Toners of the past were simply an alcohol and water-based product that dried your sensitive skin out and might’ve not delivered on their performance. They are still highly misunderstood, and may seem like a completely skippable category in your skincare line up.
We want you to throw out all the preconceived notions you have about toners and read our guide on what exactly skoah toners do, and why you may not want to skip out on them after all!
What exactly do toners do for your skin?
Toners are meant to restore balance to your skin’s pH level back to optimal (5.5) after cleansing. Out of whack pH level can lead to redness, dryness, acne, irritation. It also sweeps away impurities, refreshes, soothes and hydrates, and preps your skin to absorb active ingredients more efficiently.
Skoah toners are alcohol-free, so you don’t have to worry about your toner drying out and irritating your sensitive skin. We use hydrating and calming plant extract ingredients like comfrey root extract, hyaluronic acid, sea kelp algae, and bearberry
How and when to use toner in your skin care routine
Toner should be applied on freshly cleansed skin (after you gently pat it dry with a towel). It should be applied before any serums, concentrates, and moisturizers. Our skoah toners come in spray bottles, so you can either spritz toner directly onto your skin, onto your palms and press into your face, or onto a cotton pad and sweep gently over your skin.
For regular toners: you can use your toner twice a day (both in your morning and night skincare routines), or you can also spritz whenever you need a refresher!
For acid toners/ toners that contain exfoliants: toners that contain aha can be too harsh for daily use and may cause irritation or redness if you overuse. 3 times per week is best, and don’t mix with these ingredients!
Pro tip: after spritzing on toner, quickly layer on your subsequent skin care products while your skin is still damp, as damp skin is more receptive to active ingredients and allows the molecules to penetrate your skin better to deliver better results!
Who would benefit from using toner?
Really anyone and everyone would benefit from using toners in their daily skincare routine! From our oily-skinned friends, folks with dry skin, and everyone in between. Plus, at skoah we have different ingredients that are best suited for different skin types and skin needs.
A guide to skoah toners
tonik – an alcohol free and intensely hydrating facial toner, contains hyaluronic acid derived from cucumbers. Great for all skin types, spritz after cleansing and throughout the day to keep your skin perfectly balanced and feeling fresh.
turbo tonik – this toner contains our blemish blaster blend to help with decreasing oil production and the formation of black heads. Featuring oleanolic acid from the seed of randia plant which is an ingredient that leads the way in the reduction of sebum production and free radical and polysorbate-80 which helps break down blackheads. This is a great toner for anyone who has oiler skin or an active lifestyle!
glow tonik – looking for the easiest way to exfoliate your skin? This toner contains malic acid and alpha hydroxy acids from apples and grapes to gently exfoliate your skin. Either spritz on at night 3-4 times a week or apply with a cotton pad to ensure you are getting rid of dead skin and unleashing your glow.