For an instant hit of refreshing cleanliness, your face will thank you for treating it to a touch of toner. But, with so many on the market, it’s time to take a look at a few, from big-spends to purse-friendly options.
For a gentle but thorough option, there’s La Roche-Posay Physiological Soothing Toner. This smells lovely and fresh, is gentle on skin and mops ups every last bit of make-up that your cleanser might leave behind. It doesn’t leave skin dry either, so probably no need for moisturiser afterwards.
A good value choice is Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner, a really light product that is kind on delicate and spot-prone skin, and it’s also alcohol-free. It removes oil build-up and, if used regularly, it can help skin look clearer.
If dry skin is an issue, then try Dr. Organic Rose Otto Skin Toner. This has essential oils to prevent skin drying out, along with witch hazel for an anti-bacterial blast and aloe-vera to soothe. This is scented with rose and doesn’t irritate skin, making it a joy to use.
For a luxe choice, there’s Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-up Booster, that has an innovative cocktail of four natural ingredients. The first is an energy boosting shot of Vitamin C that stimulates the skin’s natural defences to keep it looking fresh all day, because young skin has lots of vitality it uses up energy so quickly that it does suffer from periods of fatigue and dull skin tone. The second is Turmeric or Indian saffron, a powerful antioxidant that strengthens this action. The third ingredient is purifying Alchemilla, an astringent plant extract that regulates sebum production to keep pores and the complexion clear. And finally, radiance-boosting Ginkgo biloba, to improve the skin’s uptake of oxygen so it looks brighter and healthier and to strengthen the walls of the skin’s super-fine network of blood capillaries. Pretty impressive, huh?