Some girls think of toner as an optional skin care step or one worth skipping altogether, but we beg to disagree. There are loads of toners with ingredients that will actually do wonders for your skin! Just pick the right one and rest assured that it will become as essential as your serum.
Keep reading to find the perfect toner for you according to your skin concern:
Skin prep for dry skin is essential for moisture absorption. Toners with hyaluronic acid, for example, will help your hydrating serums and moisturizers sink in better by holding water on the surface of the skin instead of letting it evaporate.
For Beloved One Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Toner, P2010, Sephora.ph
Most toners targeted towards oily skin are heavily spiked with alcohol, which you 100% want to avoid. This is because alcohol will dry your skin out too much and force your skin to become even oilier. Stick to non-drying astringents like witch hazel, tea tree, or even hydrating toners to balance your skin!
Dickinson's Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner, Healthy Options
Control skin flare-ups with a gentle exfoliating toner. Ones with salicylic acid or other beta hydroxy acids will lift any dirt and bacteria out of your pores before they irritate your skin. Try to switch between acne-fighting toners and hydrating ones depending on your skin's mood to prevent overexfoliation.
COSRx One-Step Pimple Clear Pad, P900, Beautymnl
Toners with alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid are great for hyperpigmentation, since they lighten any spots and scars sans the scrubbing. These are great prepping agents for your other brightening serums provided that they're not too drying for you.
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Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, P1340, Rustan's Makati
For mature skin, thicker and almost essence-like toners should take the place of astringents. Because not only are they more hydrating, they make the skin plump and moist even without moisturizer. Pick a product charged with anti-aging plant extracts and hyaluronic acid (or anything similar) for water retention.
Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Toner, P699, Watsons
To gently hydrate sensitive skin, slowly build up moisturizing layers instead of going overboard it with a rich cream. Choose a soothing toner as your first step to restore your natural pH level and prime your pores for moisture absorption.
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La Mer the Tonic, P5600, Rustan's Shangri-la