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How to Choose a Toner for Your Skin

by Deborah Duffey, Chief Product Development Officer and President   Septmeber 8, 2023

We all desire that radiant and flawless complexion that speaks confidence. While a good skincare routine forms the foundation to achieving this goal, selecting the right toner for your skin can make a big difference.

With an abundance of toners available on the market, it's important to understand your skin type and choose a product that suits your unique needs. In this blog, we'll discuss a few essential things to consider when choosing the perfect toner for your skin, helping you to unlock your skin's natural radiance. Here’s how to choose:

1. Know your skin type

Before selecting a toner, it's important to identify your skin type. Is it oily, dry, combination, or sensitive? Knowing this should serve as your compass and guide you towards the perfect toner, tailored to your skin's unique requirements.

Oily skin

If you struggle with excess oil production, look for toners that contain ingredients like witch hazel, tea tree oil, or salicylic acid. These components help control sebum production, minimize pore size, and prevent breakouts. Our Purifying Complexion Mist is great for oily skin, designed to control breakouts.

Dry skin

For dry skin, toners infused with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or rosewater are ideal. These ingredients provide essential moisture, replenishing and revitalizing your skin. Toners with humectant properties help retain moisture, leaving your skin feeling nourished and supple. Our Hydrating Complexion Mist revitalizes, hydrates, and soothes your skin at the cellular level.

Combination skin

If your skin exhibits both oily and dry areas, finding a toner that balances both aspects is key. Look for toners that contain ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile, which soothe and hydrate the skin without causing excess oiliness. These toners will bring harmony to your skin, offering hydration where needed while controlling oil in the T-zone.

2. Pay Attention to Ingredients

Understanding the ingredients in your toner, and where they come from, is crucial to picking a product that will help you achieve your dream skin.

Choosing skincare products with high quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients is a great way to prioritize your skin health. These ingredients are carefully formulated and tested to ensure their safety and efficacy. Unlike lower quality products, pharmaceutical grade ingredients undergo rigorous testing to meet strict standards and regulations. This means that they are more likely to deliver the desired results without causing any harm or adverse reactions to the skin.

Additionally, pharmaceutical grade ingredients are often free from harmful additives, fillers, and irritants that can potentially damage the skin. 


By understanding your skin type, choosing products with high-quality ingredients, and tailoring your choice to your unique needs, you'll unlock the secret to a balanced and radiant complexion. Remember, perfecting your skincare routine is a journey, and finding the perfect toner is just one step towards achieving your skincare goals.

Once you've found the perfect toner, consistency is key. Incorporate it into your skincare routine religiously, applying it with a cotton pad or gently patting it onto your skin. Consistent use will allow your skin to reap the rewards and maintain its optimal health.