What Is a Skin Toner Used For?
Most dermatologists agree: A toner is key for beautiful, healthy skin. But what is it, and what does it do? Lightly swiped across the face after washing (but before using a moisturizer), a skin toner is simple a way to return your skin to its natural pH balance, which is affected by harsh cleansers and soaps. By shrinking pores, toners also keep free radicals and pollutants from penetrating the skin.
As a teen, you might remember the pain and redness while applying alcohol-based formulas to your blemishes. That’s all changed. At Beauty Bridge, we hand-pick high-quality products that refresh and balance the skin, rather than irritate it.
Best Toners for Acne and Oily Skin
If you suffer from excess oil production or acne, a face toner can balance sebum production and keep blackheads and whiteheads from forming. You deserve clear skin: Get it with a simple skin care routine!
Travel often? One of the most popular products at Beauty Bridge is the Pixi Glow Tonic. Carry a small container to refresh your skin after a red-eye or long-haul trip. This skin toner’s benefits are clear: It cleanses deeply and gently, and natural ingredients (like ginseng and aloe vera) invigorate the skin for a seriously radiant complexion. Another fantastic facial cleanser is the Apothederm Clarifying Toner, which lifts oil and makeup, refines skin texture, and calms with the help of soothing cucumber and chamomile extracts. Throughout the day, you sweat, encounter various pollutants, and are exposed to harsh UVA/UVB rays. With your favorite PCA Skin Toner, easily strip away those dead skin cells while protecting your skin’s natural moisture barriers.
Chock full of skin-healthy ingredients like chamomile extract and smoothing allantoin, the Yeouth Balancing Facial Toner prevents outbreaks by neutralizing bacteria. Heal your complexion from the inside and get the clear skin you’ve always wanted. Skincare for men has developed a handful of incredible products in the last decade, as evidenced by the Jack Black Oil-Control Toner. Regular shaving opens pores and hair follicles to oil and dirt, so with daily use of this alcohol-free face toner for men, you’ll shrink those pores and reduce blemishes with light exfoliation.
If you suffer from extreme sebum production, you should reach for an astringent. In our opinion, the best toner for oily skin is the BABOR Cleansing CP Tonic. This Babor cleanser does it all: detoxes, refines, and controls breakouts (The refreshing tingle from peppermint extract is great, too!). Salicylic acid is a natural chemical that drives deep into pores, clearing them out to prevent future breakouts. Use it in the Clear Start Breakout Clearing All Over Toner. Why do we love this Dermalogica toner so much? It’s a refreshing mist that settles on the face, it calms aggravated skin, and is so refreshing that you’ll want to keep a bottle on-hand at all times.
Best Toners for Dry Skin
With its oil-free, perfume-free, and alcohol-free formula, the Juara Tamarind Tea Hydrating Toner is a facial cleanser that’s perfect for all skin types. The Juara toner harnesses the power of white, green, and black tea to calm redness and prevent premature aging. Formulated for even the most sensitive skin, feel free to use it after waxing or chemical peels. Dry, sensitive skin can rest easy when you use the G.M. COLLIN Sensiderm Treating Mist twice a day. Shaving, peels, waxing, and inclement weather can cause chapped and dehydrated skin, but with a little spritz of this GM Collin toner for dry skin, you’ll positively glow.
Best Toners for Aging Skin
As a leader of spa-level skin products, Pevonia understands your need for results at affordable prices. With the Hydrating Pevonia Toner, you’ll clean, moisturize, and reinvigorate aging and dry skin. Use this throughout your day for a boost of hydration, or to touch up your makeup.
The PETER THOMAS ROTH Glycolic Acid (8%) Toner is a careful blend of exfoliants and anti-aging ingredients. Even skin tone, fight signs of aging (e.g. crow’s feet, smile lines), and deeply cleanse pores to eliminate adult acne. Sodium PCA is added for slight hydration, which is ideal for normal or combination skin. When it comes to Peter Thomas Roth toners, the focus remains on fusing high-quality ingredients with effective technology. Our other favorite anti-aging product of theirs is the Un-Wrinkle Turbo Line Smoothing Toning Lotion. By targeting deep wrinkles with its special blend of peptides and plumping skin with hyaluronic acid, this is the best toner for aging skin available.