The 13 Best Toners for Oily Skin
From the L’Oréal Portfolio of Brands
If toners aren’t already a staple in your regimen, we’re here to convince you otherwise. On a daily basis, your skin is exposed to dirt, oil, and impurities that can take a toll on your complexion. Cleansing is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to rid your skin of pore-clogging grime, but even the best cleansers out there could use a backup plan. To help ensure every last bit of dirt is thoroughly removed from your skin, it’s wise to incorporate a toner into your routine. Oily skin types can especially benefit from an oil-free toner, as most of these formulas can also help combat excess oil and shine beyond blotting papers and matitfying makeup powders. Curious to know which toners reign supreme for oily skin? Ahead, we share a list of the best toners for oily skin from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
KIEHL’S CALENDULA HERBAL EXTRACT ALCOHOL-FREE TONER
Don’t let problematic skin put a damper on your beauty game. With Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner—formulated with whole flowers and pure extracts—you can not only cleanse normal to oily skin, but also soothe and help improve problem areas without the use of alcohol or harsh synthetic drying agents.
VICHY NORMADERM PURIFYING LOTION
If acne pimples, blemishes, enlarged pores, excess shine, and a dull complexion sit on your list of skin concerns to address, try working in Vichy’s Normaderm Purifying Lotion into your routine. With continued use, this salicylic-enhanced toner helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and leaves the skin looking radiant and beautiful. Not to mention, it also creates a nice base for makeup application.
Vichy Normaderm Purifying Lotion, $19.95 MSRP
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KIEHL’S RARE EARTH PORE REFINING TONIC
Mattify your skin and minimize the look of pores with this dual-phase pore-minimizing toner. Powered by Amazonian White Clay, this formula is rich in minerals that helps eliminate surface toxins from the skin and control shine. The result? A smoother and healthier-looking skin appearance.
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic, $21 MSRP
LANCOME TONIQUE PURE FOCUS
If you’re striving for a more even and matte complexion, take Lancôme’s Tonique Pure Focus for a test run. The formula—enhanced with zinc gluconate—helps minimize the skin’s surface sebum to promote a complexion that appears more even and pores that appear reduced in size.
Lancôme Tonique Pure Focus, $26 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY EFFACLAR ASTRINGENT FACE TONER
Astringents are similar to toners, except they’re usually a bit more potent. If you have oily skin, give La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Astringent Face Toner. Keeping imperfection-prone skin types in mind, this micro-exfoliating lotion helps unblock and reduce the appearance of pore size.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Astringent Face Toner, $23.99 MSRP
BIOTHERM PUREFECT SKIN TONER
Formulated for normal to oily skin types, the Biotherm Purefect Skin Toner is a micro-exfoliating purifying toner that can help you achieve a matte, and shine-free complexion. As a result, pores are tightened, the skin’s texture is more refined, and the skin is left feeling clean.
Biotherm Purefect Skin Toner, $23 MSRP
SKINCEUTICALS LHA TONER
The SkinCeuticals LHA Toner—recommended for problematic skin—helps improve clogged pores and remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. Formulated with lipo hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid, you can expect this toner to thoroughly exfoliate your skin, revealing a brighter and more even complexion.
SkinCeuticals LHA Toner, $40 MSRP
LA ROCHE-POSAY SEROZINC
If you prefer toners that are clear, water-like mists, La Roche-Posay’s Serozinc fits the bill. This facial mist toner—featuring a zinc sulfate solution— targets key signs of oily skin that helps reduce the appearance of shine. As a result, the skin looks and feels less greasy.
La Roche-Posay Serozinc, $14.99 MSRP
KIEHL’S ULTRA-FACIAL OIL-FREE TONER
Get fresh and healthy-looking skin with fan-favorite toner by Kiehl’s. Keeping normal to oily skin types in mind, the Ultra-Facial Oil-free Toner helps reduce excess oil on the skin’s surface. Formulated with Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine, this non-drying toner gently removes residue, dirt, and oil without stripping the pores dry.
Kiehl’s Ultra-Facial Oil-Free Toner, $16 MSRP
AcneFree Witch Hazel Mattifying Toner
Witch hazel has become an incredibly popular ingredient in skin care, particularly in toner formulas. Known for its astringent properties, witch hazel toners can help soothe skin and reduce the appearance of excess oil. AcneFree’s Witch Hazel Mattifying Toner boasts not only witch hazel but also glycolic acid and aloe vera. Designed to reduce the appearance of shine while also clearing out any excess oil and dirt, this toner is a gem for oily, acne-prone skin types. Learn more about this effective toner, here.
Kiehl’s Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion
This multi-purpose astringent toner can be used either after shaving or on oily-prone areas of skin. Formulated with cooling ingredients such as camphor and menthol, Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion works as an ideal aftershave for men. However, men and women alike can use this toner for addressing excess shine.
Kiehl's Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, $18 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution Acne Toner
If you’re on the hunt for a toner that can help unclog your pores, reach for a clarifying solution such as this one from La Roche-Posay. Formulated with salicylic acid, this toner focuses on eradicating clogged pores while also working to smooth skin texture.
For Men: Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine Control Spray Toner
Men’s skin tends to be oilier than women’s skin. Fellas, if you’re having trouble controlling your oily skin, this oil-eliminating toner can help. The result? Excess shine and large pores are reduced. Plus, after just a single use, your skin will immediately have a healthy look to it.
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