Review: Kensington Apothecary Superfruit Boost Tonic
Sometimes I see something on one of my favorite beauty websites and it calls to me for whatever the reason. And I indulge in a completely unresearched, impulsive purchase. Sometimes that works out marvelously...but often I get duds.
A dud is what I shall call the Kensington Apothecary Superfruit Boost Tonic. I bought it because I was in the market for a toner and the "superfruit" claim in the name seemed to hint at antioxidant power. I also liked the packaging. A pump is a marvelous thing, and the bottle is an attractive frosted glass with a pretty flower on it. That's about where its utility ends, for me. It's not that it's BAD, per se. I have used it for a few weeks now and experienced no adverse reactions. It's just that I think the concentration of active antioxidants in this is relatively weak. The first ingredient is mango distillate, followed by aloe vera, and a number of extracts including mimosa bark, mango, tea, roiboos, and fig. While that all sounds very nice, they don't do much at all. I swipe it over my face in the morning to refresh my skin before starting my skincare and makeup routine, and I think I may as well be using water. All in all, I can't recommend it, but if you are also drawn to the packaging and want to repeat my mistake...I purchased mine at Beautyhabit for $32.