Many people have adopted face toners into their daily beauty routines. But unlike with more familiar products such as hair conditioners or moisturizers, the purposes and functions of face toners remains a mystery to many.
The main purpose of a toner for the face is to aid cleansers in fully removing all unwanted substances from the skin and then shrink large pores to prevent future buildup of external debris. Toners should be used in conjunction with cleansers as it penetrates beyond the surface level for a complete cleanse. The best facial toners have added vitamins and minerals such as thermal spring water to replenish essential ingredients for healthy skin while also targeting specific skin needs. With our wide selection of toners, you will be able to find the best toner for sensitive skin, or the best toner for acne prone skin—whatever your skin type.
What Does a Face Toner Do?
Toners are an essential part of skin care routines. It removes the excess oil on your skin, giving the appearance of smaller pores, while also restoring your skin's pH balance. Your skin is naturally acidic, with a pH of 5. After using a cleanser this balance might be altered, which is where toner comes in. To avoid the extra work your skin has to do to get back to its original pH balance and the resulting excessive oil production, you can use a toner to restore this balance. Toners also create a layer of protection after cleansing, closing your pores and reducing the penetration of impurities and contaminants into the skin.
How to Use a Face Toner?
To achieve the best results, after you cleanse your face, apply a small amount of toner to a soft cotton ball or pad and gently wipe your face and neck. Try not to oversaturate the cotton and use just enough product so it glides over your face. Make sure to use moisturizer after to add another protective layer on your skin and fully benefit from the toner. Browse our website or consult one of our Kiehl's experts to find the best toner for your specific skin type.