Toner: What it is, Why You Need it?
Posted on April 09 2015
You may or may not have a toner as part of your beauty regimen. If you do, you already know that this type of product is a multi-tasker. These refreshing formulas are packed with super ingredients and boast some impressive beauty benefits like hydration, brightening, pore-shrinking, pH balance, and an extra layer of protection against environmental damage. We also love them because they give skin a natural glow and rejuvenated & radiant appearance. Keep in mind, toner doesn’t replace a moisturizer but is a moisture boost. It’s meant to be used as a middle layer, between washing and applying a moisturizer or an oil serum. It also helps to remove makeup and residue that your cleanser may have missed. Toner is also great for traveling or a quick spritz to freshen up and wake up your skin anytime. There are many options in the toner department. The trick is finding the one that’s right for your skin. Here’s a selection of some favorites:
Mun No 11 Anarose Rejuvenating Toner is composed of new rose blossoms hand-harvested from Valley of the Roses, the famed flower region in Bulgaria. Their unique hydrating and soothing powers are steam-distilled into the essential oil that enriches this rose water base. Prickly Pear Stem Extract presents essential amino acids, flavones and antioxidants that combine with the anti-aging properties of Goji Berry. Hyaluronic Acid helps to bind moisture to the skin.
Acure Facial Toner Rose + Red Tea helps to remove surface shine and excess oil—all without drying your skin. This alcohol-free certified organic toner utilizes Organic Witch Hazel to purify, Organic Vegetable Glycerin to moisturize, and Organic Rose & Chamomile to soothe, calm and restore the skin’s natural acid mantle (the protective layer).
Fig + Yarrow Cleansing Nectar is a botanically-rich and nutrient-dense washless cleanser/toner, ideal for gentle exfoliation, drawing of impurities and optimal pH maintenance for overall skin health and appearance. Lavender Hydrosol’s calming, cleansing and soothing attributes are especially beneficial to combination, sun-damaged and challenged skin. Ginko Biloba helps to increase circulation for improved nutrient delivery and detox. Willow bark is antimicrobial and naturally exfoliating, lending to smoother and clearer skin.
Osmia Active Gel Toner provides soothing moisture, with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to help maintain intracellular water in the skin. It is enhanced with active botanicals: Rose of Jericho, known for its ability to retain water in skin cells; white tea, calendula, and aloe to comfort the skin; and oat beta glucan to smooth the skin's texture and maintain softness.
Red Flower Nature Toning Mist boasts the penetrating power of pure plant hydrosols and whole essential oils to tone and balance stressed skin. This combination is mildly astringent and anti-inflammatory. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin c, this calming blend of rose damascena and revitalizing lavender, refreshes and protects the skin to encourage cellular renewal. Combined with revitalizing birch whole essential oil that works to relax muscles and reduce inflammation.
Tata Harper Floral Essence is a lightweight moisturizing mist that boosts skin’s natural hydration with bioidentical Hyaluronic Acid and a weightless blend of natural humectants, delivering an all-day hydrated feel and plump appearance. Suitable for use on top of makeup, this formula immediately improves and refreshes skin’s appearance and is ideal for delivering anti-aging hydration on-the-go. Helps to minimize pores, refine tone and enhance renewal for a glowing complexion. Gotu Kola promotes visibly firmer skin and supports a healthy vascular system. Jasmine and Tangerine Hydrosols continuously draw moisture into the skin.
Intelligent Nutrients Tonic quenches, calms, and soothes redness & stress with an alcohol-free, certified organic rose infusion. Suitable for all skin types but especially beneficial to dry or sensitive skin. Pennywort, Echinacea and Coneflower Plant Stem Cells help reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. Green & Brown Algae Complex continuously quenches and hydrates, reinforcing skin’s natural barrier. Intellimune® Antioxidant Super Seed Oil & Powder Complex helps repair and protect internal and external cells. Rose water refreshes as it helps calm, purify and stimulate circulation.