Tonique Douceur is for persons with normal to dry skin who don't like leaving any traces of makeup behind after cleansing the face. And who don't want the drying effects of alcohol - this product is Ph balanced and has no alcohol in it.
I use it after cleaning my face even when all I've had on all day was sunscreen and tinted moisturizer. I've used it after working out and after my shower - just to reset my skin's PH and to make my facial skin feel supple and not taunt from whatever soap was in the shower.
You use it after cleaning the face and before applying any skin treatments. Using a cotton ball over the top of the open bottle, tilt the bottle to moisten but not saturate the cotton ball. Set the bottle down, and wipe the cotton ball across the forehead to cover the entire area , then down the nose, across each cheek (make sure to wipe all the way to the hairline surrounding the face-makeup can hide in plain view there after cleansing) , around the lips and down the rest of the sides of the face to under the entire jawline.
Short version: wipe your entire face with the cotton ball w/ the T. Douceur on it , skipping the immediate eye area like lids and the tender skin underneath the eye, and plan to be a little stunned when you see the dirt on the cotton ball from what this product can and will pick up off your skin most times.
This product is an excellent toner. It leaves the skin supple without feeling stripped, and removes anything on the skin left by cleansers, as well as conditions the skin to be receptive to the next step in anyone's skin care routine.
Tonique Douceur is a modern classic. One of my parents has used it for decades. I use it., and we both have excellent skin. Good genetics? More like good skin care and staying out of the sun. Tonique Douceur is a core product to my skin care for a long time- and a little goes a long way. I use a prescription retinoid and this toner product of Lancome's has never, ever irritated my sensitive skin or interfered with the retinoid's job of reducing lines and other benefits.
Tonique Douceur has a fresh scent - pretty light - not a sporty scent nor a neutral scent. I like the scent and hardly notice it.
2 years, 1 month ago