25 Feb 2015

The Hydrating Mist Showdown.

Antonia Burrell Forest Dew Skin Conditioner vs YULI Cocoon Facial Elixir



Two toners enter... only one leaves.

*drum roll* It's no secret I'm a toner floozy, I mention it every other blog post, heck, I could get that printed on a badge and wear it daily with no shame. No. Shame. Though I think people would wonder if I was really into printer toner and I'd always have to explain. It would be embarrassing, so on second thought let's not go there.
Two toners have recently come to my attention, not only for their identical cute-as-a-button 50ml glass bottles and luxe branding, but also because they both aim to soothe, heal and hydrate skin. Get ready because this is going to be the most in-depth blog post on toner, ever.

Ingredients. 

Antonia Burrell's Forest Dew Skin Conditioner*:
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate* Aqua, Glycerin, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract*, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.
* Organic source.


YÜLI Skincare's Cocoon Facial Elixir:
D-Aloe Barbadensis, C. officinalis (Calendula) hydrolat*, R. officinalis (Rosemary) hydrolat*,L. angustifolia (lavender) hydrolat*, M. recutita (Chamomile) hydrolat*, B. carterii(Frankincense) hydrolat^^, frequency enhanced water, MSM, R. damascena (Rose) flower petal powder*,M. emarginata (Acerola) extract, colloidal silver
* Organic ^^ Wildcrafted


Scent.

Both products have a pleasant, inoffensive herbal smell, with Forest Dew smelling slightly more pleasant to my nose.

Texture.

Forest Dew has a thicker, more serum-like texture. It is impossible to 'mist' the product onto skin because it squirts (least favourite word ever) out of the spray into a little puddle.
Cocoon is very much like a traditional facial mist, the texture is thin - like water and easily dissipated onto skin with the spray. The spray for this bottle isn't the best, it doesn't produce a fine mist to cover the entire face and instead 3-4 pumps are needed to cover the entire face, however that's just a small packaging niggle.

Application & Feel.

Forest Dew: Spritz 1-2 pumps of the serum onto fingertips and then apply directly to skin. A slight tacky feeling is left as the product is thicker, but this quickly disappears when applying a moisturiser on top. My skin feels hydrated and soothed - I especially like using this on breakouts to calm them down and reduce the itchy sensations.
Cocoon: Mist directly onto skin and then massage in. I do not notice an immediate calming effect like I have with other products that contain calendula, but this does hydrate my skin nicely and leaves it perfectly prepped for the next stage in my skincare routine.

Price.

Forest Dew - 50ml for £25.50, 100ml for £35.50, 200ml for £55.40
Cocoon - 50ml for £23.30, 100ml for £44

Repurchase?

I would repurchase the Forest Dew as I find it is one of the most unique and instantly soothing toners that I have come across, whilst also keeping dry, flaky skin at bay in the cold weather.
I was so excited to try Cocoon but was left feeling a little disappointed as it just didn't have any lasting or immediate effects on my very irritated skin. I would definitely be interested in trying the Panacea Elixir instead which is for blemish-prone skin and of course it hasn't put me off wanting to try more from Yuli ;)

The Winner...

The winner is of course, Antonia Burrell's Forest Dew Skin Conditioner. I have found a friend for life here.


Have you tried either of these toners?

1 comment

  1. I love YÜLI but have yet to try Antonia Burrell. They are definitely on my wishlist though! Which of their products would you recommend for acneic skin?

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