Popular Questions for Face Toner & Face Mists
1. What is the difference between Face Toner and Face Mist?
Face toner and face mists are similar and can be used interchangeably. Face mists come in handy spray bottles and are designed to be spritzed onto the face. Depending on the formulation they can feed the skin with hydration, set your makeup, provide a veil of antioxidants or balance oil production. On the other hand, toners are often more concentrated with active ingredients to work together with your other skincare products to address specific skin concerns such as pigmentation, breakouts, congestion, ageing, sun damaged or dry & flaky skin.
2. What step is a Face Toner in my skincare routine?
It is best to use your toner after cleansing and before your serum or face oils and moisturiser. Use morning and night by applying onto a cotton pad and sweeping over your face avoiding the eye area. A face mist in a pump spray style is very versatile, it can be used in the same way as a toner but it can also be used to set your makeup or to use as a hydrating mist to the skin throughout the day. You can also keep your facial mist in the fridge in summer and use a refreshing spritzer to control excess oils and help to shrink pores.
3. What does a face toner do?
A face toner plays an important role in your skincare routine, by helping to remove any lingering traces of makeup, cleanser, or impurities from the skin's surface. It can also help balance the PH level of the skin which in turn can better prepare the skin to absorb the actives in your face serum and moisturiser. All of these work together to prepare the skin for a flawless base for your makeup application. Additionally, many toners are infused with ingredients targeted at specific skin concerns such as hydrating dry areas of combination skin, refining an oily t-zone or targeting collagen production.
4. Do I only need a toner if I have oily or blemish-prone skin?
A toner is beneficial for every skin type including oily and blemish prone skin. Toners for combination, oily and blemish prone skin use ingredients like Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) to gently exfoliate skin, unclog pores and and help control excess sebum.
5. What is the Best Face Toner for Dry Skin?
Dry skin and mature skin types can really benefit from a hydrating toner or Rice Toner rich in anti-ageing ingredients like Fermented rice water (Sake), Rose Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Calendula Flower Extract and nourishing plant oils.
6. What ingredients should I look for in my skin toner?
When looking for a face toner, the key is choosing one that aligns with your skin type, this will ensure maximum results! If you have dry skin, look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Water and Aloe Vera to provide hydration. For oily or acne-prone skin, salicylic acid, Glycolic Acid or witch hazel can help in managing excess oil and breakouts. Sensitive skin types will benefit from calming ingredients like Chamomile, Rosewater, Lavender and Calendula. To target the signs of ageing look for toners with antioxidants such as Vitamin C or Niacinamide to help combat free radicals and brighten the complexion.