Step Up Your Toner Game

Black woman with beautiful skin

Do you need to use toner? Should I? Is it worth it?

We vote yes!

Sure, you can get get away without it, but why not sneak a few extra benefits for you skin into your routine.

Toner is used to remove residual dirt and makeup after cleansing. She used to have a bad wrap back in the day for being a little too effective and drying out the skin. But, this product has had a glow-up in the last few years. Toners are now packed full of active ingredients-our new and improved baby girl can minimize the appearance of pores, exfoliate, and provide anti-aging benefits.

So what's a girl to do with all of the choices?

Well it depends on your skin type love.

Oily Skin: Look for Aloe Vera, Lavender, Salicylic acid, tea tree oil, glycolic acid, and niacinamide

We recommend: Lush Cosmetics tea tree water

Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control toner

Clogged Pores: Look for ingredients like AHAs, BHA, Salicylic Acid.

Pro-tip: steam your face before cleansing and toning for better product penetration.

We recommend: Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore toner

Dry Skin: AHAs to remove dry flaky skin and allow new skin to shine through, and hyaluronic acid to draw moisture to the skin.

We recommend: Caudalie Moisturizing Toner

Paula's Choice Advanced replenishing toner

Combination: This is a tricky one-aim for a toner with AHA/BHA and moisturizing ingredients

We recommend: Cosrx AHA/BHA clarifying cleanser

Sensitive Skin: Aloe Vera to soothe inflammation and irritation while hydrating

We recommend: Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner