Some of the best skincare products out there are toners, so you should definitely pay attention to these underrated products. Below, we’ll give you a breakdown of all the best toners for different skin types. So if you have made up your mind to start using toners in your skincare routine, here are the best face toners you should get!
Best Toners for Normal & Combination Skin
Those with normal and combination skin usually want face toners that will keep their skin balanced and also give some additional benefits. If your skin doesn’t have any specific concerns, consider a toner as simply a phenomenal chance to exfoliate the skin with acids, or to load it up with various anti-aging or skin-strengthening ingredients.
1. Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic
At a pH of around 5, this isn’t a very exfoliating toner, which means it is fine for everyday use. It contains soothing and pore tightening ingredients like witch hazel, horse chestnut extract, and urea. Ultra light and pleasant, almost anyone will enjoy it. This face toner is available at Amazon.
2. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Pore Reducing Toner
This Paula’s Choice light toner is perfect for normal and oily skin because it balances the skin with a light texture, while also delivering the kind of skin-strengthening ingredients you would normally see in heavier products. It’s a great way for those with skin that leans toward combination oily to get niacinamide, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid. It can be purchased from Paula’s Choice.
Best Toners for Sensitive Skin
For those with sensitive skin, nothing can be better than a cool toner that’ll calm and heal. You can even keep your facial toner in the fridge, for that cool morning touch! Search for powerful anti-inflammatories, along with skin-repairing antioxidants and humectants, like in the face toners I’m recommending here.
3. Skin Laundry Balancing Antioxidant Toner
Regardless of whether your sensitive skin leans toward dry or oily, this ultra soothing toner will help. It contains a gentle blend of anti-inflammatory willow bark extract and hydrating aloe vera and glycerin. It is light yet effective, and can be easily found at Nordstrom.
4. Dermalogica Ultra-Calming Mist
This soothing toner from Dermalogica comes with a convenient spray top, so it can also be a lovely skin pick-me-up during the day. It loads the skin up with moisture, and calms redness with a combination of natural extracts and ferments. It can be purchased at Amazon.
Best Toners for Dry & Mature Skin
When your skin is dry, there is no such thing as too many hydration steps, and when your skin is maturing (the two often come hand in hand), there is no such thing as extra anti-aging steps. Hydrators and antioxidants can work together in a toner to increase the efficacy of your moisturizers, as well as to give your skin extra environmental protection.
5. Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner
Asian beauty brands are experts, and pairing ultra-hydrating ingredients with skin-soothing actives like glutamic acid and lysine is a great idea. This silky smooth toner deeply hydrates and soothes the skin, and in the long term brightens it, reduces wrinkles, and improves its texture. You can buy this toner at Sephora.
6. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner
Deeply hydrating ingredients, potent anti-inflammatories, and antioxidant rich ferments and extracts come together to make a luxurious and effective face toner that is more than the sum of its parts. This toner effectively hydrates and refreshes the skin, leaving it youthful and supple. You can purchase this toner at Nordstrom.
Best Toners for Oily & Acne-Prone Skin
Those with oily or acne-prone skin can use face toners as replacements for exfoliators or acne spot treatments, by opting for skin-balancing toners that contain acids, astringent extracts, or antibacterial ingredients.
7. CosRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
Super gentle, and rich in both exfoliating glycolic acid and anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial salicylic acid, this toner is perfect for sloughing away dead skin and clarifying acne. It’s already been a cult favorite in Korea, and it’s starting to make its mark in the West. You can get it at Ulta.
8. Kate Somerville Clarifying Treatment Toner
This antiseptic face toner targets acne directly, while also tightening the pores and clarifying the skin. The product can be applied directly onto a cotton pad with a cool airless pump mechanism, and includes fabulous natural ingredients such as witch hazel, chamomile, and fruit acid exfoliants. It is available for sale at Nordstrom.
Other Excellent Face Toners
9. DDF Glycolic Toning Complex
With 7% glycolic acid, you might not want to use this toner every day, but a few times a week it will work marvelously to slough away dead skin. A few skin-soothing ingredients are included to prevent irritation. This product may be simple, but it works really well. You can find it at Ulta.
10. Thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Toner Rose Petal
If you like simple ingredients and one-size-fits-all products, this toner is a perfect choice. It’s gently soothing and hydrating, with the toner mainstays of glycerin and witch hazel, and people absolutely rave about the delicate smell and wonderful skin-tightening yet soothing properties. It can be easily found at Ulta.
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