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Hey there people- So needless to say, I spend a lot of time at online beauty product sites, reading reviews of products I’m unfamiliar with, looking for something interesting…

Last year on http://www.beauty.com, I came across the L.A. based luxury skincare company Arcona. I was on the market for a new toner and decided to try out their 3-in-1 Cranberry Milk Toner.

I purchased the (recently redesigned and resized) toner at a full size of 3.72 ounces from http://www.beauty.com for $38.00 U.S.
The price was hefty, but I have to admit I was intrigued by the ultra luxurious look and quality of this product when I got it. The product comes in a tall, thin acrylic bottle made to look like clouded glass, with a very well made white plastic pump that distributes just enough of the toner- this really helped to avoid wasting it. The liquid itself is thin and rosy pink, with a strange pearly iridescence that swirls around in the bottle like storm clouds. I’ve definitely never seen anything like it. Odd side note- this stuff smells exactly like Black Cherry Kool-Aid powder. It’s a nice scent but How weird is that?!

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Arcona cranberry toner is formulated with all natural ingredients, claiming to cleanse, tone and hydrate while depositing antioxidants to help protect your skin from free radicals and other skin-damaging environmental properties.

Product description: “protect and clarify skin with antimicrobial cranberry, containing vitamins, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids. Neutralize free radicals with vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols. Nourish and heal skin with omegas 3, 6 and 9 and rice milk”.
All this sounded great and as Arcona had claimed, I did notice a difference in the appearance of my skin, immediately. For about a half hour after use, my skin tone was very even and my skin felt nice. As time wore on though, I noticed a dry, tight feeling that was easily solved by following with a moisturizer.

As a toner, this stuff really did seem nice, but it absolutely did nothing to cleanse my skin. It seemed to remove oil but makeup and dirt definitely stayed behind. That being said, it’s difficult to completely judge a product when its advantages are built up slowly over use and time,and can’t easily be seen. Who knows how well this toner protected my skin?

I liked a lot of things about Arcona Cranberry toner but don’t really know if the product was worth the high cost.

Arcona cranberry toner can be found here!

Ingredients List : Hamamelis Virginiana Extract (Witch Hazel), Rice Milk, Sodium Lactate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Extract (Cranberry), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract (White Tea), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (Grape), D Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Essential Oil