When Rae touted this as the best toner she had ever used, it jumped straight to the top of my wishlist.
Super by Dr. Nicholas Perricone was a brand that was briefly introduced to Sephora stores but has since been removed from their shelves. Enter people like me, who take advantage of the discounted prices as Sephora rids their stock of this product line.
The line centers around "superfoods", all natural foods that each have their own benefits to the skin. The key ingredient in this brightening activator are the carotenoids in melon, antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental stress.
The product is meant to exfoliate the pores and then deliver a dose of antioxidants, active ingredients, and hydration, prepping the skin for moisturizers and treatments.
It is basically an amped up, amazing toner and I really love it. When you put this on your face it has a serious tingling sensation, which gives me an idiotic sense of fulfillment. Nothing says exfoliation like a good tingle on the skin.
Most of the toners that I have used in the past tended to leave my skin slightly dry and tight. Now that my skin is on the drier side, I really appreciate how this activator keeps my skin feeling soft and hydrated. I think that adding this step in my routine has helped my skincare products sink in, and has made a difference in the overall quality of my skin.
It does have a strange smell, but nothing could be worse than the tequila scented witch hazel toner that I once purchased and had to toss. The packaging is great and one pump on a cotton ball is all I need to cover my face.
I think the activators are definitely the standout products of the super line. Besides the brightening activator, there are other ones that are described by equally desirable traits - moisturizing, clarifying, and firming - all of which, I would like to try. It is expensive at full price, but I have been able to find it discounted on Amazon several times.
If you're looking for a good toner, I hope you give this one a try =).