Why You Should Add Toner To Your Skincare Routine

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The unsung hero of your skincare routine, a face toner can help to promote radiant, healthier-looking skin if applied regularly and correctly – but what is toner exactly? And what does toner do? Keep reading to discover the benefits of face toner, how and when to apply it, and which toner is best for your skin type.  

What itoner? 

Face toner is a water-based solution that’s applied after cleansing but before serums and creams. 

Originally designed with a high alcohol content to remove excess oil from the skin and help treat acne, old-school toners often left skin feeling dry and prone to irritation. Toners today, however, are much gentler. While they can remove trace impurities, toners mainly help to replenish, brighten and soothe the skin after cleansing.  

What does toner do? 

Reduces the appearance of pores 

Face toner helps to remove remaining traces of dirt and makeup after cleansingwhile sweeping away pollution and impurities that may clog pores. It also leaves pores looking tighterhelping to reduce their appearance and prevent future congestion.  

Supports skin’s natural balance 

While some face washes can upset the pH of the skin, toners help to protect its natural, healthy balance, leaving skin feeling refreshed and revitalized 

Prepares skin for next steps 

Applying a toner prepares skin for the next step of your skincare routine by creating a clearbalanced canvas that can more easily absorb the nutrients in face creams and serums. 

How to use toner 

Dispense onto a cotton pad, then gently sweep across the nose, forehead, cheeks, chin, and above the mouth. Wait two minutes, then follow up with a face serum and moisturizer.  

When to use toner 

Toners should be used day and night after cleansing, but before applying serum or moisturizer. 

Best toners for face 

  1. Radiant Results Revitalizing Toning Water 
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    Radiant Results Revitalizing Toning Water 

    Ideal for dry, sensitive and mature skin types. 

    Infused with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex and red ginseng, this face toner is formulated to help protect skin’s natural, healthy balance. It helps to reduce the appearance of pores and leaves skin looking and feeling renewed, revitalized, toned, and soft. 

    Apply onto a cotton pad, then sweep over the face morning and night after cleansing for radiant, healthier-looking skin in just 1 week 

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  2. Radiant Results Purifying Toning Water 
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    Radiant Results Purifying Toning Water 

    Perfect for oily, combination and blemish-prone skin types. 

    Blending Meadowsweet with No7’s Tri-Vit Complex, this purifying toner supports clearer, more even-looking skin. Apply onto a cotton pad, then sweep over the face to leave skin looking refreshed and shinefree, while reducing the appearance of pores. 

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