WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A
Sometimes it can be difficult to sort through the countless pages of skincare products on a website in search of the right product that is going to help nourish and cleanse your skin properly. In every skincare routine there are some “must-haves” when it comes to good nourishment for your skin and one of these necessities is facial toner.
SO WHAT IS A TONER?
Facial toners are designed to further soothe, refresh and moisturize skin while reducing the appearance of pores on your face and neutralizing pH on your skin following your facial cleanser. Toners are set to remove any remainder of dirt, oil or any impurities in the skin that were not rinsed away by your cleanser. In addition, toners work to restore the pH-balance in your skin that is often thrown off by the cold water applied during your skincare routine
SOME KEY & COMMON INGREDIENTS IN FACIAL TONERS
Commonly used as an astringent, witch hazel is a very important ingredient found in toners that is shown to calm irritation, acne and inflammation in the skin.
Aloe Vera is widely known for its ability to reduce redness and brighten your skin, while helping fight acne. For those with more drying skin, this is a key ingredient to also promote moisture retention in the skin as well.
Going back to the importance of a pH-balanced complexion, rose water is a great tool to restore your skin’s levels during and after your skincare routine. Rose water is also incredibly effective for hydration - PLUS it smells amazing!
Perhaps a less well-known ingredient in the skincare world is Protocatechuate (PCA). PCA is a natural ingredient containing essential health benefits: antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic (broad spectrum), antiviral & antibacterial properties. In addition, 17 US patents have been granted illustrating the many researched & proven benefits of this unique ingredient, these also include: collagen synthesis, wrinkle + scar reduction & treatment of certain acne. Collagen is a vital protein that is responsible for the regeneration of new skin cells, contributing to wound healing properties that your skin relies on for renewed and rejuvenated complexion.
SOME OF OUR FAVE FACIAL TONERS...
SKII Facial Treatment Clear Lotion
A powerful facial toner to smooth the texture of your skin and reduce the appearance of your pores, SKII’s Facial Treatment Clear Lotion is a great product to use as a beauty toner after your cleansing treatment. With Glycerin to nourish and hydrate and bio-ingredient, Pitera™ to support the skin’s natural renewal process, this facial toner will unclog pores, remove any traces of dirt or oil and give you a refreshing, renewed complexion. Sold at Sephora for $76.00
Laneige Essential Power Skin Toner
Laneige’s Essential Power Skin Toner is a hydrating and cleansing facial toner with plenty of natural ingredients necessary to remove remaining dirt & blemishes, without irritating the skin. Made with Hydro Ionized Mineral Water, magnesium, castor oil & more, this facial toner is a must-have when it comes to an after-wash cleanse or a quick refresh. Sold at Laneige.com at $28.00
Dr. J’s Natural PCA Face Mist Toner is made with sterilized RO water, Protocatechuate (PCA) blend, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Cucumber Extract, Rose Water, and Dr. J’s Signature Essential Oil Blend. Backed by medical research and 17 US Patents, PCA Face Mist Toner is a necessity when it comes to facial toners with GOOD ingredients for your skin’s health. PCA has also shown to possess collagen synthesis, scar reduction & wound-healing properties, as represented in US Patent # 9,498,413. In addition, research conducted at 2 independent contract laboratories supported PCA as an antiviral reagent for COVID-19 (see US patent #10,959,969). With the convenient spray bottle top, you can get a quick spritz of refreshment before bed, on your way to the office - ANYWHERE! At $19.99 for a 4oz spray bottle, this toner is affordable and essential to any skincare routine.