If you missed out on the bulletin or didn’t receive the memo – toners have changed. Long gone are the days where toners would be used to remove the last traces of makeup, instead those times are saved for your second cleanse allowing toners to ramp up the pace and become more important within your skincare routine. Like everything in life it is never that simple and there isn’t one toner to do the trick. What’s recommended is a combination of a exfoliating toner followed by a hydrating one to ensure that your skin is kept plump and revitalised. I save my hydrating toners for use just in the mornings and although there are a lot out on the market, these three have established themselves as being winners in my book.
The Flight Friendly Toner – The REN Tonic Moisturiser Mist was my long haul flight BFF. It is rose scented and packed full of Hyaluronic Acid that revives and hydrates the skin. All housed inside a dinky little glass bottle that is very travel friendly, I took this toner in my hand-luggage on a long haul flight and spritzed away to prevent my skin from getting dehydrated. In terms of daily use this worked for me fine but I found I got the most out of it when bundled inside a jumbo jet.
The Luxury Toner – This Pai Bioaffinity Toner is near the top of the luxury scale when it comes to hydrating toners. It contains glycerin for the hydrating element so is perfect to use after an exfoliating toner to restore the balance of your skin. It also contains Rice Plant and Rosemary which makes it perfect for people with more sensitive skin due to the calming properties. More of a jump up the price bracket but a great luxury addition.
The Everyday Toner – When it comes to using a toner every morning to get my skin ready for moisture and to wake me up for the rest of the day, this is my favourite. The Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist contains rose (funnily enough!) and surprisingly marshmallow to sooth and hydrate the skin. Although I am not a massive rose fan this smells lovely in the morning and I don’t find it to be too overpowering. Second on the ingredients list is alcohol which can always be a worry but so far I haven’t had any negative reactions.
Do you use a hydrating toner in your skincare routine? What is your favourite?