Harvest Moon Tonics are skin care toners made in small batches with natural ingredients to help you tone, nourish and hydrate your skin.
There are three basic steps in a regimented skin care routine. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Cleansing and moisturizing are basics that most of us have down already. Toning is a step that gets skipped the most, and one that plays a key role in helping you get a fresh glowing complexion.
So where and when do you use a toner?
Toners are applied right after you wash your face and before you apply anything else. They are applied with a spray on the bottle or a cotton round to the whole face, neck and décolletage.
These days, toners are no longer alcohol based astringents used solely to soak up oil and flake off excess dry skin. Harvest Moon toners are still formulated to tone and slough off dry skin, but they also deliver a heavy dose of nutrients and hydration. Harvest Moon toners balance the skin and also help moisturizers and serums to absorb evenly.
How frequently you should use a toner changes from person to person. If you have oily to combination skin you can probably use it every day morning and night. However, if you have more sensitive or dry skin, you might find it more useful once a day or even every other day.
Breaking down a Harvest Moon tonic. What is in this stuff?
Hydrosol – Harvest Moon hydrosols are distilled onsite in small batches, using only organic, sustainably sourced herbs. Each tonic contains a unique combination of lemon verbena, catnip, lavender, rose, yarrow and/or calendula. A hydrosol is an aromatic floral water created through a distillation process. They contain a milder fragrance, and similar healing properties to their essential oil equivalents.
Green Tea – Organic, sustainably sourced green tea soothes red and puffy skin and delivers a heavy dose of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Aloe Vera – Aloe vera works wonders on skin, soothing redness and irritation and promoting hydration.
Witch Hazel – The witch hazel in Harvest Moon toners is organic and has been double distilled. This provides gentle exfoliation alongside a guard against inflammation.
Essential Oils – Essential oils are highly concentrated oils derived from plants. Each organic essential oil used in Harvest Moon toners has been selected because they provide their own skin nourishing benefits, nutrients and appealing aroma.
Luecidal – Luecidal is radish root ferment that has the ability to ward off bacteria. It makes the Harvest Moon products shelf safe for up to six months, while also providing antimicrobial benefits to your skin care routine.
Which Harvest Moon Tonic is best for you?
All Harvest Moon Tonics have been formulated to benefit any skin type. Only the frequency with which you use your tonic will need to be adjusted based on skin type. If you have oily skin, using the tonic more often will help you ward off breakouts, while drier skin types will want to use the tonic less to avoid over exfoliation.
Some unique traits of each tonic:
Highland Yarrow – Grounding, with a sweet and slightly earthy aroma.
Bergamot Spark – Refreshing, with a citrus and floral aroma.
Lavender Mistral – Calming, with a floral, herbal aroma.
Ylang Ylang Swell – Soothing, with a sweet, floral aroma.
Mountain Neroli – Energizing, with a deep citrus and woody aroma.