What are toners for? What can they do? And does it matter whether you choose a mist, or more of an essence?
The answer is that the right toner is a multi-tasker. It might be that pore-refining sweep for oily skin. It might be a preparatory layer of liquid hydration to ensure your serums and creams work as hard as possible. It might be the best 'vehicle' through which to supply your skin with some nutrients it could really benefit from.
One of the easiest ways to get your head around toners is not to think about them as a 'second step' in your skincare routine - but rather, as part of your 'cleanse.' Cleansing and toning as one is like giving yourself a mini-facial every morning or evening - and as BEAUTY PIE founder and skincare expert Marcia Kilgore says: “ask any dermatologist or cosmetic chemist and they'll say the same thing: Good cleansing is a non-negotiable ‘STEP 1’ in your skincare routine." Marcia has paired-up some essential cleanser-and-toner duos according to your skin type. Simply find your 2-step solution below, then follow up with a serum and the best moisturiser for your skin type (here).
Super Healthy Skin Deep Purifying Clay Cleanser. Massage over breakout-zones for a deliciously deep clean.
Pick your potency: DR GLYCOLIC™ Pore-Purifying Glow Toner (10%) or DR GLYCOLIC™ Multi-Acid Micropeeling Pads (5%) Rub over face, behind ears, neck and chest. Flip and repeat. “You can follow with serum or an essence and then your moisturiser,” recommends Beauty Pie Founder, Marcia Kilgore.
Super Healthy Skin™ Hot Oil Double Cleansing Balm Gentle. Non-Stripping. Fragrance-free.
Jeju Daily Rehydration Mist. Soothes. Balances. Hydrates.
Infused with cold-pressed Rosehip Oil and Vitamin E, Plantastic™ Apricot Butter Cleansing Balm has as a thick, rich balm texture, for a nourishing deep clean. Clean. Cruelty-free. Gluten-free.
Triple Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Plump Dewy Skin Mist. Hydrates. Plumps. De-stresses.
JAPANFUSION™ Cleanser. Fragrance-free. Removes makeup, oils, pollution AND unclogs pores.
ÜBER YOUTH™ Super Elixir Microbiome Mist-On Serum. Anti-wrinkle. Anti-Hyperpigmentation. Pro-GREAT skin.