Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner Review, Photos

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner
Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner

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.

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Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner
Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner

Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner
Renee Rouleau Elderberry Toner

About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Toner’s one of those items I don’t like to spend much on. It just sort of feels like an extraneous step that’s just for the enjoyment of doing it, if you know what I mean (and I don’t remember to do it every day, either). 30 bucks for a toner is just… naw.

It’s actually really important to use a toner to bring your skin back to the right pH – other skincare products don’t work well if your skin is alkaline from cleansing (as it can be from water & cleanser). Skin should be slightly acidic at 5.5. Toners also get off residue from water (like chlorine) and cleanser, and make your moisturizer soak in better. I tried not using a toner b/c I’m on a tight budget, but my skin became SO dehydrated I had to go back to using one.

This toner sounds lovely, but I’m another one who doesn’t like to spend much/any money on the stuff. I just put water or witch hazel and an essential oil or two in a spray bottle and then shake it up before using.

When I was buying toner though, I liked Kiehl’s Calendula toner!

this toner is great! i also LOVE her ginseng toner – its heavenly!! of all renee’s products, her toners definitely beat out the competition. love her customer service as well 😉

I was looking for a toner to hydrate my skin since I can’t seem to find a good night moisturizer that won’t break me out(any ideas for oily skin,pls let me know!) I tried the one from lush but it broke me out. My problem with trying this brand is that they don’t guarantee their products. I want my money back if It doesn’t work for me, not credit.

I’d recommend Renee Rouleau’s Moisture Infusion Toner or Caudalie’s Toning Lotion. Renee Rouleau’s toners are really good…I’d say take a gamble & order because if you don’t like it, you can exchange & you are bound to like something in their line – (I personally ordered after Christine did several reviews & have loved everything I tried!) And there is a free shipping code right now – this is great since the shipping is $10. The code for free shipping is: FS2011

Thanks Christine for this one. I have been looking for an alcohol free toner to put into my skin care again. I went through a period I did not use one – Clarisonic – really good cleansers that are ‘supposed to be 2 in 1 or 3 in 1 (for those who use make-up remover step first before cleansing).’ I will check this one.

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