Well Toned: The Best Facial Toners For Every Skin Type

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* Balance your skin with the right toner
* Products for five of the most common skin types
* Complexion solutions at friendly prices

There could be just one thing standing between you and clearer skin: toner. If you don’t currently have one in your skincare routine, there are a few reasons why it’ll be a welcome addition.

They’re an excellent step towards a deeper clean – don’t be surprised to find a foundation-colored streak of makeup residue on your cotton ball even after a good face washing. They’ll also balance your skin’s pH levels after cleansing. And then the rest is about responding to your skin’s needs. If it’s oily, a toner like Paula’s Choice will restore balance and minimize the look of pores with natural antioxidants. For sensitive skin, a gentle toner with calming aloe vera will placate irritation.

Below, we’ve found the best facial toners for pretty much every skin type – scroll below to find your match from oily to combination to sensitive and more.

1. Combination: Thayers Rose Petal Toner

Natural rose essence, vitamin E and Thayer’s proprietary witch hazel formulation will balance out combination skin by soothing dry areas and regulating oily areas by not stripping skin with harsh solutions like alcohol.

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2. Anti-Aging: Andalou Clementine + C Illuminating Toner

Vitamin C is a naturally occurring skin brightener and antioxidant, and paired with aloe vera, will cancel out any traces of dullness and dryness. A spray pump applicator makes refreshing your complexion even easier.

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3. Acne-Prone: La Roche-Posay Clarifying Toner

If you’re prone to acne, a clarifying toner is a vital product to have in your arsenal. Keep pores clear from oil, dead skin and dirt build up while also calming irritated skin are key to managing flare-ups. This toner from La Roche-Posay does just that with a gentle dose of salicylic acid.

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4. Sensitive Skin: Mario Badescu Aloe Vera Toner

This famously old-school brand founded by European skincare guru to the stars, Mario Badescu, is still around because their products just work. Those with sensitive skin can still get the skin clearing and balancing benefits of a toner with this ultra-gentle, aloe-vera based product.

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5. Oily Skin/Enlarged Pores: Paula’s Choice Pore Reducing Toner

Pore Reducing Toner is packed with antioxidants and hydrating ceramides, balancing skin so oily areas are less noticeable and overall complexion becomes more even and smooth in tone.

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SPY tip: the best way to apply toner is using a cotton pad. Pour a few drops onto a cotton pad (or cotton ball), then sweep gently across the face, making sure to avoid the eyes.

Try these ones from Organyc. An Amazon best-seller, both the cotton rounds and the packaging are made with renewable and sustainable raw materials while being ultra soft and gentle on your skin. Plus: all packaging and materials are biodegradable and compostable.

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