The Best Toners for Clear, Glowing Skin

Posted by July 01, 2013 4:30 pm
Are you ready for clear skin this summer?  

Lancôme really does skin care very well, as evidenced by this alcohol-free, pH-balanced toner that soothes and cools without drying or depleting your skin's natural oils. We're in love with the uber [...]

 

Lancôme really does skin care very well, as evidenced by this alcohol-free, pH-balanced toner that soothes and cools without drying or depleting your skin's natural oils. We're in love with the uber French-ness of the skin softening, distilled flower water and the super refreshing, hydrated feel it leaves behind.

Lancôme Tonique Douceur Alcohol-Free Toner, $25, lancome-usa.com

 

Before applying makeup this season, try spritzing this vitamin and mineral packed calming lotion, which hydrates and soothes with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber. Your skin will glow and the [...]

 

Before applying makeup this season, try spritzing this vitamin and mineral packed calming lotion, which hydrates and soothes with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber. Your skin will glow and the hydration will help makeup stay even. 

 MAC Cosmetics Fix +, $21, maccosmetics.com

 

If you have dry skin, the last thing you need is a toner that will take out even more moisture. Never fear with this hydrating, soothing toner with shea extract for gentle firming with added hydration. [...]

 

If you have dry skin, the last thing you need is a toner that will take out even more moisture. Never fear with this hydrating, soothing toner with shea extract for gentle firming with added hydration. It's exactly what you need to beat the heat.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Gentle Toner, $22, nordstrom.com

 

The legendary marine-based skincare company also has this brightening lotion, with a potent patented process that takes aim at dark spots and discoloration, all while delivering the superb hydration and [...]

 

The legendary marine-based skincare company also has this brightening lotion, with a potent patented process that takes aim at dark spots and discoloration, all while delivering the superb hydration and skin rejuvenating properties for which the brand is known. In short, it's a must.

La Mer The Brightening Lotion Intense, $85, nordstrom.com

 

Toner should definitely feel refreshing, and this gorgeous formula stimulates the skin and the senses with botanical grapefruit. It tones, mattifies, hydrates, and in the morning, it snaps you to life [...]

 

Toner should definitely feel refreshing, and this gorgeous formula stimulates the skin and the senses with botanical grapefruit. It tones, mattifies, hydrates, and in the morning, it snaps you to life before your first cup of coffee.

Sisley Paris Botanical Grapefruit Toning Lotion, $100, nordstrom.com

 

You know we love multitasking beauty products around here, and this gentle toner that clarifies and hydrates has an added component for which we live: it helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and [...]

 

You know we love multitasking beauty products around here, and this gentle toner that clarifies and hydrates has an added component for which we live: it helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration with active vitamin C. Sign us up.

Kiehl's Since 1851 Clearly Corrective Toner, $42, nordstrom.com

 

It removes dead skin while balancing the pH levels of skin and hydrating for a clear, soothed complexion. It might just be one of the hardest working toners in the business.

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean [...]

 

It removes dead skin while balancing the pH levels of skin and hydrating for a clear, soothed complexion. It might just be one of the hardest working toners in the business.

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion & Refiner, $25, neimanmarcus.com

 

We love this milky toner that minimizes pores while it clarifies and exfoliates with natural ingredients like naturally derived salicylic acid and glucosamine. The extra layer of aloe and ceramide leaves [...]

 

We love this milky toner that minimizes pores while it clarifies and exfoliates with natural ingredients like naturally derived salicylic acid and glucosamine. The extra layer of aloe and ceramide leaves skin hydrated and feeling like pure silk.

Aveda Green Science Replenishing Toner, $39, aveda.com

 

Clearly, the name means quality, which is all the more reason to love this super effective, alcohol-free toning lotion which gently removes impurities while it hydrates. Skin feels soft and your [...]

 

Clearly, the name means quality, which is all the more reason to love this super effective, alcohol-free toning lotion which gently removes impurities while it hydrates. Skin feels soft and your complexion will simply glow.

Dior Beauty Gentle Toning Lotion, $33, bergdorfgoodman.com

 

Summer heat can really throw your skin's moisture balance off. This soothing mist is designed to pull everything back into harmony, using rosewater to tone, restore, and hydrate. Throw it in the fridge [...]

 

Summer heat can really throw your skin's moisture balance off. This soothing mist is designed to pull everything back into harmony, using rosewater to tone, restore, and hydrate. Throw it in the fridge for an instant skin-loving pick me up.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, $34, sephora.com

 

If you've got acne, you'll need a non-drying toner that helps cleanse your pores without stripping your skin. This gentle clarifying does just that, tightening and minimizing pores while eliminating oil [...]

 

If you've got acne, you'll need a non-drying toner that helps cleanse your pores without stripping your skin. This gentle clarifying does just that, tightening and minimizing pores while eliminating oil and the "yuck" that causes breakouts while soothing and controlling shine.

Murad Clarifying Toner, $22, murad.com

 

Minimize pores? Check. Remove dull skin and pollution? Check. Help hydrate skin? Check. This one's an industry standard for a reason, and with a new dermatologist-approved reformulation, it's also really [...]

 

Minimize pores? Check. Remove dull skin and pollution? Check. Help hydrate skin? Check. This one's an industry standard for a reason, and with a new dermatologist-approved reformulation, it's also really soothing and non-drying.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion, $22.50, macys.com

 

When you have oily skin, exfoliating and maintaining a moisture balance can be a tricky thing. This toner helps remove excess residue so your pores stay clear, all while soothing and toning and without [...]

 

When you have oily skin, exfoliating and maintaining a moisture balance can be a tricky thing. This toner helps remove excess residue so your pores stay clear, all while soothing and toning and without exciting your oil reserves. 

Skinceuticals Conditioning Solution, $34, skinceuticals.com

 

Just by walking out of your house, your skin takes an environmental beating. This gentle toner helps provide potent antioxidant protection against the hateful things you encounter daily - smog, smoke, [...]

 

Just by walking out of your house, your skin takes an environmental beating. This gentle toner helps provide potent antioxidant protection against the hateful things you encounter daily - smog, smoke, pollution, etc. and replaces much needed moisture.

Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner, $26, sephora.com

 

Feeling a little shiny? Weaken that shine without reducing your natural glow with this amazing mattifying toner with a refreshing combination of micronized zinc oxide, olive leaf extract and their [...]

 

Feeling a little shiny? Weaken that shine without reducing your natural glow with this amazing mattifying toner with a refreshing combination of micronized zinc oxide, olive leaf extract and their special oil-controlling marine blend.

H2O Plus Sea Clear Mattifying Toner, $12, h2oplus.com

 

Skin feeling too dry for words? Spritz on this moisture binding toner with soothing botanicals to soothe any irritation while it refreshes and smooths your skin's surface. It's super light, and will help [...]

 

Skin feeling too dry for words? Spritz on this moisture binding toner with soothing botanicals to soothe any irritation while it refreshes and smooths your skin's surface. It's super light, and will help take you from parched to pretty almost instantly.

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, $34, drugstore.com

 

This gentle toner claims to be kind to skin, and is it ever! 100% alcohol free, this non-drying formula pulls impurities from the skin and restores natural moisture with soothing ingredients like [...]

 

This gentle toner claims to be kind to skin, and is it ever! 100% alcohol free, this non-drying formula pulls impurities from the skin and restores natural moisture with soothing ingredients like pro-vitamin B5, chamomile, witch hazel and allantoin. 

Simple Skincare Soothing Facial Toner, $6.99, drugstore.com

 

Let’s face it: in the summer, your skin takes a beating. Between the heat, drying environments, sweat, pollution and other environmental factors, your skin can get out of balance quickly, leading to breakouts or intense dryness. No one wants to have to worry about dry skin, especially in the summer when you’ve gotten bigger things on your mind (like which bikini to wear to the beach and learning how to fishtail braid your hair).

This is when it’s important to have a good toner in your arsenal, to help bring your skin back into balance and restore it to its peak condition. When used as a second step in your skin care routine (just after cleansing), toner can help remove excess dirt and oil left behind, leaving your skin clear and fresh, balancing the oils from your skin and removing the pollution from the environment. We’ve rounded up our favorites to help you tone, hydrate and address a whole host of concerns. From crazy oil shine to dryness and even dark spots, there’s a toner to help tame your skin this summer.

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