Remember the Sea Breeze days, when we thought wiping away every last drop of oil was a good thing? Packed with alcohol and other ingredients that made our skin burn and sting, I suppose I subscribed to the “If it hurts it works” philosophy even as a budding beauty addict. With age comes wisdom, and now we know that those natural oils on our faces are actually good for our skin thanks to natural antioxidant protection in the form of vitamin E. But that doesn’t mean we have to eschew toner altogether—it just means we have to make wiser choices.
When it comes to toner, it doesn’t get much smarter than Snowberry’s new Gentle Mineralising Toner. I fell for this New Zealand brand a few years ago, and I’m especially excited about the latest addition to the line because it’s actually a cleanser and toner in one. It comes out of the bottle with a serum-like consistency, and it does a fantastic job at breaking down makeup despite a lack of suds (which is a good thing). It washes off easily and leaves skin soft and supple—and not the slightest bit tight or dry.
Snowberry is committed to natural beauty, and you won’t find anything yucky like sulphates, petrochemicals, alcohol or synthetic ingredients. This cleanser-toner hybrid gets its cleansing power from saponins extracted from the Soap Tree (go figure), which has been used by New Zealand natives for thousands of years. It then provides an extra-hydrating punch with a blend of Indian Neem oil and Andiroba oil while proteins from green peas and yeast smooth, tone and firm.
Now for the best part… I want YOU to experience the goodness that is Snowberry, so I’m giving away their Natural Beauty Sample Collection (a $45 value). You get more than enough Intensive Renewal Face Serum, Smoothing Eye Serum, Instant Deep Cleanser, Nourishing Lite Day Cream, Nourishing Rich Day Cream and Cellular Regeneration Night Cream to get a feel for the products and their amazing results—and it’s perfect for travel.
To win, here’s what you have to do… Keep an eye out for our Snowberry posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tell us the number-one reason you would want to visit New Zealand on any of these platforms… It’s that simple. We’ll pick our favorite on Wednesday, October 15, so get creative!