Toners are essential after washing your face, as these take care of lifting leftover buildup on the skin. You're probably familiar with alcohol-free and anti-blemish ones, but have you ever heard of low pH toners? Quick science lesson: pH levels cover 1 to 14, and 7 is considered neutral. A number above 7 is considered alkaline, and anything below 7 is acidic.
Every time you wash your face, your skin gets into an alkaline level, which disrupts oil-moisture balance. This phenomenon dries out the surface and triggers excess sebum. To combat this, you must restore your complexion's pH to 5.5 (the optimal level of health) with an acidic or low pH toner.
Ready to try low pH toners? Check our top picks!
Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Skin
If you like using zit-zapping products, use this calming and hydrating toner to prevent your skin from drying out. Pat on clean skin to boost its natural glow.
Green Tea Balancing Skin, price unavailable, INNISFREE, SM Mall of Asia
Dear Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
A flight attendant-approved toner that controls shine while bestowing a soft glow on your complexion.
Supple Preparation Facial Toner, P1150, DEAR KLAIRS, Watsons
23.5N Oriental Beauty Balancing Toner
This controls oil production while boosting hydration. The result? A blemish-free complexion that is soft to touch.
Oriental Beauty Balancing Toner, P1095, 23.5N, Beauty Bar
Make P:rem Safe Me Moisture Toner
This low pH, alcohol-free toner soothes irritation and is perfect for sensitive skin. It also provides lightweight hydration.
Safe Me Relief Moisture Toner, P1370, MAKE P:REM, Freyja Glorietta
Huxley Extract It Toner
Extract It Toner, P1,450, HUXLEY, Freyja Glorietta
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