Do I Really Need A Toner in My Skin Care Routine?

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Toner is that one skin care step that is so underrated, with many people thinking it’s unnecessary or a waste of money.

If you’re using a harsh, conventional brand toner filled with drying ingredients then you may just be right, but if you have yet to experience the benefits of an all natural, antioxidant rich toner then you are seriously missing out!

In this article we’ll share a few top benefits toners provide for the skin, as well as multipurpose ways you can use them.

By the end of this article they may just become your new favourite beauty product!

How can a toner really benefit my skin?

Toners are generally known for picking up any excess dirt your cleanser may have missed, as well as for helping to balance the pH levels, which is important for healthy, balanced skin, but the benefits extend far beyond this!

Toners help to add extra hydration to the skin, and if you’re using one packed in superstar ingredients, it’s a great way to add some extra antioxidants into your routine by infusing your skin with nutrients.

Toners help to tighten and refine the pores, add a refreshing burst of moisture, improve the texture of the skin and even reduce and prevent acne breakouts by balancing sebum levels.

Are toners just the second step in my skin care routine?

The simple answer here is no!

While toners are important as the second step to help properly cleanse the skin and perfectly prep it for your follow up products, the truth is that there are a multitude of other ways you can reap the benefits from your toner.

Here are just three awesome ways you can get the most out of your toner:

  • Spritz some over your makeup to help set it for the day

  • Keep it in your handbag and treat your skin to a refreshing mist whenever your skin needs it at anytime of the day or night

  • Prevent over-cleansing by using a toner to clean your skin in the morning. Simply spritz a cotton pad until saturated and wipe your face clean before following up with your oils or lotions.

Just two of our favourite natural toners...

If your skin (and senses!) are in need of a boost then you can’t go wrong with this beautiful Neroli Toner from Apoterra! Its intoxicating floral scent of immortelle blooms, orange blossom and rock rose water help lift the spirits and calm the nerves.

This toner is packed with antioxidants and skin brightening vitamin C! These ingredients work together to give your skin an anti-aging boost while fighting off blemishes, reducing inflammation and helping to promote a radiant glow.


The Rice Plant & Rosemary Skin Tonic by Pai Skincare is another favourite of ours. Pai specializes in sensitive skin and have created an amazing tonic for anyone with oil, combination and/or sensitive skin.

Being high in vitamins and amino-acids means this tonic helps restore your pH levels while decongesting problem skin and leaving you hydrated.


Of course these are just two of our favourite natural toners, but you can view the entire range here!

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