You’ve probably seen toner in skincare kits like Proactive. Maybe you’ve skipped using them, or you use them but don’t see the point of toner. Toner may seem like an unnecessary step, but it’s actually very important. Let us explain why!

What is toner?

Toner is a fast-penetrating liquid that delivers skin a quick hit of hydration and helps remove some dead cells off the surface of the skin. The result: plump, glowy skin! After washing your face, toner also helps restore your skin’s pH. Skin with out of balance pH will lead to either breakouts or dryness.

How do I know what kind of toner is right for me?

You probably remember using toners like Seabreeze when you were a teenager that made your skin sting. Good news is that toners have gotten an upgrade since your teenage years!

So, what kind of toner should you use? Depends on your skin!

If you have dry or sensitive skin, try a hydrating toner like Origin’s Balancing Tonic or Clarin’s Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion.

If you have oily skin, try Laneige’s Essential Balancing Emulsion for Oily Skin or Dickinson’s Original Pore Perfecting Toner.

You can also try making your own toner!