This toning lotion is wonderful! I know that I overuse it and go through nearly 2 bottles of this for every 1 bottle of the cleanser, because it is awesome and I can't stop squirting it on my face (& because the cleanser is so concentrated)!!! I dab it off with a kleenex. The esthetician that I used to see when I was in San Antonio, sold and used only this line. She recommended putting on the toner (spraying it on your face, then dabbing it off with a kleenex). I think there is less waste this way, vs. using a cotton ball.