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, especially for people with more oily skin or who need an extra layer of hydration, is by picking a face toner that works to amplify their other products. We’ll learn all about toners and how they’re designed to help your skin get the nourishment or cleansing it needs.

What is Face Toner?

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 nevertheless 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.

What Does Toner Do?

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 skin types.

In any case, the point of facial toner for your skin is to enhance the effectiveness of your skin care routine. It can prepare the skin for moisture absorption and help by shrinking the size of pores.

Types of Face Toner

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


Astringents are powerful cleansers that contain potent active ingredients to really rid the skin of oils and compounds, like dead skin cells and dirt. Well-formulated astringents are made to help with the skin’s appearance and shouldn’t leave your skin dry, tight, and irritated, and don’t contain an overwhelming amount of alcohol, a common active ingredient in astringents. These are helpful products for people with acne-prone skin and who struggle with excess oil production, but they can also irritate sensitive skin, so choose these formulas carefully based on your skin texture and type.

Moisturizing Toners

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.


How to Use Toner Based on Skin Type

The deciding factor in what will be the best toner for you is your skin type. Sensitive and dry skin types should avoid harsh 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 balanced formula to really cleanse pores before applying moisturizer, makeup, or other skin treatments like Epicuren Discovery’s Brazilian Propolis Mist. Remember, stripping away too much oil can actually lead to increased oil production as the skin seeks to compensate for the lack it perceives after using harsh products.

Professional-Grade Toners from Epicuren Discovery

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 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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