,45 for 250 ml
Moving on to the product itself. According to Cowshed this is a revitalising, alcohol-free toner that removes surface impurities and prepares the skin for moisturising. The chamomile has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin. The lavender in this product has a restorative effect. I don’t really know what that’s supposed to mean, it’s a pretty vague thing to say, but that’s okay. The one thing that did catch my eye is the fact that this is an alcohol-free toner.
I don’t know if you guys struggle with it as well, but finding a toner that is alcohol-free is pretty much impossible. For some reason skincare brands feel the need to put alcohol in every single one of their products, but especially in toner. So the fact that this is alcohol-free is an enormous plus. I really like that about it!
Because it’s alcohol free I expected this toner to be pretty mild on the skin. However, I didn’t know what to expect of the scent and the effectivity when it comes to actually removing my makeup. Because I think it’s hard to judge how well it removes makeup if you use it as a last step in your routine like you usually would, I decided to try it on a full face of makeup, just to see how well it performs.
And I have to say that it does remove makeup pretty well. It smells really good while doing it so that’s a big plus, but aside from that it just does a great job. It only leaves the tiniest little bit of a grey cast behind underneath my eyes but that’s almost nothing. Aside from that literally all of the makeup is removed thanks to this.
But sadly there is something about this product that actually disappointed me pretty badly. They claim that it’s nice and mild since soothing and calming, but it irritates my eyes really badly. Like it started to sting from the second I applied it until a couple of hours afterwards. I know most toners can’t be used underneath the eyes because that area is very sensitive, but I felt like this product could actually do it. Especially since it’s an alcohol free toner.
But luckily it didn’t irritate the skin on the rest of my face. I know that I have a very sensitive eye area and that it might not be the most fair way to judge it, but it happened and I did want to mention that.
But overall this isn’t a bad toner at all. It does a great job at removing my makeup and leaving my skin feeling cleansed and fresh. I really like that it’s alcohol free and that it’s relatively mild. The only downside is the fact that it irritates my eyes, but that could totally be a personal thingy. Aside from that I really like it and I might actually end up buying the full size one day!
And that’s it for today’s review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know which toner is your current favourite!