What Is A Toner And What Does It Do?

What Is A Toner And What Does It Do?

Let’s talk about the mysterious skincare element, toner. Toners are talked about by a number of skincare experts, some recommend them, some say they aren't necessary, but there is no clear consensus. So what is a toner? What does it really do? And is it actually necessary?

What is a Toner?

Toner is a gel, or liquid component of your skincare routine designed to cleanse your pores before serum and moisturizer and after cleansing. Typically, toners are sprayed or poured onto a (reusable) cotton pad, which is then applied all over the skin. A toner penetrates quickly and deeply into your skin's barrier to define large pores, hydrate, and eliminate any remaining gunk.

What Does Toner Do for Your Skin?

Toners can really make a difference in skin texture and appearance with regular use. You will typically see a difference within a few weeks of consistent use. Toners are essentially a final clean up step for your face. Toners can also allow your serum and moisturizer a deeper penetration into the skin. Finally, they are a vessel for delivering a variety of antioxidants, gentle exfoliants and vitamins to your skin.

Is Toner Really Necessary?

While toner isn't a compulsory component of every single skincare routine, incorporating the right toner into your skincare routine can add an element that you don't get from any other product. Toners are ideal for anyone looking to get a little bit more out of their current skincare routine.

Best Toners:

Based on your specific skin type, you may look for different things in your toner. LocalBoom has you covered, with a wide selection of Canadian-made toners, shopping smarter and local has never been this easy! We have toners for every single skin type designed to level up your routine.

For dry skin

For dry skin, you will want to look for something hydrating. Quench your skin’s thirst with the Somerset Moss facial mist. The maca root and willow bark aim to refine skin, while the hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture.

For sensitive skin

Sensitive skin tends to react poorly to fragrances and alcohol. Try the intensely healing, alcohol-free aloe vera blue pea toner from Schmear Naturals.

For acne-prone skin

Deep clean your pores with Peregrine Supply Co. toner. The formula cleanses deeply with witch hazel, while providing lasting moisture with aloe and glycerine, finally salicylic acid fights off acne germs and bacteria.


Check out all the different toners we offer at LocalBoom Vancouver in-store and online!

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