This story was originally written for Insider’s Guide to Spas.
When it comes to the latest skincare trends and hero products, chances are you might not be looking for a toner. It would seem toners have been left out of our skincare routines and some might even consider them old fashioned. Allow me to make the case for incorporating this powerful skincare tool back into your beauty arsenal. Although toners have suffered from a bad reputation due to their outdated alcohol-based formulas, the toners of today can seriously transform the way your skin looks and feels. If you have ever wished for a more balanced, even skin tone, smaller pores and a better makeup remover, toner is the multi-tasker you might be missing out on. Besides providing a refreshing feeling, toners help replenish moisture, act as a radiance booster and even nudge your serums and moisturizers to work more efficiently. Let’s give this misunderstood beauty product a second chance; your skin will thank you.
Dry Skin – If you suffer from dry skin, you might dread the word toner. Your skin will love Planted in Beauty’s gentle and alcohol-free toner formula. It is perfect for calming your skin after you wash and exfoliate. The skin-loving, good-for-you ingredients, provide you with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. This Balance + Calm Toning Lotion helps remove any remaining makeup or pollutants. Its job is to calmly restore your skin’s natural pH level while keeping the skin slightly damn and ready for your serums and moisturizers. This is an important step in achieving that much desired glow.
Oily Skin – French girls swear by Micellar Water and La Roche-Posay is at the top of the list when shopping for French skincare. La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Micellar Water Ultra happens to be a cleansing water, makeup remover and toner in one, and it is especially made for oily skin. Removing unseen dirt is where this toner truly shines. Whether it is dirt, makeup, oil or microscopic pollution, this toner really cleans it up. There is no rinse or harsh rubbing necessary and afterwards you are left with clean and freshly hydrated skin.
Combination or All Skin Types – At the end of the day we all want to use a product that makes our skin feel clean, soft and comforted. For an even complexion, perfect your skincare routine with Georgette Klinger’s Rose Clarifying Toner. It is one of best smelling and hydrating toners out there. This toner is great for all skin types, so if you happen to have a combination or normal skin toner, go ahead and unlock your skin’s natural radiance. You will find that the botanical formula is full of anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Sensitive Skin – Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner is a customer favorite for a reason. This stand-out bottle of toner includes hand-inserted Calendula flower petals. Although it is best known for being uniquely refreshing and soothing, it does so much more than that. The non-drying and gentle formula is perfect for sensitive skin and helps improve balance, resulting in a much desired even skin tone.