When you hear the name Soapwalla you probably think of the natural deodorant cream that has convinced even the most skeptical folks that natural deodorants can actually work. However, you may not know that Rachel Winard, founder and creator of Soapwalla Kitchen, has also developed new skincare and body care products. I mentioned one of the lip balms in my Best of Lip Balms post and today I am going to tell you more about a face product, the Balancing Facial Toning Mist*.
When I first received this toner a few months ago the weather was still very warm and humid, and my skin was in great need of a balancing product. This mist happened to arrive at the right time. I followed Rachel’s advice to keep it in the fridge and I enjoyed using it in the morning after cleansing and during the day, especially when in need of a quick, refreshing pick me up. When the weather became colder and less humid I put it away, planning to pick it back up in Spring, however, that’s when I made a great discovery. I had a few spots that were really bothering me and that were taking longer than usual to heal. I tried a few of my spot remedies, but nothing seemed to help. I remembered that this toner contained a few anti-inflammatory/anti-bacterial/wound-soothing ingredients like colloidal silver and calendula. With that said, I poured some product on a cotton round and gently dabbed it on the two blemishes. Sure enough, the two evil zits were almost completely gone the following day. There it was, the best spot remover I had ever used.
I learned two things from that discovery. First is that the ingredient list glued on the back of a product says a lot about it, even more than the actual claims in the front label. Second is that Soapwalla Balancing Toning Mist is a powerful multi-use product. I have been using this toner for every single blemish that I have had ever since and it has worked like a charm. At $38, this is an amazing skincare product to keep in the beauty cabinet, especially if you have blemish-prone skin. Balancing mist in Spring/Summer, and spot healer all year long. Good deal.
Here’s the full list of the ingredients:
(* certified organic, + food-grade)
D-Aloe Barbadenis*+; Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape Wine Resveratrol) hydrolat*; Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) hydrolat*; Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) hydrolat*; Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) extract*; Colloidal silver+.
I have only tried the Balancing Mist, but if you have a different skin type you can check out the other two formulations. One is for dry/mature/sensitive skin types, and is called Hydrating Toning Mist, and the other one is made for normal to combination skin types, and is called Essential Toning Mist.
You can find Soapwalla’s Toning Mists at Beautyhabit, and while you’re there, make sure to pick up their deodorant cream as well to stay stink free during your pilates class.