I tried to look for non-alcohol toners but found very expensive ones, until I came across Human Heart Nature. This one's actually the first product that caught my fancy from their line remembering a pricey tomato toner review by liz of projectvanity.
-This one smells like fresh tomatoes, just as one is getting them ready for a feast of tilapia or red eggs. *Yum*
-It doesn't sting at all!
-It effectively cleans without drying your face because of it's virgin coconut oil component, which is something you can smell when you're almost done and the tomato scent has faded.
-Has the same pore minimizing effect as regular toners
-Very affordable at P89.75 per 100ml bottle.
-Helps heal pimples.
-Has Vitamin C, which is known to help lighten skin. Haven't visibly seen a lightening effect on myself though, but the Human Heart Nature doesn't claim it to be a whitener.
-Keeps oil at bay. I have combination skin but the oils from the T-zone tend to spread out to other areas. With this toner, I still get oily in the t-zone, but it stays there (as seen on my "bangle" pic at the Multiply Artisan Bazaar...-NO RETOUCH SINCE MY 1:00 AM SHIFT 'TIL I GOT THERE!)
The only thing I don't like about it is that it's only available through direct selling. But that only makes it more affordable than commercial brands, so I'm shutting up. Moreover, I have a really good and trusted seller Jo-An!
Have you ever tried this or any non-alcohol toner? How is it working for you?