Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Guerlain Toner Super Aqua Lotion

Josephine here is not the only one who likes the good stuff. My latest skincare obsession is hydrating toners that not only make skin look and feel fresh, they also moisturize. My nightly routine includes the excellent Lancome Secret de Vie Toner, but in the morning I often prefer something a little more invigorating. This is where Guerlain Super Aqua Lotion (a confusing name, for sure) enters the picture.

Super Aqua Lotion is not as thick as the gel-like Lancome and definitely feels a little more like a toner. But it's still gentle and moisturizing while doing its job to refresh and lightly tone the skin before I start loading it with serums and creams. I don't know much about the desert rose complex Guerlain is using in their Super Aqua line (other than it gives me an earworm- see Sting's song below), but the toner smells nice, feels good and my skin is happy.

Guerlain Sper Aqua Lotion ($48) is available from select department stores. The travel size I've been testing was part of a GWP.

Photo by me.


  1. I had read great reviews about this toner and I am glad you have reminded me about it!
    This is next in my wish list: I definitely need a toner like this.

  2. I prefer just rose water but the kitty is TOO CUTE <3

  3. I love hydrating toners around this time of year. I'll use it over my make up in the AM and under my night cream. It keeps me a few steps ahead of a cold weather skin freak out. I use Mario Badescu's Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. It smells great and provides a nice hit of moisture that doesn't make me greasy.

  4. I've been looking for a good toner - - glad to hear of this.

    But Josephine is, again, exquisite in this photo!

  5. I really like this too. Asian softeners are such different animals from the Western toner. They hydrate well and improve the performance of your moisturizer. My favorite, however, is Shiseido Eudermine. It is dizzyingly gorgeous in deep red (and extremely impractical), down to the box. It has the prettiest peony scent (probably not your thing, but it's seriously pretty, better done than your average Sephora-hawked perfume) and it's the least stickiest and yet the most concentrated softener I've tried.


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