If you find yourself regularly fighting breakouts or controlling your acne-prone skin, you’d likely benefit from adding a toner to your skincare lineup.
While there continues to be some confusion over what defines a toner, it’s best understood as a water-based liquid that delivers deep and fast hydration and primes skin for the rest of your routine. Even so, “there is still no uniform definition across the beauty industry of what a toner actually does as their functions vary from brand to brand,” explains Shereene Idriss, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. “Depending on what it contains, it may also deliver a boost of antioxidants or even serve as an exfoliating step to get rid of dead skin cells and unnecessary build up.”
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Because most people with acne have some combination of these skin types or have different needs at different times, here are the best toners for acne-prone skin so you can find the best option for you.
1Best For Oily SkinVinopure Natural Salicylic Acid Pore Minimizing Toner Caudalie Read More
2Best Budget BuyClear Pore Oil-Eliminating Astringent Neutrogena Read More
3Best HydratingWatermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Toner Glow Recipe Read More
4Best For Dry SkinGlycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution The Ordinary Read More
5Best for Combination SkinTone Balance Elixir Isla Beauty Read More