A toner is a water-based liquid with a consistency like vinegar that contains active ingredients to help address specific issues. “Not only does it remove debris like oil and traces of makeup, but it soothes, repairs, and smooths the skin’s surface—diminishing blemishes and minimizing signs of redness and inflammation”. Since the product itself is meant to absorb and control all of the dirt and oil clogged deeply into our pores, toner is only necessary for those with greasy or acne-prone skin, right? Wrong. Today’s toners are high quality and made with many of the same ingredients you might find in your other skin-care products. Some of the best toners for acne-prone skin contain exfoliating ingredients like amino fruit acids or glycolic acid, while toners made for sensitive skin types are made with soothing thermal spring water.
After cleansing your skin, pour two to three drops onto a cotton pad—this works best because it doesn’t absorb too much of the liquid and easily transfers product to your face. Make sure you get enough product on the cotton pad so that it feels damp but not too wet so that you’re wasting the liquid. Smooth a small amount across your face, neck, and décolletage, adding enough pressure to reach deep into your pores but not too much force so as to pull at the skin.
While it’s true that overuse of toners can cause your pores to overproduce oil—a natural defense mechanism when your glands feel too stripped of moisture—it’s safe to apply both morning and night, especially if you’re oily. Use it directly after you cleanse your face, before any serums and treatment products, as a second defense against that dirt and grease. If your skin is on the drier side, stick to using toner just at night. By doing so, you’ll be removing any pore-clogging impurities that will further saturate your skin during your eight hours of snooze time and instead help your skin in its nightly renewal process.
The bottom line: The next time you’re wondering whether or not you really need to add another step to your skin-care routine, remember not to tune out toner. It eliminates dirt, grease, and grime to help clear your complexion and make the rest of your products work better.
Preparing the skin for a photo shoot is very important, you want the best canvas possible. That’s why I use Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner it is specially formulated to provide clean, refreshing toning without the harsh drying effects of alcohol. Special mild purifiers gently remove impurities and recondition skin. Love the product after cleansing the face and then the moisturizers come next.
This toner is so gentle and no alcohol smell at all! I love how it does not clog the pores unlike the other xxx brands of toners I have tried which will clog my clients pores. Besides that it is a good product, it is also very affordable! This toner doesn’t sting & it doesn’t have that strong alcohol smell it has a very light scent you can barely smell it & it feels nice to put it on it’s not sticky & it dries fairly quick. And most of all it does not fee oily!
It removes all trace of dirt, oil and makeup when used along with the Gentle Foaming Cleaner, even long wearing foundation and eye makeup without stripping or irritating the skin.And it also reduces out dark spots on the skin. lovely product gotta have this in your salon and also in your makeup kit.
In the salon doing makeup all day, I love and depend on the Neutrogena Cleansing Towelettes. Wiping away residue from makeup applications my clients do at home is important. And having a clean palette to work on is very important also. Two or three of these and the job is done, then I can move on to my next makeup for the client!
Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes erase 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara, in one easy step. The gentle, ultra-soft cloths leave skin thoroughly clean with no traces of makeup, dirt, and oil—so there’s no need to rinse! Use daily for clean, fresh, makeup-free skin. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested – Alcohol free!
Clinically proven to remove 99.3% of your most stubborn makeup, even waterproof mascara. It takes two competitive wipes to do what one of ours can.
Gentle as water to the eyes.
With one step, our makeup removers leave skin thoroughly clean with no heavy residue, so there’s no need to rinse.
Try them my friends they work well for me!