14 Aug 2013

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner - Review

Hi Friends,

My skin behaves well when I am sincere to my toning routine. If I skip my toner for a week I start noticing not so good changes. I was using rose water earlier and for the past 3 months I am using the toner from Lotus Herbals which I will be reviewing for you today.

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner


The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a pump dispenser to spray the product. The dispenser is covered by a transparent plastic cap. Though I initially felt that the cap was flimsy, it survived the trips it took in my bag.

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner nozzle


BasilTone is a blend of Cucumber extracts and Basil Leaf extracts that removes any make-up residue, pollution or excess oils, restores natural pH balance of combination or oily skin, helps tightens skin pores.

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner claims


Cucumber Extracts: Soothes and softens the skin. Cucumber extracts cleanses the skin and has a good cooling effect especially for oily or combination skins. Helps maintain natural pH balance of the skin.Basil Leaf Extracts: Known from ages as a powerful cleansing agent, antifungal, antiseptic and natural astringent. Helps regulate the pore size and prepares the skin for moisturisation.

How to use

After cleansing with LEMONPURETM, wipe face and neck with cotton moistened with good quantity of BASILTONETM. Follow with ALPHAMOISTTM for best results.

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner Directions to use

Price:Rs. 195/- 
My Experience

This product comes in two variants one designed for combination-oily skin and one for oily skin. (I saw the option available for the skin types in their website). I got the one designed for combination skin as my skin is acne prone.

This toner is very good at removing the traces of my face wash/cleanser. After using this, I am left with a squeaky clean face. With continuous usage, the blackhead formation is noticeably decreased. My skin feels clear and soft.

One of my favorite things about this toner is its ability to remove the excess oil without drying. My skin feels hydrated and smooth.

Initially I did not notice any major change in the pore size. But with regular usage I am beginning to see clear and smooth skin within minimal appearance of pores.

It did not cause any allergic reactions or acne breakouts. As this product aids at keeping the skin clean,I am not getting any huge breakouts nowadays. But this is just a toner. It does not do anything special to keep your skin acne-free apart from keeping it clean and hydrated.  

This product smells of cucumber and it is very mild. The fragrance does not linger long. I did not feel any tingling or burning sensation when I apply it.

One bottle (100ml) comes easily for a month with liberal 2 times a day usage.

We all know how a toner looks like.. :D But then here's the swatch. 

LOTUS HERBALS BASILTONE Clarifying & Balancing Toner Swatch


1. Does not dry out my skin.
2. Gives a clean feel.
3. Removes traces of cleanser/facewash very well.
4. Helps in discouraging blackhead formation.
5. Helps in maintaining Ph Balance.
6. Does not sting or cause any tingling sensation.
7. Nice fragrance.
8. Easily available both online and in stores.
9. Comfortable packing.
10. Affordable.


1. Contains Parabens.

Maniac’s Rating: 5/5.

I really don’t mind the fact that it contains parabens. This product is very good. You cannot obviously expect miracles over night but with sincere usage it helps. I am already on my third bottle and will definitely repurchase.

Highly recommended to combination skinned ladies. 

Some useful Info - Astringents and Toners:

Astringents normally contain alcohol or other similar chemical.  Astringents help in shrinking the pore size and eliminating oil from the pores. They cause tingling sensation when applied. They are normally advised for oily acne prone skin. They tend to irritate sensitive and dry skin. Whereas, toners are milder and do not contain alcohol. So they are good for sensitive skin. Toners help in maintaining the ph balance, improving the complexion and skin tone. 

Hope you girls found the review useful.

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  1. Really sounds promising :) I'm adding this to my list :))

  2. Seems a nice product :) .. Beautifully reviewed Raji (o) .. But currently me obsessed with the Clinique one (f)

  3. Good enough to buy it...nice post dear


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