What are toners?
Toners are water-based formulation which included in your second step routine after cleansers. Our skin pH is around 5 but our skin's acid mantle tend to be disrupted after we wash our face. Thus, toners are designed to restore your skin to this healthy pH level. Toners also help to remove last traces of makeup, oil and impurities. It doesn't mean you can replace your cleansers with toners. Toners help to amplify cleansing. It preps your skin for your serum and moisturizer that you apply later on for better absorption. Toners instantly refresh your skin and give your skin a quick burst of hydration. In addition, different toners are infused with different kind of ingredients to target specific skin problems.
Types of toners
Hydrating toners are the gentlest version of toners and they are suitable for all skin types. Hydrating toners contain humectants like glycerin, butylene glycol, propylene glycol and hyaluronic acid. Humectants are moisturising agents that pull water from environment to your skin. Humectants are beneficial to all skin types since all skin types need hydration.