Dermatologist Tiffany Libby explains that a toner is designed to help remove the debris your cleanser might have missed and to prep your skin for the next step in your routine. "I think of them more as an adjunct or add-on to your skin-care routine," Libby tells Allure.
Today, however, toner formulations have been improved to target an array of skin concerns, such as the loss of collagen or excess oiliness that can lead to breakouts — all made with varying ingredients, depending on your skin-care goals.
It's a solid, gel-stick toner, made with anti-inflammatory matcha green tea and oil-wicking kombucha, to soothe skin and prep it for its next skin-care product.
Supertone toner livens up dull and tired skin, thanks to exfoliating glycolic acid, while soothing aloe reduces redness and inflammation.
It's made with hero ingredients — such as glycolic acid, aloe vera, and witch hazel — recommended for clearer, softer skin.
Laneige Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer is a two-in-one formula that both strengthens skin's natural defense barrier and moisturizes.
Mamonde Rose Water Toner is made with 90 percent rose water to give skin an intense boost of hydration.
It contains alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (like glycolic and salicylic acid) to gently remove dead skin cells and clear pores of dirt and grime — both of which will prevent breakouts in the long run.
Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner is made with a powerful blend of glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids to control excess oil production without stripping away too much moisture.
Say hello to glowy skin. https://t.co/BzXLqsjG5Y— Allure (@Allure_magazine) March 16, 2020