Do You Really Need Facial Toners? Are They Necessary?

It can be easy to get swept up by expensive-sounding components and slick skincare marketing, given the constant release of new beauty products onto the market. Whether a toner is a necessary step in a skincare routine is still up for debate among the beauty community – with some arguing that you could probably skip toner, while others emphasise its importance.

So, do you really need toners? Are they necessary in your skincare regime? In this article, we discuss everything you need to know about skin toners and whether they are really essential.

What is a toner?
Typically a water-based product, toners are used to remove whatever impurities are left on the face after cleansing and before serums and moisturiser. According to skin experts, toners also help to prepare the skin for the rest of the skincare routine and help to brighten one’s overall complexion. Depending on the ingredients, some toners can also restore the skin’s acidity and balance its pH levels, which can aid in preventing acne.

Pouring some product onto a clean, dry hand and patting it all over your face is one of the best methods to apply a toner. You may use a cotton pad as well, but the product tends to gets absorbed into the cotton pad rather than being transferred to the skin, so we would recommend that you use your hands.

So, what are toners good for?

1. Balances your skin’s pH levels
As mentioned above, a skin toner can help to balance your skin’s pH levels. Water has a pH level of 7, while the skin’s pH level is approximately 5.5. Hence, when washing your face during the cleansing stage will upset this delicate equilibrium. Restoring the skin’s natural pH balance is one of the benefits of a toner.

2. Your serums and creams will work much better
Your skin will be primed and ready for any subsequent serums and creams you apply after using a toner. Facial toners prepare your skin for optimal product absorption by exfoliating and balancing the pH levels of your skin. Additionally, your serums and creams can function as intended when they can reach deeper layers of your skin after toning.

3. Protects your skin from impurities
Your skin is exposed to the elements the moment you step outside the door – from UV rays from the sun to air pollution and more.

The majority of toners help protect your skin from damaging situations by reducing the size of your pores with their active components. Using a toner will strengthen your skin’s barrier of defence.

Who should use a toner?
Everyone may use face toner because there are so many options available on the market nowadays. Besides their benefits, they are also easy to incorporate into a skincare routine for beginners, so there is virtually no reason why you should not use a toner.

No matter your skin type, there is certainly a toner out there for you!

As a general rule of thumb, toners with hyaluronic acid, allantoin and cucumber extract are suitable for any skin type as they are ingredients that add moisture to the skin while balancing the skin’s tone.

Toners aren’t just some “fancy water” for your face -- a good skin day and a mediocre skin day can be distinguished by a toner.

For a gentle yet effective toner that works to promote healthy and hydrated skin, consider VANILLA Taste Of Beauty’s Moisture-Perfect Toner. Rich in allantoin and cucumber extract, this toner gently whisks away any dirt remaining on the face after cleansing and helps to rejuvenate the skin’s cells for a fresh, bright and youthful complexion overall.

We are a beauty salon in Hougang and Sembawang that aims to make beauty a part of our clients’ lifestyles with our range of high-quality products and services. From cleansers to toners to serums and even clay masks, our extensive selection of skincare products promises something for everyone. Moreover, we have been in business for over 20 years and offer various facial treatments for anyone looking for a pamper session. As a leading skin beauty salon in Singapore, we are honoured to have received the Singapore Promising Brand Award in 2005 and strive to always deliver nothing but the best for our clients.

So, if you are looking for a reputable Singapore facial salon, get in touch with us today at +65 8699 3642.