There’s been a bit of a fad recently for just cutting out the toner in your beauty routine. Admittedly, it does feel like an extra hassle, and it’s certainly less vital than cleansing or moisturizing.
Yet, using a toner has all kinds of benefits, like getting rid of extra dirt beyond what even your cleanser does, prepping the skin to absorb your moisturizer, reducing the appearance of pores and restoring the pH balance to skin after cleansing. Beyond that, some toners even have added benefits, like taking care of dark spots or adding more moisture to the skin. Below are some of the best toners out there, both on the fancier end and in drugstore varieties.
Mario Badescu glycolic acid toner
If you want even-toned skin, then you’ll want to look for products with glycolic acid. This ingredient helps exfoliate the skin for a younger, brighter and more even appearance. It’s especially known for reducing dark marks.
Olay oil minimizing toner
Use the natural astringent powers of witch hazel to get rid of oil. This product also contains aloe. It can be used to remove excess dirt and makeup.
Boscia clear complexion tonic
If you know the acne scourge, you’re always on the lookout for products that will help keep your skin clear. This toner has natural sasa kurilensis water, which helps control bacteria and helps the skin regulate sebum production.
Simple soothing facial toner
This toner helps soothe, tighten pores, and soften with chamomile, witch hazel and allantoin, respectively. The pH-balanced formula also has beneficial B5 pro-vitamins.
Neutrogena pore refining toner
This is a popular drugstore product that uses exfoliating ingredients to minimize pores and help keep skin tone even. In this case, it uses alpha and beta hydroxy acids.
L’Oreal hydrafresh toner
If you have dry skin, this toner is for you. The product is advertised to leave skin soft, smooth, supple, and bright.
Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner
If you know a thing or two about natural beauty, you’ll know rosewater is a huge hit as a toner. It acts as a natural astringent, which tightens pores and tones the skin.
Origins united state balancing toner
This toner uses exfoliating ingredients to get rid of dead skin and wipe away pore-clogging debris. If you have an uneven skin tone, you might want to give this product a shot.
Paula’s choice skin balancing pore-reducing toner
If you’re constantly dealing with large pores and oily skin, try this toner, which was made to reduce those problems. Natural antioxidants and hydrating ceramides even out skin tone and keep oily spots at bay.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.