Toners were traditionally used to remove excess oil from the skin and were especially useful for people who had acne. Typically the products contained high concentrations of alcohol and therefore were drying.
Modern toners are often gentler and more adaptable to skin's individual needs. Many toners of today skip the alcohol and combine advanced anti-ageing ingredients with gentle, natural ingredients and botanicals that purify and balance the skin, provide hydration, treat, and soothe. After cleansing and before serums, a toner is a great way to give skin an extra dose of active ingredients.
The newer generation of toners are created to nourish and replenish the skin after cleansing and act as a primer for the rest of your skincare products.
Benefits of Using a Facial Toner
- Balance the pH of the skin post-cleansing.
- Improves penetration and efficacy of other products
- Refine large pores, reducing the risk of impurities finding their way into the skin
- Reduce blackheads
- Boost hydration
- Absorb excess oil
- Primes skin for remainder of routine
Often applied by saturating a cotton pad and gently blotting the skin, many toners are available in spray form, which can help minimise waste and make for convenient, easy application.
TWO TO TRY
FOR OILY, CONGESTED & BREAKOUT PRONE SKIN
SKINICIAN PURIFYING TONER £19.95
If you've never tried a toner before then SKINICIAN Toners are perfect and easy to add into your routine. This is a refreshing and purifying spritz that controls the production of oil, reducing breakouts and blackheads, leaving your complexion mattified without drying out your skin. It contains a unique blend of Amino Acids and Vitamin C to minimise redness and reduce the the frequency of future breakouts.
FOR NORMAL, DEHYDRATED, DRY, SENSITIVE SKIN
SKINICIAN REVITALISING TONER £17.95
Hit refresh on your skin with this product. A winner if you have dry or dull skin. Simply spritz onto the skin after cleansing and your skin will look and feel healthier than ever. It contains Vitamin C to refresh, revitalise, soothe and hydrate the skin. Increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture and maintain healthy skin function, leaving a bright and refreshed complexion.
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