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Best Skin Toners

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The Best Skin Toners For All Skin Types

Toners come in different types to suits all sorts of skincare needs; the astringent, rinse or skin softener. They are used to remove excess oils or the last traces of makeup, and they return the skin to its normal pH level, giving protection against bacteria. Toners prepare the skin to receive nourishment by softening it, but avoid eye area as the skin is very delicate and prone to drying. Here are some of the best skin toners on the market.

Best Skin Toners
Hydrating Floral Spafresh, Espa, 200ml, £25

A hydrating toner enriched with essential oils and flower waters to refresh and comfort skin. Rose Damascena hydrates and Rose Geranium soothes and protects, while Neroli replenishes for beautifully soft, supple skin.

Pixi Glow Tonic With Aloe Vera & Ginseng 250ml, £24.95

Enriched with 5% glycolic acid – a natural derivative of sugar cane, and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family – this gentle, exfoliating formula dissolves the bonds binding dulling dead cells to skin’s surface, to reveal the ‘new’ healthy skin cells underneath.

Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Facial Toner, 145ml, £11.49, Burt’s Bees

Removes lingering dirt, oil and make-up. With Willow Bark, naturally derived salicylic acid, to help reduce acne and prevent breakouts. Made with skin clarifying witch hazel and lemongrass. Dermatologist tested, noncomedogenic and 99.5% natural.

Benefits Toner Benefit Moisture Prep Toning Lotion
Moisture Prep Toning Lotion, Benefits Cosmetics, 177ml, £25.50

Moisture Prep Toning Lotion allows the skin to fully optimise the benefits of your moisturiser. Contains vitamin E acetate, natural oat and meadowsweet…botanical extracts known to purify & smooth the skin and help reduce fine lines. This specialised formula contains a blend of aloe leaf and yeast extract known to clarify & soothe the skin.

Clarifying Toner 180 ml, £19.50, Murad

Helps control oil production and eliminate impurities for clean, refreshed, blemish-free skin. Can be used throughout the day to eliminate shine and refresh the skin. Removes impurities and eliminates oil. Calms and soothes redness and irritation.


Astringent Lotion Micro Exfoliant Clarifying Toner 200ml, £11.50, La Roche Posay Effaclar

Cleanses and exfoliates the skin to help unblock and reduce the appearance of pores for oily, blemish-prone skin. Contains sebum-controlling, purifying and micro-exfoliating LHA active ingredients Helps shrink pores and combat blockage immediately. For oily skin with dilated pores, irregular skin texture and imperfections.


Balancing Lavender Toner, 50ml, £7,  Elemis

Rebalances natural pH level and preserves the natural oils, without the use of alcohol or harsh detergents. Extracts of Ginseng, Sweet Betty Flower and Saponins from Quillaja Wood help to revitalise and moisturise skin, leaving a radiant and hydrated complexion.


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Gentle Skin Toner, 400 ml, £32, Gatineau

An alcohol-free toner designed to remove all traces of cleanser whilst respecting the skin’s pH and moisture levels. Formulated with soothing extracts of Silk and Cotton, pores are refined and the skin is left feeling refreshed and radiant. Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive.


Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner 200ml, £19.95

Formerly Rose Water, now with a new name and a bigger, better value bottle, but the same effective organic formulation. Balances and refreshes normal and sensitive skin.


Seaweed Oil-Balancing Toner Combination / Oily Skin 250 ml, £9.90, The Body Shop

Rebalance and revive your skin with this harmonising, alcohol-free toner. This will gently cleanse impurities while targeting combination skin, to purify and refresh.


Instant Boost Skin Tonic 200ml, £15.89, Liz Earle

Gentle and alcohol-free, it provides an instant boost of hydration to leave skin radiantly healthy-looking. Naturally active ingredients include aloe vera to hydrate, calendula, chamomile and cucumber to soothe and antioxidant vitamin E.


Supple Preparation Facial Toner 180ml, £20.99, Klairs

With a various plant extracts and soothing ingredients blended together for a calming formula, the non-irritating, super hydrating toner can be used for sensitive skin as well. For dry skin, use 2-3 times consecutively to give relief.


African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner, 4.2oz, £23.98, SheaMoisture

Dual action toner manages oil and shine without clogging pores. Purifies skin by removing any traces of dirt and make-up and controls shine without drying. Adds a matte finish to skin and refines the appearance of large pores. Ethically traded ingredients & sustainably produced


Aloe BHA Skin Toner – Facial Treatment, £17, Benton

For sensitive and delicate skin. Increases the resistance of the skin, regulates sebum production and minimises enlarged pores.

Main Photo: Tory Burch, Imaxtree