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10 Best Toners for Acne-Prone Skin That Actually Work

Give your breakout-prone skin some TLC, stat!
10 Best Toners for Acne-Prone Skin That Actually Work
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Give your breakout-prone skin some TLC, stat!

Do you remember when everyone used to dry out their pimples with those harsh astringent toners? We're so glad those days are behind us! If there's anything valuable we learned from the glass skin trend, it's that the best anti-acne toners control daily oil production without completely dehydrating your skin. After all, keeping blemish-prone skin well-nourished in a very humid country like the Philippines is already a great preventative treatment for acne. Sounds interesting so far? Keep reading to see a list of the best toners for acne-prone skin in need of both hydration and sebum regulation.

Best Toners for Acne and Acne-Prone Skin

1. Jumiso Yes I Am Toner AHA 5%

This alcohol-free toner can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of pores through two powerful AHAs: glycolic acid and lactic acid. It also contains panthenol and lemon myrtle to hydrate your skin and boost its healing abilities.

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Yes I Am Toner AHA 5%, P675, JUMISO, gobloomandglow.com

2. Pyunkang Yul Acne Toner 

Who says breaking the bank is necessary to find a good anti-acne toner? This affordable yet effective toner from Pyunkang Yul is infused with willow bark extract to unclog blocked pores and lightly exfoliate your skin. At the same time, it also calms inflammation and hastens wound healing through niacinamide and madecassoside.

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Acne Toner, P670, PYUNKANG YUL, Lazada

3. Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner

Soothe your irritated skin with this toner from Benton, which contains refreshing ingredients like aloe barbadensis leaf water and snail secretion filtrate. But aside from alleviating skin stress, this product can also reduce extra oil and gently exfoliate your skin with 0.5% BHA.

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Aloe BHA Skin Toner, P900, BENTON, Lazada

4. Etude House Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner

Sometimes, your acne just needs a break from all those harsh treatments and overwhelming active ingredients. In instances like those, we suggest you to use this reparative toner from Etude House! As the product’s name suggests, this toner has a low pH of 5.5 to bring back balance and hydration to your tired skin. Moreover, it repairs and revitalizes your skin with naturally-derived ingredients like camellia sinensis leaf extract, madecassoside, and scutellaria baicalensis root extract.

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Soon Jung pH 5.5 Relief Toner, P1254, ETUDE HOUSE, Lazada

5. COSRX AC Collection Calming Liquid Intensive

Treating cystic acne is a pain (literally!) but this powerful toner makes those bad skincare days feel a little bit better. Formulated with a mix of AHAs and BHAs, this product breaks down skin build up and decongests those extra clogged areas. It has over 60% of propolis extract to keep excess oil at bay, as well as three different centella asiatica extracts to calm and treat severe breakouts. 

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AC Collection Calming Liquid Intensive, P1299, COSRX, Watsons

6. Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner

Keep your skin looking smooth and radiant with this exfoliating toner from Some By Mi. This product uses AHA, BHA, and PHA to remove dead skin cells and brighten your complexion overall. It also contains tea tree and 2% niacinamide to prevent future breakouts in the long-term!

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AHA BHA PHA 30 Days Miracle Toner, P990, SOME BY MI, Lazada

7. Innisfree Bija Cica Skin

The most unique feature of this toner is bija seed oil, a rare ingredient from Jeju Island that can regulate sebum production, smoothen your skin surface, and strengthen your moisture barrier all at once. This product also contains centella asiatica to soothe, and glycerin, squalene, and panthenol to balance the skin's moisture levels.

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Bija Cica Skin, P990, INNISFREE, Shopee

8. Isntree Green Tea Fresh Toner

If you're a fan of using plant extracts in your skincare, this Isntree toner will fit right into your daily regimen. With 80% green tea extract, centella asiatica, and blueberry fruit extract, this product relieves skin irritation and balances your skin’s natural oils. The nourishing yet weightless formulation also has hyaluronic acid, willow bark extract, and allantoin to hydrate and reinvigorate dull and oily skin. This product is definitely a great pick for those with sensitive skin since it’s free of parabens, pigment, alcohol, and artificial fragrances!

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Green Tea Fresh Toner, P1280, ISNTREE, Lazada

9. Paula's Choice Pore-Reducing Toner

Who says you can't manage excess sebum and strengthen your skin barrier at the same time? This toner, for example, builds your protective barrier with ceramides and minimizes the appearance of pores with niacinamide. It also has antioxidant properties thanks to its chamomile and burdock root extract.

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Pore-Reducing Toner, P1550, PAULA'S CHOICE, BeautyMnl

10. By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep

Finding an efficacious yet non-stripping AHA is a daunting task for every skincare junkie out there, but this lightweight AHA toner might just end your search. This product mildly exfoliates your sensitive skin with mandelic acid, one of the gentler forms of AHA. With the addition of panthenol, beta glucan, and sodium hyaluronate, you can also expect to receive restorative and moisturizing benefits.

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Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water, P1063, BY WISHTREND, BeautyMnl

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