Most face toners are water-based liquids composed of astringent or conditioning ingredients that prep the skin for serums and face moisturizers, while removing excess oil and stubborn dirt or makeup leftover on your face after you wash it. Toners are used to target an array of skin concerns, from acne, to dryness to aging skin.
How do toners work?
A toner completes the cleansing of your skin—removing the dust, pollution, and impurities that can still be lingering after washing with a cleanser. Toners should be used on the face, neck and décolletage in the morning and at night.
What are the benefits of using toner?
In addition to removing remaining residue and impurities, toners also help balance your skin’s pH, allowing greater penetration of the serums and moisturizers that follow it. Choose an alcohol free toner for sensitive skin.
Below is a list of other common skincare product types.