Beat The Heat With This Toning Mist: Hard Work = A Bonus
Robin McGraw, founder of Robin McGraw Revelation, gathers a bouquet of botanicals when formulating her skin care products. Robin writes,
“A rose can never be a sunflower and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women, too.”
So maybe it’s not surprising that a species of rose known for its healing powers is among the active ingredients in new Hard Work = A Bonus, a superfine mist that refreshes skin anytime, day or night.
Why is it called a toner?
The word “tone” is related to the word “tune”—think of it in the sense that a piano is tuned, or a car-engine is tuned-up, to produce a balanced tone that achieves equilibrium between the extremes of the spectrum.
Just as we tone up our bodies with exercise and nutrition, Hard Work = A Bonus tones the skin — balancing pH and calming inflammation with just a quick spray.
The droplets are lightweight, so no need to use a cotton pad for application.
Products that call themselves toners often contain alcohol, and are used as astringents.
But that squeaky-clean feel that alcohol leaves behind means that your skin has been stripped of its protective barrier.
When your skin is stripped, oiliness and blemishes may actually increase in intensity as the skin struggles to regain its equilibrium.
Unlike alcohol-based toners, Hard Work = A Bonus is hydrating and soothing, so it’s ideal after a workout, in the middle of a stressful workday, or for an instant burst of energy during a night on the dance floor.
Between cleanses, a light mist gives skin a fresh feeling without disturbing makeup.
- Our toner uses a species of rose, Rosa Canina, that got its canine name in Roman times, when the fruit was believed to cure the bite of a rabid dog. While not scientifically valid, this ancient belief does reference the anti-inflammatory, calming effects of rose-essence.
Rose fruit or “rose hips” also have a long, legit history as the source of a vitamin-rich tea. We use it in our formula to soothe, moisturize, and nourish the skin.
- The thick, wedge-shaped leaves of the aloe vera contain a gel that’s high in antioxidants and vitamins A, B, C, and D. It’s been used for centuries as an internal medicine, and soothes skin irritation when used topically.
- A buoyant variety of seaweed called sea oak reduces redness and helps skin maintain its optimum pH — which is slightly acidic, around 5.5.
Add It to Your Routine
Hard Work = A Bonus is a versatile addition to any skin care routine. Balance and refresh your complexion at any time of day — whether morning, noon, or night.
Mist it on before using Hydrated Skin = Youth plump perfecting moisturizer, to help skin capture even more precious hydration.
Our Sheet Mask Multipack offers a variety of ways to enjoy the benefits of this botanical-powered toner—mist it on before applying the mask of your choice to fight fine lines and wrinkles, hydrate and firm, brighten and lighten spots, or refresh the sensitive undereye area.
50 Fierce broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen should always be the final step of your daytime skin care routine. Try a light mist of Hard Work = A Bonus between any of your usual steps, or anytime during the day or evening when your skin needs a burst of energizing refreshment. The RMR team loves keeping 50 Fierce and Hard Work = A Bonus on our desks, for sun protection reapplication and a little refresher whenever we need it throughout the day.