Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner

Hey ladies…

So I had this Kiehl’s 3-step regime skincare combo that I picked to try out and I had already reviewed Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser for you all in the blog.


Today its the turn of the next step in the regime – Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner.

Price – INR 1390 for 250 ml. (Full size, prices increased now I guess)

What the brand claims –

  • Mild yet effective toner for all skin types that will not over-dry or strip skin of its natural oils.
  • Helps refine surface texture while providing the ideal preparation for Ultra Facial Cream or Moisturizer.
  • Non-alcohol formula gently removes surface debris and remaining residue while hydrating and comforting skin.
  • pH-balanced for optimal comfort.

The way I see it –

I use a toner on & off because I forget – but off-late I have started using this regularly, twice a day after cleansing followed by my day or night cream.

Sometimes I forget why I need a toner! Well, it resets the pH balance of your skin after you have cleansed your face. It acts as a humectant to help in the absorption of products put on top of it and lets you skip the use of a serum. 


I love this toner. Before this I was using a toner sans alcohol from Clarins. Though it is still in stock, I am really enjoying this one and loving it in conjunction with the other Ultra Facial products. 

The smell is well nothing to love or hate. It is bearable/mild pleasant and smells of things that are conjured up in a lab.

You don’t have to worry about getting more than what is required for each use. When you try to pour out the toner it kind of comes out like drops. It will drop out when you apply pressure to the bottle so you can figure out how much you need after one or two uses. 

The consistency is like milk and so is the color. When applied to the face it does not sting or cause any discomfort. There is no stickiness and you will like the after feeling… 
I have sensitive, combination skin that has started to lean toward ‘dry’ all of a sudden. That has prompted me to become a little particular about the products that I use. This one suits me perfectly and ever since I added it to my routine I have found a big difference in my skin quality and texture.

I use toner just the way you would an after shave. Squirt some into my palms and then apply it to my face while it is still damp. It works perfectly. If I feel there is some grime still on, then I use the toner on cotton. 

BTW, please do not go over rubbing the cotton on the face in the same area over and over again. It’s not good for your skin.

The ‘Yay’ factors:

· Gentle

· Mild Formula

· Hydrating

· Good for dry skin

· Good for sensitive skin

· Does not sting the skin on application

· It does not contain alcohol

· Balances the pH level of the skin

· Refines the skin surface texture

· Preps the skin for the next step – moisturizer

· Doesn’t make the face sticky after application

· Comes out as droplets with pressure to bottle – no fear of wastage

· Smells alright – very faint

The ‘Nay’ factors:

· Expensive

· Available at select malls in select cities in India

· You may need something a little more potent if u have oily skin/acne prone skin

I’d give this toner a 5/5

Out of all the toners that I have tried, I find this to be the best and I wouldn’t mind spending on a full sized product irrespective of the price. 

 I would definitely advice you to give this gentle toner a try if you have sensitive and dry skin. It is so worth it!

Review by Christina.
HnB Ed* – Another hit of a Kiehl’s product here! I should be trying Kiehl’s stuff soon…

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