What is a toner?

Have you ever bought a face cleansing duo (milk and toner) and never really understood the use of the toner? Well, you’re not alone. It’s actually more important than you think! Let me explain the main reasons why toners are so cruicial to your cleansing routine:

1. Completes the “cleansing” ritual: When cleansing your face with a cleansing milk, it leaves a residue on your skin. This is where your toner comes into place, it will help remove excess oils or left over makeup that may lurk on the face after washing.

2. Skin absorbs better: It can also help your cream penetrate better. When your skin is moist, it will absorb your products MUCH better than on a dry skin.

3.PH levels: Your skin has a pH level of around 5 (7 is neutral, like water). After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of soap, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. Using a toner after your face wash will bring your skin’s pH back to it’s regular level.

4.Refresh: The toner will bring a “wake up call” to your skin. It will refresh and revive your complexion, especially if there’s vitamin C extract or anti-inflammatory ingredients. If ever you feel like your skin looks tired after a long day, splash on a little bit of toner! You skin will feel moist, revived and balanced!

Need suggestions? Here are our top 2 toners:

Swiss Line Water Shock Soothing Toner 


The lotion contains Prickly Pear Extract, known to soothe, reduce redness, and protect the skin; and the NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) Complex, which consists of different plant-based ingredients to boost the water retention in the epidermis.

Price: 53$

Guinot Comforting Toning Lotion 


This lotus extract toner will completes the make-up removal, tone and soothe the skin. It’s alcohol-free and foaming surfactant-free. It will also give softness and flexibility back to delicate skins.

Price: 42$

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