18 July 2014

A Toner for Your Body?








Skincare aside for a sec, we're all familiar with chest-to-toe moisturisers, all-over exfoliators, maybe even the odd non-face mud mask, but a body toner? I don't know about you, but this is one that's new to me. Now I wouldn't declare myself a full-on 'bacne' sufferer but the odd pimply shoulder bump is enough to cause annoying all-angle mirror inspections and so with bikini/strappy/flesh-exposing clothing attire season in full swing, I've taken the spritz in question - Murad's Clarifying Body Spray - on a road test and merely a week in, the blemish banishing abilities have proven to be so pretty darn impressive that I've awarded it a write-up of its very own...


High up in this body mist's ingredients list is salicylic acid, known for its deep-down exfoliating duties, removing dead cells and helping to ward off bad bacteria. The results? Fresh, clean, blemish-free skin. Lemon grass oil also makes an appearance; antibacterial and antiseptic it not only prevents the dreaded blemishes but at the same time nourishes, heals and soothes them. Targeting those awkward-to-reach places with any other product would force me into multiple positions that any contortionist would be proud of but this ones 360° nozzle allows you to spritz from all upside-down-turned-around directions without creating a clogged-up pump. Murad recommend applying a thin mist up to three times daily on cleansed skin, so I tend to follow my morning shower with a layer, the next during the day and the last before bed - the initial spritz tingles and feels super refreshing with its minty, medicinal-esque scent and actually turns out to just be an all-round cooler-downer in warmer climates, but seven days on, my three-times-a-day mist ritual has already made a calming , clearing difference.


It doesn't come cheap at £35 a bottle, and with an empty-sounding, non-liquidy noise when shaken, it's tough to predict how much product remains but it does what it says on the tin (and then some) so the price-tag is no quibble. Now for those of you where bacne is a real pain in the backside, I have a full facial style ritual in the works - watch this space...
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10 comments

  1. Very interesting, I haven't heard of a body toner either! I get the occasional bacne spot but I always forget about them because I can't see them! The 360 degree nozzle sounds really handy too!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  2. This could very well be the first of its kind! Sounds pretty good too! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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  3. I actually really like the idea of this! I think this would be sucha good idea for hot cliamtes! xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

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  4. Cathy Olivieri Schatzberg19 July 2014 at 05:18

    Sounds like something that would be quite useful here in Fl where its unbearably hot.

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  5. I can imagine Cathy - I've been to Florida in the height of the summer and could only think this would make a loverly cooler-downer ;-)

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  6. Agreed! Great for cooling down whilst treating the skin at the same time :-)

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  7. I've never come across anything like it before, it's pretty fab :-)

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  8. Ah I agree - it's so easy to not even realise they're there but if this rids the ones I catch site of, I'm all for it ;-)

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  9. Hello Jessica, I have been using the boots tea tree and witch hazel range back spray for some time and it's very good. I don't know how they compare in ingredients but it works for me incase you wanted to try a cheaper maintenance option.

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  10. Awesome! I never knew they did anything like that - thanks for the heads up ;-)

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