best toners for dry skin

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: toners are a nice-to-have, not must-have.

But if you have dry skin, chances are it may appreciate an extra dose of moisture. If that’s the case, adding a toner to your skincare routine may make sense.

But, you don’t need to spend a fortune on them. Here are my four fave toners for dry skin that don’t break the bank:

Best For Dry And Mature Skin: Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner ($24.00)

Dry and mature skin needs two thing: moisture and antioxidants. Paula’s Choice Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner has both. Not only it’s full to the brim with every antioxidant you can think of to help you keep those pesky wrinkles at bay, it’s also loaded with fatty acids and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate your skin and strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. All that moisture plumps up your skin and gives it a lovely glow (two more tricks to make you look younger. 😉 ).

Available at: Paula’s Choice

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Best For Dry And Sensitive Skin: Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner Normal To Dry ($21.00)

Is your dry skin always red and sensitive? Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner Normal To Dry is just what the doctor ordered. It’s full to the brim with soothing ingredients like allantoin, green tea and licorice extract that calm down redness and irritation. Plus, it has all the usual stuff dry skin needs, like hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin and essential fatty acids to moisturize it.

Available at: Paula’s Choice

Best For Hydration: Cosrx Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner ($16.00)

If you’re looking for a no-frills, super hydrating toner, look no further than Corsx Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner. Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate is a fermented ingredient that takes your skin’s hydration levels up a notch or two. Add hyaluronic acid and a couple of extra humectants (ingredients that draw moisture from the air into the skin) and you’ve got a super hydrating formula that quenches the thirst of even the driest of skin types.

Available at: Yes Style

the ordinary glycolic acid toning solution

Best For Multitasking: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution (£6.80)

A toner may not be a must but a good exfoliator certainly is! If you have dry skin, glycolic acid suits your skin type the best: this exfoliant gets rid of all the dead cells that pile up on the surface of your skin, fading away wrinkles and dark spots with them and leaving your skin softer and brighter. The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution is a glycolic acid exfoliant that doubles up as toner. I wouldn’t use it every day but 2 or 3 times a week, it can really give your skin a boost. You can check out my full review here.

Available at: Beauty Bay, Cult Beauty and Sephora