What Does Toner Do for The Skin?

There are many ways you can step up your skincare routine by taking full advantage of a complete regimen with the best products used at the right time. One of these ways is by picking a face toner that works to amplify your other products. We’ll learn all about toners and how they’re designed to help your skin get the nourishment or cleansing it needs.


Toners are a group of skincare products that are designed to be used after cleansing but before the rest of your routine. They are thin formulas, usually water-based, that are packed with potent ingredients to help your skin get ready for what’s coming next with your serums and moisturizers. Some come in spray form and others are liquid.


There are many different things facial toners can do for your skin. Some are formulated to further cleanse your face after you wash it with your initial cleanser. They have compounds that help clean the skin to make sure you get rid of all the built-up dirt, oils, and makeup at the end of the day. Other toners can soften the appearance of your skin, especially helpful for those with sensitive and dry skin types.

In any case, the point of facial toner for your skin is to enhance your skin care routine. It can prepare the skin with added hydrating ingredients and help by providing nutrients, antioxidants, or exfoliants to the skin. Toners can remove dead skin cells and restore the skin's natural ph balance. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, normal skin, or mature skin there is a toner for you.


Many types of face toners exist to fine-tune your daily skincare routine for the best results toward your ideal skin tone and healthy-looking skin.


Astringents are known to rid the skin of oils and compounds, like dead skin cells and dirt. Well-formulated astringents help skin appear less oily, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores. They also contain active ingredients, such as witch hazel water, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, or alcohol. These ingredients ease visible redness, exfoliate the skin, or act as a solvent for other active ingredients. They are helpful products for people with acne-prone skin and who struggle with excess oil production. Use should be limited to oily and acne-prone skin, so choose these formulas based on skin texture and type.


Many toners are aimed at improving hydration, whether to aid in an anti-aging skincare routine or to help naturally dry skin appear moisturized for longer. Toners like our Colostrum Hydrating Mist can be used throughout the day whenever you feel like you need a pick-me-up of hydration.


The deciding factor in what will be the best toner for you is your skin type. Sensitive skin and dry skin types should avoid astringents and stick to hydrating mists, like our Soothe Dermal Repair Mist.

Conversely, people with blemish-prone skin or combination skin should look for a formula like Epicuren Discovery’s Brazilian Propolis Mist before applying moisturizer, makeup, or other skin treatments. This toner contains antioxidants and skin-loving ingredients to help support the appearance of a healthy skin barrier. 


If you’re looking for the best skincare ingredients, you’ll find them in our complete line of high-quality skincare products. Using cruelty free and natural ingredients like aloe vera, cucumber, bearberry extract, lactic acid and salicylic acid allows us to create conflict free products that will elevate your skincare routine. Browse our wide collection of toners and discover products tailored to your specific skin type and skin concern by taking our Skin Quiz today.

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