Skincare Steps: Toner
So, you cleansed your face. Now - toner. What the hell is toner anyway? Well, toner completes cleansing your skin. It removes the pollution and dirt that can still be left on your face after the cleanser. Also, toner helps neutralize bad water from your sink (if you live somewhere with harsh water) and help moisturize skin. It also prepares your skin for the rest of the important things you're going to be putting on it. Most toners are based on water with plant extracts and essential oils for many different skin types. Make sure you're not getting drug store toners - as those contain alcohol which can dry out your skin. And generally, check that your toner is as natural as possible. Here are our faves.
How to use: Mist on your face or use a cotton ball after cleansing.
Way of Will 21 Dry Skin Face Toner
This one is for dry skin and boy, does it work! And let me tell you - the smell is absolutely overwhelming and amazing. This is probably what Serena van der Woodsen smelled like.
- Geranium Essential Oil: freshens and softens aging skin
- Patchouli Essential Oil: helps with acne, eczema, and gradually help to reduce scars
- Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Folic Acid
100% natural oils $27
We love this just as much as we loved the cleanser, and these two are best used together. Perfect for normal to dry skin. Alcohol free, like toner should be. Balances the skin like magic! Also tightens pores and balances skin's pH after harsh water or a day of city pollution fun. Fought over this one too.
- CoQ10: a type of antioxidant found throughout the body and there's less of it produced as we get older, so this is a boost. #extra #inagoodway
- Hyaluronic Acid: a natural substance in our skin that can hold lots of moisture. Replenishes moisture in skin's outer layers making it softer and smoother and healthier.
Vegan. Free of Pthalates and Parabens $32