1 May 2018

GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review

GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review Makeup in Manila

I've never been a fan of toners. I've always thought they were just an extra step to skin care routines, plus my first ever toner broke me out way, way back in high school. I can seriously say I've hated toners for 10 years now.

I thought this product was different... Well, at least my first bottle was...

GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review Makeup in Manila

GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review Makeup in Manila GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review Makeup in Manila

GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner Review
I've purchased two bottles of this GT Clarifiance Toner and the results were very, very different.

My first bottle of the GT Clarifiance Witch Hazel Toner was such a dream to use. It basically cleared my skin of pimples and there were weeks where I didn't even need to wash my face and use a lot of acne-drying products. I just removed my makeup with my L'Oreal Micellar Water and applied this toner after, then I was off to bed and I had no breakouts the morning after. I've had amazingly clear skin for weeks because of this toner. My skin was glowing and my pimples were almost gone but then I ran out...

I decided to purchase two more bottles of GT Clarifiance Toner. I even hoarded a bit because it was pretty difficult to find in Watsons and super markets. When I was in the super market, I noticed the packaging was a bit different from the first bottle I bought. Somehow the print looked faded, but I checked the manufacturing and expiration dates and it was new stock, so I bought two.

My second bottle of this toner was a disaster. It literally did nothing to my skin. It didn't calm my pimples. It didn't prevent any new breakouts. There was no glow. I just felt like it wasn't the same formula compared to the first bottle I used. I was so disappointed in the second bottle I bought. I feel like I bought a bad batch of this toner. It was a complete dud. 

But at least, I knew that witch hazel's anti-bacterial properties worked amazing with my skin and pimples. I probably won't be buying another bottle of this GT Clarifiance Toner any time soon. Instead, I'll be trying witch hazel toners from different brands.

If you were to ask me if I'd repurchase this in the future, I would definitely say yes. It's very affordable at PHP 89 (I think) and my experience with the first bottle was great. It's just that the inconsistency in the formulas threw me off. I'll just be off exploring other brands right now... but I'm not closing my heart to this toner.

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  1. <3 Witch Hazel.

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  2. Lhai Elardo DavaMay 01, 2018 5:40 pm

    Sayang gusto ko sana syang itry. But from your experience di na lng din.. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. Ruby Anne De OcampoMay 03, 2018 9:39 pm

    Aww bkit kya gnun sis bka dahin din sa weather or may iba ka ginamot na skin care? Hirap nga nyan hanapin nung nakita ko yan sa watsons ngiisa na mukang mabili. Diko pa din ntry kasi meron pa ako toner hehe. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. Ruby Anne De OcampoMay 04, 2018 6:27 am

    Congrats sa winner ng April! :)

  5. Lhai Elardo DavaMay 04, 2018 9:16 am

    Wow! Thank you so much Ms. Maj๐Ÿ’™
    Its my first to be Reader of the Month๐Ÿ’™ pm sent๐Ÿ˜˜

  6. Plano ko rin sumubok ng mga bagong toners. Lagi kasi Belo pink yun gamit ko kaya nagbabasa ako ng nga review at recommmendation.
    Congrats sa reader of the month!

  7. hindi ko nga din alam sis. parang ibang batch ata tong second bottle na na try ko. wala naman akong binago sa skincare ang weird. pero grabe yung unang bottle, super effective. kahit hindi na ko mag hilamos after ng micellar water. sayang.

  8. Arleen OboguinMay 08, 2018 1:43 pm

    "Hi Maj, I'm joining your May 2018 giveaway congrats!

  9. Noted on this one Arleen :)