To be honest, I never used to see much of a difference in my skin when it came to toners. Before I started working in beauty, I used to think that these simply helped remove the dirt that was on your face after cleansing. Turns out, that is just one of its many functions. Once I started learning about how using a toner can not only cleanse but hydrate, exfoliate, tighten pores and balance out your skin's pH levels, I sought out products that would best suit me. For the past few years, irritation and occasional dryness has been a problem, but thankfully, these five toners proved to be lifesavers: Related:5 Aromatic Products To Help You Get Through A Stressful Work Week
1. DEAR, KLAIRS Supple Preparation Facial Toner
Considered the holy grail of all toners by many beauty enthusiasts, this paraben and alcohol-free product rescues stressed, irritated, and dry skin by balancing its natural pH levels with ingredients such as Lavender Oil and Hyaluronic Acid. "Dear, Klairs aims for a simple skincare routine because our products can cover many steps and the effect is almost immediate. The Supple Preparation Facial Toner is one of our top bestsellers in the world, since it hydrates and softens the skin," shares Dear, Klairs CEO Ryan Soungho Park from Wishcompany Inc.
2. KIEHL'S Calendula Herbal Extract Toner
Are you dealing with sensitive or oily skin? This alcohol-free toner from Kiehl's clears up your face in no time without over-drying it, making use of gentle ingredients such as Calendula, Allantoin and Great Burdock.
3. COSRX Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner
For total skin rejuvenation at any time of the day, simply reach out for COSRX's Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner, which conveniently comes in a spray bottle. Powered by 10% Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate--a moisturizing agent with antioxidant effects--your skin will be cleansed and nourished without its natural oils being stripped off.
4. FRESH Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
If you know me at all then you should know that I've been an avid fan of Fresh products for quite some time now. The brand impresses customers once again with their award-winning Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, which is composed of Rose Fruit Extract, Rosewater and Hyaluronic Acid. Using this enough promises to target dryness, the appearance of pores, dullness, and uneven texture.
5. MARIO BADESCU Aloe Vera Toner
Soothe your skin with Mario Badescu's Aloe Vera Toner, which removes pore-clogging debris from the skin's surface while maintaining moisture balance. Perfect for those with sensitive skin, the product also helps reduce breakouts and irritation!