Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner - Review

Thursday, July 16, 2015



Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner
I have been looking for an alcohol free toner and when I spotted one in the Just herbs website I got the variant for the oily / combination skin. I have been using Just Herbs products from quite some time now and they have turned out to be pretty well. Hence I had a high expectation from this one. Read on to see how this ended up to be.





Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner

According to their website ~

This alcohol-free formula is ideal for oily/combination skin types with visible pores. A nourishing blend of the steam distilled waters of mandarin – traditionally used in Ayurveda for a variety of skin benefits- and Pomogrnate extract – a natural astringent that helps loosen and minimize the appearance of skin pores. Orange peel and bitter orange essential oil impart ant-microbial properties to this product and help acne-prone skin guard against infections from pollutants, dust and grime.  Just Herbs’ toners are free from alcohol making them gentle to use without stripping the skin off its natural oils.


  • alcohol free
  • non-drying
  • pore refining
  • 100 ml
  • Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredients


Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner
Ingredients ~

Certified organic Aloevera leaf juice*, Certified organic veg. glycerine*,Bitter orange peel ext.,Citrus medica peel ext.,Steam distilled Orange bloossom water,Pomegranate ext.,Bitter orange essential oil, Himalayan wild cherry ext., Indian senna ext.


Application ~

Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and gently wipe it over your face avoiding the eye area. After applying toner, give your face a few moments to dry before using moisturizer or other treatment products.


Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner

Packaging ~

The toner comes in a plastic bottle with a nozzle fit at the mouth and a golden screw cap at top. The packaging is minimalist, nothing fancy, easy to pour and travel friendly. I guessed the Just Herbs teams thought that the product should speak volumes not the packaging.

Consistency ~

When poured in my palms, the toner felt a bit heavy and when rubbed between fingers it felt slippery and oily.

Smell ~

The smell of the toner is a bit orange like, not complete orange smell, somehow it smelled like "Mehandi ka tel". If you ever have applied Mehandi in your palms then you would know what a Mehandi Oil is and how it smells.

Colors ~

The toner is a pale yellow in color. And I swear I could see specs of dirt floating inside. I tried hard to capture in camera, but my humble camera could not focus it.

Just Herbs Pomegranate-Mandarin Pore Refining Complexion Toner
Price : Rs 475 for 100 ml
Get it from Here

Honestly, when I bought the toner I did not find any reviews over the internet and as Just Herbs products has fared well with me, I had extremely high hopes from this and almost made it in my mind that this would be a good toner.

When I poured the toner on a cotton wool and wiped it across my face, my skin felt heavy and not at all refreshing. There was no cooling sensation like you get from a toner. The liquid did not get soaked in the skin rather it sat on top of it. It almost felt like as if I am toning my skin with a make up remover. Still I waited for sometime for it to get absorbed into the skin. It somewhat got absorbed but my face looked super oily. I did not apply any night cream that night and went to bed. Next morning I woke up to an oil tank that was my face and a red bump. Yes, it broke me out.

Second, day I again applied it same way and this time I applied Vichy Night Detox before going to bed. Next morning another red bump all in the area where my face in more acne prone, my cheeks. I had managed to keep my face acne free for a quite some time now. Thanks to this toner, I have couple of them now.

The Goodies *: 

  • Alcohol Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Free of Chemicals.
  • It did take off dirt from face.

The Baddies *:

  • Feels heavy and oily on skin.
  • Does not gets absorbed in the skin. After a while the skin feels sticky.
  • I could definitely spot specs of dust floating inside.
  • Not at all suitable for summer. May be during winter this could be used, when skin itself is very dry.
  • Claims to be for oily skin, but did not suit my oily skin.
  • The smell is a put off, as I do not like Mehandi and I do not like that smell of "Mehandi ka tel"
  • Breaks out skin.
  • I did not have the courage to use it further to see if it really helps to minimize enlarged pores.
  • Pricey.

*I had to write this section for you to better judge the product.

Overall, I did not like the product at all and I am not going to use this again in this summer and monsoon. I am going to store it away for another 4 months for autumn and winter to set in. I will use it then again and see if this breaks me out again. Till then, I leave it up to you to judge if you would really spend this much of money for this toner.

Love,
Shampita

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