Skin Toner

16 products

    16 products

    Skin Toner - Australia

    For extra cleansing and nourishing power, toners are a must-have. Traditionally, toners remove excess oil, controls unsightly shine, and dissolves dirt - excavating the pores of build-up. Nowadays, toners are a far cry from alcohol-laden astringents, and contrary to popular belief - there's a toner for everyone, and not just oily skin types - with hydrating, refreshing, brightening, balancing, and softening properties. Even more, they prepare the skin for better absorption of subsequent skincare products. Look out for lotions, tonics, waters and essences, which are all alternative names for toning products.

    What ingredients should I look for in a toner?

    Look for ingredients like witch hazel, salicylic acid, and tea tree oil for oily and acne-prone skin. Baxter's Herbal Mint Toner gently exfoliates the skin and dissolves dirt and debris, making it an excellent choice for pimple-prone skin.

    For dry or sensitive skin, choose toners with hydrating and soothing ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera, and chamomile. Daily Rescue Hydrating Emulsion from Lab Series can be layered with a moisturiser or without, and offers potent and long-lasting hydration.

    Facial essences and lotions are packed with active ingredients that target specific concerns. Seek out ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hydration, niacinamide for brightening, and antioxidants like vitamin C and E for protection against environmental damage. For sensitive skin, look for calming ingredients like aloe vera and chamomile.

    What is a facial essence?

    A facial essence is a lightweight, hydrating liquid that penetrates deeply into the skin, delivering active ingredients to enhance skin health. It's used to prepare the skin for better absorption of serums and moisturisers.

    How do I apply toner?

    After cleansing and/or exfoliating, pour a small amount of essence into your hands and gently press it onto your face and neck. Pat it in until fully absorbed. Use it morning and night for best results.

    Who can use a toner?

    Most skin types can benefit from these products, but it’s important to choose formulations suited to your specific skin needs. Those with very sensitive or reactive skin should opt for gentle, fragrance-free versions and patch-test new products before full application.