Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner Review

Posted on Feb 18 2013 - 4:09pm by poonam

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner Review

Toner has become an essential part of my skin care regime. I really like the firm feeling that it provides and makes me believe that my pores are closed and prevents the entry of pollutants in my skin. I have been fanatic over using only Alcohol-free toners for my dry skin and the latest in my list is Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner


Product Claims:

  • Special liposome delivery system enhances effectiveness of whitening ingredient to lighten overall complexion
  • Vitamin C and Essential Soy™, an exclusive soybean extract, help reduce discolouration and promote even-toned skin.
  • Exclusive combination of natural extracts and skin conditioners replenish moisture
  •  Leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Clinically proven to improve overall skin fairness and translucence• Alcohol-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic, allergy-tested

Direction for Use:- Shake well before use. Apply in the morning and at night after cleansing. Moisten cotton pad with toner and smooth over cleansed face and neck with gentle upward strokes.. For all skin types



Price:- Rs.299 for 150ml

Shelf Life:- 3 years from the Mfg date.

Packaging:- The toner is contained in a long white plastic bottle with as screw silver cap. There is a nozzle with a big whole at the mouth of the bottle to dispense the liquid. The hole is big enough to dispense amount sufficient for 5 applications. So, the packaging isn’t easy to use and slight carelessness leads to lot of wastage of the liquid. I will be transferring it to the empty FabIndia Rose Facial Water bottle with pump dispenser .


My experience with Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner:-

I have a dry skin and not all the toners suits me as some leave an oily/sticky layer which instead of protecting my skin leads to break out (Himalaya Refreshing Toner) and I fear Alcohol based toners will leave my skin more dry and stretchy.


The toner makes fascinating claims of whitening and lightening the skin but I hadn’t bought because of these claims and would like it if works on my pores and enhance my skin texture which is the supreme reason behind using a toner

Neutrogena Toner is a white milky liquid in watery consistency with a significant sweet scent which is not fruity and I find it pleasant and soothing to my senses. The fragrance is mild and wouldn’t bother sensitive noses. If you are expecting it to give a matte finish then I dread that it isn’t the case as it dries down to a dewy finish. Though it doesn’t feel sticky or oily but it may not be liked by Oily skinned beauties. Unlike other toners it takes whole lot of time to get absorbed and I have to leave it for at least 10 minutes to let it immerse completely into the skin but I liked its final result. The toner performs really well at its primary job i.e. pore tightening and along with that it was very moisturizing to my skin. It nourished my skin so well that I could easily skip the moisturization step (quite surprising!!). My skin looked healthy and toned but it created a barrier over my skin which makes it hard to blend any cream or moisturizer over it.

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Pros of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner:-

  1. Alcohol Free Toner
  2. Pleasant scent
  3. Doesn’t dry out skin
  4. Gives a dewy finish though not sticky or oily
  5. Makes skin smooth and a bit firm
  6. No skin irritations or breakouts
  7. Dermatologist Tested
  8. Claims to be Oil-Free and Non-Comedogenic

Cons of Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner:-

  1. Slightly pricey compared to other drugstore toners
  2. Pump dispenser packaging would have been better
  3. Takes time to get absorbed completely
  4. May not be like by Oily skin

Recommendation:- Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner comes in a nozzle packaging which leads to wastage so I have transferred it to a fiss – fiss container (pump-dispenser). The milky white liquid takes time to get absorbed but leaves skin firm and a lot hydrated than regular toners. It is a Toner cum moisturizer for me with a pleasant scent. It gives a slight dewy finish but nothing uncomfortable. I liked it as a toner but totally disregard its whitening claims.






Rating:- 4/5

Have you tried Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner? Which is your favourite Alcohol Free toner?

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MelissaJuly 16, 2013 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    nicely revd Poo…am confused…shd i giv ths a try …i do hav oilyskin..hav read a lot on Fab india toners? hav u tried thm Poo?

    • poonamJuly 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM - Reply

      For Oily skin I wouldnt recommned this.. as it feels a bit sticky..
      I tried the FabIndia Rose toner which is okay.. not bad though.. like it better as a skin freshener and to give final touch to makeup so as to get rid of powdery look..
      FabIndia also have some tea-tree ones in its range… you might like to give them a shot 🙂 🙂

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