[From MY STASH]: Facial Toners12:37:00 AM
I don't know why but I have a lot of facial toners in my vanity. It seems that I have accumulated them lately and I thought I'd share with you the current toners in my stash. Please note that I used them all regularly because each of them have different formulas which cater to my combination skin.
Having combination skin means my skin have dual personalities, LOL. So I have toners for dry skin that I used when my skin is more towards dry than oily, and I also have toners that are meant for oily skin which I used when my skin feels oily. I also have toners that has acne treatments for those days when I have little break-outs, etc.
So anyway, here are my current face toner stash:
ROC Demaquillage Actif Face Toner
This is one of my go-to toner nowadays. I used this every morning after I cleanse my face and also when my skin feels dry rather than oily because it is meant for dry skin. I love this toner because it seems to comfort the dryness and balance out my combination skin.
Skinlife Medicated Acne Care (reviewed here)
This is more for oily skin because this helps in acne problem as well as keeping the oil at bay. It's my night toner because I mostly used this at night before I go to bed. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, fruit acid, and lemon extract. It's not my most favorite because I prefer toners that gives "refreshing" feel and this one feels just like plain liquid because there's no tingly sensation or whatsoever when I use it.
L'Occitane Purifying Rice Toner (mentioned here)
This is my toner that I bring in my travel bag. Sadly this is discontinued but I have loved it since the first time I tried it on. This one is rather unique because it's a bi-phase toner and it has like a tiny ball inside the bottle that we're supposed to shake well before applying it. I love that this toner has the ability to lift off makeup on it's own, so sometimes if I'm too lazy to properly clean my face I use this toner instead ;p
Kiehls Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
According to the bottle, this is for all skin types but particularly for dry or sensitive skin. I find this is mediocre compared to other toners I have in my stash. I don't really use this too often because I'm not really fond of it. When I pour it into a cotton pad it seems that it is mostly absorbed by the cotton pad instead of my skin, so it's kinda annoying for me to use. But if my skin is severely dry I usually turn to this toner.
Garnier Pure Active Multi-Action Toner
With purifying salicylic acid and blueberry extract that said to help fight signs of acne, I actually don't really like this one. It kinda stings a little bit (maybe because of the strong alcohol in it) and it dries my face too so I can only use this when I have break-out.
Skin Food Tea Tree Toner (mentioned here)
This is my typical everyday toner. This actually specifically meant for oily or blemished skin because it contains tea tree but I think it's a pretty light toner that normal skin can also use. I like this toner because it lifts off the oil on my face without leaving any sticky residue. This also helps pick up light traces of makeup residue after I cleanse my face.
What are your favorite toners? I might try it as well ;)
Hugs and Kissies,