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African American skin tends to be on the drier side, so a good toner is important to help keep skin hydrated. A toner can also help to control oil production, which is important for keeping skin looking healthy and matte.
20 Best Toners For African American Skin
1. Bolden Skin Brightening Toner
Infused with glycolic acid that helps keep your skin hydrated
The oil-free formulation offers a non-greasy smooth skin
Enriched with antioxidants that help reduce the appearance of fine lines and spots
Our focus was to develop a toner product that harnesses the power of glycolic acid and antioxidants to brighten dark spots, diminish lines, and improve skin texture and tone. With regular use, discoloration from acne, sun damage and aging is dramatically reduced.
Oil-free moisture and calming botanicals reduce inflammation, soothe and hydrate problem skin. Our products are made in the United States and are always Paraben and Sulfate Free!.
A year ago, I was struggling to find a toner to add to my skincare regimen. I searched all over Google, Youtube, and Pinterest, when I finally found this toner on google images. At that point I desperately needed a toner for my face, so I bought the Bolden toner without hesitation.
After a few use, I saw some difference in my skin. I can see the dirt and dead skin my cleanser did not completely remove, my hyper-pigmentation is slowly disappearing, and my skin looks brighter. I love this toner.
It was really hard for me during the pandemic when you guys ran out because no other toners worked. This time I’m going to buy extra so I don’t have to go through the pain again. Great product.
This is the first glycolic acid I have ever tried & it did NOT disappoint. I had heard about glycolic acid making some individuals skin burn with/after usage, so I made sure to use this product with caution.
I have NOT have that experience with this product, even at the 10% formula. This product really helped to clear the blackheads from my nose & forehead. It also made my skin soft & helped to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, as well as dark spots left over from breakouts.
I am sensitive to most fragrances as I have atopic dermatitis, but the fragrance in this product has not been an issue. Would definitely recommend to a friend & purchase again (& again).
So I just wanted to come back and revise my original review. I really loved it at first, but after a week or two after use, I experienced the worst cystic breakout of my life and it’s been stuck on me for a few months now.
I know what purging is like on my skin & this was not purging unfortunately. I really really really wanted to LOVE this product & I know it works for so many folks! But if you have extremely dry or sensitive skin, I would maybe consider something different.
It’s always worth a try if you feel open to it! I’m glad I could support Bolden. I just think my skin is too sensitive for this product.
Restore clarity and radiance to skin after every cleanse. This Rose and Witch Hazel toner boasts natural astringent properties that ensure surface impurities are removed without stripping the skin. Aloe Vera replenishes skin with soothing hydration as a floral blend of Black Rose, Rosewater, and Rose Oil helps provide an antioxidant boost.
Skin is cleansed and its moisture barrier is protected-revealing a fresh and more youthful-looking complexion.
I knew Mario Badescu was a good line. I remember first hearing of it from Martha Stewart. So I’m not surprised by how good it is, but by what it achieved. I had run out of toner and bought a sample size of this.
For sometime the skin on my face felt like sandpaper. Nothing improved it from prescription retinols, peels, heavy moisturizers. Was diagnosed with rosacea and and sebhorreic dermatitis a few weeks ago, and rx’d azealex cream, which mildly improved the roughness.
Then, I bought a sample of this toner and after first use, the roughness was gone. My skin feels hydrated like it did when I was younger, upon waking from a good night’s sleep. Do you know that dewy feel? I know it’s the toner because I use it in my neck and chest, and the dewy feel extends to there.
Love this product and I can’t wait to try more of the MB line. I’m giving it a + rating for all categories but scent, which is rose. I don’t like rose scented anything, but I will continue to use this for its super effect.
Read me if you have oily skin! I use this twice a day after Mario’s enzyme gel cleanser, apply Clinique serum (clear gel with the purple pump for wrinkles and fine lines, their new product. Can’t remember the name, sorry! ), top with Bioderma “mat control” pore refiner mixed with Bioderma “mat control” mattifying moisturizer.
I’m *almost* 29 with oily T zone and pore issues, this regimen has been WONDERFUL after just FOUR DAYS. My skin stays clear, sans oily t-zone, all day in summer heat. Dermstore has a fabulous tinted sunscreen that makes my skin a mattified porcelain dream! I have struggled for years with acne, now I’m just tightening my fine lines and oily skin.
Con: This toner makes my skin smell like a 90 year old granny’s perfume. Pro: This toner makes my skin as soft as a 9 month old baby :).
As someone with oily skin, I’m not a huge fan of toner. While I do wish I could just eliminate all the oil in my face, I would like to do so in a way that doesn’t irritate my skin. I received a sample of this toner (and since it was FREE) I thought, yea why not use it and then review it.
First time I used it, my skin was red, and it burned a bit. Used it later that night and on the second application, my skin did not burn or turn red. It has no smell and is white instead of a light pink as pictured above.
Guess it’s just an average toner except it does not burn, which then in turn does not make this toner average.
Bliss Clear Genius Toner + Serum is a game-changing treatment that combines the benefits of a toner plus serum to purify pores, tone skin and deliver concentrated ingredients for ultimate clarity without over-drying or irritating skin.
It is powered by Bliss proprietary CLARITY 5 COMPLEX and clinically proven to deliver clear, calm skin in 14 days. Bliss products are 100% cruelty-free, free from more than 1,300 harmful ingredients, and 100% recyclable.
Hey, Beauties! I received a toner and serum that’s a “clear genius. ” #blissskincaregiftedme the Bliss Clear Genius™ Clarifying Toner + Serum combines the benefits of a toner and a serum. The dual action Clear Genius Toner & Serum is clinically proven to provide clear, calm skin in days.
The game-changing treatment combines the benefits of a toner that gently refreshes your skin without stripping your skin’s natural moisture and a serum to treat. The toner cleaned and toned my skin, while the serum delivered concentrated ingredients for skin clarity and texture.
That’s two steps in one. In a matter of days, the dual-acting toner & serum decongested my pores and exfoliated dead cells; my skin looked clearer and smooth. So, what powers this Blue miracle treatment; it’s Bliss’ proprietary Clarity 5 Complex, BHA (Salicylic Acid), which clears out pores and controls excess sebum while promoting cell turnover.
Witch Hazel soothes and tones and clears clogged pores. Niacinamide, a. k. a Vitamin B, helps diminish pores and blemishes while shielding skin from environmental stressors. Zinc regulates your skin’s oil production while calming redness, and CICA calms and soothes your skin from dehydration or irritation.
I’m obsessed with Bliss Skincare, but this toner serum is my favorite; as a combination oily skin gal, it provides my skin with brightness, acne/oil control, hydration, and a glow with no irritation! A must “try”! All Bliss products are clean, cruelty-free, Vegan, Green, and planet-friendly; Huge thanks, @bliss for gifting me this fantastic skincare product to review!.
Hey Beauties!! #BlissGiftedMe this game-changing treatment that combines the benefits of a toner plus serum to purify your pores, tone your skin and deliver concentrated ingredients for ultimate clarity without over-drying or irritating skin.
This is powered by Bliss’ proprietary CLARITY 5 COMPLEX™ with BHA (salicylic acid), witch hazel water, niacinamide, zinc PCA & cica. The unique soothing, cushiony formula is Alcohol Free, Non-Comedogenic, Vegan and Cruelty Free! This product is made for all skin types, especially oily and problem skin.
Key Ingredients: BHA (Salicylic Acid)~ Clears out pores and controls excess oil production while promoting the easy removal of dead skin cells. Witch Hazel Water~ Natural astringent soothes and tones while helping clear clogged pores.
Niaiacinamide~ Also known as Vitamin B, helps diminish pores and blemishes while shielding skin from environmental stressors. Zinc PCA~ Regulates skin’s oil production while calming redness. Cica~ Known to calm and soothe skin from dehydration or irritation.
After I read that this had Cica in it, I knew I was going to fall in love. This toner is so light and soothing. I found no irritation or drying upon using this product, which is wonderful. I also found this to leave my skin looking cleaner and healthier.
You can find this beauty at @UltaBeauty, @Target, @Walgreens @CVSPharmacy, @Amazon and @Walmart. Product Shown: @Bliss~ Clear Genius Toner + Serum.
I was gifted this product from Bliss to review. Prior to receiving the Clear Genius Clarifying Toner + Serum, I had mainly used witch hazel or astringent type of toners. I always liked that dry but hydrated feel after using those toners so I was very curious to see how this one held up.
First, I love a product that is multi-functional, and this serum and toner combo is perfect. Second, there is still witch hazel in the toner, but the smell is very mild. Much different than my usual liquid toners.
Third, the texture is gel-like, but very soft and non-sticky. It took me a little bit to get used to the top dispensing system, but once I did it is an ingenious detail to this product. One of my favorite things about Bliss is that they seem to really consider the consumer when creating their packaging and products.
They feel very attainable and luxurious for the middle-class working person or stay-at-home parent or anything in between. Lastly, this product works! I do not have consistent breakouts, but here and there, (especially in the summer heat) I will get a pimple or two that will pop up every so often.
When that happens I use this product both morning and night and within 24-48 hours the pimple is gone! My teenage self would have bought this product in bulk had it been available in the early 2000’s.
This is a great product for acne prone skin or skin that gets breakouts here and there.
Applied directly after cleansing, this nourishing facial toner restores the skin’s natural balance and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. An effective combination of enriched mineral water, which is in every product in the Hydrating Skincare Line, moisturises and smooths the skin, providing it with nutrients which are also naturally produced in the skin.
The skin is perfectly prepared for further skin care. Cucumber, camellia, liquorice, aloe leaf and lavender render the skin soft and smooth. Vitamin B5 nourishes the skin and leave it perfectly prepared for the next step.
I have never tried this tonic until recently. I have been using a toner from another high end company but I honestly like this better. It leaves my face feeling smooth and clean without irritating my skin at all.
I personally love the natural, herbal smell to this product. This will definitely become part of my skin care routine. I use this after my cleanser and before the BB hydrating face cream, which is also awesome by the way.
I used this today and it gives that glass skin look! I didn’t even use moisturizer bc I was running out the door. I kept getting compliments on my skin and i literally just have this. So I thought I would write a review here to share.
My skin is normally oily but it feels less oily and just hydrated.
Just finiahed this beautiful toner. Leaves skin feeling soft and glowly. Smells nice. I put the product on cotton and wipe all over face. Does a great clean. Definitely one to try. Great price as little goes a long way so not using to much.
This hydrating toner is to our complexion what a date with Harry Styles is to a teenage girl—totally, unbelievably awesome. Ms. Paula’s moisturize-restoring toner, which is applied after you wash your face but before you put on moisturizer, whisks away excess oil and dirt.
Beyond boosting the performance of your cleanser, the refreshing formula soothes to relieve redness and improve skin tone, smooths wrinkles, and firms skin.
This product is absolutely perfect. This has become a key part of my anti-aging routine. I love the combination of antioxidants (EGCG, carnosine, genistein, ferulic acid, quercetin) and barrier supportive ingredients (fatty acids) and soothing ingredients (licorice root).
This product is SUPER lightweight and slightly milky. I dash out a couple of shakes into my palm, spread it on my hands, and quickly rub it on my face. NEVER use a cotton round with anti-aging toners like this; you will waste so much product.
That brings me to my next point: please don’t think of this product as a “toner”. Toner doesn’t serve the function that we think it used to; they don’t balance ph or any of that nonsense. Just think of this product as an antioxidant-enriched watery essence.
I apply this on slightly damp skin before serums and moisturizers. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT.
Hydrates like no other. I have normal to combo skin, I need very little, but I cannot do without this toner. It has been out of stock for so long I have been cycling through several other PC toners and none live up to this one.
I currently have a much more complex skincare routine in attempt to mimic the results I had with this toner. desperate to get back to my 4 step routine where this power house carries the majority of my needs.
Customer Care: Hi Lena! Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you love this toner! I’m so sorry that it hasn’t been available – we miss it too! We hope this product will be back in stock soon, but unfortunately, we do not have an exact indication of when this will be.
I kindly ask you to check the website in a few weeks. Our website is updated regularly and therefore you will be able to see this product listed once again as soon as it becomes available. Kind regards, Shannon – Paula’s Choice Customer Care.
I was initially hesitant to use this product as it’s more for drier skin types, and I have oily acne-prone skin with large pores. I was worried this would break me out or feel too heavy for my skin. I was wrong and completely surprised at how much I love this toner.
I use it morning and night and only use a little bit, two or three shakes of the container. I apply it on damp skin and follow it with my regular routine. I’ve only used this for four or five days but I’m amazed at how calm and plump my skin looks.
I really didn’t think that was possible for my skin. This toner does everything it says it’ll do-my skin is less red and irritated looking, my pores are less noticeable, and my skin just looks really healthy and hydrated.
I’m extremely impressed with this toner and will continue using it.
I love this toner. It smells so good almost like Christmas time with a hint of cinnamon which I love because sometimes with medical grade skin care products they don’t always smell the best. This product is very affordable I love the packaging and have sleek and easy to use it is.
I’ve noticed a difference in my skin when I use this toner. I can tell that my skin is absorbing the products I apply after the toner so much better than when I wasn’t using a toner at all. I typically shake about 2 quarters (for size reference) worth into the palm of my hand and gently pat it into my skin.
Let that dry for a few seconds and then I proceed with applying any serum‘s and creams and finally finished with my moisturizer. I feel like using this toner helps my skin to better absorb all of the benefits of the additional products that I use.
I am of the belief that toners are not a necessary part of your skincare routine, especially if you’re cleansing adequately and following that up with an effective regimen. But, personally, there are days when I just feel like I want to take another pass over my skin with something, and that’s when I reach for this.
The formulation is totally unique and unlike anything else on the market. Yes, it smells like pumpkin, which some may not enjoy. I’ve been enjoying this during the humid summer on my oily skin, but come fall and winter, it will likely be too much.
I decided to try this toner after reading the reviews. Toning is one of my favorite steps of my morning and nightly skin care routine, so I like trying new ones and usually have 5 or 6 in my rotation at any given time.
I like having options so that I can switch it up according to what I feel my skin’s needs are at that time. I have been using this one about three times a week, sometimes morning, sometimes evening. It definitely does a good job.
tingles a little when applied. I like that! The only thing. I don’t love the smell. You can definitely smell hints of pumpkin. I don’t hate the smell. just don’t love it.
Thayers Alcohol-Free Cucumber Witch Hazel Face Toner, 12 oz Stay as cool as a cucumber. THAYERS Cucumber Face Toner visibly improves the quality of skin, revealing glowy, moisturized skin that looks and feels healthier.
Our alcohol-free, gentle, non-drying skin toner acts like a remedy to hydrate skin all day, helping skin feel purified, balanced, and renewed. Skin texture is visibly smoother, pores appear smaller, and skin tone looks more even after using this witch hazel face toner.
Founded by Dr. Henry Thayer, Thayers Natural Remedies’ time-honored formula is made with Cucumber and our unique, proprietary blend of Aloe Vera and non-distilled Witch Hazel, grown exclusively for Thayers on a family farm in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Our method of extracting Witch Hazel avoids distillation and does not require the use of alcohol, ensuring that our Witch Hazel is alcohol-free. Tried and true, Thayers Natural Remedies has been a fixture in medicine cabinets for generations – once you use them, you’ll know why.
I had been using Paulaâ€™s Choice salicylic acid toner forever. But I came into some financial struggles and couldnâ€™t justify spending $30 on face toner anymore. And then I discovered Thayerâ€™s Blemish Clearing toner, for HALF the price of Paulaâ€™s Choice! And it is absolutely superior in every single way! ğŸ˜ Pros of Thayerâ€™s Blemish Clearing toner: – Only $14 on Amazon ğŸ“¦ – 2% salicylic acid âœ¨ – All natural ingredients like aloe, witch hazel, lemongrass oil, tea tree oil ğŸŒ± – Smells heavenly! ğŸ˜Œ – Leaves no sticky residue or tackiness ğŸš« – The bottle is huge, and even with daily use it lasts me about 2 months ğŸ’° – Makes skin visibly clearer and brighter upon the first use! ğŸ¤— The ONLY con of Thayerâ€™s is that it can make your skin feel a little bit tight.
So be sure that whenever you use this, you follow up with a good moisturizer!! I like to use Ponds Dry Skin Cream. One more thing: your skin will look noticeably clearer after the first use. HOWEVER, brace yourself for a purging period.
About a week into using this daily, my skin started purging. It took about another week or two, and my skin cleared back up! And now it looks clearer than ever! I hardly even wear makeup anymore unless Iâ€™m going out.
If youâ€™re struggling with acne, give this product a chance! Youâ€™ll be so glad that you did! ğŸ¥°.
This Hydrating Toner removes dirt, oil, and debris, and prevents free radical damage. The hydrating agents improve moisture retention, softening, and smoothing the skin. Additionally, the PCA Skin Hydrating Toner balances the skin’s pH levels to keep skin not only refreshed, but balanced.
This Hydrating Toner is suitable for use throughout the day to set makeup, as well as to replenish hydration on the go. Skin is left clean, soft, and hydrated, as well as being protected from damaging free radicals.
Reading the reviews before buying, I was a little skeptical. I mean, how *incredible* can a simple hydrating toner be? To everyone I doubted — I’m sorry. This toner truly is magical. It is so incredibly refreshing and is perfect for sensitive skin.
I’ve used PCA’s other toners, and the Smoothing toner is definitely still a staple in my routine for keeping blemishes at bay, but I’m planning on replacing the Nutrient toner with this Hydrating one instead.
It’s just a really nice toner that leaves your skin hydrated (duh) and refreshed.
Sheamoisture’s African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner acts as a dual-action astringent that removes impurities while helping address skin problems associated with acne. Manages oil and shine without clogging pores; controls shine without drying out skin.
Adds a matte finish to skin. Made with natural and certified organic ingredients. African Black Soap is a natural remedy for blemished, troubled skin. Tamarind extract is a natural astringent which helps exfoliate and brighten skin.
Tea tree oil promotes healing with naturally anti-septic properties.
Can someone from the brand please tell me why ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL is the SECOND INGREDIENT listed on my toner? That cannot be in any way safe for the face! I am mortified that I have been spraying hand sanitizer in my face for weeks without knowing.
My face has completely broken out since I started using this product because the ALCOHOL DAMAGED MY SKIN BARRIER. Please! Someone better have an explanation for this.
i’m filipino, 25 y/o, oily in my t zone and normal everywhere else on my face, if i have breakouts they’re usually near my temples, i also weigh 115 lbs so i drink 115oz of water every day. i’ve used so many different toners (witch hazel, tatcha, proactiv, brand name to drugstore, etc.
you name it) and this is the only toner i swear by! after my face wash i spray six pumps onto a cotton round (i actually just got reusable cloth rounds!) and lightly apply all over my face, then my spf moisturizer in the morning (or use my moisturizer with no spf at night).
this toner absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave a film on my face, leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, and gets rid of any excess sebum on my skin leaving it matte, but still feeling hydrated. i also love that there’s almost no smell to it (i hate fragrant face products!).
overall 10/10, have been using it for i think four or five years now and swear by it. will never use another toner! only downside is that it’s been getting harder and harder for me to find in drugstores or at my target store so i’ve resorted to ordering through amazon.
Speaking of the toner. I’m glad there’s no alcohol in it so I can avoid that burnt sensation after washing my face and applying the next product. Complements the cleanser really well wiping off the extra grime that i could’ve missed from the washing.
I can tell gets the job done because I actually love the soothing feeling. My face looks super refreshed and that feeling is amazing. Mattifies my skin and also helps with acne. I even believe I can use it on parts of my body like my back and shoulders since I tend to get acne/ pimples every once and a while (which I consider being so annoying) and if this product can help me with that.
what a wonder!! I actually think this product would absolutely cleared up my body. Can’t wait to try that!!! I highly recommend this product to oily skin types and the price point is a plus too, trust me.
Differin Pore-Minimizing Toner with Witch Hazel is an ideal addition to any daily skincare routine, and suitable for all skin types even dry skin. Its alcohol-free gentle formula was designed by dermatologists to soothe and condition skin with Vitamin B, Rosehip Extract, Chamomile and Aloe, as Witch Hazel works to remove excess oils on skins surface, as well as pore-clogging impurities to reduce the appearance of pores.
Differin recommends using Differin Pore-Minimizing Toner immediately after your regular cleanser, and/or as a preparation step prior to applying Differin Adapalene Gel 0. 1%. This product is gentle enough for daily use, AM and PM, and is also paraben-free, noncomedogenic (wont clog pores) and dermatologist tested.
I typically stay away from toners because I’m used to them stinging and not really having a major affect on my skin. I’ve been off birth control a few months and ever since my skin has been breaking out like crazy.
I just want to say I’ve only used this toner for 2 nights. I’m not reviewing how well the product works, if it minimizes pores, etc etc. i just want to brag on how SOOTHING this product is. No sting what so ever.
It feels so good to put on your face. I can’t even describe it. Not to be gross but I’ve applied it to bleeding zits I just popped and NO STING, it just feels good on your skin. With a light powder type scent.
I will come back for another review once I’ve used it long enough to comment on the other details. I love it already.
I’m really baffled. I turn 30 next month and my once clear and even skin had really become extra sensitive to just about everything, from retinol to hyaluronic acid, it just appeared I would have either enflamed or dried skin slowly wrinkling and discoloring for life.
I use the differin adapalene gel, which has helped my acne and my wrinkles miraculously, but my skin is so so sensitive to it. I bought this toner because I was finally at my wits end and seeking anything that could gently calm my skin, I found this while also grabbing my gel and omg.
I am not joking when I say it delivers what it promises and then some. My red and dried cracking skin was instantly soothed by this, when any lotion (with parfum or not) would exacerbate it, eliminating moisturizing at all.
I cannot believe how well this skin care routine is working for me, touching on skin problems not even bc could touch. I highly recommend this toner, it will not hurt your sensitive skin! I am not sure what magic Differin is casting on it’s products, but it’s powerful!.
I have been using this product for the last week with the knock off differin gel from cvs and I must say I am really enjoying it. I wasn’t sure if I would. I thought it might be too much but it’s really nice and has a pleasant scent.
It’s not too strongly scented and doesn’t feel like you’re putting something medicated on your face. It has been working nicely at clearing up my bumpy acne I absolutely hate on my face. I have all of these small bumps all over my face and using the active ingredient in differin seems to be the only thing that helps with this problem.
The only thing is you have to be consistent or the bumps will come right back. Overall a great product! I recommend.
Our oil-free facial toner visibly reduces excess oil on the skin surface and at the same time makes the skin look fresh and healthy. The non-drying, alcohol-free formula with Flame Grass Root Extract and Antarcticine soothes and moisturizes, removing existing residue, dirt and oil without draining important moisture from the skin.
Soak a cotton pad with toner and smooth over previously cleansed skin. Avoid the eye area. Finally, apply Ultra Facial Moisturizer. Oil-free formula visibly reduces excess oil on the skin’s surface / Non-drying, alcohol-free formula / Free from paraben, silicone and fragrances Antarcticine (Glacial Glycoprotein Extract).
I’ve seen a number of reviews saying this product was drying. I don’t see how it could possibly be drying. This is a water based toner. The third ingredient is squalane, a shelf-stable hydrocarbon derived from squalene, which is a naturally occurring skin moisturizing agent and protector.
The product also contains emulsifiers, stabilizers, one of which can help combat fungal acne, and three different oils. Squalane penetrates into the skin, and doesn’t leave heavy residue, which may make someone believe it was not providing moisture.
Many moisturizing products I find tend to leave a heavy film that seems like it would be moisturizing my skin, but is actually just a thick layer that isn’t providing benefit beyond serving as an emollient.
Products like this one should be used under more emollient moisturizers, but still provide important care to deeper levels of the skin that are not provided by heavier products. It is frustrating to see people who don’t seem knowledgable about skincare ingredients commenting on well-researched, safe and effective products.
It sounds like someone calling a bottle of water “drying. ” For people with acne, the oil content may lead to breakouts. I find that applying this after a BHA or niacinamide step aids in avoiding breakouts.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner is a pH-balances soothing toner that gently removes surface debris and remaining residue while hydrating, comforting skin, and refining skin texture. Key Ingredients: – Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes and softens skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness – Avocado Oil moisturizes, nourishes, and visibly softens skin – Squalane adds weightless hydration and locks in moisture, restores the proper balance of natural oils in the skin – Glycerin replenishes and restores the skin by drawing and locking in moisture This has a creamy milk-like texture that is white in color.
It is lightweight and absorbs nicely into the skin. Once it has absorbed there is no stickiness left behind nor does it leave my skin feeling greasy. I love how calming and soothing this toner is. Always feels comforting when using.
I always bust this out when my skin is feeling dry or is irritated. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed, soothed, soft, and smooth after each use. I would recommend for those who have combination and dry skin, but would avoid this toner if you have oily skin.
PROS: ✅ Free of alcohol ✅ Gentle. Doesn’t irritate my skin ✅ Lightweight and Absorbs well ✅ Hydrates my skin ✅ Soothes and Calms skin ✅ Doesn’t leave skin feeling sticky or greasy ✅ Skin is softer and smoother after continuous use CONS: ❌ Not a fan of the scent.
I am IN LOVE with this milky toner!! My face is so sensitive to products & I was nervous about trying this. In just 3 days I could see a difference! The scent is light & my skin feels so moisturized when I use it! I don’t use a cotton pad.
Instead, after cleansing my face I pour a dime sized amount into the palm of my hand & spead it all over my face. It doesn’t irritate ANYTHING. Not even the eye area! 2 months ago I decided to add the Ultra Cleanser & Moisturizer.
I’m not kidding when I say people have asked me if I’ve had resurfacing done. My fine lines have diminished SO much & my skin glows! I will never use another brand again. This is THE holy grail!.
Say goodbye to dull skin! The e. l. f. Cosmetics Keep Your Balance Toner removes impurities and refreshes the skin with hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, and aloe. The result is soft, fresh and balanced skin.
I started using this for the seven skins regimen. I am obsessed with this stuff! It smells so freaking good! So crisp and refreshing, it’s like tea tree without the minty smell. I can’t describe it, but the cleansing balm smells the same as this too.
It’s amazing! The toner/essence is actually pretty hydrating for how dry it is right now. I didn’t have high hopes for the toner, but it’s going to be an addition to my skin care routine. Patting this into your face instead of wiping with a cotton ball actually gives your face a beautiful glow.
Ever since I started patting in my moisturizers, lotions, toners, etc. my skin has been super glowy and hydrated. I’m amazed! I highly recommend this, the cleansing balm, and the oil control lotion. They’re very inexpensive, so even if they don’t transform my face into a perfect one, the smell alone is worth the purchase haha.
I’ve noticed my skin has been a lot less oily than usual since adding these e. l. f. products. My skin is much clearer too! I highly suggest double cleansing and starting off with the e. l. f. cleansing balm because if you don’t like it or if it’s not for you, you didn’t waste a bunch of money like a lot of these cleansing balms going for $40.
For this toner, I don’t know if it would be enough to use as your sole toner, but it’s definitely a good one to use at night or in the morning. Way to go e. l. f. for kicking up the quality of their products and keeping them affordable! I’m definitely going to be trying the facial cleansers next!.
I love this toner. I have never used a toner before, aside from using pure witch hazel which dried out my skin. But this toner is perfect for people with sensitive skin and I would said combination skin.
Some areas of my face get more dry than others but my T zone is oily. It works fantastically. I start with the Holy Hydration Cleanser then apply this toner and follow it up with the fragrance free Holy Hydration cream.
It’s totally changed my skin care routine, that was otherwise barely existent. Highly recommend.
I bought this yesterday to try it, I didn’t stop to read the ingredients and I wish I did. The second ingredient is alcohol! NEVER USE ANY SKINCARE PRODUCT IF ALCOHOL IS IN THE TOP 3 INGREDIENT LIST! (Unless directed by a dermatologist,) Alcohol dries out skin, it sucks out all of the moisture! Doesn’t matter what ingredients are below, the higher on the list, the more potent the ingredient is.
I put this toner on my face, just to see how bad it was and talk about burn, baby burn. This toner is an exact case of get your monies worth, and honey, this is cheap. Cheaper then cheap. I’m pouring my bottle down the drain,.
Restore dry, aging, oily and sensitive skin with a drop of this deeply hydrating facial toner. Light, silky-smooth texture almost feels like nothing as the formula will be absorbed into skin in seconds.
Yet, powerful in moisturizing, anti-aging, nourishing irritated skin with 50% hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extracts and 4 natural ingredients. Give your skin a natural and cruelty-free treat! After cleansing, apply an appropriate amount onto a cotton pad or hands and swipe or gently tap in until full absorption.
A moisture-bomb toner contains 3 different types of hyaluronic acid that fills up your dry and tired skin with moisture. Light texture toner which is absorbed into the skin quickly. Supplies fresh moisture to dried skin and maintains skin to be moist for a long time.
This is the only toner that my face likes, lol. I’ve been using this twice a day for 2 weeks now, and It made my skin very hydrating and glowing. The texture is viscous and the consistency is not thick nor oily.
This has helped me a lot and in the morning my skin feels so soft, plumped and nourished. The ingredients of this toner is really suitable for my skin and it didn’t irritate my skin nor gave me any allergic reaction.
I have a very sensitive skin so it’s hard for me to find toners that my skin will love and that will provide the effects that I want.
Picture for illustration purposes only. LHA Toner is a clarifying toner that is ideal for combination oily skin. It is formulated with a triple combination of exfoliating agents, including lipo-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid, it removes excess residue and surface cells to get rid of clogged pores.
Designed for aging skin that this prone to breakouts, it has a low pH to efficiently exfoliate and reveal brighter, more even and refined skin. Features a blend of salicylic acids to address breakouts and visible signs of aging The low pH if the acidic solution optimises acid efficacy Synthetic fragrance-free Ideal complement to aesthetic procedures and at-home cosmeceutical use.
One of my holy grail go-to is @skinceuticals LHA Toner ✨ This is ideal for individuals looking to improve excess oil production, enlarged pores, congestion, breakouts, blackheads, and uneven texture.
In order to prevent breakouts, this toner removes excess oil! 🙌 ✔️KEY INGREDIENTS: Capryloyl salicylic acid (exfoliates and unclogs pores); glycolic acid (exfoliates); salicylic acid (removes dirt and oil) ✔️ LOOK/FEEL: This liquid toner comes with a spray top, feels brisk, and smells faintly of rubbing alcohol.
✔️ VERDICT: Why is this toner so different from other toners? As far as toners go, it’s impressive: it cleans and exfoliates, preventing breakouts without drying or irritating the skin. IMO: I like the spray top, but I don’t think that it is a better alternative than a screw top.
Nonetheless, it helps control breakouts without making skin tight or dry.
I trust SkinCeuticals more than almost any other skincare line because it’s physician-endorsed and evidence-based. This particular toner is *incredible* for my combo-oily skin when it’s 95 degrees outside and I’m sweating like a barnyard animal.
It keeps my skin in check without drying it, leaving it balanced, soft, matte, clear, smooth as glass, and velvety. I hardly ever need to use a separate exfoliator because this toner’s hardworking ingredients do the job so well.
SkinCeuticals LHA Exfoliating Toner is probably my favorite skin care product. It cleans, removes dead skin and tones my face. Even after washing my face thoroughly, I’m always amazed with the makeup, dirt and oil that the toner removes.
I have oily skin that is prone to clogged pores and some breakout. This product goes deep into my pores removing all impurities. My pores are much smaller as a result. I love, love, love this product!.
Refresh. Balance. Refine. Recommended for all skin types. Buttah Rosewater Toner is an innovative multi-function toner-exfoliator that gently cleans, refreshes and balances skin for a radiant, petal-soft complexion.
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Salicylic Acids balance excess oil and unclog pores for fresh, youthful, healthy-looking skin. The soothing scent of Damascus Rose and Lavender linger beautifully. A refreshing step in your daily Buttah skincare routine.
I had no expectations going into this product, but it left me raving. I tend to switch up my toners a bit, depending on the season and current skin needs. I have used tula, klairs, lancome, peach and lilly and others but this is my new favorite.
I like thicker or even a gel toner so the consistency had me nervous at first but it’s sooooooooo hydrating. My combo skin /dry skin feels so hydrated after using this toner. The tight, dry feeling you get after washing your face is immediately gone with this toner.
I could almost get by without a moisturizer with this toner (although I’d never ever js) it had a subtle rose scent that’s just right. I do feel like I will use this pretty quickly because it is more of a watery texture than I am used to, also because I am obsessed!!!!.
I had originally purchased this toner to try out first before gifting it to my sons. HOWEVER, I LUV IT so much that I have been using it on a daily basis! I use it after cleansing and before my serum and moisturizer.
I like to spray a little into my hands and gently press it onto my face. It’s refreshing & absorbs quickly into the skin. My face luvs it! I’ve noticed a clear, hydrated, appearance difference in my skin.
I’m keeping this one & getting them their own. New HG & I will definitely repurchase!.
I love this toner. It’s easy to use, the bottle is beautiful (although my only complaint is that I can’t see when I’m running low), it smells great and is gentle on the skin. It definitely gets whatever residual you miss when washing, and doesn’t irritate the eyes.
My skin has really improved since using this whole system, so I attribute my transformation to the entire line, but the toner is a part of my routine. I love all of it. I pass on all the compliments I receive to Buttah! Well done.
Description PrescriptSkin Vitamin C Toner AM & PM Mild Exfoliating Toner Stable & Effective Vitamin C Mild AHA & BHA for Enhanced Brightening Apple, Citrus & Hops Cucumber, Green Tea & Spirulina Lavender, Chamomile & Calendula Apply after Cleansing, Follow with Serum & Moisturizer Cruelty Free & No Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates PrescriptSkin.
professional strength comprehensive skincare solutions. Vitamin C Toner This active toning solution combines the antioxidant benefits of Vitamin C with mild exfoliating acids to achieve maximum skin purification while maintaining natural moisture levels.
This brightening toner leaves skin appearing vibrant, clear, and youthful. PrescriptSkin is a professional strength skin care line and it is always best to consult with a skincare professional, such as a Dermatologist, to find a product that is right for your skin type.
HealthCentralUSA Blog Ask A Derm: What Ingredients Should I Look For In My Skincare? Suggested use After cleansing, apply a moderate amount to a cotton pad and wipe over the entire face and neck. Follow with a moisturizer.
*Certified Organic Warnings For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. This product contains AHA’s and BHA’s that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun.
Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterward. Store in a cool, dry place. <.
An acid-free exfoliating toner, the vegan Glow Toner promises to slough away dead skin to bring to the fore soft, refined and glowing skin, perfectly prepped for the steps ahead. RoyalEpigen P5 – a ‘super’ peptide – supports a natural turnover of skin and is cocooned in shea butter to help sink into skin for better absorption, while brightening complexions.
Prickly pear cactus extract helps with the exfoliation process by boosting clarity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Speaking of pores, ‘poretight’ (red clover flower extract) evens out texture and shrink down the look of enlarged pores.
Two ingredients you may be familiar with are sodium hyaluronate, which is packed with moisture molecules to douse skin with hydration, while niacinamide refines pores and supports barrier function to leave a luminous glow.
Bursting with so many skin-loving ingredients that boast immediate effects, this is one toner your skin is sure to drink up.
I was so excited to receive a free sample of this from Influenster and Charlotte Tilbury since I love her brand and never let myself splurge on it and was grateful to be selected to give my honest opinion.
The very first thing I noticed was the very strong scent, which made me very nervous because I know my skin reacts to overly perfumed products. It took me a few uses to place what the scent is and finally realized it is very strong but pleasant rose botanical scent that I actually like it but am sure it would bother anyone who doesn’t like roses or scented facial products.
It has a very watery texture and I put a couple splashed in my hand then rub onto my clean face at night. It instantly makes your skin feel velvety – not necessarily moisturized but definitely a nice luxurious texture.
I did try it in the morning prior to putting on makeup but didn’t like the way it reacted with my foundation so mostly used it at night. The issue I had with the toner is that it caused my skin to break out, both in the little red dots I get from irritation and several random blemishes that I almost never get.
I took several days off from using it and tried it again and yup got another blemish almost instantly. I was so disappointed because I really wanted to love this and be able to use it daily but it isn’t worth the skin reaction for me.
I do have sensitive skin and am betting it reacted to the fragrance but I can’t be sure. I am sure it would work great for anyone who doesn’t have sensitive blemish prone skin and they would enjoy the way it leaves your face feeling soft and pampered but unfortunately it is not for me.
So it’s been good one month since I have been using this exfoliating toner. I admit I never liked toner before this product. I found toners irritating and uncomfortable for my skin. So I was very skeptical about this one.
I first used it with cleansing pad and then with cotton swab. I was seeing that it gets so quickly absorbed in them. So I decided to use it with my fingers and pressing on the skin. I liked that results are better that way and you are not wasting the product.
Some people might find the smell disturbing but I like the faint flowery smell. Smells like roses to me. It sure leaves the skin plumped and creates a very good ground for serum and moisturizer. I feel quite addicted to it.
I think my skin looks healthier and pores smaller. It is little pricey but lasts a very long time. I use it twice a day or if I wash my face in between, I use it again. This has become my routine now and I will be buying this product.
I recommend it. Adding a picture without makeup in daylight for review.
This Daily Glow Toner is a daily acid-free toner for all skin types that gently and effectively exfoliates skin to reduce the appearance of pores. It contains ingredients such as Exfolactive™M – Prickly Pear Extract, peptides, and niacinamide.
This toner has a thicker milky consistency that is actually very soothing on my face, I’ve been applying it twice a day for over a month and overall, it’s a good toner for my oily combination skin. I like that it goes on smoothly and instantly mattifies my face.
Over time, I noticed that I had brightened clear skin that looked good without makeup. The only reason I removed a star is because I didn’t enjoy the slight tingly feeling right after application, and I also struggled to find products that played nicely with this toner.
While it may be acid-free, I had to treat it as an acid to prevent any irritation or negative side effects. Would still recommend!.
The vitamin E hydrating toner gives your skin a refreshing rush as it helps sweep away hidden nasties, leaving your skin feeling clean and supple. An important step in between cleansing and moisturising, toning your skin helps to remove any leftover makeup or grime from your skin.
It’s the perfect post-cleanse partner to prep skin for your moisturiser, a must-have in your skincare routine. It is a gentle formula enriched with vitamin E, wheatgerm oil and soya oil. It gently cleans the skin so you can get more out of your skincare products that follow in your routine.
This is my holy grail toning product!! I’ve tried a few other toners, both from The Body Shop and not, and this is the only one that actually positively adjusted the texture and color of my skin! I have naturally dry/combination skin that’s very red and acne-prone.
This is the weirdest skin type and I have to use a combination of mattifying and hydrating products to keep everything balanced. With this Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, however, I don’t need to use as many products anymore.
All I need is my face wash and this toner and I’m good to go! I wash my face twice daily and after each wash, I apply this toner on my hands and pat it on my face and neck. It not only smells amazing, but relieves the redness and breakouts on my skin and keeps it both moisturized and not too oily throughout the day.
If you use a cotton pad instead of your hands, it’ll also pick up any leftover makeup your face wash couldn’t. It never leaves my skin feeling sticky or clogged up. I love this so much and will keep repurchasing! Great for all skin types, but especially those with sensitive, dry, and combination skin.
Bought this during an Ulta Haul because I needed a new toner, know Vitamin E is good for skin and because I like The Body Shop brand. Unfortunately, at the end of two weeks using it once daily, I developed weird milia spots! Ack! I stopped using it and a week later they were gone.
Never had that specific type of reaction to a skincare product before. I am sensitive to wheat in my diet, so maybe it’s the grains used in the formula? Idk. Returned it.
I usually use it every night and I have great results in terms of hydration without unwanted effects such as excess oil. I really like the thickness that is not entirely watery and allows me to confidently apply it all over my face and neck.
The scent is also very pleasant, soft, which makes it a lot easier because of the time I apply it, not being too strong for someone who goes straight to bed.
How To Use: Saturate A Cotton Pad With The Cleansing Water And Gently Sweep Across Your Face, Moving From The Center, Outwards. To Help Remove Stubborn Makeup, Press A Soaked Cotton Pad Against Your Skin For A Few Moments To Help Dissolve The Makeup Before Sweeping It Away.
Low Ph Cleansing Facial Cleansing Water: Acwell Licorice Ph Balancing Cleansing Toner Container Roots Of Licorice And Amino Acid Complex. This Facial Cleansing Water For Sensitive Skin Maintains A Ph Level Of 5.
5-6 That Effectively Cleanses The Skin While Regulating The Oil & Ph Levels. Deep Cleansing Without Irritation: Made With Licorice Water, Guava Leaves, Rose And Green Tea Extract, This Cleansing Water Goes Beyond Simply Removing Stubborn Makeup And Impurities, And Actually Infuses Skin With Moisturizing And Pore Tightening Without Skin Irritation.
Reduces Pigmentation: Licorice Root Extracts And Amino Acids In Our Gentle Toner Helps To Restore The Moisture Barrier. Acwell Cleansing Water Helps To Diminish The Appearance Of Dark Spots To Give You Soft And Radiant Skin While Making It Look Young.
For Any Skin Types: This Cleansing Water Can Be Used In The Morning To Create The Perfect Canvas For Makeup Application, Midday As A Refresher, And Night After Cleansing To Whisk Away Remaining Impurities.
For Normal, Oily, Dry, And Combination Skin Types. Acwell Cleansing Toner Has A Ph Of 5. 5, Effectively Resetting The Skin’s Natural Ph After Cleansing.
Promote bright, even skin and less visible pores with this alcohol-free toner. Niacinamide Brightening Toner is formulated with a soothing blend of brightening ingredients that work to reduce the appearance of dullness, uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores.
Target uneven skin tone, dullness, and visible pores and strengthen your skin’s barrier function with niacinamide (vitamin B3). Naturally derived arbutin improves the look of hyperpigmentation while licorice root extract soothes inflammation and inhibits excess melanin production.
A stable form of vitamin C boosts skin’s ability to defend itself against free radical damage and promotes collagen production. Vegan, Alcohol-free and Never tested on animals. Improve the appearance of skin discoloration and uneven skin tone with Discoloration Correcting Serum.
Formulated with an advanced form of tranexamic acid (cetyl tranexamate mesylate) and 4% niacinamide, this lightweight serum improves the appearance of age spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.
I’m a skincare guru and love trying new things. I have a consistent well loved routine I use and have been doing so for 3 years now. I know what I like and don’t like in ingredients, what brands I love or prefer and what works best for my sensitive, acne prone, combo skin.
I stick with CLEAN beauty always and short, transparent ingredient labels lol, and this does both! I can’t believe first off how cheap this toner is with the results it provides. I’m on the start of my 2nd bottle using both am/pm daily after am micellar cleanse and nightly double clense routine and im blown away by how non irritating, non drying, brightening and hydrating this toner is! The remaining lighter, red chin acne scarring I had is practically GONE and pores less visable.
thanks to Nicinamide for that! This brand and product is proof you don’t have to spend alot of money for good quality, effective skin care. Give this a try, and if you want you can include the Good Molecules Nicinamide Serum.
So far, it’s been a little over a month since I got this toner! I have been recovering from a very bad and prolonged breakout since the beginning of the pandemic and quarantine. Because of that, I’ve been left with tons of hyperpigmentation scars.
To this day, I still have active breakouts from time to time. So far, I think the toner seems to be helping a bit. I wasn’t really keeping track of the progress with pictures so it’s hard to recall BUT I do definitely see a bit of a difference much faster compared to my previous Paula’s Choice Pore Reducing toner (which before I had bought the Good Molecules toner, I had used this previous toner for several months with no real significant improvement).
The Good Molecules Niacinamide toner doesn’t irritate my skin at all and is not drying at all. I’ve had no reactions either, which is great 🙂 ! I’m going to continue using it for the next few months and hope that my hyperpigmentation will continue to fade until I’m finally spot free! Also, I will definitely repurchase once I run out!.
Let me start off to say I never do reviews of anything but I was compelled on this one. I started a consistent skin care routine few years ago so of course have tried alot of products. I am 47 yrs young with textured skin, sun damage and post acne scars.
I do have the healthiest skin for me ever(only took me till I was in my 40s lol) but after sometime u like to change up your products. Have always incorporated niacinamide in my routine but when I seen this toner I had to try.
Omg!! After 1st time I used it, my skin felt hydrated, moisturized, soft and jad a beautiful glow. I followed with GM hyaluronic acid serum and so impressed. I can’t wait to use it every night. I will be trying other products but after using so many different toners I have never seen these kind of results.
Sorry for rambling but had to share my opinion!! Bless all you beautiful ladies and thank you GM for making a great product at a great price. Hope all your products I try impress me the same way. Keep up the good work!.
While there are a variety of toners on the market, finding one that works best for African American skin can be a challenge. However, by doing some research and reading product reviews, it is possible to find a toner that can help improve the appearance of the skin.
When choosing a toner, it is important to consider what type of skin you have. If you have oily skin, you will want to choose a toner that is designed to help control oil production. If you have dry skin, you will want to choose a toner that is designed to help hydrate the skin.
Once you have determined what type of skin you have, you can then begin to narrow down your choices of toners. There are a number of toners on the market that are specifically designed for African American skin.
These toners can help to improve the overall appearance of the skin by helping to even out skin tone and texture.
If you are not sure which toner to choose, you may want to consult with a dermatologist or other skin care professional. They can help you choose a toner that will work best for your individual skin type.