August 31, 2011

the Balm Time Balm Geranium Face Toner Review

the Balm Time Balm Geranium Face Toner is one of several million new skincare products from the Balm. Yes, they went ALL out when they introduced their skincare collection and they have a variety of toners, moisturizers, eye creams, lotions, potions, and everything else you could humanly want or need for your face and skin.

It’s a pretty big collection!

Anyone try anything from it yet? I purchased the Peppermint Facial Moisturizer and loved it long time!

Here’s my thoughts on the the Balm Time Balm Geranium Face Toner!


A face toner with alpha hydroxy acid to not only refresh skin but to firm and exfoliate it!

Whenever I purchase a toner I’m always looking for one that contains AHA as it softens my skin and does away with rough, flaky areas. I was happy to hear that the Balm’s new Geranium Face Toner contained alpha hydroxy acid in the mix as it does leave my skin soft, smooth, and gently hydrated.

The toner comes in a 6 oz bottle with a tiny spout that you can dab onto your cotton pad for easy application. It has a very light, subtle scent that isn’t overpowering and is really barely there. I expected it to smell like Geraniums for some reason and I’d have been hyped about that but it’s the scent is merely a small buzz in the background, no florals here.

The toner is paraben free, cruelty free, synthetic dye free, and made in the USA.

After a few uses I’ll kindly say that I liked it. It’s a basic toner that works fabulous after washing your face to balance things out or prior to moisturizer to prep skin.

Nothing bad here!

  • Those seeking a basic toner with a paraben free formula.
  • Those needing a toner to use as a prep prior to moisturizer and after cleansing.

  • Those expecting super bells and whistles (outside of AHA in the mix you might there isn’t a ton of special “features” here).

There’s oh so much you can say about toner kids! the Balm Time Balm Geranium Face Toner is a nice basic toner that keeps my skin smooth and gently hydrated. It’s a nice prep prior to moisturizer or as a follow up after a good cleanse. I like the added AHA in the mix as this addresses one of my own issues of try, flaky areas on my face. I will say $28 is an ickle high and a shave off of $4-$8 would sweeten the deal for me!

If you’re looking for a basic toner with a paraben free formula this one might be worthy of a check out as it can be used on any skin type.

Tried the Balm’s new skincare?

Loved it?

Do share some of your reviews!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jamie

    You should go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls and get the skincare stuff there…that’d shave off several dollars for ya 😉

  • Melissa

    thats it . i’m set on going to every tj in town til i find the one with this stuff LOL! hopefully the next one will have it? Whatever I spend I blame u for. 😛

  • Teri

    Definitely agreed with the above comment suggesting TJMaxx or Marshalls. I just got back myself from TJM & all their theBalm products were half off. I got the Cucumber toner for $14 🙂

  • Jennifer J Waldorf

    Is theBalm still cruelty-free? I can’t find them on PETA or leaping bunny’s lists of cruelty-free companies, and I can’t find a statement on their website either. I only see that bloggers are still calling them cruelty-free. Do you know something I don’t? Thanks!

  • jess

    I love ur page, when i found it, it was like a gift from god that had all beauty-answers lol

    I was wondering though, i bought this one, and i have never used a toner before, but you are not supposed to wash ur face after using this?

    • the Muse

      thanks jess 🙂 you’re so sweet! No…you apply it after you washed/dried your face and follow up with moisturizer. Hope this helps!

  • Jessica

    I got the kiwi scrub as a gift and absolutely loved it – went to buy some more and it was sold out 🙁 I was browsing around the website and saw the toner. I am wondering if it is necessary? I have very sensitive skin and in the past have tried toners. Clinique’s toner made my skin react horribly- red, stiff, irritated. It was too strong of a toner for my skin – I have a few pimples occasionally but I have pores and black heads. Do you think this product is for sensitive skin or would I have a similar reaction as I did with Clinique? Please let me know!
    Thank you,