What are facial toners and why is it always part of skin care routines? It may seem unimportant with its light, water-like texture - here's the lowdown on why this water-like product is important in keeping your skin balanced and healthy.
What Is Face Toner?
Typically used after cleansing your skin and before your heavier serums and creams, face toners are a light, water-like product that balances the skin's pH and preps it for better absorption of the heavier products after.
Depending on your skin type, face toners serve different purposes but remain equally important with today's formulations to sooth and prime the skin. In the past, face toners tend to contain higher concentration of alcohol to rid the skin of dirt and excess sebum - but it is now used to nourish and replenish the skin after cleansing.
What Are the Benefits of Face Toner?
The most important purpose of toners: to help balance the skin's pH after cleansing. The pH of most tap water lies between 6.5 to 8.5 - but the skin's pH is optimal between 4.7 and 5.75. Here's some other benefits of using face toners:
Removes Impurities: Its lightweight texture removes excess oil and traces of dirt, bacteria and makeup that may remain on the skin after cleansing. Our best cleansing efforts may still leave residual dirt and using a good toner is essential to keeping the skin extra clean and healthy.
Replenishes the Skin: Toners nourish the skin with moisturizing, brightening, or exfoliating ingredients after cleansing. The function depends on the toner—and today, all toners have different functions.
How Do You Apply Toner?
Use the face toner after cleansing your skin thoroughly day and night. It helps rid the skin of residual impurities and refreshes the skin.
Pour a suitable amount of toner on a cotton pad and gently blot it on the skin. You may even be able to see impurities on the cotton pad if you live in a highly polluted environment.
The 3 Maria Galland Toners and Their Purposes
For all skin types,
A key step of the morning and evening cleansing routine to support the skin’s ecosystem, while intensively moisturizing and soothing the skin. The 64 Silky Soft Lotion restores the natural pH level of the skin to preserve the cutaneous ecosystem.
For oily and acne-prone skin,
A key step of the morning and evening cleansing routine to support the skin’s ecosystem - while providing an extremely gentle microexfoliation. Leaves the complexion with a matt, balanced appearance.
Suitable for all skin types to balance the skin’s pH, the 62 Mattifying Hydrating Lotion is especially suitable for oily and blemished skin. Containing Sapphire Extract and Aga Extract that are rich in minerals and trace elements, it protects the skin by stimulating skin activity and intensively moistures the skin while eliminating bacteria to keep the skin free of blemishes.
Allantoin also gently exfoliates the skin and is suitable for sensitive skin.
For ageing skin,
Tones and illuminates skin. Its precious actives hydrate, smooth, and prepare skin for the MILLE care products.
1000 MILLE La Lotion, with a light gel texture is infused with golden particles, that illuminate skin to make the complexion look fresh and radiant. Its precious actives moisturize, smooth and soothe skin.