Toners are an important step in the skincare routine that demands more attention. They can often clean more effectively, picking up makeup and dirt that your first cleansing left behind while providing nourishment with targeting formulas. These 10 toners will not only change your life, but they’ll also change your skin for the better with their natural, skin-friendly ingredients.
1. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution
This solution gently exfoliates skin for a more radiant and clear complexion. Harvesting the power of glycolic acid (an AHA that mildly exfoliates the skin), aloe vera, ginseng, amino acids, and Tasmanian pepperberry. Ginseng root and aloe vera brighten and soothe skin while Tasmanian pepperberry calms skin and reduces irritation caused by acid use. This cruelty-free formula is formulated without alcohol, oils, silicone, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, nuts, or gluten. Your skin will reap the benefits of this toner, improving texture, radiance, and overall skin health. Your skin will feel renewed and softer with this rejuvenating toner.
2. Ole Henriksen Balancing Force Oil Control Toner
This toner is great on all skin types but if you struggle with oil, large pores, or acne then this might become your holy grail. This powerful solution removes excess oil and refines pores without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. BHA and AHAs (salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids) work together with neem seed oil, eucalyptus, green tea, algae, and Irish moss extracts for a clear, more balanced complexion. The acids gently exfoliate while neem seed oil clarifies by unclogging, purifying, and minimizing pores. Green tea, eucalyptus, ale, and Irish moss extracts are known for their natural antiseptic properties and team up to absorb oil and refine pores. This toner is given Sephora’s clean ingredient seal, meaning its been formulated without sulfates, parabens, formaldehyde, and other harsh synthetic ingredients. This cruelty-free formula removes dirt, makeup, impurities, and oil for clear, refreshed skin.
3. Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Toner
Glow all day long with this renewing AHA toner from Ren. This cruelty-free formula will brighten your complexion with lactic acid, azelaic acid, willow bark extract, mandarin peel oil, orange flower oil, grapefruit peel oil, and tangerine peel oil. Lactic acid and willow bark extract together smooth, tone, and reduce the poor size, lactic acid alone diminishes discoloration while azelaic acid promotes a balanced skin tone, improving uneven skin tone and quality. Ren refuses to use unfriendly ingredients on your skin and is given the Sephora clean ingredient seal, free of parabens, sulfates, and other harsh ingredients. Ren’s resurfacing toner will give you a balanced complexion that will reveal your natural glow.
4. Youth To The People Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner
Brighten, tighten, and balance your skin with this gentle exfoliating toner. Lactic acid 8% and glycolic acid 11% work to reveal brighter, hydrated skin with smoother skin texture. Dull skin will be gone in no time along with the appearance of pores. Kombucha black tea ferment enhances the skin’s natural microbiome (helping to reduce shine, relieve congestion, and enhance radiance) while tree bark ferment makes skin appear more firm and youthful as well as defends skin from oxidative damage. Youth To The People is cruelty-free and given Sephora’s clean ingredient seal. Your pores will be less congested and your skin will find its elasticity again with this toner, making skin brighter and healthier.
5. Tarte Knockout Tingle Treatment Toner
Resurface skin with this skin-tingling vegan toner treatment. It will fight dryness, fine lines, and the appearance of large pores. Formulated with skin-loving ingredients not tested on animals, this formula has powerful components that fight for healthy skin. Glycerin helps hydrate and restore skin’s moisture levels, niacinamide reduces wrinkles and dullness for a brighter more youthful complexion, salicylic acid promotes cell renewal and helps get rid of acne, sulfur also helps with acne and improves looks of redness as well as pore size, and lactic acid exfoliates dead skin cells gently. Your skin will feel refreshed and nourished with this balancing toner.
6. Mario Badescu Witch Hazel & Lavender Toner
One of Mario Badescu’s most natural toners, this soothing toner clarifies while promoting hydrated, balanced skin. Witch hazel acts as an astringent to help shrink the appearance of pores and reduce inflammation, aloe soothes irritated and stressed skin, lavender essential water, and lavender oil acts as an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory while multitasking to provide aromatherapeutic benefits. Your skin will be restored with calm, clear skin that won’t feel stripped of moisture.
7. Thayer Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Facial Toner
This toner works to soothe and cleanse naturally. Glycerin hydrates skin, witch hazel reduces inflammation and cleanses, and aloe soothes. This toner has five different options between rose petal, lavender, cucumber, coconut water, and unscented. Lavender has the most benefits, as it calms skin, helps manage acne, reduces redness and irritation, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. The cucumber option also has a range of benefits like reduced irritation and diminished clogged pores. These options all have the same base and offer great benefits that target whatever your concerns are, giving you the opportunity to have a safe base with effective ingredients in each bottle.
8. Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner
This apricot toner calms and refreshes skin without stripping the skin of its moisture. This cruelty-free formula is free of parabens, SLS, SLES, mineral oil, and artificial color. Instead, it’s formulated with active plant extracts that are skin-friendly. Perilla Seed oil reduces irritation and calms skin. Sweet betty flower cleanses, tones, and moisturizes while rebalancing the pH levels. Saponins, extracted from quillaja wood, are a natural skin cleanser that will refresh your skin. It has a faint, pleasant smell of apricot (from apricot extract) and will leave your skin hydrated and smooth.
9. COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
This clarifying toner will exfoliate your skin gently while nourishing it deeply, leaving your skin so soft. This cruelty-free formula harvests the power of willow bark water, apple fruit water, sodium lactate, and glycolic acid to renew and moisturize the skin effectively. This toner works to control excess sebum and oil while giving skin essential vitamins to hydrate intensely. COSRX’s treatment will eliminate flakes while preventing acne from forming. The chemical exfoliants gently refine skin and nourishes so your skin will be left soft, smooth, and renewed.
10. Peach & Lily The Good Acids Toner
Say goodbye to clogged pores, dull skin, and uneven rough texture and hello to The Good Acids Toner. A gentle exfoliating toner that sloughs away dead skin cells and preps skin for the rest of your routine. Nourishing skin-loving ingredients like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, cape lilac extract, eggplant fruit extract, turmeric root extract, allantoin, and aloe work to clear your complexion without stripping the skin. Your skin will feel nourished from the cape lilac, eggplant, and turmeric extracts. Salicylic acid and glycolic acid cleans and unclogs pores while it renews skin. Your skin will be left clearer, and more radiant.