Daily use of toners after cleansing can really help to remove deep lying dirt and sebum from the skin, as well as thoroughly clean the skin of environmental pollutants. Light, gentle and astringent products, they’ll help to close your pores after moisturising, while leaving your skin feeling fresher and looking brighter for longer than simply cleansing alone. They come in a variety of styles, and with a range of additional benefits. This means they cater for a wide array of skin care needs, and you can change them up depending on the time of year or climate you’re in at the time.
But what are the best toners available on Mankind? We picked some of our favourites so you can try them for yourself.
This delicate and alcohol-free B & Tea Balancing Toner from Aesop is formulated with Panthenol and Antioxidant-rich Green Tea Extract, making it gentle and intensely nourishing. The lotion tones skin without stripping moisture, leaving your skin smoothed, cleaned, and toned.
Perfect for all skin types, those with sensitive skin will be especially appreciative, particularly if face washes and cleansers can trigger irritation.
The Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin Toner uses Bee Venom and Snail Secretion Filtrate, two ingredients which together produce impressive anti-ageing, firming, and blemish reducing effects. It’s non-drying, balancing, and gentle, while leaving skin noticeably brighter immediately after use.
This Astringent Oil Control Toner from Anthony comes in the forms of pads, which use a combination of alcohol and witch hazel, specially formulated to control oil and reduce shine, while tightening pores.
The Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner is ideally suited to delicate and hormonal skin type, and works fantastically even for those with extra-sensitive skin. Light, refreshing, and balancing, it controls oil production while brightening the complexion. It can also be used as an effective soothing eye treatment.
The Queen of Hungary Mist from Omorovicza is a revitalising, hydrating mist rich with minerals, that also functions effectively in the role of a toner. Using the power of Hungarian thermal water, it provides long lasting hydration and restores suppleness to the skin.
Clinique For Men Exfoliating Tonic is a multi-purpose toner that also acts as a chemical exfoliant while also being a perfect pre-shave treatment. Its innovative formula buffs the skin in the manner of a typical exfoliating product, but also tones, removing the build-up of deep lying dirt and impurities.
This Firming Facial Toner from Perricone MD re-balances the pH level of the skin using its non-drying ingredients such as DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid. Anti-oxidant rich, the product both nourishes and tones, leaving the skin brighter, cleaner, and firmer.