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Best of Beauty 2017: Top 10 Exfoliating Toners for Glowing Skin

AHAs and BHAs saved us this year.
Best of Beauty 2017: Top 10 Exfoliating Toners for Glowing Skin
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AHAs and BHAs saved us this year.

Toners can be more powerful than you think. Other than balancing your skin's pH level, some toners contain exfoliating ingredients that'll help you achieve a clear, glowing complexion. These toners are often called acid toners, since they contain either Alpha- or Beta-Hydroxy Acids that exfoliate your skin without the harsh scrubbing. (Don't know the difference between the two? Click here!)

Needless to say, acid toners were the standout skin care products for us this year. Keep scrolling to see the ones that impressed us most!


COSRX Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol, P774, Beautymnl

If you have acne-prone skin that flares up quite often, this toner keeps the breakouts at bay with BHA and tea tree extract. It works as a spot treatment, too!

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FOR BELOVED ONE Mandelic Acid Renewal Toner, P1642,

Mandelic acid is an AHA, which means that it exfoliates by renewing the surface of the skin. The result? A smoother, brighter complexion!

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MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner, price unavailable, SM Annex

This product has fermented yeast extract and lactic acid that promotes cell turnover for bright and even skin.


MURAD Essential-C Toner, P1450, Rustan's

A nourishing Vitamin C toner for sun-damaged skin.


PIXI Glow Tonic, P990, Glamourbox

A gentle gycolic acid toner that's raved about online for a reason. Overtime, it can give your skin a soft glow that's significantly radiant.

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CLARINS White Plus Brightening Aqua Treatment Lotion, P2450, Rustan's

Even dry skin should use toner, and this one is perfect for brightening your skin.

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DERMALOGICA Breakout Clearing All Over Toner, P995, Rustan's

Not all toners require a cotton pad. This one just requires a quick spritz and you'll be protected from breakouts all day long.

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ALPHA-H Liquid Gold, P1876,


A powerful AHA-based tonic that promises to reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, and sun damage. 

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BENTON Aloe BHA Skin Toner, P760, Skin Care Curator

This toner is the best of acne-prone worlds: it soothes the skin while treating active pimples.

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NARUKO Tea Tree Blemish Clear Mattifying Toner, P699, Naruko

Keep your skin matte and protected from flare-ups with this salicylic acid toner with tea tree extract. Oily-skinned girls, you're welcome.