Is a Toner Essential?

Skin experts sometime disagree on whether a toner is an essential skin care item. But for many of us, toner is an essential and energizing step in a three part beauty regime of cleanse, tone and moisturize. There’s something about toners that we love, finding them refreshing, since they remove all the impurities and make up which cleansers leave behind, giving skin a healthy glow while minimizing pores.

How to Choose a Toner to Suit Me

A skin toner is also sometimes referred to as an astringent, clarifying lotion or freshener. It’s a liquid that’s primarily used after cleansing the face before applying moisturizer or make-up. It can help reduce pore size and remove excess oil. Modern toners are no longer drying and come in a number of varieties depending on skin type and need.

Choose a Gentle Yet Effective Toner

In order to find out which type of toner you need, you should to analyze your skin type – do you have dry, oily, sensitive or acne-prone skin? Perhaps a combination? Skin toners for oily skin should have no added oil, so check out the labels before you buy. You may need to switch toners according to season, since one which offers extra oil control might suit you in the summer, but dry out your skin in the winter. Toners to suit dry skin should be able to gently yet effectively remove the residues left behind by cleansers, make-up and daily debris left by the environment.

Gratiae’s Facial Cleansing Toner

Gratiae’s Facial Cleansing Toner hydrates the skin, while removing traces of cleanser, dirt and make-up. It is suitable for all skin types including dry skin while controlling shine and oil, and helping to keep pores clean and clear.