While some experts are divided when it comes to using toners, the fact really comes down to 2 things: toner ingredients and your skin goals.
In the past, toners were notorious for sucking moisture out of your skin due to the alcohol content. Modern toners offer better ingredients that can help target specific skin concerns.
If you imagine your skin as a dry sponge, any cream you put on dry sponge simply won’t get absorbed. If you wet the sponge, then the cream will sink in more easily.
The role of toners is to prepare your skin by clearing away any leftover residues/grimes, removing some dead cells off the skin surface, and brings back hydration, so the skin can absorb the skin-loving nutrients and benefits of the toner and other skincare products you use on top of it such as serums and creams.
Here's what you need to look for in your toners:
Gel consistency - you don’t want to waste your money on watery liquid that soaks into you cotton pads and slides off your face on application. Gel toners are a game-changer when it comes to delivery and application. All the nutrients are compact and burst only when gel comes into skin contact. Isn’t that cool? Easy, convenient and your skin gets all the benefits (not the cotton pad).
High levels of antioxidant - we say this again and again - every moment your skin is bombarded with free radicals (environmental stressors like pollution, sun, bad diet, stress, inadequate sleep, etc.). The more antioxidants you take in (as food and as topical skincare), the more you delay and avoid premature aging of your body and skin. Look for toners that have high antioxidant content.
Proven skin-loving ingredients - your toner must contain a complete deck of high-performance premium plant-based ingredients that are good for your skin. Because there is no point in using toners that do not help you achieve your skin goals - hydration, nourishment and protection.
This toner has it all - gel format, high in antioxidants, and contains 25 high-performance premium plant-based ingredients.
Toners are important part of a healthy skincare regimen. After face cleansing, follow with this super antioxidant toner to clear the last traces of impurities and prepare your skin to absorb the next layer of skincare such as essence, serums and creams.
This antioxidant toner, lightly scented with matcha green tea and rose flower, feeds the skin with ultra-luxurious plant-based actives such as bayberry, camu camu (Vitamin C), organic green tea, sea buckthorn oil, Vitamin E, organic cranberry, blueberry, passionflower, raspberry, organic aloe, rosemary, organic licorice, alpha lipoid acid, phenolic acid, Oregon grape, rose geranium, bee balm, lemongrass, and rose.
All these ingredients provide high levels of antioxidant power that combats premature aging and effects of free radicals, keeping your skin healthy and youthful-looking.
Shake well before use. Turn the top part of the pump to the right to open and to the left to close. Dispense a small amount on top of the cotton (cotton will not absorb the toner) and wipe on face, neck and décolleté after cleansing and before serum and cream.