People often say that they “aren’t a toner person”. This is why patient education is so important: there has been a great advancement in the composition of skin toners over the past several years. Toners of the past used to contain a lot of alcohol to remove oil from the surface of the skin, leaving it dry, tight and sometimes itchy. The newer generation of toners have astringent properties, many of them are alcohol-free and these days you can find one to address every skin type.
But let’s start with the basics: what is a toner?
A toner should be an essential part of your skincare routine and is a secret weapon to flawless skin. Its job is to gently refresh your skin without stripping it of its natural moisture. A good toner should not irritate sensitive skin or cause excessive dryness. It prepares the skin to drink up your post-cleansing moisturizer and any other active products that you may apply afterwards.
A toner, in most cases, is basically a fast-penetrating solution that pH balances the skin and helps remove dirt, oil, dead cells from its surface.
How is the U.SK Under Skin toner different?
The Perfect Hydra Calming Toner contains the PERFECT balance of botanical extracts, including pomegranate, mallow and linen, as well as a blend of other hydrating and calming ingredients. This toner delivers natural antibacterial ingredients and restores hydration, while maintaining the skin's pH and physiologic barrier. The Perfect Hydra Calming Toner is a soothing, moisturizing and cleansing tonic for dry, reactive and sensitive skin, suitable for everyday use. It also removes 93% of waterproof makeup and surface impurities as well as reducing transepidermal water loss by 10%! (* If you don’t know what transepidermal water loss is, here’s wikipedia’s definition: the loss of water that passes from inside a body through the epidermis layer of skin to the surrounding atmosphere via diffusion and evaporation processes.) Sound amazing right?
How and when to use a skin toner?
To summarize, the answer is YES! Yes, you absolutely DO need a skin toner to refresh your skin and prepare it for all the love you will be giving it. Don’t worry, U.SK Under Skin has all the products you need to start your healthy, glowing, skincare routine today. Check out our Hydra Calming Set for Dry and Sensitive Skin and Perfect Balance Set for Oily and Acne prone Skin to get started!