Toners are an essential part of the skin-care equation, especially if your end goal is dewy, luminous skin. You may have overlooked it since it’s known for drying out the skin and having a stinging effect during application — but the truth is, toner is a staple that should be in most skin-care routines. It helps smooth and prep the skin for serum, not to mention giving it an enviable glow. Ready to try one? Scroll through our list of the best toners below.
Your skin will think you’re at a spa with THAYERS Lavender Facial Toner. This pH balanced, gentle toner is derived from a time-honoured formula developed by Thayers to cleanse, tone, and moisturize skin. Apart from containing organic Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel, it also alcohol-free, gluten-free, paraben-free and rid of artificial preservatives. Yet despite its gentle formula, it still effectively cleanses, moisturizes and tones, so you’re sure to feel fresh and free without fear. It comes in different variants for you to choose from, depending on your skin goals and scent preferences, all safe for sensitive skin. For those with extra sensitive skin, it is best to opt for the unscented version.
Want a powerful toner that won’t wipe away your bank account? Featuring The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, this toning solution offers mild exfoliation to boost radiance and visibly restore clarity. Also enhanced with a Tasmanian pepperberry derivative to help reduce the irritation associated with acid use and ginseng and aloe vera to soothe, this is the ideal way to refine your skin texture gently.
Perfect for indecisive, combination skin, Aesop’s In Two Minds Facial Toner is a mildly astringent formulation that completes the cleansing process without drying the skin or stripping it of essential natural oils. Infused with witch hazel and niacinamide, it will leave your complexion content and ready for the next steps in your skin ritual.
This top-notch toner from Ole Henriksen concentrates on controlling oil and mattifying your skin. It is made with a powerful blend of glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids to control excess oil production without stripping away too much moisture. Safe for use on all skin types.
This toner harnesses the power of natural salicylic acid to fight breakouts. It acts like a vacuum for your pores, ensuring your skin is squeaky clean without drying it out. Caudalie’s natural salicylic acid is clean, powerful, and oil soluble, which allows it to deeply penetrate pores, target stubborn skin concerns, slough away dead skin cells and smooth your skin’s overall texture. Best for oily to combination skin or those with hormonal breakouts, this non-irritating toner is fragrance-free, with a scent that comes from natural essential oils.