It has come to my attention that I've had this S.W. Basics Toner for months and months now, I don't even remember when I bought it but in all that time it's never made an appearance on my blog (at least I don't think so).
The reason being that this simply didn't wow me.. in all honesty it was a bit "meh" for me. I expected incredible things as the ingredients are so simple and effective for treating problem skin, but for me this seemed to fall short.
A few other things put me off too, firstly the smell, apple cider vinegar isn't the prettiest scent but the attempt to cover it with essential oils of sandalwood and clarysage made for quite a funny pong that I just couldn't get used to. That's just personal preference though and shouldn't put you off.
The next one is a bit of a biggie.. when I received my bottle (from A Beautiful World) I opened it up to reveal a seriously rusty lid. I probably should have sent an email to ABW about this as I was quite put off but for some reason I didn't and attempted to clean it as best as I could. The rust was all around the glass top and obviously the inside metal screw top too and after cleaning it, it just kept forming so I had to clean it regularly to stop rust getting into my toner! That packaging is sweet and I understand more ethical than plastic but not very well thought out, acidic ingredients shouldn't have a metal lid that can rust!
I still have a little left in my bottle but I can't bring myself to use this anymore, so sad!
Have you ever been really disappointed with a beauty product?