In the beauty world, toners have not always had the best rep in the beauty world and most people don’t have a clue about what exactly a toner does. People have known toners either in form of astringents, filled with alcohol with a tingly/burning feeling or expensive rose smelling water which doesn’t do much when applied. Toners in recent times have transformed from that to a step that serves a real purpose in your regimen.
Toners help to regulate pH levels that have been set off balance by minerals in water or lost from moisture stripping cleansers. Toners provide all sorts of benefits despite its lightweight liquid formula. Some toners can also be used to target specific skin issues depending on the active ingredients contained in it.
So if your previous experience with toners was a brief and painful stunt with astringents here are options for you to try
An Affordable Alternative
Thayers Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner
This toner combines the anti-bacterial qualities of witch hazel and the moisturizing and healing qualities of rose water. This toner takes off impurities leading to a clearer and smoother skin with consistent use. This toner is also mild which is great for sensitive skin and can be used both morning and night. First use might be a bit drying but over time, it gives a nice balance to your skin.
An Exfoliating Option
The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
The Ordinary brand has a cult following because of its focus on active ingredients at a pretty affordable price. The Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a hit among skincare enthusiasts. With Glycolic Acid as its star ingredient, this toner helps to gently exfoliate the skin. It helps with blemishes, uneven skin tone and textural irregularities by helping to remove dead skin cells. At first use, it may sting but your skin will get used to it over time. It is best used at night but if you’re using it during the day, make sure to use a sunscreen.
For Skin Brightening
I’m From Rice Toner
I’m From Rice Toner is a product raved about by skin-care enthusiast, James Walsh. This toner contains rice which is a very magical natural ingredient. Rice helps with brightening, anti-ageing and hydration. The I’m From Rice Toner, rather than using regular rice uses Yeoju rice which has a higher content of dietary fibres with active ingredients like aminosine and lysine, which are great for the skin. With the toner containing 77.78% rice extract, brighter and glowing skin is only an application away.
Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin Toner
This is a toner for deep moisturising and nourishing made from eco-friendly Jeju fresh green tea and green tea seeds. The green tea leaves are rich in amino acids which give the toners moisturising qualities. Its water-like texture allows for smooth application and quick absorption without any sticky residue. Also, the nautural moisturising agent betaine helps to restore the skin’s natural balance.
For Natural Skincare Lovers
The Beauty Chef Probiotic Skin Refiner
If you don’t mind a splash of apple cider vinegar in your water every morning, this fermented scent of this probiotic-rich toner will not be a problem for you. The smell doesn’t linger on your face for too long and with regular use, there will be a noticeable difference in your skin’s clarity and hydration levels. This is all due to the amazing blend of natural and organic grains, grasses, algae, seeds, legumes and additional lactic acid.
When next you’re in store or shopping online, put one of these toners in your cart. You’ll thank us for it.