If you have sensitive skin, you’re probably better off without toner.
The more products you add to your skincare routine, the more chances something will irritate your skin. Ugh.
Having said that, there are a handful of toners out there that can calm down irritations, reduce redness and soothe your skin’s tantrums.
You just need to know where to look. Here are the best toners for sensitive skin (for when you feel like your skin needs the extra TLC):
Best For Sensitive & Dry Skin: Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner Normal To Dry ($21.00)
Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief line was created for sensitive skin so you can’t go wrong here. The Toner Normal To Dry Skin is free of alcohol, fragrance and anything else that can dry out your skin even more. Instead, it’s chockfull of skin-soothers like green tea and allantoin to calm down irritations, humectants like hyaluronic acid and glycerin to deeply hydrate your skin and fatty acids to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier. P.S. Most of the skin-soothers have antioxidants properties so they’re fighting wrinkles too.
Available at: Paula’s Choice
Best For Sensitive & Oily Skin: Paula’s Choice Calm Redness Relief Toner Normal To Oily ($21.00)
Paula’s Choice Redness Relief Toner Normal To Oily Skin is a watered down, more lightweight version of the Normal To Dry Skin formula. Out are the fatty acids and most of the humectants. Instead, it has even more skin-soothers, like colloidal oatmeal and green tea, that can soothe inflammation and reduce redness (even the one associated with acne). It’s gentle enough even for acne and rosacea.
Available at: Paula’s Choice
Best For Antiaging: Quintessence Green Tea Toner ($24.00)
The name gives it away: Quintessence Green Tea Toner has one of the highest concentrations of green tea I’ve seen in a skincare product. And that’s not the only antioxidant here. The toner also has ginseng and cucumber extract – all antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties that fight wrinkles, irritations and redness at the same time. Needless to say, it’s hydrating, too.
Available at: Skinstore
Best For Hydration: Cosrx Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner ($16.00)
Cosrx Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner has a short and sweet ingredient list: only a handful of humectants, like hyaluronic acid, to attract water from the air into the skin and probiotics to soothe irritations. It makes your skin soft and smooth, plumps it up so your wrinkles look smaller and gives it a lovely glow. If your skin could do with more hydration, you can’t go wrong with it.
Available at: Sokoglam
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