Should You Be Using a Toner in Your Skincare Routine?

Let's be frank–skincare can be complicated!

Between cleansing balms, oils, serums, essences, ampules and eye creams, it's tricky to know which products you actually need and when to use them. At the core of your skincare routine, you need to use a face wash, a moisturizer and an SPF during the day—but if you want to up your routine and add in products that target skin concerns like pore size, acne and congested skin, a toner might be the next thing you add to your lineup.

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What is the point of a toner after washing your face you might ask? Cleansing your face is a vital step, but at times it doesn't always remove all of your makeup and debris from the day. Using a toner ensures that your face is clean and balances your skin's pH levels. Your products also absorb into your skin better if your face is damp, so after drying your face when you clean it it's good to wet it again with a toner so your products absorb deep into the epidermis. So which toner is best for your skin type? Find out!

For Oily Skin: Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner

If your skin leans on the oilier side, a good way to minimize oil production without drying you out is Herbivore's Jasmine Green Tea Balancing Toner, that'infused with green tea, willow bark, and witch hazel to balance, clarify, and hydrate combination, oily, and blemish-prone complexions. Plus, it's totally clean so you don't have to worry about any dirty ingredients, and it gives your skin a boost of antioxidants and hydration while monitoring oil production—win win!

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For Acne-Prone Skin: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution Acne Toner with Salicylic Acid

Acne-prone skin can benefit the most from incorporating a toner because it can help balance testy skin and clean out congested pores. This gentle yet effective exfoliating acne face toner with salicylic acid and glycolic acid penetrates deep to remove pore-clogging debris and smooth skin, while still leaving your skin feeling refreshed and even. This toner is great for getting rid of current acne, and with regular use will help prevent future breakouts. 

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For Congested Skin: Ren Clean Skincare Ready Set Glow Daily AHA Tonic

Sweep away dead skin cells and clear out clogged pores with this miracle working REN Clean Skincare glow tonic loaded with AHAs to gently brush away debris to reveal gorgeous smooth skin texture. This toner provides the perfect amount of exfoliation and is gentle enough for daily use.

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For Sensitive Skin: Caudalie Beauty Elixir

All skin types can benefit from a surge of antioxidants, and Caudalie's iconic Beauty Elixir is loaded with rosewater, orange flower and peppermint to revitalize even the most tired complexions. What's lovely about this is that it doubles as both a mist and a daily toner and works brilliantly on sensitive skin.

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