13 Hydrating Toners That Won't Dry Out Your Skin
From the L'Oréal Portfolio of Brands
When you research and write about beauty day in and day out, you tend to pick up on certain patterns. Trends that crop up, habits that seem particularly popular, etc. One common idea we’ve noticed is that, even among those with a steady skin care routine, toner is often considered unnecessary by the masses. Despite this widespread belief, toner is actually an essential skin care step. Toners have gotten a bad wrap due to drying formulas, but we’re here to tell you that isn’t always the case. A toner that contains alcohol can undoubtedly leave skin feeling drier than it did before, but there are plenty of toning products that aren’t packed with drying ingredients. In fact, the right formula may actually help hydrate your skin. Tempted by the idea of a moisturizing toner? Click through to revamp your outlook on toners with thirteen hydrating options from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands.
Vichy Pureté Thermale Toner
Cleansing and moisturizing go together about as well as any two things can, but you’d be wrong to assume that slathering your skin with moisturizer should immediately follow getting your skin clean. After cleansing, it’s time to tone. Use this alcohol-free toner to remove makeup residue and impurities that may be left behind after cleansing—then you’re free to move on to moisturizing.
Vichy Pureté Thermale Toner, $18 MSRP
Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Revitalizing Rose Lotion Toner
First things first, you’ll be hard pressed to find a toner that’s more deserving of being on display than this one. Trust us when we say, you won’t want to keep the pretty pink formula—infused with actual rose petals—stowed away in a cabinet or drawer. Of course, its lovely look isn’t all the toner has to offer; it also leaves skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner
As it turns out, toners aren’t reserved for a single skin type. Every skin care routine can benefit from the addition of a toner, whether it’s for dry, oily, normal, or combination skin. There are even toning options that are suitable for all of the aforementioned types, like this gentle toner from Kiehl’s. Formulated with squalene, avocado oil, and vitamin E, the alcohol-free formula gently removes surface debris while hydrating the skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner, $16 MSRP
Biotherm Biosource Toner Dry Skin
Chances are you know pollution can wreak havoc on skin, but have you considered combatting it with your skin care routine—or more specifically—your toner? After a long day commuting or exploring a bustling city, you can turn to this Biotherm toner to help sweep away pollution and impurities. Beyond being an anti-pollution product, the softening toner also provides long-lasting hydration.
Biotherm Biosource Toner Dry Skin, $23 MSRP
It Cosmetics Miracle Water 3-in-1 Tonic
Not only can toner benefit your skin by providing a dose of hydration, but it can also offer a helpful boost to the rest of your regimen. Neat, right? This multi-tasking toner works to increase absorbency, maximizing the results of any serums and moisturizers you use afterwards. Among its other benefits include removing dirt and oil, hydrating the skin, and making a complexion appear more luminous.
Lancôme Tonique Confort Rehydrating Comforting Toner
Not only is this toner perfect for dry, thirsty skin, but it is stored in a beautiful pink bottle and we’re suckers for pretty packaging. But let’s talk benefits, shall we? This refreshing and soothing toning lotion comforts the skin, while providing it with gentle hydration post-cleansing.
SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner
If you’re looking for an alcohol-free solution that also exfoliates the skin, then this equalizing toner is the right product pick for you. It’s fruit and acid blend helps balance the skin, while removing unnecessary residue. After use, enjoy the feeling of refreshed and restored skin.
SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner, $34 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Micro-Exfoliating Astringent Toner
This pore-minimizing toner is formulated with micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid, and can help refine the skin’s texture and unblock pores. It works wonders for oily skin, dry skin and acne-prone skin alike.
LANCÔME Tonique Radiance Clarifying Exfoliating Toner
Yes, some toners can even exfoliate your skin. In this formula, white lotus and clarifying anise extract speed up cell turnover and deliver a luxe balance of science and nature. After use, expect to see skin that looks fresh and radiant.
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner
If you’re on the hunt for an effective toner, that’s also gentle on the skin, then this product formulated with herbal extracts will suffice. This alcohol-free toner will help to soothe and improve problem areas, and gently cleanse facial skin without drying it out.
Kiehl’s Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
This is a mild toner that boasts the faintest cucumber scent. Made with the finest herbal extracts, this for a balancing, gentle astringent will leave skin soft, clean and toned. All you have to do is moisten a cotton pad and apply to skin where needed.
La Roche-Posay Clarifying Solution Acne Toner
For those with acne concerns, look to this exfoliating acne toner. A combination of acids help to remove pore-clogging debris and smooth skin texture, while also helping to reduce the appearance of blackheads and mild imperfections.
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