The Edit: Smart Toners


Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary Bioaffinity Toner* | REN Tonic Moisture Mist* | Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist*

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?

*pr sample

  • lauren

    The jurlique rose water toner sounds really nice, i like the fact its a mist so it will wake you up!:)

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  • expatmuaddict

    These all look lovely! I am using the Elemis Apricot Soothing toner at the moment as my hydrating toner and I love spritzing it on my face!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

  • Lauren Lequime

    I love REN, that toner sounds really good! Might try it as I’m currently looking for a new toner x

  • Celina

    I think I’m most interested in the REN toner. I’m looking for a good refresher to pop in my bag for a flight or just everyday use and this sounds like a great one!

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • Shevasherapy

    The Jurlique one sounds lovely. And who would say no to marshmallows? Haha Right now, I’m using a toner from Etude House which is a Koren brand. It’s the Wonder Pore toner which is supposed to do seven things including making the pores smaller and controlling oil. Sp far, I can tell if it’s working. Haha

  • Amber Hunter

    I’ve been using a sample from Benefit of their hydrating toner though I’d love to get one that is a spray. These mini reviews were super helpful, thanks!


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  • Amy

    The Pai toner sounds so good and how nice does it look too! To be honest all of these appeal to me :)

    Amy x
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