Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner ($30.50 for 8 oz.) is a calming and hydrating toner that’s alcohol-free. Over the years, one of the musts in toner, for me, is to ensure it is alcohol-free, because toners that contain alcohol are often too drying and leave my skin feeling stripped rather than refreshed.
The Elderberry Toner is effective while being simple and straightforward. It removes any vestiges of makeup I might have missed during cleansing (particularly around the hair line), gives my skin a boost in moisture, and preps skin for my moisturizer. It never leaves my skin feeling dry or stripped, just clean, refreshed, and moistened. I’ve been using this at least once a day for the past couple of months, and I’ve used–at most–15% of the bottle. It’s actually cheaper and stretches further than one of my favorite toners–NARS Hydrating Lotion.