Tagging this on to my post that clarifies what toners are all about. Read that here if you're a toner newbie or if you want to take your toning to the next level.
If you're in the market for a toner I wanted to give you a quick run-down on the ones we've curated for Soko Glam so far. If you have anything you want to add to my mini reviews or you have any favorites not listed here, comment below and share what makes them great to help out your fellow readers!
Here we go...
BENTON BHA Aloe Toner ($17): This one's good for all skin types -- even both oily and dry. Why? Salicylic acid curbs production of sebum, which is the oil your skin produces that can lead to painful pimples. Aloe is very moisturizing and helps calm red inflammation. There's also snail mucin, one of the most popular ingredients on the market that encourages cell regeneration and plumps up the moisture to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
MISSHA Pore Correcting Toner ($14): Best for oily, combination, and normal skin. While you can't shrink your pores (which I wrote about here), this toner's willow bark extract does reduce oil production that can lead to pore clogging and stretching. It also incorporates saccharomyces ferment that helps skin get brighter by speeding up the cell renewal process (usually skin cells turn over every 28 days and this ingredient expedites it).
SU:M37 Water-full Skin Refresher ($50): SU:M37 products have been flying off the shelves, but you can sign up to get notified when we get it back in stock. This one's really great for sensitive skin because there's no added fragrance, colors, or preservatives but contains lots of hydrating ingredients (which help moisturize) and humectant ingredients (which help your skin hold the moisture).
MISSHA Enzyme Peeling Softener ($20): Good for anyone who wants exfoliating effects, especially dry or oily prone skin types. For those of you with dry skin, this toner will help slough off dead skin cells, which will get reduce dullness and flaking. For those of you with oily skin, this will help keep your pores clear to reduce the risk of breakouts.
O HUI Clinic Science Refining Medi-Toner ($46): Great for people with acneic or sensitive skin types. A lot of people who are prone to breaking out gravitate toward products that have witch hazel or other astringent ingredients that will help dry out the offending blemishes. True, they'll dry your blemishes, but they'll dry out a lot more than that -- they'll likely dry out your whole face. This toner has no astringents, so it'll keep your face soft, smooth, and calm.
O HUI Age Recovery Essential Skin Softener ($66): Good for people who want products that multi-task and don't want a crazy number of steps in their routine. This toner is almost like a serum, so if you're looking to cut back on products, I recommend using a cleanser first, then this softener, and then a moisturizer. That's it! I love this stuff, and it's the toner that I'm currently using in my routine. I'm planning on writing an in-depth review soon, but the quick facts are that this toner helps your skin plump up fine lines and deliver nutrients.
Like I said, this is by no means a comprehensive list of all the toners out there, so feel free to comment on what toner is currently working for you!