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Lush Eau Roma is very gentle, I use it to remove their Ultrabland cleanser, it removes it thoroughly but is not at all drying, it is based on rosewater and lavender water with no alcohol. It does have preservative and perfume though, so depends how keen you are to avoid synthetic chemicals.
The Liz Earle skin tonic here smells amazing (to my nose anyway!) and is the only toner I've ever used that seems to actually make my skin feel cleaner, better and look brighter after I've used it. Alcohol free so won't be drying.
I am using the rose as the moment but (and I say this as someone who has fairly combo/oily skin) I find it quite drying- only realised after buying it that it has alcohol in it which maybe why. I like the NY rose facial wash though!
duh! Really should try reading OP more thoroughly I see you are already using NYR skin care without success.
Aromatherapy Associates do beautiful skincare range. I also really love the Mama Mio range. I had awful spotty/dry/oily skin up until I started using their skin care range last October (it didn't launch until March this year but I was lucky enough to be selected as a tester). Since using their Clean Slate cleansing wash and Mighty Moisture moisturiser, I haven't used a toner. The Clean Slate leaves your skin oil/grease free without drying. My skin has never been in better shape.