What is a toner and why do you need one?
We frequently get asked this question at Fig & Flower when making skincare recommendations. Toners are an important step in skincare to hydrate, revitalize, soothe, and balance the pH of the skin. Toners can be used right after cleansing or sprayed on the skin throughout the day for a good dose of refreshment or rehydration. Those with more oily or combination skin might feel a toner is enough on its own after cleansing, but those with dry skin usually want to follow up with a moisturizer to help lock in the moisture. Depending on ingredients, some toners or toning mists can also be sprayed on top of makeup to give your skin a more dewy look. Here is a look at some of the toners that we sell at Fig & Flower and how to decide which one could work best for you.
Aloe vera and Hyalaronic acid are the bases for this toner, making it ideal for those that want a boost of hydration. Indie Lee recommends spraying this toner on a cotton pad to help remove dead skin cell and environmental debris and wiping your face and neck. This is a great one to use in the morning after cleansing, to refresh your face throughout the day, as well as after the gym to get the sweat and dirt off that might clog your pores.
This product hydrates, tones, and provides light moisture all in one spray. By naturally filling cells with aloe water, the Hydrating Accelerator assists to plump, firm, and increase circulation of vital nutrients. Rich antioxidants and fatty acids soften, boost skin structure, and reinforce the protective acid mantle barrier. Perfect to use after cleansing as well as on top of makeup.
This product is ideal for those that want a little more from their toner. Those with more combination or oily skin are well suited for this toner, but those with dry skin can also use it as well. Sprayed on a cotton pad and wiped on the face, this products helps remove oil and grime without stripping the skin. This is also a great way to prep your skin before makeup application. The 3% natural AHA/BHA exfoliant helps dissolve skin cells and clears clogged pores. This toner also leaves a light layer of hydration as well as helps soothe irritation you might be experiencing. Since this product has some exfoliants in it, we wouldn't recommend it on top of makeup but it is great as the first step of your skincare routine, as a light moisturizer for those with oilier skin, as well as a refresher throughout the day. This one can be used on a cotton pad after the gym as well to help remove pore clogging bacteria.
Ideally used after cleansing, the Vitamin D Moisture Mist preps and hydrates the skin so that your favorite facial oil, serum, or moisturizer can perform at its best. This product can be used as the first step after cleansing or to help refresh your skin throughout the day. It also works well on top of makeup. The star ingredient of this product is Shiitake mushroom, a natural source of Vitamin D, that helps tone and balance the skin. This mist infuses skin with emollient oils and Vitamin E via a delayed time-release delivery system for long-lasting hydration and unparalleled efficacy, making it perfect for normal and dry skin types.
Hollybeth Organics Marigold Toner
This toner is ideal for those with more oily and acne prone skin, as it helps balance sebum production as well as helps reduce swelling and reduce scarring. Use this one as the first step after cleansing. For more hydration use your preferred oil, serum, or moisturizer on top.
Perfect for those with dry and sensitive skin, this floral solution calms, soothes, and balances dry and stressed skin. It also stimulates cell regeneration and provides a high level of antioxidant protection to reduce free radical damage. Use this one as the first step after cleansing or to refresh your face throughout the day.
This toner is perfect for those with combination or oily skin more prone to blemishes. This toner increases cell turnover and minimizes the occurrence of clogged pores and inflammation, while still providing a light dose of hydration with the inclusion of Aloe. Cell communicating ingredients enhance skin’s elasticity and barrier function to improve your skin’s tone resulting in a clarified and healthy complexion.
This rose scented toning mist provides deep cellular hydration, keeping dull dry skin at bay and promoting a clear, healthy and smooth complexion. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the human body and is a cell communicating ingredient that boosts your skin’s moisture content while reducing inflammation. This is a good one to layer under moisturizer for an added dose of hydration, as Hyaluronic acid draws in moisture from the environment around it, giving your skin a more plumped and moisturized look.
Toners are an excellent multi-use product that offer tailored benefits to the skin depending on personal hydration needs and lifestyle. We encourage you to come by Fig & Flower to test out some of these amazing products and see how adding a facial toner or mist can elevate your skincare routine.
For dry/normal: Hollybeth Organics Rose Geranium toner, Apoterra Rose Hydrating Toner, One Love Organics Vitamin D Moisture Mist, Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
All skin types: Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner, Ursa Major 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic
Combination/Oily: Hollybeth Organics Marigold Toner, Apoterra Neroli Clarifying Toner