Why do toners exist?
Toners were traditionally used to treat acne and oily skin but ended up developing a bad rep due to high concentrations of alcohol that made them overly drying. This deemed them somewhat unnecessary. Toners these days address almost any skin concern so it’s just about finding the right toner for your skin type and specific concerns. Many toners these days are also water-based which makes them gentle on the skin.
You can take our skin quiz if you’re not sure of your skin type or book a one-on-one skin consultation with our certified skincare therapist, Becca Kisyake, to receive expert guidance on your concerns, product questions, or toners in particular, here.
How are they used?
Toners are used after cleansing before applying serum or moisturiser for best results. Check out our beginner’s guide for guidance when layering products or get our in-house certified esthetician, Joyce Waiharo’s, advice on where to begin when building a skincare routine here.
When it comes to frequency, use a few drops in the AM and PM, and either use your hands or a cotton pad to spread it evenly over your face and neck. Alternatively, toner pads are your best friend. Also, remember to work your way up – see how your skin responds when you add it to your routine every other day before incorporating it further.
8 benefits of using a toner
Toners containing active ingredients that work together to rebalance the skin, and remove excess impurities and dead skin cells while encouraging cell regeneration are ideal. That’s why we co-created our NEW Rooibos Glow Toner containing African rooibos leaf, kombucha, hyaluronic acid, and polyhydroxy acid to offer the following benefits:
- Removes dead skin cells
- Improves the texture of the skin
- Protects the skin against external pollutants
- Hydration and anti-ageing
- Improves the skin barrier
- Balances the skin
- Soothes and calms the skin
- Helps makeup glide well onto the skin
Are you considering adding a toner to your routine? You won’t regret it!